All batteries start to deteriorate from date of manufacture due to the electro chemical reaction which creates the power.

Batteries can fail prematurely for a number of reasons, the most most common factors being:

  1. Incorrect charging regime which either over or under charges the battery.
  2. A faulty charger – if your charger is over five years old and has been used regularly, (say once a week), you will probably need a new one.
  3. Excessive demand from the motor caused by overloading or axles not rotating freely – always make sure that the equipment the battery is being used on is clean and properly maintained.
  4. Accidental damage such as dropping it – Always handle your battery with care.
  5. Leaving the battery for long periods of time without charging it or leaving it in a discharged condition.
  6. Using the battery for longer than it’s recommended capacity.

Golf Battery Do’s and Don’ts


  • Always keep your battery clean & dry
  • Always charge your battery as soon as you can after use.
  • Ensure that your battery charger is compatible with your battery and is in good working order. It is likely that any charger which is over 5 years old and regularly used will not provide a consistent or adequate charge.
  • Make sure that the terminals on your battery are always clean and free from corrosion.
  • Make sure that all connections from the charger to the battery are secure.


  • Do not store your battery on a cold or wet surface.
  • Do not use your battery for longer or more that the prescribed usage – eg do not try to use a standard 18 hole battery for 2 rounds of golf.
  • Do not charge your battery in the damp or airtight conditions.
  • When charging, do not have the battery or charger covered.
  • Do not expose your battery to flames.
  • Do not short circuit the battery.

Frequently asked Questions

  • Q – If I only play 9 holes, do I still have to charge the battery before my next game?
    • A – Yes, the battery should be recharged after every use, regardless of the number of holes played.
  • Q – Should I fully discharge my battery from time to time?
    • A – Definitely not. You should never completely discharge a golf battery as this can seriously reduce the capacity of the battery.
  • Q – Should I leave my battery constantly on the charger when I’m not using it?
    • A – This depends on your charger – most modern chargers are designed so you can leave your battery on a constant charge but some are not – follow the instructions that come with your charger.