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The most common voltage for an Exide deep cycle battery is either a 6 volt or an 8 volt. They are sold usually in sets of 6 (6 volts) for 36 volts or 6 (8 volts) for 48 volts.
How do you know if you have 36 volt or 48 volt system? It's really quite easy. Look at the number of cells or holes where you water your batteries. Three cells means you have a 6 volt battery - 6 X 6 = 36. And 4 cells or holes means you have an 8 volt deep cycle battery. 6 X 8 = 48 volt system.
Exide uses what is called a speed release for their vent caps. Just one turn and you can quickly check your water levels.
The terminals use stainless steel studs which resist corrosion.
When it comes time to replace your electric golf cart batteries - be sure to replace all of them - not just one or two. Deep cycle batteries love to be evenly charged. So, if you have one "bad" battery and only replace it, the new battery will quickly drain to the level of charge as the old batteries.
Many of the websites sell the Exide batteries in sets for this reason.
Usually, the most economical way to buy golf cart batteries will be from a local golf cart dealer. The batteries can be purchased on line, however the shipping rates can drive the price way up.
Maintaining your golf cart batteries is a necessary part of golf cart ownership. Keeping them free of corrosion as well as a regular watering program will extend the life of these deep cycle batteries. Safety is another important aspect of doing your own maintenance. The combination of gases and acid can make for a dangerous work situation.
I purchased this electric golf cart battery guide and have referred to it many times.
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