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Old 09-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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mineral oil

I saw the amount to put in ur batteries but cannot find can someone please tell me how much to put in each cell thanks
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Here is what I found: Mineral oil in Batteries

Seems this practice goes all the way back to Edison. I have never heard of this before.
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You can find it at drug stores. It is sold as a Laxative. 4 oz. Per cell on 6 Volt batteries.
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You can find it at drug stores. It is sold as a Laxative. 4 oz. Per cell on 6 Volt batteries.
Is it 2 oz on 12 volt ?
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Is it 2 oz on 12 volt ?
Sorry, I missed that part.
Yes, 2 oz. For the 12V batteries.
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Mineral oil

What does mineral oil do for the batters?????
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What does mineral oil do for the batters?????
If you read the attachment in jerichorick's post, it explains it pretty well.
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As I see it, it's not so much, what it does for the batteries, it what benefits us, as the owner/operators get from the mineral oil. The oil cuts down on the sulfation of the plates and prevents or at least minimizes the "gassing" of the batteries. The gassing is what causes the acid built-up on the posts, wiring and the battery hold-downs, plus any metals around the batteries. The acid will eat thru the paint and reduce the metals to nothing, if left unchecked. The acid ate thru all my battery hold-down clamps and I had to replace everyone, at a cost of over $60.00.

I added mineral oil to my batteries over a year ago and have had no battery acid corrosion issues since. I also added the automatic water filling system and have had to add very little water since. I was having to clean the corrosion with bi-carb-soda, frequently, but now only spray water on the batteries, to wash off the dirt.
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Is there a possibility that with movement and vibration that the oil will coat the plates in the batteries? 4 oz or 1/2 cup per cell on a 6 volt seems like a lot of oil. Just wondering.
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Is there a possibility that with movement and vibration that the oil will coat the plates in the batteries? 4 oz or 1/2 cup per cell on a 6 volt seems like a lot of oil. Just wondering.
Aint going to happen.......oil floats on water
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You can find it at drug stores. It is sold as a Laxative. 4 oz. Per cell on 6 Volt batteries.
i found it at drug stores and also walmart. they labelled it as 99% pure, 1% was stabilizer. will that be any issues?
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4 oz may seem like a lot, but there is a lot of air space between the plates and the inside top of a 6 volt battery.
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6 volt only have 3 cells. 3 cells times 4oz = 12 oz. 12 volt have 6 cells. 6 cells time 2oz = 12oz, so they are both the same. Just checked the water in all three of my 12 volt batteries, 2 house and one coach and it is still full after over a year since I added the oil and topped it off with water. This rig is plugged in 24-7 when not in use. And there is no corrosion on anything, still looks brand new. This is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I may check the water in six months or so as there seems to be no usage that I can see.
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