Club Car recommendations for Single-Point Watering System Maintenance
1. For vehicles newly equipped with the Single-Point Watering System, the initial electrolyte level check on all battery cells verifies that all the valves in the SPWS are functioning correctly.
Water the batteries. Observe that water flow occurs and no water overflows from any cell.
Manually check battery electrolyte levels of all cells to verify correct valve operation
If a valve fails to open, the cell will eventually dry out. The initial one-time inspection of all cells
will identify any occurrence of a valve that fails to open. If a valve fails to close, it will become evident due to the cell overflowing during routine watering.
Either failure scenario is rare, but should be monitored in the initial inspection and during routine watering sessions.
Replace malfunctioning valves to ensure maximum battery life.
(2) Precedent Owner's Manual 2016
Pro-Fill recommendations for Single-Point Watering System Maintenance
1. Water After Charge
- Electrolyte levels drop during discharge and rise during charge. In addition, charging generates heat, fluid expansion and explosive gases. Watering a battery before charge (or with a low charge level) can lead to boil over resulting in potential damage of the watering system, battery and vehicle. Water, when needed, must be added to fully charged battery. Prior to charging, there must be sufficient water to cover the plates. If the battery has been discharged (partially or fully), the water level should still be above the plates.
2. Watering Intervals
- Watering intervals are dependent on the local climate, charging methods, application, and age of batteries. Flow-Rite recommends that new batteries be checked once a month and older batteries be checked weekly until you get a feel for your water consumption rate. Typically for a heavy use application, we recommend watering a maximum of once per week, and for light use applications once per month. You should not water a battery that has been sitting for an extended period of time with no activity (non use or not on charge) such as a battery that has sat idle over the weekend. It is best to water a warm battery that has just been fully charged months
Your single point watering system requires regular preventative maintenance
on at least a quarterly basis.
1. Check all screens and/or filters on water supplies
Clean or replace all filters & line strainers as necessary. Failure to do so can cause a reduction in the water pressure and flow rates needed to operate the system properly. A filter screen can be found on the inlet of all regulators, and a line strainer on all supply hoses. Pump powered water supplies include a strainer on all suction hoses. For deionizers be sure to replace the filter cartridges as indicated by the water quality light. Consult your water supply’s manual for detailed instructions.
2. Inspect the condition of all tubing, connections, and
Make sure that all parts are in good working condition and are secure, leak
free, and properly connected. The coupler must have an O-ring and dust
cover properly attached.
3. Electrolyte Levels
Flow-Rite recommends checking the electrolyte level in each cell for
accuracy after the system has been installed and operational for three months