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Old 03-22-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Battery Watering Systems

Has anyone installed a battery watering system, similar to the Qwik-Fill Dual 12 Volt battery watering system? On our Airstream, with the battery cables attached, it is fairly difficult to get water into the cells. This system seems to make it much more convenient. I assume there are other types as well.
Just wondering if anyone has used them and if they work as well as the write-up indicates.
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As you indicate, the battery cables usually present a clear access problem. I find it easier to remove the batteries about every 7-9 months, test, clean the batteries and the compartment, rotate the batteries (the one nearest the positive will always receive the greater charge and require more distilled water) and remount after cleaning all terminals and applying dielectric grease. Record the test results in your book for future reference.

After doing this preventive maintenance procedure regularly you will not have any worries about your batteries.


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On our Airstream, with the battery cables attached, it is fairly difficult to get water into the cells.
A turkey baster works reasonably well for adding water to batteries. Or a "Cajun injector" syringe.
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I use one of those sport drink bottles with the squirt type cap. Also good for adding oil to the lawn mower and other small engines. Sal
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When the batteries are replaced, go to AGM's. No maintenance required...
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On the post about AGM's, do you have to change battery charging systems when you switch?
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