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Old 07-24-2013, 10:51 AM
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Batteries. storage question

I had a streak of luck this week. I was given these "deep cell" batteries . So now!~~~ i can't decide where to store them. one is slightly bulged out, but still has charge. I don't know if these batts breath...give off flammable gas?battery acid gas.If you store them, to close to the wrong thing i might be in big trouble. Have you any hints as to storing these, unvented,I think, batteries.These are real $$$$ bought new.Whats your thoughts on this? please any help is good thank you bob s[/B] bob s

I saw what a battery does when it explodes on ice road trucker.it isn't nothing to fool around with.I am looking for a cart to put them in at this time.
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not sure about gases, but storing them on the concrete floor is not good. put them up on some wood
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not sure about gases, but storing them on the concrete floor is not good. put them up on some wood


Yes!~~They are on wood I remembered that. thanks bob s
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If the batteries have caps to fill the cell they will require venting. Like don't store them under your bed. Just saying.
Check out this site Motorcycle Batteries, ATV, Car, Marine, and Solar Battery Products | BatteryStuff.com for chargers.
The best way to extend the life of a battery is to keep it charged with a "smart charger".
I use a batteryMINDer brand charger and have a 12 year old Optima with no problems in the spring when I use the car.

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The "dont store on concrete" myth is an old wives tale that keeps being retold. It has been proven that with modern batteries stroring on concrete is a non issue. The most important thing is a battery maintainer like a Battery Tender.

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The "dont store on concrete" myth is an old wives tale that keeps being retold. It has been proven that with modern batteries stroring on concrete is a non issue. The most important thing is a battery maintainer like a Battery Tender.

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X2. What's so magic about concrete? Do you really think the plastic case of the battery will somehow conduct to the non-conductive concrete? And if you really believe that, why doesn't the battery discharge when it's sitting in the conductive METAL battery tray in the car?
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The "dont store on concrete" myth is an old wives tale that keeps being retold. It has been proven that with modern batteries stroring on concrete is a non issue. The most important thing is a battery maintainer like a Battery Tender.

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Can these 5 batts... be hooked in series, to charge on one trickle charger...do you know?/ bob s
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No, not series. Connect them in parallel and use a 12 volt charger.
If you intend to use them in series for a 60 volt system then you will need a charger designed for then voltage.

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No, not series. Connect them in parallel and use a 12 volt charger.
If you intend to use them in series for a 60 volt system then you will need a charger designed for then voltage.

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''In would be parallel would be +plus to Plus/neg to neg ??standard charger?
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not sure about gases, but storing them on the concrete floor is not good. put them up on some wood
Old Husbands tale, it does nothing storing them on concrete. Storing Batteries on Concrete

It was when batteries were made of glass, simply put if you set them down hard on concrete they would break. That is ALL there is to that myth.

By the way, I lived by that rule for most of my life.

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I STILL put batteries on wood even though I know that there will not be a problem. A better reason for putting them on wood is to prevent moisture from collecting under them and, in some cases, take the paint off the floor.

A single trickle charger wont keep them all charged at the same time. Battery Tender and other brands do have special multi battery chargers but are not cheap
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I'll just have to buy a golf cart charger then aaayy.
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not sure about gases, but storing them on the concrete floor is not good. put them up on some wood
This is a myth that no longer applies to plastic cased batteries.
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Gases - as long as a battery is a lead-acid battery, it will emit some amount of hydrogen gas. H2 gas is REALLY explosive:

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I would not charge the batteries all tied together with a single battery charger....I would charge them separately.....Tying them together for extended periods can damage the cells, so I was told
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