<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CharlieM:
It does outgas, I do check it. Have heard that adding a teaspoon of Mineral Oil to each cell will slow this down, haven't tried that yet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Chemistry class dictates that the off gassing is due to electrolysis by adding electricity into the battery - hence - the way to stop off gassing/water use is to stop the electric flow into the battery. Mineral Oil?
Any chemists out there?
I had to say this just in case some tries this w/o more details.
JMO: Controlling the charge (not additives) would seem to be the right approach to controlling water use. A true float charge on a quality tri-mode charger only inputs current to equal current naturally lost. Hence minimal to no off gassing or water loss. Older or less sophisticated so called "float chargers" maintain a constant low level current input thus causing constant offgassing and constant water use and should never be left on all the time. The famous boiling your battery syndrome.