Battery terminal corrosion kills solar input.

Another fine video of 12v preventive maintenance. Charge controller wasn't getting a good contact to the battery causing a drop in charging output. Baking po...

Comment by Johann on August 15, 2013 at 4:33pm

Baking powder and baking soda are 2 different things. Baking soda is what you want to clean or neutralize battery acids, not baking powder.

I tried many brands of battery post corrosion protectors, but Vaseline or  automotive grease was the best I found so far.

Comment by Tom95076 on August 16, 2013 at 10:17pm
Thanks I wasn't sure what to use. As you can see it works but not as well as you might have seen with baking power.
Comment by Johann on August 17, 2013 at 4:29pm

My friends dad had a trucking company and those mechanics used to use baking soda and vinegar. They would mix it together which will bubble up like a volcano in a kids experimental set, and while still bubbling they would pour it over the corroded terminals and they would put the battery cables ends into the mix also.

The company I work for is keeping baking soda ''arm and hammer'' by the big boxes as emergency kits to neutralize battery acids since they use a lot of battery powered lifts and riding pallet jacks.

This is good to keep around if you have batteries, but be aware not to get baking soda inside the battery cells where the battery acid is, since it may neutralize the battery acid inside the battery and that would destroy the battery.

Comment by Tom95076 on August 18, 2013 at 3:28am

Vinegar!  That makes way more sense now that I think about it.  Thanks for comments and I will give it a try next time.

Comment

You need to be a member of Do It Yourself Solar Energy Forum to add comments!

Join Do It Yourself Solar Energy Forum

© 2014   Created by Renewable Ray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service