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Old 05-05-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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never add acid to a battery in service. per our Gill battery manufacture rep, the NAVY battery shop, or Boeing. I was taught 30 years ago to never do it when i was in the military and our airline does not do it. just distilled water. the batterys in our planes cost upwards of 1k for a led acid 12v. so they have to last and operate in -60 degree temps @ 24k feet in the winter.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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if you were to fill a new battery with plain distilled water and put it thru an equalizing charge it would still work perfectly fine.
If that is true, where does the sulphur come from to make the acid?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:54 AM   #13
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When you buy a new battery they normally supply acid as a "kick start" so that you have a fully charged battery right from the start, however, if you were to fill a new battery with plain distilled water and put it thru an equalizing charge it would still work perfectly fine.
Not even close...
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #14
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Herk, as always, you provide all the diagrams and explanation required.
Unfortunate that others are not so thorough.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #15
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Thank you all, as all the plates are still covered I will charge then add water as required to reach the fill line,
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Thank you all, as all the plates are still covered I will charge then add water as required to reach the fill line,
You will be fine then. Most likely not enough acid was lost to make much difference in your run times between charges even if they were fully charged..
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