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Old 05-03-2007, 04:27 AM   #1
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My battery is quite difficult to get to so I put on the manual battery water filler. I also have a battery minder running 24/7. Since I won't be able to visually look ot the level any idea on how often I will have to add water? I plan on once a month.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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It really depends on the batteries and charging method. The single Exide that came with my van seem to need water more often than the two Interstate batteries I have now.

With your new watering system, once a month should be fine. According to Flow-Rite you can't overfill them.

On BatteryMINDers, I hardly ever need to add water. They never "boil" a battery.

Come to think of it, I haven't checked mine in a while. I better do it soon.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:41 AM   #3
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Better check it low water isn't good for batteries. Believe me I killed one. I put a small regular charger on it and forgot about it for a couple months or more.
I have a 36v battery minder on a scrubber and try to check it every month but it ends up about every other month and I always end up adding water
I don't know if the 12v unit is any different. It really depends on how much it is putting out and how big the battery is.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:26 AM   #4
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If my battery is charged from the alternator, I don't have problems with the water going down. If I plug my RV in and the power supply charges the battery, it will cause the water to go down.

I left my RV plugged in for a long time but forgot about the battery. It almost made the battery go dry. Since the acid was almost all gone, adding water wouldn't do anything. Since I had no place I could get sulfuric acid to replenish what was lost, the battery was scrapped.
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