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Old 09-29-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Servicing 6V GC2 Energizer Battery

When adding water to a 6V battery like an Energizer GC2 should the plates be covered?

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Old 09-29-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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Absolutely the plates should ALWAYS be covered.

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Old 09-29-2014, 08:21 PM   #3
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If you look down into the fill holes, you should see a cylinder of plastic that has a V shaped slot on one side. Fill the battery to the bottom of the cylinder, but not far enough up the cylinder to cover the V. That's the proper level. The V slot allows gases to escape.

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Old 09-30-2014, 06:20 AM   #5
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The proper level for the fluid (Acid water mix) is between the top of teh plates (Meaning they should be covered) to JUST BELOW the bottom of the filler tube or split ring,, like 1/8 to 1/4 inch..

If they are down.. Fill to about the mid point, fully charge and eqaualize, then top off. to 1/8 inch below the tube.. NOTE: midpoint need not be all that accurate. Anything over the plates and say half an inch below tube is OK.

Tube used to be called "Split Ring" look down it and you will understand why.
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