Adding water to a battery can be tiring, tedious, and sometimes dangerous. However, using the right tool - battery filler - you can make the exercise more enjoyable, less tedious, and of course eliminate the danger of getting into contact with corrosive acid.
Posted May 5,2018 in Other.
Deep cycle batteries are the most common types of batteries in use today. They are cheaper and more suitable for industrial and personal use. If you have worked in the solar energy sector, you will find arrays of them storing electric charge generated from the PV module. You will also find stacks of them underneath the golf cart seat. Without even going very far, if you open the hood of your car, I can bet that you will find a deep cycle battery which stores electrical energy used to start your car and power electrical components. Clearly, deep cycle batteries are quite common in our day to day lives.
In order to keep your battery working optimally and also extend its lifespan, you need to religiously perform regular maintenance. One of the things you should always remember to check is the battery electrolyte level. Because of the electrolysis process, vented lead-acid batteries or rather the deep cycle batteries tend to lose water in gaseous state. Over time, the electrolyte level goes down and if it is not checked it could go below the plates exposing them to irreversible damage. Therefore, always have a few liters of battery water with you when performing routine maintenance on vented flooded type batteries.
On the other hand, you also need a very handy little tool called a battery filler to help you add water to battery cells through the vents more efficiently without spilling or overfilling. A battery water filler employs the principle of air pressure to fill water to batteries to the correct level without overfilling. An overfilled battery can be dangerous especially when the batteries start bubbling during overcharge or equalization stage when electrolyte tends to overflow. Failure to use a battery filler also means that you have to keep checking the level of electrolyte after adding a few ounces to avoid overfilling. This can be very tedious and tiring especially if you have more than a couple of batteries to service.
Get yourself a battery water filler to make the exercise of adding water to batteries more enjoyable and less tiring.