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Posted: 08/10/21 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

QCMan wrote:

The problem may be because deionized water was used in place of distilled water. They are not the same.


As a professional who actually deals with deionized and distilled water.... I would really like to discuss this.


Distilled water is water that is reconstituted from boiling water to remove everything but water.

Deionizing water is several mechanical and chemical processes which removes all but the water atoms.

They are virtually the same water in the end, just a different process to get it.

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Battery chargers come in assorted flavors.
Back in the old days it was a transformer and rectifiers nd it would indeed "Gas" a battery to **ll and back (Destroying it if left on too long)

There are battery tenders. 2 state that take a month to top it off but then switch to float mode

Smart chargers that do it much faster and then go to float (Took 24 hours to charge my house bank with one of 'em when the PD-9180 died

Then there are top end RV 3-stage jobsa 6-8 hours from half full to topped off and then float mode.

Or.. you might have a bad battery

A pair of battery testers (One is a load test I have a two meter plus dial load tester from Harbor Freight) and a coputerized test at the Auto or Battery store.. if it passes BOTH it's good. if it passes one it is likely ok If it fails both. toast.


Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


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