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Old 03-06-2014, 08:25 AM   #29
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People rave about this gizmo... and I concur, makes battery maintenance 1000x easier,
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:27 AM   #30
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I wouldn't use one after reading this on a golf cart forum that I frequent;
Blew up some trojans
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:38 AM   #31
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That's not a flow rite system!
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:25 PM   #32
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:52 PM   #33
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From Flow-rite's website

SAFETY

  • Remote watering eliminates hazards of conventional filling
  • No need to open vent covers
  • No risk of acid splashes or dangerous fumes
  • Flame arrestors prevent external spark or flame from igniting flammable cell gasses
  • Proper electrolyte level prevents dangerous acid bubble out during charge
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #34
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If you can see into the cells of the battery a Flow-rite is the best way to go. I wish I would have got one years ago...
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:02 PM   #35
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Gotta jump on the "Got em', luv em" side. Had them on my Dolphin gas coach and now my present DSDP. They take a messy and time consuming job of topping off of all 12 cells in my 4 six volt house bank batteries down to a literal 2-3 minutes. The BEST purchase I have made for both MH's?
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:38 PM   #36
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My Pro-fil system has been one of the best things I have ever done for my MH. Since last July or so it has functioned flawlessly. In fact, last week I became curious if the system was working as well as seemed. So I disassembled seven or eight of the caps to inspect the water level in each cell. The water levels were each perfect, far better and consistently filled than I've ever done them the old way. I was also struck by how clean everything was in each cell. Also, my batteries stay very clean and the posts stay corrosion free. Because it is now so easy to service the batteries, I do it more often...once a month or so. One or two squeezes and I'm done.
You cannot beat this system. It is no gizzmo!
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:21 PM   #37
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I wouldn't use one after reading this on a golf cart forum that I frequent;
Blew up some trojans
I see ONE blown up battery, not "all". Just because there is a one of a kind picture of ONE blown up battery sure won't keep me from using the system. Whos to say that the battery didn't arc internally all y itself? And thats usually caused by low or no water. And we also don't know that.

You should visit the Flo-Rite page and see the engineering that goes into flashover.

And as has been noted, thats not a Flo-Rite, its a Trojan
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I wouldn't use one after reading this on a golf cart forum that I frequent;
Blew up some trojans
Was not caused by the battery fill system, it will not and cannot cause an explosion. If you look real close at the positive cable on the cracked top battery, you can see the red cable has discoloration above the shrink wrap. You can also see the cable lug has some discoloration below the shrink wrap. It appears there was a loose connection there because of a bad crimp that cause the explosion.

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Sounds like a great solution to re-filling batteries. Since my coach only uses 12V Batteries (5), It gonna be spendy for me to buy a complete system, this system for my setup is $117.24 + shipping. Then there is the weight factor, each kit weighs 30#. That adds 90# to coach weight.
That puts this system low-priority for me.

The shipping weight is listed as one pound, certainly then the actual product weight must be less. A typo for sure. The components are plastic so I think if weight is a deterrent then you can remove it from the reasons not to do this on your MH.
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Best thing ever! I'v had some close calls removing battery caps to check the water. I had one cap that was stuck and wen it let go I was sprayed with battery acid. Lucky for me I was wearing my safety glasses. I have nice pair of speckled pants & shirt now though.

I would not have a MH now without this watering system.
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The only reason I pull my battery tray once a year is to remove all the caps and wash the crud out of them to prevent that from happening. Took that cue from reviews when they were installed.
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The only reason I pull my battery tray once a year is to remove all the caps and wash the crud out of them to prevent that from happening. Took that cue from reviews when they were installed.
Jeff, this is the first I've heard of this problem. What is this crud you're speaking of, and why does it exist? Does the crud prevent water from entering the batteries? How are you cleaning the caps? Just running water thru them?
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