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Unread 05-09-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Are there any devices to make the job easier? How often do batteries need water added? Does the frequency change with battery age? Am I correct that it's best to water after a charge, how long after? This is a start. Thanks
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Unread 05-09-2016, 09:16 PM   #2
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Yes there are devises that are "supposed" to make things easier but they rarely do... How often water is needed can not be predicted but new batteries that are well cared for tend to use less water than abused batteries. My 2 year batteries have not needed water yet and sit on a float charger 24/7. I check mine monthly to every six weeks due to my work schedule. Yes water anytime after a charge and only cover the plates by 1/4 to 1/2 inch with distilled water only...
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An automatic watering system is an easy addition to you golf cart that will make the job of watering easy and pleasant. The are several on the market and most work well as long as they are properly matched to your carts brand of batteries.
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The best thing I have found to put water in the batteries with is a small squirt bottle like you find in restruants with mustard or catchup in them. I use one of those lights you can strap on you head to see with. If you spill any water dry it with a paper shop towel.
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The best thing I have found to put water in the batteries with is a small squirt bottle like you find in restruants with mustard or catchup in them. I use one of those lights you can strap on you head to see with. If you spill any water dry it with a paper shop towel.
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This is the sticky above.

Everything to do with batteries!
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My 2 year batteries have not needed water yet and sit on a float charger 24/7.
I haven't looked at mine yet, only had them about 10 days. I see you have a DPI. I too, but been nervous to leave them on the charger. Ridden very little so not much discharge. The trickle on my charger is about 3 amps and I can hear the batteries bubbling.
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I look in every cell of new batteries before charging or riding. The squirt bottle is a good idea. And the bubbling sound from the batteries is not a bad thing. It is hydrogen gas being formed and released from the bottom of the battery. This is a necessary part of each complete charge.
Go here to read more about batteries, charging, care, and maintenance
http://www.cartsunlimited.net/batter...o---links.html
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I haven't looked at mine yet, only had them about 10 days. I see you have a DPI. I too, but been nervous to leave them on the charger. Ridden very little so not much discharge. The trickle on my charger is about 3 amps and I can hear the batteries bubbling.
If you have the 17 amp DPI Accusense charger (a true smart charger) meant for Non-OBC use then it does not have a tickle feature it has the more desirable float feature and will HOLD your batteries above 100 % SOC but below the out gassing level and they can be and should be kept plugged into the charger whenever you are not riding and it is convenient...
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I look in every cell of new batteries before charging...
Best advise yet... Look at them when new, look at them at one week, look at them a 2 weeks, look at them at one month... You will then become aware of your batteries and how they behave...
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