Golf Cart Voltage Guide

Electric Golf Carts:

An electric golf cart will have either four, six or eight golf cart batteries and will have either a 36 volt or 48 volt electrical drive system.

 

How to Determine Golf Cart Voltage (36V or 48V):

1)  Lift up your golf cart seat to locate the battery compartment.

2)  Count the number of holes

  • Usually 3, 4 or 6 holes

3)  Multiply the number of holes by 2 to determine the golf cart battery voltage

  • Each hole/cell is equal to 2 volts

4)  Multiply the golf cart battery voltage by the total number of golf cart batteries


36 Volt Golf Cart Example (6V Batteries):

  • 3 holes X 2 volts = 6 volt battery
  • 6 volt battery X 6 total batteries = 36 volt system

48 Volt Golf Cart Example (8V Batteries):

  • 4 holes X 2 volts = 8 volt battery
  • 8 volt battery X 6 total batteries = 48 volt system

48 Volt Golf Cart Example (12V Batteries):

  • 6 holes X 2 volts = 12 volt battery
  • 12 volt battery X 4 total batteries = 48 volt system