Golf Trolley Battery Glossary
It is often the case that people get confused by certain words and phrases when browsing websites that sell batteries, including lithium golf trolley batteries. To help make you make the right choice we have created this battery glossary listing some of the key words and phrases used on battery websites. This should help make your life much easier!
Ampere (Amp) - The unit of measurement for the flow of electrons or current through a circuit.
Ampere Hour - The unit of measurement for the storage capacity of a battery. This is calculated by multiplying the current (Amps) by the number of hours the battery can be used.
Battery Group Size - The physical dimensions of the battery.
Cell - The part of the battery that creates the electrochemical current. It consists of positive plates, negative plates, electrolyte, separators and casing. A cell’s nominal voltage is 2. A 12 volt battery contains 6 cells.
Circuit - The path in which the electrons flow in a current.
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) - The number of amps a battery can support for 30 seconds at 0ºF until the battery voltage drops to an unsuitable level.
Cycle - One discharge and recharge of a battery.
Depth of discharge - The percentage of capacity removed from the battery compared to the total capacity.
Electrolyte - Sulphuric acid and water solution which conducts current through the movement of ions between the positive and negative plates.
Ohm (Ω) - The unit of measurement for resistance in the circuit.
Open Circuit Voltage (O.C.V) - The voltage of a battery when no load is attached (not receiving or delivering energy).
Reverse Capacity (RC) - This helps power the electrical system of a vehicle if the alternator fails. It is how many minutes a battery can supply power without falling below the minimum voltage.
Specific gravity - The strength of battery electrolyte by comparing its density to pure water.
Sulphation - The lead sulphate build-up on the positive and negative electrodes of the battery.
Terminals - The electrical connection from battery to external circuit.
Vents - The components that allow the release of gases created from the chemical reaction while retaining the electrolyte within the case.
Volt (V) – Unit of measurement for electrical potential within a circuit.