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#13468 - 09/05/02 06:26 AM Batteries  
George Corron  Offline
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Guys,
Some time back, a question arose regarding sitting batteries on concrete. I knew the manufacturers say this is no longer a problem, but stayed out of the fray because I did not have time to find my reference. This is from the Yuasa web site:


I was told by some old timers that if you leave a battery on the ground or a concrete floor it will ruin the battery. Is this true?

That is something a lot of "old timers" say. The reason they say that is in the "olden days" vehicle starting batteries used to be made with a hard rubber container. This hard rubber would eventually get mini cracks and become porous. So, when placing a battery on the ground or concrete, the battery would discharge through the ground or wet concrete. Nowadays, containers are made from a solid plastic that does not allow any current to flow through it, so the batteries do not discharge, even if they sit in a few inches of water. That is why you will not find your battery having trouble from sitting on the ground or concrete.


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#13469 - 09/05/02 06:52 AM Re: Batteries  
sparky  Offline
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very interesting George.
It now makes sense that this is advice from before the age of plastics



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