Which PowaKaddy trolley is best for you?

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A guide to help you choose the best PowaKaddy trolley for your needs and budget. 

Anyone who has bought an electric golf trolley over the last decade can’t fail to have considered a PowaKaddy or Motocaddy.

Last year, in Britain at least, the pair accounted for 99% of electric trolley sales, and PowaKaddy clambered back to the position of market leader.

While many brands would consider that an ideal opportunity to sit back and enjoy what they’ve accomplished, PowaKaddy say now is the time to rebrand and completely overhaul their range for 2020.

So their new line-up runs to six models, each with varying features – but how do you choose the best one for you? Here’s how..

PowaKaddy FX3 trolley – from £549.99

Screen: 2.3in colour
Options: 18 or 36-hole lithium battery, FX3 EBS (electronic brake with either 18 or 36-hole battery).
Warranty: Two years (five years on the battery)
Weight: 9.6kg
Size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm

Powakaddy FX3 trolley

What you get from the PowaKaddy FX3 

The FX3 is PowaKaddy’s entry-level model. Its predecessor (the FW3) was PowaKaddy’s biggest seller, so in reality it delivers an ideal blend of size, price and features. The chassis is the same one-click folding model you’ll find on the rest of the FX family, which for the first time doesn’t have a central beam connecting the front wheel to the bag stay. That same chassis is 20% smaller than previous Freeways.

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Put the brakes on:

PowaKaddy say electronic brakes are nowhere near as popular in the UK as they are in Europe, but every model in the new range comes with EB as an option.

PowaKaddy FX5 trolley – from £599

Screen: 2.8in colour
Models: 18 or 36-hole lithium battery, FX5 EBS (electronic brake with either 18 or 36-hole battery)
Warranty: Two years (five years on the battery)
Weight: 9.6kg
Size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm

Powakaddy FX5 Trolley

What you get from the PowaKaddy FX5 

For £50 more than the FX3, the FX5 features automatic distance controls so you can set the trolley off towards the next tee and it will stop after 15, 30 or 45 yards. You also get a larger colour screen, and a USB port. Like all PowaKaddy’s new models, the FX5 comes with a whisper quiet motor, and there’s a new isolator button on the top of the battery, which means the battery doesn’t need to be removed to be turned off.

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PowaKaddy FX7 – from £679.99

Screen: 3.5in colour
Options: 18 or 36-hole lithium battery, FX7 EBS (electronic brake with either 18 or 36-hole battery).
Warranty: Three years (five years on the battery)
Weight: 9.6kg
Size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm

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What you get from the PowaKaddy FX7 

The PowaKaddy FX7 includes everything that comes as standard on the FX5, plus extra features and an extended warranty (three years, not two). The extra features come in the form of a clock, calorie counter, round timer, speedo and distance measured function. It does all that via PowaKaddy’s largest 3.5in colour screen. You also get an “up spec” carbon-fibre trim.

PowaKaddy FX7 GPS – from £799

Screen: 3.5in touch colour
Models: 18 or 36-hole lithium battery, FX7 GPS EBS (electronic brake with either 18 or 36- hole battery
Warranty: Three years (five years battery)
Weight: 9.6kg
Size: 805mm x 560mm x 346mm

Powakaddy FX7 GPS Trolley

What you get from the PowaKaddy FX7 GPS 

PowaKaddy’s all-singing and all-dancing model comes with everything you get on the FX7, plus a brand new 3.5in touchscreen GPS. It gives yardages to the front, centre and back of greens on 40,000 courses. PowaKaddy say the screen can be used in all weather conditions and while wearing a glove. You also get distances to hazards, plus a scorecard function.

More Power:

Buying into any PowaKaddy trolley in 2020 means getting a higher power 30V electronics system. The idea is there’s less wear and tear on components, as the system runs cooler.

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PowaKaddy CT6 – from £649.99

Screen: 2.8in colour
Models: 18 or 36-hole lithium battery, CT6 EBS (electronic brake with either 18 or 36-hole battery
Warranty: Three years (five years battery)
Weight: 9.9kg
Size: 510mm x 425mm x 375mm

Powakaddy CT 6 Trolley

What you get from the PowaKaddy CT6

Compact trolley sales are growing in the UK, and the CT6 is the neatest little golf trolley we’ve seen. PowaKaddy say this model is 20% smaller than their previous C2i (and that was the smallest on the market) and 35% smaller than its rivals. You get all the same extended warranty and features found on the bigger FX7, with a smaller 2.8in colour screen. An integrated carry handle makes lifting and carrying both CT6 models easier.

PowaKaddy CT6 GPS – from £799

Screen: 2.8in colour
Models: 18 or 36-hole lithium battery, CT6 GPS EBS (electronic brake with either 18 or 36-hole battery
Warranty: Three years (five years battery)
Weight: 9.9kg
Size: 510mm x 425mm x 375mm

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What you get from the PowaKaddy CT6 GPS

The PowaKaddy CT6 GPS is the world’s smallest GPS trolley. The screen, unlike the FX7 GPS, isn’t touchscreen, but apart from that you get all the same distance info on 40,000 courses, plus a scorecard feature. Whereas the FX trolleys have a one-click folding system, to get both CT models into an impossibly small space a two-fold system is necessary. PowaKaddy say that’s where the extra cost of a compact goes, the folding mechanism. It means both CT trolleys, like all the FX models, now come with adjustable height handles which can be a real benefit to taller or shorter golfers.

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Lead is finally dead:

None of PowaKaddy’s new models come with lead acid batteries. They are heavy and not as efficient as lithium batteries. Instead it’s a 40% smaller lithium battery, which means you get more output from a smaller package. Plug and play does away with fiddly connectors.