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Old 28-11-2013, 07:36   #1
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What type of fluid for my batts

I am wondering what type of fluids I should be using to replenish what the batteries lose through normal usage. I have been told never water and should be some kind of electrolyte. If this is the case do I get the solution at an auto parts store and is there one brand that is better than another?
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Old 28-11-2013, 07:41   #2
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Just get distilled water at the grocery store. Try not to use drinking water. Don't use battery acid.
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Re: What type of fluid for my batts

same as you put into your car battery.
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Only the water leaves, not the acid. So just replace the water with distilled or deionized water.
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Re: What type of fluid for my batts

Mountain Dew. Diet.
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Do not add acid or you will raise the specific gravity too high, the reason for distilled water is to keep from contaminating the electrolyte in the battery. In normal use a batery electrolyzes water into hydrogen and oxygen, the acid remains untouched, hence the reason to only add distilled water
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Re: What type of fluid for my batts

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