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hpr2773 :: Lead/Acid Battery Maintenance and Calcium Charge Voltage

Discussion on installing new Calcium battery into older vehicle and resulting maintenance issues.

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Hosted by Floyd C Poynter on 2019-03-20 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
automotive, battery, maintenance, charger. 2.
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Duration: 00:31:09


Although Lead/Acid batteries are old tech, the use of Calcium as an alloy metal has been a more modern development. Unfortunately many people do not realize this causes an incompatibility with older vehicles due to charging voltage. This episode discusses the use of smart chargers for long term battery maintenance.


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-03-20 08:31:41 by tuturto

Good to know

This is sure to come handy. We're driving only short distances with car and while it hasn't yet damaged the battery, I suspect it will eventually do that. I'll have a look at the type of the battery and see if smart charger would be a good idea. Thanks for the information, I wouldn't have learned this otherwise I think.

Comment #2 posted on 2019-03-20 23:47:36 by Nybill

Good Info

Nice job, man. I never knew about the different charging levels for different types of vehicle batteries. I always just bought one that fit, and threw it in.

I'll be more careful next time.

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