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Old 19-07-2014, 09:45   #1
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Adding distilled water to batteries

Hey guys,
Is it necessary to shut off the battery charger and panel before adding distilled water?
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Old 19-07-2014, 09:55   #2
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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

Depends - how good is your aim?
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Old 19-07-2014, 10:05   #3
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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

Nope. But I recommend Bar Supplies.com : Easy Squeeze Fill Bottle - Shooter Filler I use these all over the place, and have no idea how humanity lived without them.
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Nope. But I recommend Bar Supplies.com : Easy Squeeze Fill Bottle - Shooter Filler I use these all over the place, and have no idea how humanity lived without them.
Ditto--very handy.

Fill one with water and a little liquid dishwashing detergent and you can use it to find leaks in your propane system. Squirt it on couplings and look for bubbles.
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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

Ok, thanks guys
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I like using a hot water bottle with a hose attachment
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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

Always used the cheap dollar store Turkey basters.
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I use the hydrometer, a bit slow but works
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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

I use one of these and like it:

Plews 75-030 Auto Shut Off 2 Quart Capacity Plastic Battery Filler by Plews

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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

2nd the battery fill container. Just stick the nozzle in the filler puka on the battery. Water flows to the cell till it is full to the proper amount and automatically shuts off. Repeat till all the cells are full, easy peasey.

There also remote fill systems. Especially handy if you have to move the battery(ies) to fill them. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...andy-pump/4592
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Ok, I filled my batteries for the first time and I think it went we'll. I also picked up goggles from depot today for next time and I will order the fill device. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Adding distilled water to batteries

Dollar store mustard bottle for me, and apparently beauticians use the same thing in clear, I just can't bring myself to pay $12 for a plastic squeeze bottle.

Oh and check em again in two weeks, you'll soon get a feel for how often your batteries need water. It varies
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