William Kiene: Another trick to bring back a battery is to discharge it completely and
then charge it up backwards, Then discharge it completely and recharge it
the correct way, This will soften the plates.
Boodieman72: Its probably not acid leaking out its probably water. Use a proper
desulfator not Epsom salt. A proper desulfator will put the sulfate back
into the electrolyte where Epsom salt does not.
ball sack: the whole "dont set a battery on concrete" thing is an OLD wives tale
nearly 100 years old
from when batteries were made of wood casings
its amazing what kind of superstitions hang about when it something that
people dont understand.....
Arthur Bradley: WHO PUTS A BATTERY (charging), ON A TOOLBOX?
gladeye2: That was great, Also thanks for the updates in the description
bam6972: yea I think I just had it way to full, because it no longer leaks up top. I
still have it and starts the car every time. but yea good idea.
bam6972: no that's a different form of salt..
Tony c: Do you think it will work on a 31a battery?
VeggiePower303: The problem is that even if you charge it up to 12.7 and it is holding the
voltage there, that doesn't mean the capacity has been restored. Meaning
you may have enough for one start but not for two or three or more. I am
trying to restore my RV deepcycle batteries. I will try what you did and
test for capacity in the end. I think it will require several complete
discharge and charge cycles. May also help if the batteries are in a warm
place. Thanks for the video, see mines! Cheers!
John Stevens: Had 2 12 volt 1000 ca batteries in my motor home going out "bad".. Put a
teaspoon in each cylinder, charged for 20 hrs and 6 months later I still
have more power than I know what to do with. Also simply put same amount
into front battery. Only every day running charge. Epson Salt works!
bam6972: if its lead acid then it should. what do you have to lose? but that's my
guily6669: What about removing the acid, clean the interior with a lot of epsom salt,
remove everything and then fill up the battery again with clean sulfuric
acid? Will that work? And how many times can you do that with a battery
until the metal inside is really useless as a battery??
mw10259: THIS GUY SOUNDS LIKE NICOLAS CAGE,,,LOL
bam6972: well I should have had them off when charging. but the reason they were
melted when I first took it off was because it had ran almost dry of acid
and overcharged at one point and got hot. battery still works and cranks
fine still if hooked up to a battery tender in the winter.
VeggiePower303: Man if you can save that battery, you can save any battery. Is it still
Terry Klinder: you should try pulling the battery cap off before charging, plus you can
check the state of the empty battery cells. old timers say put it on wood
instead of bare concrete, they say it can drain a battery.
descargaelbano: Mixed with John Goodman
David Correira: can you use tabel salt?
VeggiePower303: Hey you're spilling battery acid all over my screen here. LOL
bam6972: yea i know what you mean by the capacity. this battery was really abused.
had hardly and acid/water covering the plates when i first got it. since
the materials were so cheap only cost me like 3 bucks. i thought i would
give it a try.
DailyObserver: Hey Amigo. Some experts recommend keeping the caps off whilst charging.
Then you wouldn't have all that melting.
bam6972: yea i have it plugged into my float charger everytime its not in use. i can
go about my day and start it up multiple times without haveing to jump it.
bam6972: that's why you don't replace the acid with new. it will eat it up in no
fpaladin: i suspect the burnt ends on the caps was causing the battery to leak. try
re-forming the bottom of the caps with a 2-part epoxy or some electrical
tape to re-establish a tight seal around each opening; or maybe jerry-rig
some rubber gaskets as washers, just make sure the vent gap is not plugged.