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bobcouch

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Posted: 05/03/20 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

I was thinking the same thing. I guess he removed the caps and probed the water with his meter?


Exactly!


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I have revived batteries been dead 5 yrs and had them give good service.
Parallel it to another battery or just let the breaker go on and off and it will take off charging in a short time


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Is it toast: Most likely but.... Perhaps not.

I would recommend a different charger to bring it up for at least an hour someting in the 10-20 amp rannge Test hour by hour till it's up around 12 volts resting and your primary smart charger can handle it w/o shutdown.


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A battery dead for five years can be compared to a human

Heart stopped beating a minute ago
Administer vigorous CPR

Heart stopped beating 5 years ago.
Gimme a break. Even spending 3 months discharged ruins a battery. Yes they will light up a test light after twelve dollars worth of electricity is dummped into it. Even massive resusitative efforts will bring a relatively recent totally discharged battery to store some power if you are looking for dependability forget it. Autopsy it and you will find plate material sulfated to the grids or even missing. Trying to nursemaid a damaged battery is like trying out freeway speeds with a tire with a boot in it.

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Or hoist the remains atop a tower and start inserting electrodes.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Or hoist the remains atop a tower and start inserting electrodes.


A passing thunderstorm would also help this option ...
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