Where does a battery off gas from?
With all the talk I read about battery upgrades with flooded lead acid batteries, off gassing is always a concern to be dealt with. I believe many of us struggle with room and the availability battery boxes that will actually fit where we want to put them is limited at best.
That conundrum got me considering - where does the off gassing come from? I suspect from the individual caps, since the batteries are otherwise sealed.
Where I'm headed with this is the thought of venting the batteries without being sealed in a full box. Thinking a tray below the batteries that would contain any acid spillage, then a hood over the top of the batteries that is vented to the outside. This hood would cover as much of the batteries as possible and cover ALL the caps. In my mind, this would serve the intended purpose while still allowing me to place 2 batteries in the existing battery compartment.
Thoughts or comments, or am I just plain crazy?
And I do realize that AGM's are an option that could avoid this, just thinking outside the box a bit. (Pun intended).
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