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Old 03-12-2015, 10:40 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by niceguy9605 View Post
You Know...that corrosive white power that gets on the metal slide trays in the battery compartments. What causes it and after you clean it off with metal brush and water how can you keep it from coming back? ANY IDEAS?
Here's how I do mine:
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:23 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
I have read of folks who fill their flooded wet cell batteries FULL, I mean FULL, and of course this means they spit acid all over the battery compartment.

I have seen folks tell us to fill to the BOTTOM OF THE FILLER TUBE (also known as a split ring) and again they spit acid all over the place.

Fill to 1/8 to 1/4 inch BELOW the bottom of the split ring,, they do not spit so much if you do that.. IF the batteries need charging make it 1/2 inch or more (Above the plates a bit is good), then charge and top off to 1/8 to 1/4.
But cleaning is routine maintenance.
I have always filled my lead acid house batteries to the BOTTOM OF THE FILLER TUBE (also known as the split ring)... and I have never had an acid overflow problem.... (but ONLY if/when the batteries are FULLY CHARGED).

If/when the cells are filled to the split rings, (aka: "topped off" with distilled water), when the battery voltage is LOW, ..... the electrolyte will overflow as the batteries take a charge.

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That Blasted White Corrosive Powder!

Originally Posted by CampDaven View Post
It is nifty but not more effective than a 2x per year turkey baster!
I believe the OP's question related to the prevention of battery corrosion. A turkey baster is effective for filling wet cells, but does nothing to prevent corrosion. A battery watering system on the other hand nearly eliminates battery corrosion.

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Old 03-12-2015, 01:48 PM   #32
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After wire brushing, sanding and cleaning the battery tray and compartment with baking soda, consider covering everything with spray-on liquid rubber. Then use thin grease, spray oil, or spray battery post protection on the slides to protect them from acid vapor.

When I added solar, I changed to AGM batteries and no longer have your problem.

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