There might be the risk of explosion.Opening
SM: Well, there is always a risk with lead acid batteries. Oh, it's
traditional when typing to put a space after a period.
the cells may release gaseous
SM: Hydrogen can be released during charging. Pumping electrical energy into
a lead acid does one of several things. First, it charges the battery.
Second, it can also warm the battery. Third, it can break the water into
hydrogen and oxygen.
then all that's needed is a spark.
SM: If the caps are off, the hydrogen has been released to the air. Hydrogen
is lighter than air. It's a very low risk. However, it's important not to
use any open flame. Also do not light a cigarette or any tobacco containing
device for 10 years after working on a lead acid battery.
(or you or someone else might just trip over the wires and spill acid)
SM: Yes, that's a chance.
Why take a chance?
SM: cause home service will make the product last longer.
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