Autozone Duralast Batteries

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Re: Autozone Duralast Batteries

Post by RussellK » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:53 am

Would a battey tender hooked to the battery under the rear seat of a Beetle create enough hydrogen gas to be cause for concern?

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Re: Autozone Duralast Batteries

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:32 pm

RussellK wrote:Would a battey tender hooked to the battery under the rear seat of a Beetle create enough hydrogen gas to be cause for concern?
Hydrogen gas primarily gets generated at full charge *with a charger still pumping in electrons*. Just do a top-off charge with car windows open at first day of storage. Then disconnect the negative terminal and let it sit. Charge 24 hours at 2 amps before you need to use it.

I do not even bother with that in the crusty old barn. My cars have held battery charges all winter for years, just by disconnecting the negative terminal. This does depend on a full charge at start of storage period.
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Re: Autozone Duralast Batteries

Post by bradleygt » Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:02 pm

acid washed style!
an ounce of prevention is waaay more than a pound of cure

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