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Author Topic: Don't I feel dumb - frozen batteries  (Read 619 times)
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« on: January 24, 2013, 12:19:32 PM »

I went out to put a charge on my house batteries and found them all frozen.  There must have been some tiny draw that discharged them over the six weeks since I was out there last, to the point where they could freeze in our record low temps we are having.  What a PITA.  Four 235 AH golf cart batteries only 2 years old.  I left them in the bus for convenience, and while I took off the main loads there must be something still on, maybe the fridge computer.  Oh well...  I am thawing them, but I don't hold out much hope.

Brian
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 12:30:43 PM »

I had to do a double take.... I thought it was a Belfert post!  Roll Eyes Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 12:59:56 PM »

Nope, Dallas. It wasn't his door that froze shut. And his batteries didn't freeze from running the heater in there Grin Cheesy Grin Sorry Belfert.

I feel for you Brian. That is too bad.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 02:15:41 PM »

My starting and house batteries are all happily being charged by three stage chargers.  No frozen batteries here.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 04:02:15 PM »

I left the master switch on and had an aircraft batt freeze solid once. Took it out, thawed it on a radiator and it worked just fine.
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