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Old 07-24-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Battery post leaking

I have two 6 v batteries. They are doing much better than my one 12v in my 26SS. I have a 1 amp tickle charger hooked up which has a continuous charge going into my batteries. My acid level is not over full. all the sells on both batteries have the same level. I have noticed one of the batteries has some acid leaking out around one of the positive terminals. Not a lot, but is has caused some corrosion in the connection. Is there anything that can be done to seal this? stan

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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If they are fairly new they should be covered by a warranty. I'd see what I could do about getting the leaking battery replaced. I don't think it can be re-sealed. Well, maybe some J-B Weld would do it, but if the manufacturer would replace it, which I think they should, I'd go that route.

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #3
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Certain battery will vent around the post. You could use the felt washers on the posts or you might be boiling the batteries with a continuous 1 amp charge. I would look in the cells when charging and look for bubbles. When I was a auto tech Excide batteries were are dirty. I wonder if that would be covered under warranty?
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:40 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by stans02 View Post
I have a 1 amp tickle charger hooked up which has a continuous charge going into my batteries.
What is the voltage on the battery while the charger is operating? 12.6, 13.2, 14.4? Is there any drain on the battery?

Is this a smart charger or one that puts out 1 amp 24/7? If it is putting out the 1 amp constantly you need to either get a smart charger that adjusts the output to meet the batteries needs or put your current charger on a timer and only run it a few hours a day. You would have to monitor it for a few days trying different charge times, until you hit the magic number.

1 amp 24/7 is too much for your batteries.

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Old 07-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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I agree. 1 amp 24/7 will cook those batteries. Very slowly, but it will happen. Get a floating / auto charger.
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