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KBA: TROJAN T-105 FLOODED BATTERY WATERING

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*Please visit Trojan's Battery Maintenance Page for more details at: http://www.trojanbattery.com/tech-support/battery-maintenance/

 

Watering

FLOODED BATTERIES ONLY

 

Flooded batteries need water.

 

More importantly, watering must be done at the right time and in the right amount or the battery’s performance and longevity suffers.

 

Water should always be added after fully charging the battery. Prior to charging, there should be enough water to cover the plates. If the battery has been discharged (partially or fully), the water level should also be above the plates. Keeping the water at the correct level after a full charge will prevent having to worry about the water level at a different state of charge.

 

Depending on the local climate, charging methods, application, etc., Trojan recommends that batteries be checked once a month until you get a feel for how often your batteries are need watering.

 

 

 

Important Things to Remember

 

Do not let the plates get exposed to air. This will damage (corrode) the plates.

Do not fill the water level in the filling well to the cap. This most likely will cause the battery to overflow acid, consequently losing capacity and causing a corrosive mess.

Do not use water with a high mineral content. Use distilled or deionized water only.

CAUTION: The electrolyte is a solution of acid and water so skin contact should be avoided.

 

 

 

Step-By-Step Watering Procedure

 

Open the vent caps and look inside the fill wells.

Check electrolyte level; the minimum level is at the top of the plates.

If necessary add just enough water to cover the plates at this time.

Put batteries on a complete charge before adding any additional water (refer to the Charging section).

Once charging is completed, open the vent caps and look inside the fill wells.

Add water until the electrolyte level is 1/8″ below the bottom of the fill well.

A piece of rubber can be used safely as a dipstick to help determine this level.

Clean, replace, and tighten all vent caps.

WARNING: Never add acid to a battery.

 

Watering Diagram

Flooded batteries need water.

 

But more importantly, watering must be done at the right time and in the right amount or the battery’s performance and longevity suffers.

 

 

 

General Watering Instructions:

 

Add water, never acid, to cells (distilled water recommended)

DO NOT OVERWATER

For fully charged standard deep-cycle batteries, add water to the level of 1/8 below bottom of vent well (see diagram A below)

For fully charged Plus Series batteries, add water to the maximum water level indicator (see diagram B below)

If the batteries are discharged, only add water if the plates are exposed. Add just enough water to cover the plates, then charge the batteries. Once fully charged, add water to the proper level indicated above

After watering, secure vent caps on batteries

Diagram A

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*Add water to 0.125″ below bottom of the vent well.

 

Diagram B

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*Add water to the maximum water level indicator.

 

 

 

Please visit Trojan's Battery Maintenance Page for more information at: http://www.trojanbattery.com/tech-support/battery-maintenance/

 

 

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Jason Essary


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Oliver Travel Trailer Sales, Inc.


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