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Re: [EVDL] (to Roland) Powdercoating corroding; arcing between batt. terminal and ba

Hello Bob,

I got my caps from Exide one time some time back. The Exide battery had a
locking turn lock built into them. Also the Trojan caps will fit some of
the batteries from different companies.

Go to the Battery Manufacture Web sites and click on the closes distributor
and give them a call.

Roland


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bath" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] (to Roland) Powdercoating corroding;arcing between batt.
terminal and battery rack


> Could you provide me with the specifics of where to
> obtain the product you describe? I'll need 18 x 4 =
> 72 of them.
> I'd gather you are _not_ referring to a normal single
> cap like the type that _used_ to be provided by
> Interstate.
> Appreciatively,
>
> --- Roland Wiench <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > Hello Bob,
> >
> > That's why I do not use the common type of battery
> > caps or even the single
> > type that are press on. They seem to leak acid all
> > the time. Replace them
> > with a locking type with a o-ring cap and now they
> > stay clean all the time
> > even at a 50 amp charge.
> >
> > I never tested out the power coat to see how acid
> > proof it is, but there is
> > some companies that make battery clamps that are
> > painted with a epoxy
> > coating, so that what I did, I painted my battery
> > boxes with the epoxy
> > coating that is apply on sinks, tubs and shower
> > stalls.
> >
> > This epoxy coating is a two part mix that comes in a
> > sink and tub recoating
> > kit I got from Home Depot. This stuff is real thick,
> > I thin it down with a
> > epoxy thinner to make it flow out better.
> >
> > Roland
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bob Bath" <[email protected]>
> > To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List"
> > <[email protected]>
> > Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 3:48 PM
> > Subject: [EVDL] Powdercoating corroding;arcing
> > between batt. terminal and
> > battery rack
> >
> >
> > > Unusual and frustrating issue:
> > >
> > > I'm gathering that acid vapor has deteriorated the
> > > powdercoating on my firewall battery rack
> > hold-down.
> > > That in turn, has made a white "mush" between the
> > > terminal and the rack. Although I've cleaned out
> > much
> > > of the mush, and used baking soda, followed by
> > NoCote,
> > > I'm still getting arcing on charge, and it appears
> > as
> > > though the top of the batteries have melted/burned
> > a
> > > bit.
> > >
> > > Seems to me that I need to
> > > 1) Pull off the hold down, and have the coating
> > > re-done.
> > > 2) <Possibly> Swap out the battery which has had
> > some
> > > burning around the terminals. (7 mos. old)
> > > 3) Hit it hard with the NoCote and/or the
> > absorbent
> > > yellow padding that absorbs acid vapors.
> > >
> > > Anyone else had this happen? I'm frustrated at
> > > puddling of acid around the battery tops, meaning
> > that
> > > the quick caps (all that US Battery is selling
> > right
> > > now) are indirectly responsible.
> > >
> > >
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