Ron: when a fairly new battery in the hot summer is low on water are you suppose to use regular distilled water or does it also need something else to keep the acid ration correct?
Virais: interesting points ,if anyone else wants to uncover how to recondition used car batteries try Panlarko Recondition Planner ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my mate got great results with it.
NLINE7: I have a Mega-Tron probably around 2003/2004 year battery that I dumped the old water/acid and used the baking soda/distilled water solution to boil it out and flushed again with distilled water. Before I dumped the old acid out it showed a reading of little over 5 volts afterwards with just distilled water showed a reading of less than 2 volts. I then mixed a solution of 8 ounces alum (food grade) to 1 gallon distilled water and used a old 6 amp battery charger from late sixty's early seventy's that still works fine but when hooked up to my alum battery experiment the meter on the charger reads 0 than jumps to 8 than back to 0 then back to 8 also battery feels warm not hot to the touch but warm. So I'm assuming this battery is junk (direct short) or I'm I missing something? Not that familiar with batteries just learning I have two other deep cycles that read around 5 volts to try and re-cover.
Dixon Cider: This actually works. I could only get about 3 seconds out of a battery I thought I could fix by flushing out with water and adding pure sulfuric acid. Never do this by the way as the battery almost went into meltdown. the battery would charge to full in about 3 minutes and discharge on an inverter in about 3 seconds. After doing this it ran for about 15 minutes on a water pump. I will keep charging and discharging and see if it gets any better.
Ayona Thomas:+KmanAuto hey ,if anyone else is searching for how to recondition batteries try Megarno Amazing Battery Magician (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my mate got amazing results with it.
LuxorVan: Why not just invest in Military grade batteries? They have some you just jump with a resistor when the voltage drops and they get a full charge!
Jake Hagerdorn: so, you show a conductance testor and you never test specific gravity for each cell? when you say the battery is "weak," how do you know unless you use a carbon pile load testor or test the gravity? Seems like we need a crash course in battery testing!
researcher4good: sodium sulfate
ghettohillbilly1: never add anything to a battery there are better ways that wont damage thebattery forever
Jose Francisco Medeiros: I may have missed this in the other video's, how did you determine that cell two was dead, did you do a hydrometer test, or a voltage test, or can the Cen-Tech tester point that out?
Subas Maharjan: epson salt how much epson salt( gm )
needed in one cell of 12v 150 amp battery
cameron G: i have an atv battery 12v 15 amph it has been sitting in the weather for 14 years its empty when i added electrolytes it jumped from 6 to 9 volts what can i use other then electrolytes the amount i should use ect
Cardiff Giant: wouldn't have been better to dump all the water and acid from the battery, and then refill it with fresh distilled water and epsom salt mix?
CR2504life: milli-Ohms, not Ohms !
Draugr Hessler: I believe you can get battery electrolyte (acid) at any battery dealer. They sell it in cardboard boxes with a heavy plastic bladder inside. I have three gallons in the barn that have been there for about 5 years and haven't leaked a drop. I know glass will contain it but so will a battery, and the battery case is plastic. So I believe some plastics will safely contain it and do not have to be glass.
Draugr Hessler: Someone who thinks and doesn't automatically go out, flip out a piece of plastic and buy a new one. I like that. That is American ingenuity and spirit that, unfortunately, most of our countrymen have lost. There was a time when, if the axe handle broke you made a new one. Now the axe and the handle are thrown away and is replaced either by a chainsaw on a credit card or some poor Mexican that gets paid slave labor rates.
Draugr Hessler: I am using VERY expensive 6 volt (wired together to get 12 volt) batteries for my backup solar system. The whole thing crapped out on me a few weeks ago after running fine for over a year. All the fluids are above the plates (Thank God) but I am having a problem getting them to take a full charge. From what I remember they never really performed as well as I thought they should. There are eight of these big Interstate batteries (about twice the size of a normal 12 volt car battery each). When connected to the Aimes 5k Pure Sinewave inverter they never really held up as long as I expected. Just running the lights at the house and an occasional TV I am lucky to get 10 hours of use before the low power warning beeper starts going off. Is this normal and I just need more batteries or is something wrong. I have separated the batteries and charged them independently. When checked individually for six volts they register just barely in the green, but under a load fall immediately to the weak side of the (Harbour Freight) load tester. When connected 2 at a time for 12 volt they peg the 12 volt needle nearly to the red, but under a load for ten seconds they drop to about the halfway point between good and weak. Are they performing as they should and I'm just expecting too much or is there a problem?
Draugr Hessler: I believe it is always better to use electrolyte (battery acid) as a replacement fluid for a battery as opposed to distilled water. Distilled water is fine for say topping off a low cell, but replacement should be, in my opinion, battery electrolyte.
Draugr Hessler: Use a coffee filter. Of course it (the acid) will eventually eat the paper but not immediately. You will have time to strain out any trash. But to be honest, I would just purchase a new container of electrolyte (battery acid) from any battery dealer (granted that you can budget it. There is nothing wrong with reusing things to save money. Lord knows that I have had to many times). I have three gallons in the barn. It comes in a cardboard box of all things. Of course inside the cardboard box is a thick plastic bladder that actually contains the acid. from the bladder is a small rubber hose with an old fashioned pinch valve to control or stop the acid flow from the battery. Wear old clothes, rubber gloves if you have them and of course safety goggles. Battery acid in the eyes hurts a lot. I know from experience.
Draugr Hessler: I am wondering if anyone has ever employed a device that when attached to the battery, or the battery set into the device, creates a strong but very fine vibration throughout the battery while the epson salt solution is used. It seems to me that the vibration of the lead plates within the battery may accelerate the desulfation of those plates. Another idea I had was to add a very fine abrasive to the epsom salt mixture, like diatomaceous earth. Now imagine a battery set into a cradle that acts as a spindle allowing the battery to be tilted at any angle. On the bottom of this cradle is some form of device that puts out very high frequency vibrations but not so intense that it damages the battery. Take for example an old, variable speed, electric sander attached to the bottom of the battery cradle. Then employ the use of a very slow turning motor that literally spins (very slowly) the entire battery so that the fine abrasive material is evenly distributed. This seems sound in theore. Quite literally the internal lead plates, after a few hours, would be scoured clean right to bare metal again. The process could be repeated several times with a rinsing solution to discard any abrasive material as well as the sulfate buildup. Has anyone ever heard of this or any ideas of why it would or wouldn't work? KPE DRAUGR 4-27-2014
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