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Unread 12-07-2013, 05:06 AM   #1
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Default HOT seasonal storage - parked in Arizona during summer months

2000-era 48v with new batteries & cables all around (about 3 months use): season 1: fitted cover, topped up batteries with distilled water, hooked up charger, stored from April-October -- min temperature in 60's, max in 120's. Batteries needed 2 GALLONS of distilled water after storage season, but worked fine. Lots of corrosive powder on terminals

Season 2: same drill, but accidentally left TOW/RUN switch in tow position, so no charger action. Same 2 GALLONS needed to top up, messy tops but batteries still work fine.

Neighbor tops his batteries with 2 oz of mineral oil to prevent evaporation. Claims he never has to top up with water afterwards. Popped up the seat and his battery tops are immaculate.

Have seen in RV forums that many folks add a little mineral oil (was common on railway & industrial batteries of a certain era) to control evaporation with good results.

Anyone care to share their experience?
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Unread 12-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: HOT seasonal storage - parked in Arizona during summer months

Never heard of this but if the oil stays on the surface it can't hurt much. I leave my cart in Arizona too for the summer but my house watcher maintains the charge and water levels for me. It's in my garage so it gets plenty hot in there in the summer. Mine charges fine in Tow position.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: HOT seasonal storage - parked in Arizona during summer months

My battery distributor told me this is a bad practice. Eventually the oil does mix with the water like salad dressing and gums up the plates making them less effective. I've never tried it. Just have somebody fill your batts mid way through the off season.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: HOT seasonal storage - parked in Arizona during summer months

I would leave the caps on the batteries and make sure the rubber seals are clean . This would prevent evaporation.
IMHO I think this would be a terrible idea.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: HOT seasonal storage - parked in Arizona during summer months

There is a product out there called "thermoil" for wet batts. I have tried it before, not very impressed. You cant tell where the oil stops, and the electrolyte begins. This will eventually result in the tops of the plates and seperators getting oiled. And, they still consume water. Overall, i dont think the oil idea is worth the risks.
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