What's better? Lead Acid vs Lithium Golf Trolley Battery

What's better? Lead Acid vs Lithium Golf Trolley Battery

Any golf enthusiast will know that buying a new golf trolley is a significant monetary investment. Golf trollies can be very expensive, starting from as much as £300 going upward price wise. One of the main influencing factors when it comes to pricing is the type of battery used in the golf trolley. There are couple of options in golf trolley types -an 18 or 36-hole. Further options are whether you go for lead-acid or lithium, the latter being more expensive.

Having a lithium golf trolley battery is basically an upgrade. So why is it expensive?

Let's look at the advantages of lithium golf trolley battery:

  • Quicker charging
  • Lower cost per round
  • Reliable and last five times longer
  • Much lighter than lead acid batteries
  • More compact
  • Half the size
  • Environmentally friendly

Yet despite the advantages of the lithium golf trolley battery, majority of the British golfers continue to opt for lead-acid golf trolley batteries. How's this for stat- In Germany, 100% of golf trolley sales are with lithium, compared to UK where it is just 25% sale.

So why do most golfers remain so loyal to lead-acid batteries?

Let's look at some comparisons.

Mainly, the decision is price-led. The slow shift to lithium is due to a lack of awareness of its benefits rather than any resistance to change. A lithium battery is more cost effective. Other than saving money, there is minimum wear and tear on your trolley thanks to the significant weight difference between lead acid and lithium battery.

Is longevity one of the main advantages of lithium over lead-acid?

Longevity is the one of the main advantages. Lead-acid batteries mainly last 12 months, whereas lithium batteries have a more warranty than that. Lead-acid batteries deteriorate rapidly and are vulnerable to varying temperature, especially during the winter. It’s realistic that a lead-acid battery may only deliver one season of regular golf. However, lithium golf trolley batteries are protected and designed to handle at least five years of golf irrespective of temperature and downtime.

How come being super lightweight help lithium with an advantage over lead-acid?

Lithium golf trolley batteries offer the best option when it comes to weight, size and speed of re-charge. Lithium can accept top-up charges without causing any damage, whereas a lead-acid must be fully charged each time.

How idiot-proof are lithium golf trolley batteries?

In general, to get the best out from any battery, it must be fully charged as soon as possible after use. A lithium battery is likely to be less prone to damage if left in a discharged state compared to lead acid golf trolley battery.

Hopefully, the above comparisons may be enough to state significant difference between a lithium and lead-acid golf trolley battery. County Battery Services is the leading supplier of lithium golf trolley batteries. We stock and supply Fuller Fairway glider golf trolley battery in 18 hole and 36 hole respectively. County Battery Services offer free next day delivery on these golf trolley batteries. We also stock lithium golf trolley batteries at our shops in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nuthall and Ilkeston

To sign off, here are some basic tips from the Battery Experts at County Battery Services regarding taking care of your lithium golf trolley battery:

  • Disconnect it from the charger within 48 hours of the charge being completed
  • Keep your battery away from extreme temperatures
  • Store your battery until you need it again
  • Charge the battery within 48 hours of your last game

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