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Exploded battery club

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:28 am

Well, sign me up for the exploded battery club. This is in our Cub Cadet 1015 lawnmower. New battery December 2017 used the mower with the trac-vac to get leaves up and parked it in the shed. Cranked it a time or 2 last year but didn’t use it. Got it in the shop last week and changed the oil, charged the battery for a bit and yesterday went to use it and battery was dead. Jumped it with the battery charger and used it for 1 1/2 to 2 hours then pulled it back in the shop. Decided to take the battery out and get one today and noticed all the caps were gone. Took it out and noticed the end had blown out as well. Don’t know when it happened yesterday as I had some ear plugs in but it was still running when I got done, I know the charging system is working.
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Re: Exploded battery club

Postby Urbish » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:30 am

Yikes! Glad it didn't blast your legs with electrolyte!

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Re: Exploded battery club

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 am

Had one blow up on a cub, couple of years ago. Had been charging, for a couple of hours. Went to check the charge level, and the top was blown off!

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Re: Exploded battery club

Postby MiCarl » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:58 am

Don't forget to give the tractor a good bath. The electrolyte will be eating away at it.
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Re: Exploded battery club

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:22 pm

Guy at the parts store said something about batteries freezing, I never thought about it but just found this.

It takes some pretty extreme temperatures, but a frozen battery is possible. That’s why winter car maintenance is so important, and why it’s vital that you make sure that your battery is fully charged. If it has a full charge, your battery can withstand temperatures as low as 76 below zero. If it’s fully discharged though, (in other words, it has a charge of 12 volts or less), it will freeze at the same temperature that water freezes. If you think that there’s a huge difference between a fully charged and a fully discharged battery, you’d be mistaken. There’s actually only about 8/10 of a volt difference.

The typical 12 volt battery has six cells, and if even one cell is damaged, the voltage will drop to the point where the battery is fully discharged. Battery fluid is made up of about 75% water, and 25% sulfuric acid. The acid works with the lead plates in the battery to make electricity, and the water is mainly discharged, and susceptible to freezing. Then, when the water freezes, it expands, pushing the lead plates together and ruining the battery. That’s why proper battery care is vital during the winter months.
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Re: Exploded battery club

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:28 pm

Never had it happen myself, but used to do 2way radio work for construction companies, etc. I don't remember exactly why I was there at the time but I noticed a new battery in the foreman's pickup, which was only about a year old. I asked him if the battery had failed that quick and he said NO, they were using it to jump another truck in the shop and it exploded. He stated they found the battery top about 35 feet away against the wall of the shop, but never did find the caps. I said, that explains the white spots on the hood underside. He replied, yeah, we washed everything in the engine compartment down good but forgot to do the bottom of the hood.
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