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Unread 02-14-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried adding acid to a battery to try and extend the life?
Does it work?
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Unread 02-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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Adding acid will get a dead cell to pass more current, but it will not prolong the life of a good battery. In fact it is damaging to the plates to have too high a concentration of acid!
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Been here, tried this ....
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Unread 02-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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Heard recently it works but was doubtful myself. Thanks for replys
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Not a good idea. There is no way around a warn out battery other than replacement.
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I have an success draining some acid from the battery then adding distilled vinegar to the battery and charging it a on car battery charger took a 12 volt battery that was at 9.8 volts to 12.5 volts does not always work depends on how far battery is down
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. . . interesting info . .


Water Loss, Acid Stratification and Surface Charge
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I have an success draining some acid from the battery then adding distilled vinegar to the battery and charging it a on car battery charger took a 12 volt battery that was at 9.8 volts to 12.5 volts does not always work depends on how far battery is down
I remember making a battery that used vinegar for an electrolyte. It was in grade school science class. I don't remember what the electrodes were, though.
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I remember making a battery that used vinegar for an electrolyte. It was in grade school science class. I don't remember what the electrodes were, though.
. . . nails?
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. . . nails?
Thanks for the memory jog! I do think that's what they were!
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