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Del Huebner    Posted 06-18-2021 at 14:28:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What is the best to add to a 6 volt battery? Drinking water, distilled water or what?

    Carl    Posted 06-20-2021 at 05:55:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In the old days they said to use rain water in the battery. Why don't you take the battery to a shop and have it tested first before just adding water especially if it has been setting idle for a long time without a float charger. An old battery might not be any good anyway. How are the cables?

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 06-18-2021 at 17:02:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I usually have 5-6 gallons around from the de-humidifier. I store it in old anti-freeze containers w/ a duct tape label.

    But the bigger question is........why are you adding water? What is the voltage output of your generator/alternator?

    Del Huebner    Posted 06-18-2021 at 19:25:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Bruce. Brought the battery home from my daughters 2N to charge it. Don't know the voltage output of the generator.

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 06-18-2021 at 20:41:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • No v/r on a 2N. So it's overcharging and boiling the battery.

    Dean    Posted 06-18-2021 at 15:26:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Distilled water.

    Del Huebner    Posted 06-18-2021 at 19:20:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Dean.

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