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Batteries!!

Post by RASSIE » Thu 20 Jul 2017, 07:49

Hi members is there a way to bring old batteries to life again?
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Post by First V8 » Thu 20 Jul 2017, 08:35

Check this link out Recondition Your Old Batteries Back To 100% on FB
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Post by RASSIE » Thu 20 Jul 2017, 08:41

Hi First V8 have you ordered the info.?
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Post by First V8 » Thu 20 Jul 2017, 10:27

No , I have a intelligent trickle charger that i use to keep old my batteries fresh . http://batteriesonline.co.za/product/no ... y-charger/
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Post by ZA Perana » Thu 20 Jul 2017, 14:36

After a battery blew up in my face (luckily a tap was close at hand and no damage was done) I refuse to handle, touch or even connect a car battery.

Dangerous things.
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Post by First V8 » Fri 21 Jul 2017, 08:50

No , I have a intelligent trickle charger that i use to keep old my batteries fresh . http://batteriesonline.co.za/product/no ... y-charger/

The same happened to me many years ago jump starting a flat battery . I was then made aware that when you connect the jumper cables you connect the positive on the battery and the negative to a motor or the body . This avoids the spark in the battery if gasses are built up .
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Post by ZA Perana » Fri 21 Jul 2017, 12:13

First V8 wrote:
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 08:50
No , I have a intelligent trickle charger that i use to keep old my batteries fresh . http://batteriesonline.co.za/product/no ... y-charger/

The same happened to me many years ago jump starting a flat battery . I was then made aware that when you connect the jumper cables you connect the positive on the battery and the negative to a motor or the body . This avoids the spark in the battery if gasses are built up .
The strange thing in this instance was I had been charging the battery but with one of those older non intelligent chargers and was connecting the terminals again and BOOOM.
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Post by Chev58 » Sat 22 Jul 2017, 12:25

When a battery is in use ie: has a load connected or is being charged, hydrogen gas is produced(ever looked inside when the filler caps are off and you see lots bubbles rising up between the electrode plates?) Highly flammable ! !be carefull.
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Post by johan wepener » Sat 22 Jul 2017, 15:54

I have a Chev Kommando standing in the garage of our holiday home at Loxton.

Sometimes three or even five months go past before we visit Loxton.

Is it safe to take off the negative clamp, remove the caps on top of the battery and put a trickle charger on for

such long periods of time?

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Post by ZA Perana » Sat 22 Jul 2017, 17:13

johan wepener wrote:
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 15:54
I have a Chev Kommando standing in the garage of our holiday home at Loxton.

Sometimes three or even five months go past before we visit Loxton.

Is it safe to take off the negative clamp, remove the caps on top of the battery and put a trickle charger on for

such long periods of time?

Johan
Yes if your charger is a CTEK which is an intelligent charger, i.e. when the battery is fully charged it doesn't keep charging.
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