How Do I Recover A Sealed Lead Acid Battery?

   

Recover a Sealed Lead Acid Battery With A Few Easy Steps.

In the old days, ( not that I am old or anything like that, but I read a lot), lead acid car and motorcycle batteries had simple caps on each cell. This meant that as a car owner you needed to ensure that the battery level and charge was being maintained or risk being stranded somewhere with a car that cannot start.

To answer the call of how to deal with an increasingly inexperienced consumer ( stupid, I did not say that), manufacturers developed the sealed battery. That way drivers never have to worry about battery maintenance and a battery with a weak charge can just be replaced with new. A win-win situation if I ever saw one.

Unsealing a sealed lead acid battery

Unsealing a sealed lead acid battery

Well lets look under the hood and under the cover of a sealed lead acid battery and see what it takes to bring it back to life short of buying a new one. It is pretty easy, even I can do this.

How to recover a sealed lead acid battery

Carefully prying the cover off the sealed lead acid battery

Carefully prying the cover off the sealed lead acid battery

 

Popping the caps on each cell of the lead acid battery

Popping the caps on each cell of the lead acid battery