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Old 16-06-2010, 22:13   #1
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Dry Plates ==> Wet Cell ==> Fixable ?


In a mind-numbing oversight, I neglected my wet-cell batteries to the point where their plates were all but dry. I only noticed when, surprise, I wasn't holding a charge.

I immediately filled up to proper level with distilled water. Any hope? Any additional remedies?

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Old 17-06-2010, 01:18   #2
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I reckon they're most likely shot. But what I'd be doing is seeing if they will take and hold a charge and then how quickly they discharge. Anything abnormal and I'd ditch them. However I'm not an electrician, just someone that hates parting with my cash too early.

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I had the same thing happen, and had to replace them.
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Old 17-06-2010, 06:15   #4
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I know that letting the batteries go dry can ruin them, however, due to charging problems I've had the same thing happen to my batteries and it didn't seem to harm them.

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