New Battery leaking

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  1. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

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    Bought a new leisure battery (125ah), which was delivered yesterday. It arrived in a cardboard box. I opened the box and the black heavy duty platic bag it was in (also sat on polystyrene pieces). I heaved it out of the box and noticed some dampness around the side of the battery near the bottom. I wondered if it was condensation or battery acid !!!. I managed to sit it on top of the black bag inside the box and would check it in an hour or so. I checked it again and it appeared to be dry, but I then noticed that my trousers had holes in them!!!! which must have happened when I lifted the battery out of the box and touched my legs...

    I phoned the company who will exchange the battery, and I asked if the battery should be put outside as I was concerned in case it leaked onto my carpet. I also said that if the box was put outside, I would not be able to guarrantee that someone would not 'steal' it. They said it would be quite safe to keep it in my house .

    Do you think I should keep it outside?

    Shirl
     
  2. stagman

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    Do you think I should keep it outside?

    Shirl[/QUOTE]

    I wouldn't have it in my house :thumb:
     
  3. darklord

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    Not only do batteries excrete an acid, they also give off a gas, which can be ignited and is very volatile, it would "probably" be safe indoors, but why chance it? There mst be somewhere it can be left, cover it with a box or bin to kep prying eyes away.
     
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    leaking battery.. leave it outside

    Leaking battery..leave it outside...

    Bob
     
  5. con-tiki

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    Thanks....That confirmed my thoughts...
    where are the men when you need them......


    Fishing on the Spey!!!!!!!


    Shirl
     
  6. johnp10

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    [HI]That's fair![/HI]

    Dont keep it inside if it's leaking.
    As has been said already, flammable gas (hydrogen) is given off by charging / discharging batteries.

    Ask the battery company for payment for your ruined trousers.
    They can only say no.
    Over to Bob.
     
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