Should Golf Trolley Battery Leads be fused?

Golf Trolley Battery Leads

There are only a couple of types of golf trolley battery leads.  Most have two wires negative and positive.  The negative wire is normally covered with black insulation covering.  The positive wire is mainly a red cover of insulation.  The two wires are then sheathed together with a thin but strong covering.  The reason for this sheath is for two purposes. 1. for weather covering or general dirt protection.  2. To keep the battery lead wires together so as they don’t get pulled apart.  With a golf trolley battery lead one side of the lead or cable has the wires separated from each other.  This allows the positive and negative leads to connect to the battery terminals.  The other side normally has a plug or connectors to allow it to plug into the appliance.

Does a Golf Trolley Battery Lead need a Fuse

Some golf trolley battery leads are fused, and others are not.  A fuse is used to protect a circuit from a current overload, or damage to the circuit, possibly from human error.  Human error in a golf trolley is very rare and only would happen if the battery lead was put on the wrong way.  Where a battery lead is fairly short, and there is a very little cable from battery to the motor then a fuse is not needed.  The more complex battery connects and larger component integrations then the more need for fuses as more parts can go wrong.

golf trolley battery leads with fuse
golf trolley battery leads fused and non-fused
non fused battery leads
non-fused battery leads

Where is the battery lead fused?

If the battery lead is fused then it is normally fused on the positive red cable.  The fuse should be encased in protective insulated and easily accessed container normally fireproof.  It is an inline fuse for DC batteries on the positive cable.






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