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Offline bevans6

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Don't I feel dumb - frozen batteries
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:19:32 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.

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Offline Just Dallas

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Re: Don't I feel dumb - frozen batteries
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 08:30:43 PM »
I had to do a double take.... I thought it was a Belfert post!  ::) ;D :D
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Offline John316

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Re: Don't I feel dumb - frozen batteries
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 08:59:56 PM »
Nope, Dallas. It wasn't his door that froze shut. And his batteries didn't freeze from running the heater in there ;D :D ;D Sorry Belfert.

I feel for you Brian. That is too bad.

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Re: Don't I feel dumb - frozen batteries
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 10:15:41 PM »
My starting and house batteries are all happily being charged by three stage chargers.  No frozen batteries here.
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Re: Don't I feel dumb - frozen batteries
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 12:02:15 AM »
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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