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Old 03-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Capn_Dave View Post
Actually the cases were wood.
Actually, to be accurate, the outer cover was made of wood, but the battery jar (actual cell case) was made of rubber.

Here's some good reading on the early history of the automotive use of wet cell batteries.
The Automotive Storage Battery by O.A. Witte 1922 Edition - Index

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the help guys. I took them off the charger last night and checked the voltage this morning. It's back down to 6.9V. I'm going to let them sit for a couple of days and see if the voltage drops any more.

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #17
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After ready the suggested articles I see where my mistake was. I was thinking about the 12 Volt system and not thinking about the individual components i.e. the batteries.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:30 PM   #18
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Hi Jack, you can google THE 12 VOLT SIDE OF LIFE and it explains a lot of information. Good Luck. Gary

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