Monday, 8 September 2014

Battery Farming

Sometimes our windmill is going round with a good old blast of fresh air but the batteries don't want to give anything out so a bit of detective work shows us we have a dodgy battery
the battery fluid indicates no charge as the red band is below the water level

the dodgy one in the middle of the battery bank store is the one with the battery cap open

topping up the rest of the batteries with de-ionised water and also checking them with gauge

the fluid showing in the top up hole gets checked by the indicator gauge

 the gauge   --when the gauge instrument floats in the hole it shows the acidity level of the battery
disconnecting the dodgy battery
and by-passing it with a good submarine one

the negative is connected to a positive and vice versa joining the good "new" one to where the dodgy one is missed out!!