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Old 05-09-2021, 06:43 PM   #1
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OK for those that have newer auto battery fill systems for 8D Batteries

OK since being down in the south west for almost 8 months...some in storage..some hooked to shore

It seems I did not check my water in batteries often enough

This is for those that have auto fill systems that are current and work for your with 8D 12vdc

What systems are you using?

Do your keep house and chassis on one fill or seperate?

we have 2 8D house and a single 8D chassis


Thanks for any feedback on what system you are using,


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I use the Flow-rite Profil system. I have used them for years on 3 different RV's. You can get the pcs on Amazon. Easy DIY project
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:44 AM   #3
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I just put 2oz of mineral oil (3-in-1) in each cell of my wet cell 6 volt batteries. This greatly reduces the evaporation of the water in hot climates. I'm staying in Pahrump NV right now and checked the batteries just a couple weeks ago after having been here for months. No water loss at all. Neither do I have any corrosion. I've been using the oil for over a decade and I seldom have to add water. Maybe 2X per year.

Here's how they look most of the time. My 12 volt batteries below this tray are no maintenance batteries so they don't have removable caps and so far they're doing a great job staying corrosion free.



The oil is much less expensive and easier to deal with than the watering systems. BTW, this isn't some brand new hack, Edison recommended mineral oil.

The oil can help reduce problems if an owner has an older converter that might tend to over charge the batteries. Not completely, but somewhat. Newer converters that automatically drop to float mode are best of course, and the oil is in addition to their operation.
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So RJSIM2003 this is what will work for 8D batteries?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...LZS9RMMD&psc=1

Along with the squeeze bulb

Jim Hitek,

I have heard that frome other people as well...so much to learn

Thanks for the feedback folks

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So when this system is installed how does it work?

Say I have 2 house and 1 Chassis 8 D. Plumbed in series doe the fillers shut off once the level is correct?
I would guess he first in line would fill first?

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Old 05-10-2021, 03:42 PM   #6
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Just received a reply from Flo-Rite

They do not have a watering system for 4D or 8D batteries

And suggested I get in touch with these folks:

Jan Watercraft Products
616-822-7587
https://www.janwp.com/

Back to the drawing board

OMG they think a lot of their watering systems!
https://www.janwp.com/mm5/merchant.m...ory_Code=JWPAP

Must be someone else>>>>
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