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Re: Battery Woes

Postby Scrivet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:00 am

Stanton wrote:.........Both were pulled out over the winter, set on a board in the garage (average temp 50-55 degrees F) with a battery tender trickle charger. Frustrating.

I topped off the cells in both before winter with distilled water. Must have put too much water in, because they "leaked" some out the top after on the charger for a day or two........
Depending on the sophistication of the battery tender it may not have been to much water. Had a friend several years ago was going to have his car in storage over winter took out the battery and set it in basement with a trickle charger that looked like a calculator brick power supply with two light wires coming off with alligator clips for the battery terminals. Hooked it up and checked it a day or two later and didn't look at it for a couple weeks when he found half the water had been boiled out of the battery.
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby jim turner » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:57 am

my experience in the last few years the 6 v batteries just don't last more than a year if I get two years I figure I was very lucky, that is why I have been switching to 12 v, tired of b uying new 6v batteries.
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:15 am

You may want to search around for a 'smart charger'. The Vector (now B&D) I have works for 6 and 12v and has a de-sulfate cycle. You can leave it on the battery and it WON'T over charge it, just stops when it reaches full charge and will cycle as needed to keep a full charge. I believe a battery minder type will always 'run' and could possibly overcharge a battery??

A battery with a charge should be slightly above the voltage, so should read just above 6v on a digital voltmeter.
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby danovercash » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:46 pm

Tomcat, if you have to drain the battery, what will you do with the acid?
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby tomcat » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:41 pm

good question danovercash, we have a place at work to dispose of all that kind of stuff. tomcat
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby danovercash » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:35 pm

Lucky you! As Martha would say "It's a good thing". Btw did anyone see her on the morning show talking about her experiences with online dating?
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby Rudi » Wed May 01, 2013 8:24 am

danovercash wrote: Btw did anyone see her on the morning show talking about her experiences with online dating?


No and I don't want to :!:
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby cottonpicker » Wed May 01, 2013 9:08 am

Rudi wrote:
danovercash wrote: Btw did anyone see her on the morning show talking about her experiences with online dating?


No and I don't want to :!:



Neither do I, and most of the rest that appears on that one eyed idiotic thing.

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Re: Battery Woes

Postby danovercash » Wed May 01, 2013 9:43 am

Sorry, didn't mean to ruin your day, I was just on the wrong channel at the right time, lol. I agree most of TV is garbage, but I like car, truck and tractor programming. Also DIY programs.
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby Rudi » Thu May 02, 2013 7:57 pm

Dan:

Didn't ruin my day.................
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Re: Battery Woes

Postby danovercash » Thu May 02, 2013 8:09 pm

I shared Cottonpickers story with comedienne Pam Stone. She just posted about a rescue donkey that had to be moved because he was going after Pam's dog as well as keeping coyotes away. She is always a fun read.
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