<VV> batteries shipped dry

jvhroberts at aol.com jvhroberts at aol.com
Thu Apr 1 07:24:30 EDT 2010

 Epsom Salts. Any drug store, et al. 


John Roberts


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank DuVal <corvairduval at cox.net>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Wed, Mar 31, 2010 10:28 pm
Subject: Re: <VV> batteries shipped dry

So where does one buy magnesium sulfate?

Frank DuVal

N2VZD at aol.com wrote:

>when you put the acid in a new battery (emphasize NEW!) , you need to hit  
>it fairly hard with a short medium to high current charge for a few minutes 
>,  not long enough to fry it , but burn oxidation from the plates. i do it 
>for  about 15 minutes at @45-55 amps , the battery feels warm to the touch. 
>then i  add @ 1 teaspoon of magnesium sulfate to each cell and trickle charge 
>it for a  few hours. after an old time battery builder told me that one , i 
>got long life  out any dry one i had to buy.  i warm up any new one i buy 
>now. but not hot  enough to warp the plates....
>regards, tim colson 
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