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Why Won’t My Golf Cart Battery Charger Work?

July 9, 2018 9:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Another common question we receive from customers at our battery store in Houston, TX is why their golf cart battery charger won’t work. Obviously, we need a little more information about the problems you’re having with your battery charger before we can diagnose the problem and provide you with a solution that should work for you, but we can at least give you some information about common problems and solutions to them. The biggest thing you need to know about charging golf cart batteries is that all batteries, including golf cart batteries, have their own self-discharge rate. This is true... View Article

Why Do I Need to Replace All My Golf Cart Batteries When Only a Couple Are Bad?

June 25, 2018 9:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most common questions we receive from our clients requiring service on their golf cart batteries is why it’s important to replace all six golf cart batteries at once, even if it’s only two or three that have gone bad. The reason for this is simple—golf cart batteries, unlike batteries for many other types of vehicles, work in conjunction as a team. As these batteries start to age, they develop more resistance to charging, which means they’ll release more energy. Only replacing three of the six batteries could actually cause more problems rather than restoring the energy you... View Article

Choosing the Right Battery Charger

June 7, 2018 6:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most common questions we receive about battery chargers is whether or not you can use the same charger for flooded batteries as you use for sealed batteries (AGM or gel cell). In some circumstances you can, but only if the charger has a setting specifically geared toward AGM or gel cell batteries. This is going to be one of the primary factors you’ll want to consider when purchasing a battery charger. What kind of batteries do you have? Will you need multiple settings, or are you only using one type of battery? Will you be using new... View Article

Charging Criteria and Other Differences Between Flooded, AGM and Gel Batteries

May 24, 2018 6:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Three of the most common styles of batteries you’ll find for equipment today are flooded, absorbed glass mat (AGM) and gel batteries. But what exactly are the differences between these three common battery types, and what do you need to know about them when determining which is the right choice for your specific application? Here’s some information to consider from a battery store in Houston, TX. Flooded batteries These are the most “traditional” type of battery for most applications. They contain a combination of liquid electrolytes, with the liquid amount needing to be carefully measured and maintained for proper performance... View Article

Limiting Ash and Water In Mechanical Systems Can Reduce Corrosion

May 9, 2018 4:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Corrosion in internal engine systems is most commonly caused by a buildup of contaminants inside the oil. While the oil itself does not go bad over time, poor filtration can cause these contaminants to slowly build up and require the oil to be changed. Therefore, limiting the presence of these contaminants, such as ash and water, can help reduce corrosion and extend the life of the oil in your engine. Here is some information from a battery store in Houston, TX about limiting those types of contaminants. Using Harvard™ brand filters to reduce corrosion, contaminants At Texford Battery Co., we... View Article