Most batteries seem to die in their second or third season and often without any apparent reason. Very hot weather and very cold weather don’t help; failing to charge the battery after use doesn’t help; carrying heavy bags doesn’t help. Even batteries that are treated identically have different life spans. A standard battery is warranted for a year; so budget on between 18 months’ and two years’ life. A Lithium battery is warranted for two years; so budget on three to four years’ life.
A new battery does take time to fully “activate” it will get better with each round and can take up to 6 rounds to reach peak performance.
Batteries perform worse in cold weather. If you only have a few rounds to play before you hang your clubs up for the winter, then you should consider waiting to buy your new battery until the new season starts. A new battery takes time to activate and if you don’t do this before storing the battery it can affect the life of the battery. Also consider that warranty commences on the date of purchase.
First check that the trolley is running well with no excessive noise and with the wheels running freely. Secondly, have your charger checked to make sure that this is not the problem. You should always have your charger checked when replacing your battery. A faulty or unsuitable charger can ruin your battery in a matter of rounds. Keep your battery on charge permanently. Keep the weight of your bag to a minimum.
This is VERY BAD advice. Do not do it. Draining a battery excessively will damage the capacity of the battery and the battery may never recover. Draining a battery to less than 8 volts means that the charger will not recover the battery and will invalidate warranty.
No, the battery cannot be damaged. The best place for your battery is on charge. Yes, we know that other manufacturers have different instructions for their chargers. But the PowaKaddy charger is specifically designed for you to keep the battery on charge all the time.
Yes, the battery may be used when the green light shows because, on a PowaKaddy charger, this signifies at least 90% charged. However, as a matter of principle, the battery should remain on charge for a minimum of 12 hours. If you use an extended battery and you have just used it to its maximum, you may need much longer. The longer you leave it on charge the better. Indeed, our recommendation is leave the battery on charge permanently.
Standard Battery: the battery is for 18 holes and needs to be charged for a minimum of 12 hours after the round. We are aware that some golfers will try to stretch these batteries to 27 holes, this may damage the overall capacity of the battery and may result in an early failure. Extended Battery: this can handle the occasional 36 holes and this is as much as you should use it for before fully charging it again. Regularly using the battery for two rounds of golf on consecutive days means that the battery cannot be fully re-charged in between and will damage the overall capacity of the battery. This will result in an early failure. If you regularly play two rounds of golf in one day, buy two batteries.
Yes. Regardless of the number of holes played the battery must be charged every time it is used.
Did you really charge your battery? Put your battery back on charge and give it another go. We often find that people asking about this go off to try again and we don’t hear from them again! Double check you have connected it to the charger, does the charger light go to red when connected? Does the charger light eventually go green? Is the charger potentially faulty?
Yes, charge it first for 24 hours. The best place to keep it is a cool dry place and aim to recharge it every three months. When you start to use the battery again give it a full charge first, it will get you round the course but may feel a little sluggish towards the end, bear with it, it will get better.
This level of use is fine but you may find that the batteries will last longer if you have two and use them in rotation (consider labelling them).
This is normally terminal for a battery. Provided the battery is not leaking then charge it and give it a go. Damage to the casing does invalidate warranty. If the battery is a lithium battery it is likely you have damaged the battery internally. Again warranty is invalidated.
Yes the charger does get hot. It may even get hot enough to damage polished surfaces or carpet. With this in mind don’t place the charger on a surface you value! Charge in a dry, ventilated area on a hard surface.
No, this does not guarantee the battery will be fully charged.
This can affect the charging of the battery especially if you have other appliances plugged into the same extension. To guarantee a good charge then plugged into the wall socket direct is best.
No, the chargers we supply have been approved by the battery manufacturers we use. This means the charger will deliver exactly what the battery needs. Other chargers may not do this and this will invalidate warranty.