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Old 12-21-2004, 06:18 PM
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Battery Myths

So does putting a battery on cement for storage or while charging harm the battery at all?

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A total myth. See the link.

http://www.inct.net/~autotips/battmyth.htm

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That is one of the best, most accurate explinations I've seen in print.
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BATTERY MYTH

A battery can discharge sitting idle on a shelf or on the floor, new batteries have a shelf live (theres a hint). According to the science a battery sitting on a concrete floor (always colder than the air)can discharge more quickly than the battery on the shelf because of the temperature difference, but in reality a battery doesn't know where it is therefore the material the battery rest on has no effect
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Myth or not, I have always not put batteries on the cement floor. Better chance of it getting damaged down there. I always put it up on the work bench...........
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I keep mine on the floor because acid from the battery can hurt my bench a lot worse than the floor will hurt my battery. Plus, You can't fall off the floor!

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Plus, You can't fall off the floor!
I did a few times in high school

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Already been covered.

http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php...battery+cement
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I keep mine in the car
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