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Old 06-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Battery Water ??

I can't find the answer to my dilemma on this site or in my manuals. How much distilled water do you add to the battery compartments? Do I fill to the bottom of the cap line?

Thanks in advance for any input.
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I can't find the answer to my dilemma on this site or in my manuals. How much distilled water do you add to the battery compartments? Do I fill to the bottom of the cap line?

Thanks in advance for any input.
As long as you cover the plates with distilled water you should be good to go.
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You will see a "well" when you remove the cap. The water should not come above the bottom lip of that well, but should cover the top of the lead plates below by at least 1/4" (to allow for being off-level or sloshing on the highway). Anything in that range is adequate.
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If you want to avoid confusion ever again, consider investing in a Pro-Fill battery watering system. One of the best things I've added.

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As you look into the battery you will see a slot in the side.

I bring the water level up to the bottom of that slot.
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thank you so much for your answers. I added the water this morning.
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If you want to avoid confusion ever again, consider investing in a Pro-Fill battery watering system. One of the best things I've added.

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If you shine a light down into the cell (Cap removed) you will see a short tube, the lower end is split (has a couple of slots in it.

I think the formal answer is "To the bottom of the split ring" this is how I was taught,, Just to the bottom of that filler tube.

HOWEVER... I have found it is better if you go just a bit farther down.. Say 1/8 to 1/4 inch below

Actually, any lelvel ABOVE the top of the plates and BELOW the split ring is good. But if adding ... Might as well "Fill 'er up" as it were.
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Can someone provide a link to the Pro-Fill battery watering system? The one I find is for a bank of 6 volt batteries and I only have two 12 volts.
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Can someone provide a link to the Pro-Fill battery watering system? The one I find is for a bank of 6 volt batteries and I only have two 12 volts.
Call Flow Rite at (616) 583-1700. A buddy of mine has 12 volts also and they made a kit up for him.

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Try JANWP.Com Click on the RV section and they have a lot of systems for RV's.

My CC has two Interstate 8D's, one above the other and they were able to help me.

Good service and competent advice. I'm pretty happy with everything. Dean
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Call Flow Rite at (616) 583-1700. A buddy of mine has 12 volts also and they made a kit up for him.

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I think this kit is a stock item. Kit A in this link shows you what you need. Remember that you will also need Kit C - the squeeze ball.

I use Flow Rite's system myself and I am happy to recommend it to fellow iRV2ers.
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I put 4 oz of mineral oil in each cell of our Interstate U-2200's. Almost totally stops the need for adding water and cuts way down on corrosion. The lasted just a couple months short of 10 years, they were the OEM units too.
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