Learn Which GEM Car Battery is Right for You
Deep Cycle Battery San Diego Offers Multiple Brands of Wet Cell Deep Cycle Batteries for the GEM Car and Three Types of GEL
Early model GEM Cars where fitted with with wet cell, or flooded type deep cycle batteries that need to be inspected monthly to add distilled water.
Later, around 2005 GEM opted for the deep cycle GEL battery chemistry that is maintenance free.
GEL GEM Car batteries are liquid free, survive deeper discharging and do not produce the corrosion traditional GEM Car batteries do.
A GEM Car is a low speed vehicle that is battery-electric and street legal in nearly all 50 states on public roads posted at 35 mph (56 km/h) or less. With a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) GEM cars have a range of up to 30 miles (48 km) on a full battery charge. They are powered by six, 12 volt deep cycle batteries connected together in series to achieve a 72-volt battery system. Recharging the six batteries at once happens by plugging into a standard 110-volt outlet for six to eight hours. There are currently six different models of GEM cars on the road today. GEM cars are used by local, state and national government agencies, resorts, master-planned communities, universities, medical and corporate campuses, as well as by sports teams, taxi-shuttle services and individual consumers. There has been over 45,000 GEM Car’s produced since 1998.
- Passenger Vehicles:
- GEM e2 NEV — A two-passenger vehicle
- GEM e4 NEV — A four-passenger vehicle
- GEM e6 NEV — A six-passenger vehicle
- Utility Vehicles:
- GEM eS NEV — A two-passenger vehicle with a 39″ x 48″ flat bed with and a 330 pound cargo capacity.
- GEM eL NEV — A two-passenger vehicle with a 70″ x 48″ flat bed with and a 700 pound cargo capacity.
- GEM eL XD NEV— An extra-duty heavier duty version of the GEM eL with a 70″ x 48″ flat bed with and a 1,100 pound cargo capacity.
GEM Car Flooded Battery Choices: Crown 31DC130 $156 ea* US 31DCXC $166 ea* Trojan 30XHS $199 ea* and for GEM Cars with upgraded Motors, the more powerful Trojan T-1275 $199*
GEM Car GEL Battery Choices: Leoch Gel Gem Car Battery LPG12-100 $239 ea* Deka Gel 8G31 $299 ea* OEM
Local GEM Car Battery Installation in San Diego Available Starting at $65 flat rate. Local San Diego Delivery free for two or more. Also available to San Clemente, Dana Point, Orange County Area for a fee.
Early model on-board chargers were Zivan . Later model Gem Cars have Delta Q 72 volt chargers. Both must be set or programmed to match the battery you are installing.
Battery Best Practice Tips for GEM Car:
1. Use a dedicated outlet to charge your Gem Car. If you use a shared outlet, good chance the charger will stop charging when another appliance starts up.
2. Use a heavy gauge (12) electrical cord 25′ or less.
3. Charge frequently for as long as the batteries require. The on-board charger will shut off when fully charged.
4. Replace the OEM charger with a QuickCharge on-board charger when possible.
3. Do Not Trust the little green light on steering column.
4. Use a battery hydrometer to test flooded style batteries monthly for health and state of charge verifcation vs the little green light.
GEM Car Battery Buyers Guide San Diego
Early model GEM Cars use wet cell or flooded type batteries, while the later models switched to GEL type batteries. Gel type of deep cycle batteries will power the GEM Car, but for recharging, the on-board charger must have the correct charging algorithm selected. For GEM Car Charger Repair or Replacement Guide Click Here
Low Speed Vehicle Battery Choice for Longevity by Professional GEM Car Technicians – Trust US Battery for Flooded and Leoch Battery for Gel and AGM.
Other Gem Car Battery Choices are the US Battery Brand 31DCXC 12 Volt Deep Cycle Battery for GEM Car and the Trojan 30XHS. All Flooded GEM Car Batteries are Mfg in the USA
Don’t be mislead by inexpensive Costco or Walmart brand marine batteries that can leave you stranded. Only the US Battery, Trojan, Leoch & Deka GEM Car batteries can offer industrial strength power and the most amp hours which means more driving range.
Longest Lasting and Most Reliable Battery for Gem Car – Flooded Lead Acid Deep Cycle Gem Car Battery – The Crown 31DC-130 12 Volt 130 ah Gem Car Battery
Maintenance Free Trojan GEM Battery Overdrive 31
30XHS 12 V 130 amp hour GEM Car Deep Cycle Battery
Maintenance Free! 1000 cycles to 50% DOD
New Trojan GEM Car Battery Overdrive AGM 31 $299 ea with exchange. The Overdrive AGM 31 Battery fits right in the Gem car and can be used in both the two batteries in the front/four batteries under the seat configuration and all six batteries in the back. The on-board Delta q charger must be set to algorithm 5.
We can help with this in San Diego for a visitation and reprogramming fee of $150
12 volt US Battery 31DCXC 130 amp hour GEM Car Deep Cycle Battery
US Battery 31DCXC 130 amp hour rated: This battery is one of the most powerful wet cell battery you can invest in. It is a powerful deep cycle battery designed for industrial janitorial equipment so it has to last a long time. The US 31 DC XC battery for GEM Car will get you to your destination on time, every time and is less expensive than the trojan battery. *New US Battery 31DCXC Battery for Sale: $199 ea with core *(Cores are required to void core charge of $15) Local Delivery is Free in San Diego – Battery Installation Available for $50 flat rate. Delivery Also Available to San Clemente, Dana Point, Orange County Area & Santa Barbara
12 volt Trojan GEM Battery 30XHS 12 V 130 amp hour GEM Car Deep Cycle Battery
New Trojan 30XHS Battery Price $199 ea with exchange. 12 Volt 130 amp hour rated: This battery is one of the most powerful wet cell marine grade battery in its category. It is a powerful deep cycle battery designed for trolling motors with a 225 minute capacity. *(Cores are required to void core charge of $15) Local Delivery is Free in San Diego for Two or More –
Trojan T1275 150 amp hour rated: This battery is the most powerful wet cell battery in its category with 150 ah. It is a powerful deep cycle battery designed for industrial equipment. Note, it is taller and is more difficult to install.. Additionally, the factory battery hold down hardware will not work. You must make changes to the battery hold down hardware as it as must to keep batteries secure! *New Trojan T1275 Battery for Sale: $225 ea with core *(Cores are required to void core charge of $30) Local Delivery is Free in San Diego – Battery Installation Available for $125 flat rate.
The Trojan Black OEM Battery is Equivelent to the Trojan T-1260 12 Volt 140 amp hour.
Perfect Solution for a More Capacity GEM Car Battery without Breaking the Bank!
Flooded Gem Car Battery with 140 amp hours
*Price for 12 volt Trojan Black OEM Battery for Gem Car Battery Replacement: $199 ea *
(Cores are required to void core charge of $30) Note, it is taller and is more difficult to install.. Additionally, the factory battery hold down hardware will not work. You must make changes to the battery hold down hardware as it as must to keep batteries secure!
GEL GEM Car Battery in San Diego – Maintenance Free Chemistry
Best Value GEL Deep Cycle Battery
Leoch LPG12-100 AH Deep Cycle GEL Battery for GEM Car. Replaces p/n 8G31 Gel battery. $239 ea
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Deka 8G31 Gel 12V 98 amp hour GEM Car Deep Cycle Battery. East Penn Deka is the OEM
Battery for GEM Car.
Deka GEL GEM Car Batteries. 12 Volt 98 Amp Hours
8G31 Deka 98 amp hour rated: This battery is the factory replacement gel battery for GEM Car. It is a powerful deep cycle battery with centered studs for direct replacement. Deka is mfg by East Penn and made in the USA. The battery handles make it easier to install. Note, we remove the factory label to save you money.*New Deka GEM Car GEL Battery for Sale: $305 ea with core *(Cores are required to void core charge of $20) Local Delivery is Free in San Diego – Battery Installation Available for $50 flat rate. Delivery Available to San Clemente, Dana Point, Orange County Area,
What is the difference between AGM batteries and Gel batteries”
Gel batteries contain a gelled electrolyte which is “Thixotropic”. This Thixotropic gelled electrolyte contains sulfuric acid, fumed silica, pure demineralized and deionized water and a phosphoric acid. The electrolyte in Gel batteries does not flow like a normal liquid; it has the consistency and look of petroleum jelly.
Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries – AGM
In AGM batteries, the liquid electrolyte contains high purity sulfuric acid and totally demineralized, deionized water (no phosphoric acid). This electrolyte is trapped in sponge-like glass mat separators.