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I need help finding UNMIXED wet cell lead acid battery

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by james2562, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. james2562

    james2562 Kent Member

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    I have been looking around for a while for a lead acid (wet) battery that does not have the acid mixed in. I want to store the lead battery separate from the electrolyte. Then when the batteries are needed I can mix in the electrolyte and have power. Can any one point me in ht right direction?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Joshg

    Joshg Portland Member

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    Check with battery systems, interstate battery, and maybe enersys. I work with all 3 vendors and one of them should be able to help you out.

    I didn't realize you were in Kent, these are Portland vendors. If nothing else keep them in mind I guess.
  3. Cryobot

    Cryobot Portland Area Member

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    Search for dry charged batteries. Shelf life is around 18 months listed.
  4. james2562

    james2562 Kent Member

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    Thanks Cryobot. That is what I was looking for. For the benefit of all this is what my research yielded:

    Dry Charged Batteries
    Dry batteries are wet when manufactured. They fill them with electolyte, put them on massive charging racks, fully charge them, then drain, rinse and redrain. Then they are shipped as dry batteries.

    Shelf Life
    "rolls/surrette advertises a 5 year shelf life without loss of capacity, i have spoken with their engineering staff and they told me i could go to 10 years with only minimal loss of capacity. i have no idea what minimal is and they wouldn't say."

    "It can be stored for up to 18 months. When put into use, electrolyte and charging are required. Batteries of this type have a long shelf life."

    "Shelf life of a dry charge battery will vary, but may be kept for several years under ideal conditions. Store in a cool dry area. The positive plate has an unlimited shelf life. The negative plate will revert to lead oxide when in the presence of water and oxygen. If this should happen, the battery is not ruined, but activation will take considerably longer."

    My opinion is that for long term battery storage they are the ticket. Yes for maximum amp hours you should charge the batteries immediately. As with old and abused batteries you can charge them back to life in the shop but they will not perform as new. If I need to use the batteries a 50% reduction in capacity will not matter to me.

    Where to buy
    The Rolls website gave me some leads

    Then there is the China route