PowaKaddy FW3 Review

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  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
  • Owner Rating 3 out of 5
  • Pros

    Simple to use, stable, lightweight and compact, good battery life.

  • Cons

    Lacks functions – for the price I’d expect at least a speed indicator.

  • RRP £335

What we say...

Technology
PowaKaddy’s entry level electric trolley features the Plug ‘n’ Play battery system, new PowaFrame and low profile chassis design. It also has a on/off LED indicator and ambidextrous soft touch T-Bar handle.

Tested
As reviewed in our Trolley Test 2014, tested by Rob Jerram (Handicap 18):
This couldn’t be simpler to use. Three moves have the trolley ready to use, a further three and it’s ready for home. The battery slots easily into the compact and lightweight frame which is both stylish and stable. I tested it using both a PowaKaddy bag, with its keylock base, and my usual standbag, and while the latter was marginally less secure, the secure straps mean a specific cart bag would be a luxury rather than necessity. Be clear though, there are no bells and whistles here – a push button starts and stops and a dial increases/decreases speed. It’s perfect if you want an A to B trolley, but personally I’d opt for the FW5 or FW7 for some additional functions.

Details: Available in white or black. £335 (standard battery); £370 (extended range); £500 (lithium); £555 (extended lithium). www.powakaddy.co.uk

Product Information

Battery typeLead acid
USB CapabilityNo
Yardage calculatorNo
Battery indicatorNo
Distance settingNo

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  • 3 out of 5 faulty on off switch

    By Adrian Leman

    Had lots of trouble with cart switching on and off with out my help.should of included speed dial at least.and a protective housing for motor and a footbrake.

  • 2 out of 5 Control button

    By Norman D

    The trolley was 5 weeks old and used only 4 times. Went to play a round, the red light came on on the control switch showing the battery was connected and the power on but when I pressed the start button no green light came on and the trolley would not move. No matter what I tried it would not go. Have also found the control switch too flimsy too sensitive and too easy to switch on and off when not required. I want them to take it back and swap it for a Motocady S1 which I had to hire when away from home on which I found the control switch much sturdier and easier to use.

  • 4 out of 5 Clicking from the drive

    By Big steve

    Had the powerkaddy for 6 months,button too sensitive. But the drive has started to make a clicking noise. This has got worse, Pro very good loaned be another trolly. Not as good to fold away as the kw3. But much quieter.

  • 2 out of 5 Control button

    By Paul F

    The trolly is 12 weeks old. The start button has been sensitive from the beginning. I switched on the trolly at the 15th teebox to move on but when I reached the ball the trolly wouldn't switch off. I switched on and off the battery but to no avail. The trolly kept running. I returned the trolly to the shop and I'm told the controller went faulty. That's very poor for a new trolly that it went faulty so soon.

  • 2 out of 5 Control button

    By Golfernan

    The control is far too sensitive. Reaching for clubs, going over bumps just the slightest touch turns the trolley on and runs off. Have to then run after it to turn it off. Very embarrassing!

  • 2 out of 5 Disappointed with FW3

    By Sioslach

    3rd time out and trolly malfunctioning had disconnect battery and push trolly around. Battery working but control button not controlling trolley so trolley could not be stopped. So disappointed.

  • 3 out of 5 Powakaddy FW3

    By Bill M

    This is overpriced for what you get in terms of functionality and features. It needs a speed indicator (essential) and preferably a distance function. The overall construction is good and up to Powakaddy's usual high standard. The plug n play battery is a bit gimmicky and I would prefer a conventional battery that can be replaced by normal aftermarket types.

  • 3 out of 5 Great then not so great

    By Brownie

    I bought my FW3 7 weeks ago because i thought it had great new design features and looked good and the pro gave it 10/10 and we all believe what our pro says yea! 4 weeks ago bought brolly stand 1st time out bit of wind broke. not so happy pro replaced no problem not fitted yet. it is poor design .it gets worse! went to play golf this morn. [ sat 14th] car park routine. trolly out. battery on. bag on. got shoes shut tailgate point trolly towards changing rooms pressed start button. NO GREEN LIGHT ? NO GO? 5 mins double double checking still NO GO!!!!!! numorous swear words tailgate open trolly in. now only 15 mins till tee time. no cup coffee. no put . no warm up. and the thought of pulling a trolly for 18 holes. played badly. now what. 7 weeks old remember. would i recommend one??????????. PS: it had been on charge. Lets see what they say.

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