Choosing The Right Golf Cart Battery Charger for Your Cart

Various Golf Cart Charger Models 

Step 1: Identify Your Golf Cart's Voltage

The charger you buy needs to match the voltage of your golf cart (to avoid unnecessary damage to your batteries):

Don't know how to Identify Your Golf Cart's Battery Voltage? Click HERE to jump down to the last section on this page!


Step 2: Identify the Correct Plug Type for Your Cart

Different brands a models of golf carts have different Plug "heads" on them. Because there are half-a-dozen plug types on the market for various cart models, you need to choose the golf cart charger with the plug that will fit on your golf cart's charging receptacle.


Step 3: Use our Simple Table Below to Locate Your Golf Cart Charger

Use the table below to find your EZ-GO Golf Cart ChargerClub Car Battery Charger or Yamaha Golf Cart Battery Charger, and keep your golf cart running in tip-top shape! You can easily click on the picture of your charger head-type below to be taken to the product page for your charger:

Golf Cart Charger Plug Type 36-Volt Golf Cart 48-Volt Golf Cart

36-Volt EZ-GO Charger

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48-Volt Club Car Charger


36-Volt Crowsfoot Charger
(for Club Car, Yamaha & more)


48-Volt Crowsfoot Charger
(for Par Car, Fairplay & more)

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48-Volt EZ-GO Charger

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48-Volt Yamaha Charger
(for Yamaha golf carts)
**This 2-Pin Connector
will work with 3-Pin Yamaha
DRIVE/G29 Carts as well


36-Volt EZGO Charger
EZGO Marathon & other EZGO

48-Volt SB50 Charger

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48-Volt EZGO Charger


On-Board 36-Volt Charger
(universal for 36V golf carts)

On-Board 48-Volt Charger
(universal for 48V golf carts)



How To Identify Your Golf Cart's Battery Voltage

Electric golf carts will have 4, 6 or 8 golf cart batteries located under the driver's seat. These 4, 6, or 8 batteries when linked together will total up to a power of either 36-volts, 48-volts or 72-Volts.


How to Determine Your Golf Cart Voltage:

Lift up your golf cart's front seat and locate your golf cart batteries

  1. Inspect your batteries for the number of acid holes they have on each battery head cover. Each battery typically has 3, 4 or 6 holes on top
  2. Take the number of acid holes on one of your batteries and multiply that number by 2 to determine your golf cart battery voltage
  3. Multiply your golf cart battery voltage by the total number of golf cart batteries on your cart:

Example: 36-Volt Golf Cart (w/ 6, 6V Batteries system):

3 acid holes x 2 volts per hole = 6 volts
6-volts x 6 total cart batteries = 36-volt cart

Example: 48-Volt Golf Cart (w/ 6, 8V Batteries system):

 4 acid holes x 2 volts per hole = 8 volts
 8-volts x 6 total cart batteries = 48-volt cart

Example: 72-Volt Golf Cart (w/ 6, 12V Batteries system):

6 acid holes x 2 volts per hole = 12 volts
12-volts x 6 total cart batteries = 72-volt cart

Once you have determined your golf cart's voltage, you are ready to replace or select a new golf cart charger for your cart. There are a few more things to consider before you make a purchasing decision, including charging time, compatibility, and warranty.

Charging Time

Charging time is an important factor to consider when choosing a golf cart charger. The charging time varies depending on the type of charger you choose for your cart. The higher the amperage of the charger, the faster it will charge your golf cart's battery. However, using the wrong charger (with a too high of amperage) can also damage your cart's battery.

We always recommend your choose a charger that provides a slow and steady charge to ensure the longevity of your expensive golf cart batteries. If you're looking for a fast-charging option, you may want to consider making the switch to lithium golf cart batteries, which charge 5x faster than traditional golf cart batteries. Lithium batteries for golf carts use a special lithium golf cart battery charger to aid in their quick charge up periods.

General Charging Times

In general it takes golf cart batteries the following amounts of time to charge up, depending on battery type and charger type:

  • Traditional Golf Cart Batteries (Lead-Acid) = 8-12 Hours to full charge
  • Lithium Golf Cart Batteries = 3 Hours to full charge (but only 1-hour to 80% full)


When choosing a golf cart charger, you need to ensure that it's compatible with your golf cart's battery type. Some chargers are specifically designed for lead-acid batteries, while others are compatible with lithium batteries.

It's also important to ensure that the charger is compatible with your golf cart's make and model. For example, if you own a Club Car Precedent golf cart, you'll need a Club Car Precedent Battery Charger (with correct plug type, as shown in our table above). Similarly, if you own an EZGO golf cart, you'll need an EZ-GO Golf Cart Charger that matches your plug type.


Lastly, you should always consider the warranty when purchasing a golf cart battery charger. Electrical charger products are expensive, but frying your batteries is far more expensive! A reputable charger company will provide you with a healthy warranty. This warranty will provide you with peace of mind knowing that you're covered in case of any defects or malfunctions. Be sure to choose a charger with a warranty that covers you for a fair amount of time (usually one to three years). All of the golf cart chargers on our site come with very fair warranties straight from the manufacturer.

Where to Buy Golf Cart Chargers

If you're in the market for a golf cart charger, Golf Cart Tire Supply is the leading seller of golf cart chargers with 10 years of experience selling them to thousands of customers. We offer a wide range of golf cart chargers, including Club Car Battery Charger, EZ-GO Golf Cart Charger, Yamaha Golf Cart Battery Charger, 36-Volt Golf Cart Charger, 48-Volt Golf Cart Charger, and Lithium Golf Cart Battery Chargers.

In addition, we also offer the widest selection of golf cart batteries, including lithium golf cart batteries, and provide expert advice to ensure you choose the right charger for your needs.

Choosing the right golf cart charger is essential to ensuring not only that your golf cart is always ready for use, but that you protect your batteries and electrical components as well.

Now that you are an expert on golf cart battery chargers, it's time to get the right one for your cart! If you recently bought a new golf cart battery charger and are experiencing issues with your batteries either not holding charge, or not providing full power - then it may be time to get some new golf cart batteries! Shop our brand new 6-Volt Golf Cart Batteries, 8-Volt Golf Cart Batteries and 12-Volt Golf Cart Batteries for all EZGO, Club Car and Yamaha golf carts now! And don't hesitate to contact the experts here at Golf Cart Tire Supply to help with your purchasing decision.


Updated: 4/3/2023 | Read Time: 5-mins

Article Author

Written by Alex Sturwold

Alex Sturwold is the President of Golf Cart Tire Supply, and founder of the Golf Cart Sellers marketplace. Alex is a lifelong gearhead and vehicle expert, bringing over two decades of practical experience to GCTS including serving major industrial companies, such as Carlisle, during his years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. A resident of beautiful Arizona, Alex enjoys hitting the trails in side-by-sides, hiking, shooting guns and driving anything with a motor strapped to it. You can find him on LinkedIn