Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alvin, Texas
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Re: Battery help!
You want to add water if the level is low. Don't wait until the charging is finished. If you think it may be low, check! It costs nothing to check and a lot to replace a battery.
Also, NEVER EVER USE A FLAME TO CHECK THE LEVEL. No lighters, matches, or anything else that might make so much as a spark near a charging battery. If you do, you may very well find yourself in the midst of an acid shower with plastic shrapnel to open your hide to let the acid in to add to the burn.
I have been present when a battery exploded when the charger clips were removed with power on the charger. Accident investigation postulated that the spark created when the charger clips were removed, ignited hydrogen and oxygen liberated by battery charging, causing the explosion.
Luckily, I was about 20 feet away and outside the debris field. No one was seriously hurt but the safety shower and first aid kit got used that day.
Have FUN, not HURT!
Last edited by OPossumTX; 04-17-2013 at 09:07 PM.