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Old November 8th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone here opened a so called sealer battery and added water? I have a weak YUASA YTX20LBS, it states it sealed, but it easily opened. When opened is appears to be the same as a simple lead acid battery and low on acid. I need a new one anyway, so I added water and it appears to be taking a trickle charge ( I haven't left it alone on the charger). Wondering if anyone has had sucess with this. I bought this sled used, I rarely have a battery issues because I keep them full, charged, and stored off season.

I hate to relace it if it's only low and in need of a charge. The cell cover looks like a great improvement for the manufacturing process.

75 bucks for a new one at Walmart.

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it is just a lead acid battery...but I hope you didnt use tap water...the minerals and other substances in the tap water will collect on the plates and kill the battery...basically, they will cause an open circuit...
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it is just a lead acid battery...but I hope you didnt use tap water...the minerals and other substances in the tap water will collect on the plates and kill the battery...basically, they will cause an open circuit...
I use distilled, same as I do for all my deep cycles, ATV, Motorcycle. I just replaced a battery on a 1994 ATV. I take care of batteries. Clean and store them in off seasons, and pull scheduled maintance on them. I have space in garage set-up just for batteries. This is my first "sealed" battery, other than for may cars.

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Old November 12th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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I use distilled, same as I do for all my deep cycles, ATV, Motorcycle. I just replaced a battery on a 1994 ATV. I take care of batteries. Clean and store them in off seasons, and pull scheduled maintance on them. I have space in garage set-up just for batteries. This is my first "sealed" battery, other than for may cars.

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Care to elaborate on this? What is it - do you have like a mass trickle charge station? Curious because I do the same thing as you, wondering how you're doing it.....
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It's like maintence free U-joints.
They delete the access point so you will buy a new one instead of maintain it.
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