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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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why are my batteries boiling when i charge them? is this normal. i have a lestronic charger( old one i think). it starts charging at like 20 amps then drops after a while. and it does shut off when batt. are charged but they boil.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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oh 36 volt
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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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As long as the charger is shutting off and not continuously charging you are fine. The batteries will boil when charging.
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why are my batteries boiling when i charge them? is this normal. i have a lestronic charger( old one i think). it starts charging at like 20 amps then drops after a while. and it does shut off when batt. are charged but they boil.
They will percolate, not really boil. If they are boiling with battery acid coming out of the top then you have an issue. As Butterface stated, this is normal.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 02:46 PM   #5
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k thanks guys, i call it boiling because i can here it in the battery. but i guess thats normal. i have to leave door on garage open too. the stink really bad when charging after a couple hours.
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k thanks guys, i call it boiling because i can here it in the battery. but i guess thats normal. i have to leave door on garage open too. the stink really bad when charging after a couple hours.
When was the last time you check the water level in the batteries?? You should have enough "water" in there to cover the plates. If you need to add water, only add distilled water.
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Good rule of thumb (why you should leave go for full 16 hrs) 8 hrs charge, 8 hrs of cool down. This helps the batteries to give you maximum life. Golf Courses don't care because their money is made on use of carts.
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Hey gpetruska77,

New Port Richey used to have a saying... Home of the Newly Wed or Newly Dead! Have things changed around there, more businesses, restaurants, night life?

Is Louie Pappas's still in Tarpon Springs? Loved that place! Great Prime Rib and Greek Salad!

Also my batteries always make that perk sound when charging but again, no water spilling out from the tops!
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Unread 07-03-2009, 11:17 AM   #9
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hey scubabud, not sure bout the resturant but i will check ( love prime rib) thanks for the tip. and as for new port. (newly wed ones) just moved here from wisconsin in dec. ( hense the go bucky )
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Good rule of thumb (why you should leave go for full 16 hrs) 8 hrs charge, 8 hrs of cool down. This helps the batteries to give you maximum life. Golf Courses don't care because their money is made on use of carts.
i agree
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