Don’t add more water than required
If you’re a conscientious owner and frequently check the levels of electrolyte in the battery, and up it, you should make notes of just once you do that, and check how long is usually required with your personal pattern of use before you have to water your battery .
Please be careful not to add more distilled water than I’ve advocated and to not allow the level of liquid to rise to more than half an inch below the well of this vent. This is because the level of liquid within the cell could rise during battery operation, and if it does, it could well leak out of the battery – and remember that the liquid is corrosive and may cause damage if it occurs to leak.
Add just enough distilled water so that the level of the liquid rises to approximately half an inch under the well of the port of the mobile.
Regular tests of your battery
Charge the battery to the highest extent and then detach the battery in the charger, and start the caps to every cell. You ought to be aware this liquid can be quite corrosive, and that you ought to do this checking like a strip of rubber, with something non-reactive.
Increasing the amount of liquid from the battery is called watering, and can be best done with the battery at full cost.
This can be useful in preventing maintenance issues with the battery.
Likewise, you can’t add sulfuric acid, as this could alter the specific density of the electrolyte inside the cell. So, distilled water it is.
If you do so you will find your battery’s capacity badly diminished, so the best policy is really to prevent spills to the top of your ability.
By way of example, if you know you need to top up your battery life every fifteen days or so, you will not be as likely to miss that date. As a rule of thumb, watering has to be performed more frequently when you’re working in a hot climate. Similarly, if you’re placing the battery to usage that is heavy, you will realize that the electrolyte from the battery becomes depleted that much quicker.
Should you find that the level of liquid has dropped to a considerable extent, you will need to top this up. This can be done with distilled water. You cannot use anything but distilled water to top up the amount of liquid in cells. You must not use water, as it’s a high mineral content, and this may result in problems with your battery or even damage it.
If your car or truck uses lead-acid batteries and many vehicles do – you will need to be very careful that the level of liquid inside the battery doesn’t fall too much.