Neil Caulfield: Will the acid on the top of the battery cause burns to your skin? I know
once it dissolved my clothing and the upholstry on my car floor but if i
get a little bit on my skin would i be fine, I have a similar interstate
Pam Whittington: Don't forget to clean those posts!!
kay ger: An off topic observation for those lured by creative marketing terminology.
The battery is labeled as a deep cycle battery; for this battery this
means it can be depleted of charge and recharged... nothing new for a lead
acid battery. The technical term deep-cycle applies to ni-cad batteries,
which requires depleting the charge entirely using a deep-cycle charging
system for recharging; to prevent a memory charge....it is not a plus!
Bonnie Flory: I am a maintenance man. One of our employees broke a brand new 3 day old
battery. I fixed the crack first. Luckily I did not return the old bad
battery yet. So, dumped the acid from the old battery into a plastic bowl.
I used a plastic funnel and put a coffee filter in it to strain the old
nasty acid. I strained it twice. Then I added the old strained acid to the
broken new battery. It has been 3 month so far and so far there is no
problem at all.
252656234: I have done a few problems, when i put the solution in i qwikly charged it
and it did not increase more than 12.30 even though im only charging it
with one 12v / 1300amp charger and two 6v / 300amp chargers. After i have
emptied it because it didnt work and have put fresh still water and have
put solution in again... what should i do, leave it for a night and then
charge it? would this fix the battery. the charge is now 11.30. But my
battery BMW 70ha 570cca. Thanks
252656234: Hi, After add Epsom Salt Immediately be charged? Or should be a night pass?
KmanAuto: Rock the battery gently if possible to allow the solution to spread. Then a
low amp charge or float charger. 2 amp or less. Next day, if the battery
still is not taking a charge, do a regular charge.
KmanAuto: That would depend on how bad the battery is when you add the epsom salt. If
the battery is already having problems, it is a band aid. If your battery
is aged, yet, still doing fine (say, 3-5 years old, still starting your car
fine, or running your trolling motor ok etc...), then it can greatly
increase the battery life.
MrAgnostic: is it a band aid or a long lasting fix?
Triangles: Oh no! It's Megatron! Quick someone call Optimus Prime.
Andrew Jamison: I am sorry did not mean to doubt your skills just had to poke fun at the
Model name of that battery
Frank Lowe: A battery works on a chemical process it can not be reversed.You can add
more chemicals to make it last a little bit longer but come next fall it
Will get you.
KmanAuto: No, do not remove the acid. You add to the acid.
niz76: From what I understand, the epsom salts merely increase the conductivity of
the electrolyte. So is this really desulfation? Do the desulfators at
Motty Ruttner: did you maintain it when not in use
Big Andre': Can I desulphate with Epsom salt, then add new battery acid ?
Andrew Jamison: with a battery called Mega Tron did you expect it to work?
Christopher711: I kept the water level above the cells.
Jyme Bale: Sulfuric acid stays acid, it does not go bad, it is a very strong corosive
acid, you could dump the acid out get new cells and filter the acid into
the cells, don't know how you'd filter it since only glass will contain it,
there must be a way.
Keegan L. Patterson: Just a friendly usability suggestion: Either label your videos "1 of 4", "2
of 4", etc. or, better yet, combine into one single video. You have way too
many videos to easily find which is which, nor to determine which is the
first in this "series".
KmanAuto: You only add new acid to make up SPILLED or REMOVED acid. If the battery is
low, you use Distilled Water to make up acid that is lost over time.
Motty Ruttner: when not using it over the winter you should keep the battery on a battery
KmanAuto: Yes, I know. Unfortunately, cant go back and change the video :)
Joselito Pancho: OMG, for real?
Keegan L. Patterson: I think they only sell that for batteries that ship "dry" (i.e. motorcycle
strake750: A Megatron! This is a job for Dr Who
Nick Duvall: That is one of the best batteries available, to be honest.
KmanAuto: And even some that have dead cells :)
pranav singh: do u need to remove the acid of the battery before pouring in epsom salt
solution? please reply at pranav71295@gmail .com :)
Daniel Moeller: As long as it didn't turn into a somewhat humanoid robot and try to kill
him, he should be okay.
KmanAuto: Sir,. this is called experimentation. Utilities are now experimenting with
this as well to reduce loads on their generation plants. The exact same
concept on a MASSIVE scale. You do not do something on a massive scale
without first trying it on a smaller scale. I have done the smaller scale.
KmanAuto: I have brought back into service around 30 batteries using this method. As
long as their are no completely dead cells, it should work.
Christopher711: I bought a battery 11 months ago and am charging it for the first time
today. I think that might have been a mistake. Hope it will hold a charge.
KmanAuto: Or Optimus Prime. But I think Dr. Who would do a better job. Though, I am
the Battery Doctor, so.....
KmanAuto: I know :)
AquaticBoardwalkEngineer: Interstate batteries..... Super good batteries.
Big Andre': The reason why I am asking is because the Auto Zone sells sulfuric acid to
put into batteries, but you have to dump out the old acid. So I was
thinking, desulphate w/ epsom salt first, then dump the old acid then add
the brand new battery acid.
Jim Viau: KmanAuto, If Im not mistaking, your meter shows milli Ohms not Ohms. Just
thought Id mention it. It makes a huge difference when you do the math.