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Old 02-22-2016, 10:05 PM   #1
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Aspirin and mineral oil in batteries

have anyone heard of adding aspirin and mineral oil in batteries ?
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:09 PM   #2
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Mineral oil YES......Aspirin NO
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:18 PM   #3
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I've done the mineral oil but not the aspirin. I did pick up some stuff at Harbor Freight that was supposed to stop the sulphation process. The batteries lasted 10 years and were still good enough to easily go through the night. I never ran a desulphation on them through the inverter either.
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"trigud"....For the first four years I owned my Monaco Diplomat, I was always trying to stay ahead of battery acid. I added the mineral oil and bought the fancy caps that are suppose to catch and recirculate the acid vapor. I still had acid residual in the battery bay.

One day, we were visiting with some friends that had a similar RV. We started discussing batteries and he opened his battery bay. I was so surprised.....his was dry and dusty and could have had spiders living in there.

That day, I learned that my battery charger was improperly adjusted. Not all chargers are adjustable, but my Magnum Inverter/charger was. I had been overcharging the batteries for several years......set up wrong by the factory.

With that said, not all battery chargers are adjustable. Some are limited to one or two stages of charging and will not shutdown as they should when the batteries are fully charged. If you don't have an adjustable charger, you're stuck with the way it performs. Even though yours may not be adjustable, adding mineral oil and other products really won't help to reduce acid or add longevity.

In my opinion, the best thing you can do is to add an automatic battery watering system. They're pricey and many don't see the value versus the cost, but you'll soon find out it will be one of the best products you ever bought.

The ProFill units cap your batteries, preventing acid and allow you to fill your batteries all at once and evenly in less than 5 minutes. I tried to link you to their website, but for some reason it's not allowing it today.
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Mineral oil yes, what is the purpose of an aspirin ? Have used mineral oil for years with excellent results.
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Mineral oil yes. I am one of those that Don refers to with the Dusty Battery Tray.
With the Addition of mineral oil AND, proper charging voltage you will see long life from your batteries.
Never heard of the addition of Asprin. What exactly is Asprin supposed to accomplish? Never had my batteries complain of headaches.....
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have anyone heard of adding aspirin and mineral oil in batteries ?
Do your batteries have a headache? The aspirin seems like an odd one.

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The aspirin might be a regional thing, years ago in my area many did add it. I never believed it did anything.
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Half of a non-buffered aspirin in each cell and then a fast charge breaks up sulfation and extends battery life- Aspirin forms ascetic acid which attacks the positive grid and active material.

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Mineral oil yes, aspirin no. I have desulphaftors (sp) on my batteries one does the house batteries, the other the chassis batteries. It has made a big difference. Cost was about $80 each.
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What about adding Viagra...would that keep them up...!
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What about adding Viagra...would that keep them up...!
Now THAT makes sense. Along with the Mineral Oil to keep them Regular. Best of both worlds......
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Now THAT makes sense. Along with the Mineral Oil to keep them Regular. Best of both worlds......
Touché.
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