These days, golfers are relying heavily upon lithium batteries to use their golf trolleys around the course. This is not surprising, as lithium batteries are more lightweight, they last longer, have higher capacity, and need lower maintenance than conventional golf batteries.

However, just like any other battery, a lithium battery does not last forever. Although lithium golf trolley batteries come with a tempting longevity period, they are bound to die later or sooner. You can also buy cylindrical battery packs from NuEnergy Storage Solutions.

A few factors do lead to the death of these golf batteries.

Mechanical Degradation

If the electrolyte additives are improper, electrodes are bound to degrade over time. Further, even pressure loss in cells results in motorized degradation, which is often due to cell design defect. Both the causes can lead to premature battery failure or loss of driving range. However, these unwanted effects only become noticeable after using the product for a few years.

Suggested Solution: Correct additives and meticulous cell design certainly minimize mechanical degradation. By adding the right additives, the internal resistance is reduced through minimized corrosion, and performance is improved in both low and high temperatures.

Electrolyte Oxidation

While the anode develops the SEI layer, the cathode or positive electrode interacts with a similar obstructive layer. This layer is called electrolyte oxidation. It is caused when a voltage is over 4.10v per cell due to high heat. In simple words, retaining the cells at a high temperature as well as a high voltage is the major cause of electrolyte oxidation.

Suggested Solution: To control oxidation on the cathode, adding 1-2% vinylene carbonate is recommended.