Maintenance

12 Month Maintenance Schedule - Flooded Lead-Acid Batteries
For the first 12 months of usage, the following tests should be completed:  MONTHLY •    Measure and record resting/loaded voltage •    Check electrolyte...
Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 at 4:55 PM
Acid Spills
Acid spills can be neutralized using simple baking soda and water. (see manual for preventative maintenance). Note:  ensure that baking soda does not ent...
Thu, 9 Oct, 2014 at 11:43 PM
Battery Sulfation
Causes of battery sulfation: Batteries sit too long between charges.  As little as 24 hours in hot weather and several days in cooler weather. Batte...
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017 at 12:24 PM
Cleaning - Batteries & Terminals
Batteries should be kept clean at all times. If installed or stored in a dirty location, regular cleaning should be performed. Before doing so, assure that ...
Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 at 5:02 PM
Cleaning Vent Caps
Cleaning Rolls Standard 1/4-turn bayonet, R-Caps & Watermiser Battery Caps CLEANING VENT CAPS You might notice a sticky dark gray residue on the...
Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 at 5:02 PM
Corrective Equalization & Instructions
The frequency of corrective equalizations will vary by system due to factors such as operating temperature, frequency of cycling and depth of discharge. ...
Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 at 7:24 PM
Electrolyte Characteristics
In new batteries, electrolyte should be clear of debris or any discolouration.   During normal use you may notice the electrolyte in the battery cel...
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 at 8:19 PM
Electrolyte Levels & Filling
What is the required liquid level inside the battery? ELECTROLYTE - ADDING DISTILLED WATER Only distilled (preferred), deionized or reverse osmosis ...
Mon, 25 May, 2020 at 3:10 PM
Flooded Battery Capacity & Temperature
Ideal operating temperature for Flooded deep cycle lead-acid batteries is 25°C (77°F).  Battery capacity and cycle life is affected by operating temperature...
Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 at 8:12 PM
Load Testing
Load testing may be performed to determine the current capacity of a battery or battery bank.  This is often done when capacity has shown a noticeable decre...
Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 at 7:14 PM