Preventative Maintenance & Storage

Hydrogen Off-Gas & Ventilation
Hydrogen Liberation   As the battery cell voltage reaches 2.35 VPC the majority of gassing begins. At this point approximately half the electrical energ...
Sun, 9 Jul, 2017 at 11:11 AM
Cleaning
Batteries and terminals should be cleaned any time they are remove/added/moved or noticeable corrosion or excessive heat is noted a battery.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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
Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance When a battery is first received the cell acid levels should be checked and the battery should be put on charge. After removing fro...
Wed, 15 Oct, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Battery Storage
Lead-acid batteries will self-discharge when not in use.  The rate of self-discharge increases as ambient temperature rises.  As a precaution, stored ...
Thu, 3 Nov, 2016 at 4:14 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
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
Torque settings
Flooded Lead Acid Terminals Terminal connections should be tightened to 25 ft/lbs or 33 Nm for all terminals. AGM Terminals                          Torque...
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014 at 3:08 AM
Stratification
Rolls deep cycle lead acid batteries contains electrolyte with varying concentrations of water and acid (1.265, 1.250). A battery resting idle for long peri...
Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 at 2:17 PM