/ golf cart & trolley batteries

Power your way around the course with Golf Cart Batteries and Golf Trolley Batteries from Challenge Batteries.

Your battery supplier for any application, Challenge Batteries provides top tier products to deliver reliable energy and maximum service life to see you though to the 18th hole time after time.

Fullriver Batteries

Choose your next golf cart battery or golf trolley battery from Fullriver’s DC or DCG range. Eco-friendly, cleaner and safer the Fullriver range are built to be maintenance and hassle-free. High cycle life and long run times make them true value for their price.

The Deep Cycle Gel (DCG) range comes in a range of sizes and Amp hours (AH) for various golf buggy fleet designs or trolleys. Also available in a range of sizes, the DC range feature advance AGM technology for improved capacity and ability to withstand deep discharge.

Predator AGM Batteries

Our Predator battery range brings greater power and reliability to your golf cart or EV with our ED Deep-Cycle Battery Series. They have all the maintenance free features of the general-purpose range but with thicker plates designed for repeated deep discharges.

Power your electric vehicle or golf buggy with top quality Predator AGM Deep Cycle batteries available from Challenge Batteries stores across Australia and New Zealand.


Regular car batteries are known as starting batteries and are specifically designed to deliver short bursts of high power to start a vehicle’s engine.  To achieve this the battery contains a high number of plates in each cell to increase the surface area available for the chemical reaction to take place.  Starting batteries only use a small amount of their overall capacity as they are regularly charged by the vehicle’s alternator.

Deep cycle batteries are designed to deliver much lower power levels compared to a starting battery however they can deliver this power continuously.  Deep cycle batteries contain less plates in each cell however these plates are noticeably thicker which increases their durability and dimensional stability.  This more robust construction allows a deep cycle battery to deliver power for extended periods of time without adversely affecting the battery’s health.  If you were to use a starting battery in a deep cycle application it would rapidly deteriorate from the deep discharging and charging cycle.  As a general rule, a deep cycle lead acid battery can be discharged up to 50% of its rated capacity (i.e. 50Ah from a 100Ah battery).  Discharging a deep cycle battery by more than 50% will reduce the number of cycles the battery can deliver.

R&J Batteries supply top quality deep cycle batteries at affordable prices.

There is no straightforward answer to this question because the lifespan of a deep cycle battery is dependent on various factors such as how deeply it is discharged, how quickly it is re-charged and how often it is cycled along with other external factors such as temperature.

There are three main types of deep cycle batteries:

Flooded deep cycle batteries are a popular choice.  Their lower cost makes them a good solution for many applications.  Depending on the usage pattern they may require regular maintenance which comprises of topping up the cells with distilled water.

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) deep cycle batteries do not require any maintenance.  They can be mounted in any orientation because the electrolyte is suspended in absorbent mats rather than a flooded cell.  Their unique construction increases their durability and allows them to deliver a higher cycle life compared to flooded batteries. 

Lithium deep cycle batteries are able to deliver a significantly higher cycle life compared to lead acid batteries however their purchase price is also higher.  If you intend to keep your caravan or camper for a number of years, the low cost per cycle makes lithium an obvious choice.  Lithium deep cycle batteries can also be 100% discharged without suffering any adverse affects.  Their reduced weight (approx. 50% lighter) gives them a significant weight advantage over lead acid batteries.

Selecting the correct charger for your deep cycle battery type and capacity will ensure that the battery is charged efficiently without overcharging, which can cause internal damage. Talk to a friendly R&J Batteries expert today and explain your application so they can help you select the best charger for your deep cycle battery application. 


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