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Care of Lead-Acid Battery

Author: E.E. Kimberly

When a battery is in use, water should be added frequently. The top and the case should be kept clean to prevent leakage paths which slowly discharge the battery. The battery should not be permitted to stand in a discharged condition. It should be given an equalizing charge at well-chosen intervals.

When not in use the battery should be fully charged and stored in a cool dry place. If the electrolyte be drained off and stored separately, local disintegration is minimized. After such draining the cells should be filled with distilled water, unless there is a possibility of freezing temperature.

Last Update: 2010-10-05