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Unread 06-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Batteries leak out of speedy caps?

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?
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Unread 06-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Batteries leak out of speedy caps?

Someone else might chime in as we'll, but when I was having this issue with my 6v's, it turned out the caps had gotten bad and would allow the liquid to come out on top of batt's. can't hurt to try and replace one and see what happens.
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I would say to much water....... water level should be 1/2" above plates...... if your already at that point then it has to be caps leaking . I don't have any water/acid coming out of my batteries .
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Check your water levels immediately after charging the batteries! As they charge, they will get warm and the chemical conversion that occurs while charging will expand the fluid. You should have the levels at the end of the charge cycle about " below the split indicator in the fill hole.
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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 have been experiencing the same issue. Puddles on top of batteries. What really got me was it would continue to puddle up to maybe a week after charging. So my post was more about a prolonged battery gassing issue. I will say after some advice, I let a good bit of the water gas on out and got it down to a lower level and it helped some. Then I began focusing on the battery caps and whether they should be allowing so much to escape. They make caps that supposed to keep it all in the battery, but they are quite expensive.

http://www.flowsystemsusa.com/water-miser-vent-cap.html
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never seen them before and they get a little pricey when you 6 - 8volts $114.72 w/o shipping
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I have been experiencing the same issue. Puddles on top of batteries. What really got me was it would continue to puddle up to maybe a week after charging. So my post was more about a prolonged battery gassing issue. I will say after some advice, I let a good bit of the water gas on out and got it down to a lower level and it helped some. Then I began focusing on the battery caps and whether they should be allowing so much to escape. They make caps that supposed to keep it all in the battery, but they are quite expensive.

http://www.flowsystemsusa.com/water-miser-vent-cap.html
Ivve had these water miser caps for about two months and have absolutly no moisture on batteries anymore.
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Here's a chart for the water levels




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I set the water level to 3/8" about the plates and no more water on top of the batteries. I used a bolt with a line on it to know where to set the water height it worked good.
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Hello its been long time since i been on here im totally ignorant on ele. Carts mines 2004 g223 48 real hard to charge most time both red lite on charger. Then i fiddle with it an it charges till charger shows green then shuts off , but water on top of batteris and seems to have no power up hill but flat almost leave blackmark im 400lbs is that the reason
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