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Author Topic: OEM battery question  (Read 78 times)

mattsz

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OEM battery question
« on: December 13, 2014, 02:32:45 PM »
I use a sealed AGM battery, but I kept the OEM one around... thought it might be useful for testing stuff, etc.

I haven't touched it in many months, so I thought I'd check its charge.  Before plugging it in, I thought to look into the "water" level... it's completely dry!  Even if I turn it on its side, with the open filler holes "down", I don't see any fluid in there.

Is this thing toast?  Should I bother to try to revive it, or is it bound for the recyclers?

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Re: OEM battery question
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 02:45:09 PM »
fill with distilled water and charge at 1 or 2 amps for 24 hrs.Check voltage.If its over 12,wait 1 week and check voltage again.Shouldn't drop more than about 1 volt

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Re: OEM battery question
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 03:39:50 PM »
No electrolyte it's junk.  ERC
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