battery acid

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by john B., Sep 21, 2009.

  1. john B.

    john B. New Member

    Can you change battery acid in a SLA type battery with out changing the container??

  2. safe

    safe Active Member

    I've had SLA's that were going bad and would noticeably overheat and were boiling off water from individual cells. I tried opening the sealed caps and manually adding some purified water, but I think that just reduced the acidic content and made things worse.

    As a general rule if the battery is having problems it's usually because of something significant going on that is not good.

    It might be possible to get into SLA's cells, but it's likely it won't help you much... (unless you have the correct acid and maybe an ability to measure the acidity to make sure you are getting it right)
  3. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    The plates are probably getting fried in an SLA. Theres probably no point in fussing with it.