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Old 05-17-2018, 11:31 PM   #1
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Filling batteries with water

How full should the batteries be with water? I checked a couple of my batteries and they seemed a bit low.

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Some batteries will have a 'level' mark on side of battery case


Otherwise just up to the bottom of 'well'



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If you do fill use distilled water it contains less impurities that tap water.
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The one in the very back can be a little hard to see, I turn my phone on picture mode and put it back there, works pretty good !!! Also in our hot Texas climate I use 1/2 to 3/4 gal. per year
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The one in the very back can be a little hard to see, I turn my phone on picture mode and put it back there, works pretty good !!! Also in our hot Texas climate I use 1/2 to 3/4 gal. per year
Per battery or your entire battery bank?
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Bank of (4) house batteries. In My opinion, Climate and use would have a lot to do with it, Last year I put 3/4 gal, this year 1/2 gal. ?????? I check them in March when I do the other annuals.
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Definitely do not overfill. Creates one heck of a mess.
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Some batteries will have a 'level' mark on side of battery case


Otherwise just up to the bottom of 'well'



I like that level I usually say 1/8 (0.124) to 1/4 (0.25)inch BELOW the bottom of the tube This is how I was taught back in the day when Flooded Wet was the standard.

Filling up into the gube causes the battery to "Spit" when it charges.

Also DISTILLED WATER ONLY.
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