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Old 07-03-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Battery corrosion

I have a brand-new unit only a year-old I went to check the battery levels today and there was corrosion only on one side on the negatives I know I seen A reason for it on his site once before but cannot find it now. any idea thanks

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Old 07-04-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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clean with baking soda. Spray with hairspray to coat terminals. Last a long time.

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Old 07-04-2015, 11:03 AM   #3
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This is a normal reaction with the atmosphere.
You can use baking soda and a wire brush to clean the terminals and then after reassembly, smear some type of grease over the connections to seal them from the air. Your auto parts store also has little tubes of Dielectric Grease for this purpose.

CAUTION, be careful how you administer the baking soda. If ANY gets inside the battery cells you can kiss the battery goodbye.

Next, when removing battery cables for cleaning, Always remove the Negative Cable first and then the Positive to avoid short to ground. Reassemble in the reverse by installing the Positive first, then the Negative.
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