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Powakaddy FW3 FW5 FW7 Electric Golf Trolley Reviews

Powakaddy FW3, FW5, FW7 Electric Golf Trolley Reviews by Motogolf.com

Powakaddy was founded in 1983 by Joe Catford (mechanical engineer) when they launched the powakaddy classic electric golf trolleys from a small factory in Sittingbourne, UK.  At that time it was the first commercially released electric golf caddy ever in the U.K.  Since then, the company changed ownerships several times and brought several different electric golf caddies to the market including the powakaddy freeway II and the freeway sport.  Many of the early models were plagued with poor quality and performance.  Fast forward 40 years and powakaddy  golf introduced the Freeway 3 (FW3), Freeway 5 (FW5), and the Freeway 7 (FW7) models in 2014. 

The new powakaddy models are getting many positive reviews from golf cart review sites and customers alike.  Let’s take a look at the new powakaddy models.

First the similarities between the 3 models:

  • All three models are non-remote control carts.
  • All come with super light-weight lithium ion battery (4.4 lbs) – Here in the U.S., only the 18 hole lithium ion battery is available.
  • All three frames are very light (~22 lbs), but durable.
  • All three models come with a 2 year limited warranty on the cart and 1 year warranty on the battery.
  • They all have the off-power free wheeling mode which allows you to push the cart freely when the power is turned off.
  • All three have the plug’n play battery which allows you to plug the battery in and go right off to play.  No need to connect any wires.  Brilliant idea and makes it very simple to use.
  • Finally, all three come with the simple three step folding system which allows you to fold the cart in seconds into its very compact size – 15.2”(H) x 31.9” (W) x 22.4” (D).

Now the differences between the 3 models:

  • FW3 is a simple starter electric caddy with no extras.  The FW3 is only available classic black frames with piano black trim in the U.S.
  • FW5 is a great electric caddy with some extras such as  1) USB charging socket which allows you to charge the smart phone, GPS, etc. , 2) Automatic Distance Function (ADF) which allows you to send the cart to the next hole with the pre-set distances of  15, 30, and 45 yards.  3) It also comes with the digital power gauge so you know exactly where you are with the power so you’re not left stranded on the course without power.  The FW5 is only available in classic black in the U.S.
  • FW7 is the top model of the three and it comes with all the functions of the FW3 and FW5 plus bonus features such as clock, speed display, distance measurement, etc.  Unfortunately, the EBS (Electronic Braking System) feature is not available in the U.S.  The FW7 is only available in brushed silver color in the U.S.

Full features of all three models are listed below:

Powakaddy FW3 Key Features:

Integrated sealed low profile PowaFrame™ chassis
Plug 'n' Play™ Battery system
Lightweight and strong alloy frame with oversize tubing
Compact and simple three-fold system
Low profile wheels and tyres
Powerful whisper quiet motor
Front wheel adjustment 
PowaKaddy key lock
Bungee straps with integrated anti pinch handles
Ambidextrous control with soft touch grip and function buttons
Power on/off LED indicator
Power, Pause and Resume Function

Powakaddy FW5 Key Features:

No straps or wires just Plug ‘n’ Play™ *
Super lightweight lithium battery
Integrated sealed low profile Powaframe chassis
Plug ‘n’ Play Battery system
Lightweight and strong alloy frame
Compact and simple three-fold system
NEW Sporty low profile quick release wheels and tyres
Powerful whisper quiet motor
Front wheel adjustment
PowaKaddy key lock
Bungee straps with integrated anti pinch handles
Ambidextrous control with soft touch grip and function buttons
Power on/off LED indicator
Power, Pause and Resume Function
Digital power gauge
Battery fuel indicator
ADF – Automatic Distance Function
Integrated USB charging socket
Enhanced trims

Powakaddy FW5 Key Features:

Integrated sealed low profile Powaframe chassis
Plug 'n' Play Battery system
Lightweight and strong alloy frame
Compact and simple three-fold system
Low profile wheels and tyres
Powerful whisper quiet motor
Front wheel adjustment
PowaKaddy key lock
Bungee straps with integrated anti pinch handles
Ambidextrous control with soft touch grip and function buttons
Power, Pause and Resume Function
Digital power gauge
Battery fuel indicator
ADF - Automatic Distance Function
Integrated USB charging socket
Clock
Speed Display
Distance Measurement
Anti Tamper Security Pin Lock
Competition Mode