I hope someone can answer this--- How maintenance free is a
maintenance free battery. I have one in a riding mower that is 2 years
old and most of the time it is dead. I put the charger on it and it is
O.K. untill the next time. How do
you check the specific gravity if you can`t get to the water/acid? What
other maintenance should be done in the future? Thanks all
On May 15, 2:24 pm, email@example.com (Herb and Eneva) wrote:
The main cause of premature demise of batteries of any type in
seasonal equipment is letting it slowly discharge over time while it's
not being used. If you want them to last, get a battery tender,
which will keep it fully charged. Do that and you should get 6 years
out of it. Otherwise, maintenance free totally sealed batteries are
just that and no maintenance is required.
On May 15, 4:08�pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
you canprobably remove the sticker and pry the real caps off.
yeah sitting over off season kills battery life
you might try chargng it at a few amps for a week dont overheat
battery and add water if needed.
On Tue, 15 May 2007 15:24:02 -0400, email@example.com (Herb and Eneva)
I don't do anything to mine.
Then it's not maintenance free. At least not now.
When the mower is running, measure the vottage at the battery posts.
Should be at least 13 point something. If it is too low, that could
be why your battery is dead, because instead of charging it more while
running the mower, you're draining it.
Are you sure you can't get to the water? They've discussed the
battery caps in the last 10 or 20 years, but look for a little slot at
one end of them. If you can open them, fill until the miniscus shows
with steam distilled water.
If you can't, just keep charging the battery before you start the
mower, until you can't stand it anymore. And buy a new one (assuming
the charging system is good.)
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