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Unread 10-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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I plugged my charger in last night, about 6 PM. Its still charging now at 9 AM, it seems to get down to the 5 amp range on the charger gauge and stay there for a while.

Long while. meanwhile it gurgles and bubbles a lot. I take the caps off when I charge, after checking water.

Second question, after charging, what is best to rinse or wash battery tops with. Even with the caps on, I get a lot of water/acid on the battery tops?
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Unread 10-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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I plugged my charger in last night, about 6 PM. Its still charging now at 9 AM, it seems to get down to the 5 amp range on the charger gauge and stay there for a while.

Long while. meanwhile it gurgles and bubbles a lot. I take the caps off when I charge, after checking water.

Second question, after charging, what is best to rinse or wash battery tops with. Even with the caps on, I get a lot of water/acid on the battery tops?
. . . normal charge cycle can last up to 16 hours . . . "gurgles/bubbles" are gassing, which is normal . . . only fill cells with distilled water and only cover plates about 1/4 inch . . . if you fill too high, spillage from gassing will happen . . . I just rinse my batteries off with hose, occasionally use spray can battery cleaner to neutralize acid spillage around compartment . . . others may do differently . . .
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Unread 10-20-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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I plugged my charger in last night, about 6 PM. Its still charging now at 9 AM, it seems to get down to the 5 amp range on the charger gauge and stay there for a while.

Long while. meanwhile it gurgles and bubbles a lot. I take the caps off when I charge, after checking water.

Second question, after charging, what is best to rinse or wash battery tops with. Even with the caps on, I get a lot of water/acid on the battery tops?
what year? and yes as steve said can take up to 16 hours and staying at 5 amps or less for several hours is normal, but charger should then shut off regardless......if it dosn,t it could be an indication of OBC gone bad........................................
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Unread 10-20-2012, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, it does shut off, just didnt know it normal. First buggy.
I try to keep it low on the fills, but the whoops factor gets me sometimes.
Need one of those self stopping battery fill jugs.

Thanks gang.
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