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Unread 06-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: Batteries leak out of speedy caps?

I used a bolt with a line on it to know where to set the water height
I wouldn't put a bolt in the battery. The acid will attack it and contaminate your battery acid. Unless it is a Teflon bolt then never mind. Wait a minute I think you solved one of the problems I've been thinking about. If I get a teflon bolt with a 1/4 in head on it and put in the fill hole. I'll be able to tell whether to add water by seeing if the head is covered or not. Thanks for getting me thinking.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 07:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by sharse36 View Post
I just got a 06 club car precedent 48 volt electric golf car with 12 volt us batteries. The cart sat all winter Until i got it last weekend. I charged it the first night we had the cart then filled the batteries up with distiled water. I use the battery water bottle to fill the battery's up so I would not over fill them. We have used the cart 1-2 hrs every day so charged the cart ever night.

Here's the question- I keep getting water or acid coming out the speedy caps on top of the battery's. is this normal? I never had a electric cart before, I don't think it should do this. I checked the water in each cell and it is about 1" below the top of the battery. Bad caps, charger charging to much, or not to worry about it?
I'm betting the answer was in the question. Look at TahoeDog's comment #4 post here: US Battery Leak
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Unread 06-10-2014, 07:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: Batteries leak out of speedy caps?

I'm new to all of this too.
Father in law recently gave us a 48volt cart with US batteries with those speed caps
They leaked the same way, and they were not over filled. Just a mess.
Well my batteries were 10 years old and had a couple bad cells.

Just boought Trojan replacements last weekend, but of course when i pulled the old ones the battery racks were very corroded. I have some repair work to do, so I don't yet know how the Trojans will be.

If your batteries are still ok, i would still reccomend pulling them pout and thouroghly cleaning and painting your battery rack.... unless that car of yours has some sort of box or pan....
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Unread 06-11-2014, 10:27 AM   #14
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Default Re: Batteries leak out of speedy caps?

In my lengthy RXV problem thread I have talked about battery issues, and asked if anyone would like a more detailed battery thread. No takers yet.

I have studied deep cycle batteries on the internet, including extensive time on forums with experts, communications with the key person in that area with the major golf cart battery manufacturers and cart manufacturers, and with battery dealers. I have been responsible for two fleets of Club Car Precedents and two fleets of EZ Go RXVs. I have dealt with the problems associated with two brands of autofill systems.

Everything in this thread is accurate, that if there is not an air gap at the top of each cell, the gases formed during charging will push the fluid out of the cap on each cell in order to escape.

But, even when there is an air gap, as there appears to be here, it still happens. You can look at the floor in any golf course cart barn and even in the staging area near the clubhouse, and see the acid stains. So, even when you do everything right, you do not always get the right results.
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Unread 10-07-2015, 03:20 PM   #15
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Default Re: Batteries leak out of speedy caps?

My batteries are doing the same thing. Sorry I keep digging up old posts, but im hoping to get feedback from the original poster!
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