Leisure Battery Leakage

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  1. billkce

    billkce Funster

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    Is it usual / unusual for the leisure batteries to expel acid? Ours have been dripping a bit in the last couple of days. :cry: Batteries are charging up OK via the solar panel. :thumb: Could it be too much liquid in the cells? Any advice welcomed.

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    By all means, check the level in the cells. I should imagine that is is breathing from being charged. Is it permanently on charge? It is possible it is over charging - a certain amount of venting is fairly normal, but if it is noticable fluid, then it may suggest a problem.
     
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    Must say I tend to agree with the above, can't say that I notice that amount of liquid around mine.



    Dave :thumb:
     
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    a battery needs to gas slightly to accept a charge.

    excessive gassing is a result of overcharging.

    as far as i know acid will not 'evaporate' as water does which is the reason for topping up with distilled/de-ionised WATER only.
    you never need to top up with acid
    pouring acid on water is extremely dangerous and should never be done under any circumstances.

    the 'pools' you have around your battery should be nothing more that water.

    the level should be just above the plates and no more.
     
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    battery

    You should soon be able to tell if it if acid, nasty stuff, if it is overcharging I would think you would be able to detect an aroma as the battery vents.
    Effectively your are boiling your battery dry, not good.
     
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    Thanks for replies. Useful

    To confirm, definitely acid venting thru drip hole on base of battery compartment. :cry:Has now stopped. :Laughing:Can detect no aroma. Also, have topped up with ionised water about 2 weeks ago.
     
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