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#11724899 - 07/15/16 03:53 PM Battery maintenance tip
harvey walker Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 404
Loc: waco
After fighting with funnels and water jugs, I found an easy way to add water to my all of my batteries. I went to Walmart an bought a Turkey Baster in the kitchen gadgets dept for less than $3.00. No more mess and I can put the right amount in each cell

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#11725002 - 07/15/16 05:02 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1603
Loc: Eagle Mountain
So you're saying I shouldn't be opening a gallon size jug of distilled water and just start pouring all over the top of the batteries until they're full? Good idea though...


Edited by GROD (07/15/16 05:02 PM)

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#11725061 - 07/15/16 05:44 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 8267
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Paper cup. Pinch and pour.
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#11725080 - 07/15/16 05:59 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: GROD]
El Skeeter Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 487
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Originally Posted By: GROD
So you're saying I shouldn't be opening a gallon size jug of distilled water and just start pouring all over the top of the batteries until they're full? Good idea though...


Actually you re only supposed to fill to the Bottom of the fill tube anything more is overfilling. Overfilling can cause a few minor issues.

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#11725528 - 07/15/16 10:17 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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I figured as many times as my battery compartment gets flooded in a week worth of fishing in 30mph winds, the batteries would be self filled.
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#11725531 - 07/15/16 10:18 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Seriously though....only top them off AFTER fully charging them. If you do so before charging them, the batteries can "boil over" and get acid all over the battery compartment.
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#11725609 - 07/15/16 11:24 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
ETX Guide Kristopher Douglas. Offline
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Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 1337
Loc: lake palestine ,tx
This is why I only run Agm batteries. I hate maintenance.

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#11727446 - 07/17/16 01:12 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
harvey walker Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 404
Loc: waco
Never had a boil over problem. I know low water will kill a battery faster than over filling. I run cheap Exides so I need to maintain them.

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#11727804 - 07/17/16 06:21 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 808
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Turkey baster for sure!

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#11727902 - 07/17/16 07:48 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 3304
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Athletic water bottle. The one with the snout and you squeeze. Always hold it upright. I added a short length of plastic tubing so I can put it in the battery cell.
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#11728338 - 07/18/16 07:59 AM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: ChuChu1]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8537
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I por distilled water into one of those bottled water containers with the squeeze top, works pretty good.
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#11728427 - 07/18/16 08:51 AM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
Costa Plente Offline
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Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 202
Loc: Gatesville/Lake Fork
Do you still have to use distilled water for battery refill? I was told along time ago that it was no longer required to use distilled,that you could use regular tap water. Then again I have also been told that if it's on the internet that it is a fact no matter how silly it sounds. So what's the deal, distilled or tap?

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#11728440 - 07/18/16 08:59 AM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
Bigron119 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4288
Loc: Lufkin, TX
SPEAKING of Batteries. Now is the time to check them. I typically forget and this reminded me to check them. Sure enough they were low. It happens every year during the heat. So now is a good time to check them and top them off!!!

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#11728480 - 07/18/16 09:23 AM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: Costa Plente]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4927
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: 4Stroke
Do you still have to use distilled water for battery refill? I was told along time ago that it was no longer required to use distilled,that you could use regular tap water. Then again I have also been told that if it's on the internet that it is a fact no matter how silly it sounds. So what's the deal, distilled or tap?
Very bad info! Adding the chemicals(chlorine...) and minerals that is in municipal and private well water to your battery will shorten the life of the battery. An entire gallon of distilled water is less than a buck.
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#11728811 - 07/18/16 12:19 PM Re: Battery maintenance tip [Re: harvey walker]
RandyK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 243
Loc: Tx
stay with distilled.

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