new batteries - venting ???

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  1. aba

    aba

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    hi im in the market for a couple of new leisure batteries.
    was looking at getting a couple of Elecsol 110's but do they need venting externally??
    or am i ok just putting them under the drivers seat in place of the single Exide G80 gel battery??

    it appears that the Elecsol 110 has the same dimensions of the Exide.
    i know i will have to alter the charge switch on the electroblock from the gel setting.

    just don't want to go down the gel route as it seems very expensive.
     
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    Geo Trader - Funster

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    WHERE DOES THE VENTING TUBE GO?

    If you look at the sides of the Elecsol battery you will notice a small breather hole at either end of the box lid. The black end of the tube should be inserted in to the hole and the tube should then be routed to an outside area.

    If the battery is being used on a boat, the vent tube must inserted in to the breather hole and pointed upwards or placed flat underneath the handles of the battery, this will ensure that the battery can withstand a tilt of up to 75 degrees without leaking.

    For narrow boat inspections where extra lengths of tubing are required for venting we suggest replacing the tube with water washer hose (or similar) which is available in uncut lengths from any motor factor shop.
     
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    Save your money just buy two good make standard leisrure batteries:thumb:

    Peter
     
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