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Old 10-10-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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House Batteries on Bus 45UP

Recently checked level of water in house batteries on Coach. All plates are covered nicely just covered, but can not remember the level of water when batteries new. There appears to be room for more, but should it be filled to the bottom of the inspection opening with distilled water? 2016 Bus built in 2015. Coming up on Two years old. Thanks, Dennis
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Age of the batteries doesn't make a difference when filling them.
Make sure the distilled water you are using doesn't have minerals added in after distillation.
The fill is supposed to be 1/8 inch below the ring in the fill tube. Now, I haven't figured out how to measure this without putting something in the fill tube. As a result, I usually fill each cell to the bottom of the fill tube.
I also keep a record of how much water is put in each cell. Why? A better cell using more water indicates a potential issue starting to happen with that battery cell.
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Some of the batteries in the rack are hard to get to. Because of that in my Phaeton, I added a Pro-Fill system. No longer need to check fill levels, no chance of an overfill, and hard to reach batteries are no longer an issue. A few squeezes on the fill bulb each month and your batteries are always filled correctly. I suggest you invest in one if you want to keep your batteries happy.
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Some of the batteries in the rack are hard to get to. Because of that in my Phaeton, I added a Pro-Fill system. No longer need to check fill levels, no chance of an overfill, and hard to reach batteries are no longer an issue. A few squeezes on the fill bulb each month and your batteries are always filled correctly. I suggest you invest in one if you want to keep your batteries happy.
Not a bad idea but I see the OP lives in Minnesota. It gets pretty chilly there in winter. If he does go with the Pro Fill, make sure to "Winterize" it too.

I use a reclaimed Ketchup Bottle and a piece of clear tubing. Makes topping off those hard to get at cells much easier.
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