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RE: [DML] Re:Is this a possible way to store your Battery long term Re: Batteries(long)



 Hmmm. And what would be the results of refilliing with Sulfuric Acid, then recharging?         Drive Stainless   Robert  VIN 6924  

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> From: cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 02:48:41 +0000
> Subject: [DML] Re:Is this a possible way to store your Battery long term Re: Batteries(long)
> 
> 
> Since we are on the subject of batteries... And this may sound far 
> fetched... 
> But..Is this situation possible...I was given a very nice
> 18hp key start riding mower,that had sat garaged unused for 4 years 
> of it's 6 year life...
> I got it home and tried to start it...the battery was Stone dead,not 
> a once of life to it...
> So I took it out and checked the cells all were BONE DRY....so I 
> added distilled water and 
> filled all the cells to the proper level,then I figured...I will try 
> to charge it....I put it on the 
> charger(automatic charger) two hours later the charger clicked off 
> and the green led on the 
> charger came on telling me the battery was FULLY CHARGED.....
> 
> I really could not believe that a lead cell battery that was used for 
> two years..then sat connected to the lawn tractor for another 4 
> years..that was totally discharged...and any traces of water in the 
> cells had evaporated over that four years of not being used...and 
> then reinstalling fresh distilled water FOUR YEARS later and the 
> battery comes back to full life...
> 
> I did a load test..and yes...it is as if I had just installed a NEW 
> Battery...and works and starts my rider JUST FINE.......
> 
> My point here for the people in the Delorean community is it 
> possible......
> 
> To totally discharge your wet cell battery before you store your 
> Delorean for long term
>  storage and remove the caps off the battery(the "liquid" in a 
> typical wet cell battery consists of water and sulfuric acid) to let 
> the water in the battery evaporate (the sulfuric acid gets absorbed 
> into the lead plates when a battery is fully discharged)Since without 
> the sulfuric acid all that is left is water(h2o)
> 
> By the way...That is why you never let a battery discharge in the 
> winter as the remaining water will freeze.
> 
> Could this be a possible way of storing a battery long term without 
> ruining it thru a long term discharge..or having to trickle charge it 
> all the time while not in use. 
> 
> It worked for me(or at least on that one battery)
> 
> Has anybody tried this method...You might want to check on this 
> possibility..come Hibernation time for your Delorean...anybody else 
> have this type of experience with their wet cell battery.
> 
> If this turns out to be a way of saving your battery durning a long 
> term storage of your Delorean...it might just be worth spreading this 
> information so that others might benefit and learn about this 
> possible battery saver method. 
> 
> 
> Claude
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike.griese@... wrote:
> >
> > Not enough information.  You need to know how much current the 
> > LEDs draw.  Plus the door buzzer and interior lights.  A good 
> estimate
> > is to take the amp/hour rating of the battery and divide it by the 
> current
> > draw.  There are other factors, but this will get you in the 
> ballpark.
> > 
> > As a simple example, if your battery is rated at 2 amphours and you 
> > are drawing half an amp, you can expect 4 hours of power.
> > 
> > --
> > Mike
> > 
> > -------------- Original message from "daviddelorean" 
> <daviddelorean@...>: -------------- 
> > 
> > 
> > > I'm trying to figure out how long a fully charged battery will 
> last. 
> > > What is the mathmatical formula for doing it? All my lights 
> (except 
> > > headlights) are LEDs. The tail & front market lights have 45 
> diodes, 
> > > the side markers have 3 diodes, license plates have 6 diodes, 
> door 
> > > markers (assuming I keep the doors open) have 6 diodes. 
> > > 
> > > So with doors open and parking lights on (headlights off) how 
> long will 
> > > my batter last from a full charge? 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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