Can I leave the battery unused for a long period of time?
Yes you can, but you must check its charge status every now and then (about once a month) and perform a charging cycle if necessary. Never leave the battery flat as it may become difficult to change due to the plates sulphating.
How long does a battery charging phase last?
This basically varies according to:
When should I water my batteries?
Water is lost during charging. Therefore, the best time to water your batteries is always at the end of the charge cycle. However, if the electrolyte level is extremely low or the plates are exposed to air, add some water to cover the plates before starting the charge cycle.
Do you ever add acid to a battery?
Under normal operating conditions, you never need to add acid. Only distilled, deionized or approved water should be added to achieve the recommended levels mentioned above. When a battery is shipped in a dry state or accidental spillage occurs, electrolyte should be added to the battery. Once filled, a battery should only need periodic water addition.
How is a battery fully charged?
There’re two ways to charge a storage battery:
The first way:
The second way:
Why is the storage battery difficult to be started?
Why is the terminal of the storage battery sparked and burnt?
Because the terminal is not connected tightly or due to an inappropriate terminal (type, size,...), as a result the terminal can be easily burnt when being started. Therefore, the selected terminals should be ensured the appropriateness, mechanic and electric strength, and aesthetics.
Why is the storage battery exploded?
Why is the storage battery hot and in loss of much water?
Due to overcharging, overvoltage and the recharger should be checked.
Why does the storage battery have a short life?
Why does the storage battery run out of electricity?
Why is a or more storage battery cells boiled when there is a high load current (when starting or trying starting)?
The storage battery has some failed cells: The terminal plates in the cell are not properly contacted with the lead shoulder or the lead shoulder is cracked or the joining bridge is badly connected.
In this case, the storage battery should be replaced by a new one.
How to identify the overcharged storage battery?
Commonly, when looking into the cell, we will see the swollen side of the positive plate and the electrolyte solution is red brown when being swung. That’s when the storage battery is heavily overcharged.
In case that the storage battery is not heavily overcharged, the worn side of the positive will be detected only when the storage battery cover is cut.