Adding water and knowing the importance of charging are crucial for extending the life of lead-acid batteries. Routine maintenance can increase performance and make your batteries last longer, which saves businesses a ton of money and reduce operating costs, in the long-run. Charging, watering, and doing an equalization charge should be done routinely.
Read the list below for more tips on extending your lead-acid battery’s life.
Check vent caps: Make sure your vent caps are properly sealed after watering to help prevent ignition of gases within the batteries.
Clean Terminals: Use baking soda and water solution to neutralize acid on corroded terminals, then use a wire brush to brush off the terminals.
Check Electrolyte Levels: Make sure a batteries electrolyte level is correct after each charge cycle.
Add Water: This is a very important step, flooded lead-acid batteries will always need water.
Equalization Charge: After a normal charge you must perform an equalization charge and once every 30 days during regular use.