I already have a battery…
If you already have a golf trolley battery, don’t throw it away – you may be able to use it with a GoKart. There are two sizes that work with the trolley; they’re also the most common, so there’s a good chance yours will fit.
To work out if your battery is OK, check the printing on the side to find the capacity in Amp/hours (Ah), also you’ll need to measure it’s size. Type 1 will be rated between 15 and 22Ah , with a case size of 18 x 7.5 x 16.7 cms (LxWxH). Type 2 can be between 24 and 30Ah, with a size of 17.5 x 16.6 x 12.5 cms (LxWxH). The exact Ah isn’t important as long as it’s between these ranges, but the battery size has to be within a millimetre or two of the dimensions above.
If you have one of these, we can supply the cover and wiring that allows it to lock into the GoKart’s frame and connect to the trolley’s electrical system. We sell this in a kit form, including instructions. It’s very easy to fit and once done, it stays on and makes the battery just the same as the ones we supply. The kit is available separately in our webshop; type 1 here and type 2 here. If you want to buy a trolley only, click here, and choose the no battery and charger option.
There is one final point to check before ordering; some makes of battery have the correct case size but the positive and negative terminals prevent it fitting into the GoKart. These terminals, or the bolts that screw into them, mustn’t protrude above the top of the case. Check the pictures below which illustrate the differences. Most batteries are OK, but occasionally we come across one that won’t work.
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To see what you’d be letting yourself in for, click here to download the assembly instructions for the battery fitting kit.