[DML] Re: Battery questions
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[DML] Re: Battery questions

Modern, sealed batteries, do not like being completely discharged.
Even if you do manage to get it to hold a charge after such a deep
cycle you will have lost most of the capacity of the battery. You
can't add acid, you can't measure the specific gravity of the acid.
All you can do is a load test. Batteries are not that expensive. They
are not meant to be discharged more than 50% and they can only do that
for a limited # of cycles. If the battery is over 5 years old or holds
less than 1/2 of it's rated capacity get a new one. It IS true that
batteries like long, slow charging. In fact, when charging a battery
if you charge it too fast you will overheat it and that is "a very bad
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> Woody, The long charge is correct as you state, If it goes dead for
to long
> and all the acid is gone then it may not recharge and rebuild the ac

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