When you’re finished playing golf, you need to take care of the golf cart before storing it in your garage or shed. Connecting the battery back together will ensure that the cart starts when you need it again. Let’s go over how to disconnect golf cart batteries for storage so you can save money and be efficient with your golf cart today.
This will ensure that you don’t have any issues when you need to use it again.
The best thing about golf carts is that they’re pretty easy to store. You can fold them up and put them away in a garage or shed. However, if you want to keep them safe from moisture, you’ll need to remove the battery before storing them.
To do this, follow these steps:
1) Remove the negative terminal (the black wire)
2) Unscrew the positive terminal (the red wire)
3) Pull off the cover
4) Disconnect the wires
5) Store the cart properly
6) Reattach the terminals
7) Put the cover back on
8) Charge the battery
The last step is important because if you leave the terminals connected, you could end up shorting out the battery. Also, be careful not to touch the terminals while reattaching them. Doing so could cause damage to the battery.
Remove the Battery Cover.
You’ll need to remove the cover first before connecting the batteries. This will allow you to see where the positive and negative terminals are located. Then, connect them together.
The battery cover should be removed before connecting the batteries. Once connected, turn the ignition key to the off position. If there’s still power coming from the battery, then the problem lies elsewhere.
Unscrew the Connector Plug.
Once you’ve connected the two batteries, screw the connector plug back onto the battery pack.
If you’re looking to store your golf cart’s batteries safely, unscrew the connector plug from the battery pack before storing them away. The connector plug keeps the negative terminals of the batteries separated from each other, which prevents corrosion and short circuits.
Pull Out the Positive Terminal.
The positive terminal is the end of the battery cable that connects the negative terminal to the ground. When you pull the positive terminal out, you’ll be able to see if there’s a short circuit inside the battery. If there isn’t, then you should be able to put the positive terminal back into the battery.
Hopefully this helps you disconnect your golf cart batteries for storage this winter so you can save big on golf cart batteries. Let us know if we can help further.