Exploding Battery problem
Last week tuesday my battery up and exploded on me. The previous week I had 2 12v batteries connected and noticed that one of the batteries appeared to be boiling and emitting a sulphurous smell. Disconnected that battery and proceeded to camp with the other battery. Week went great. Got home plugged in to charge, 2 days later Boom.
I've got a new battery connected and presently charging. shows around 13.7v at the posts connected to 30a power.
Long story short; at what point does the power system stop charging the batteries? I tested a couple of my neighbours batteries that were plugged in and are showing 0amps. Mine after 5hrs of charging is showing 0.78amps. I'm going to leave charging over night to see if the system stops charging the battery. My worry is that the exploded battery may have been over charged. I drained the battery to about 2/3 and began charging, initially about 25amps and dropping to the .78 after 4hrs.
I have a Surveyor SV-303 2008 model.
I've read some of the other posts, and yes the exploded battery was an older battery 3-4 yrs when I got it last summer so It could have been the battery that caused the problem. Just worried about the charge system.
Thank-you in advance for any help.