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Old 04-09-2014, 10:09 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by beemerphile1 View Post
If you are going to be handling a battery daily you may want to spend some extra $$ and get an AGM battery. The acid in a typical flooded battery will put holes in your clothes.
Hmmmm... Acid inside a battery is of no concern. If you have acid outside the battery it usually indicates that the battery is being boiled over and that should be addressed.

Rather than the substantial expense of an AGM battery, an enclosed battery case with external terminals like this one:
Marine Smart Box Battery Case

Might provide an easy answer and keep the car clean as well.
BTW: These are available directly from Richardson's RV in Riverside if anyone is local to them.

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Old 04-09-2014, 11:10 AM   #16
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I have thought about this very thing. I have a pickup truck so carrying the battery in the back is not an issue, and I have handled enough batteries to know to keep the acid off of me (although it still sometimes finds a way to eat chlothes). My idea for charging was to take a spare 7 pin connector and rig it up with a couple of alligator clips to attach to the battery while mobile charging. I like the solar idea better though. We all need to be "going" solar anyway!

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