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Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery box

Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:14 pm

So as you know I've got a Super A1 now. The previous owner told me the battery froze and busted last winter. See pictures. So I plan on cleaning off paint with baking soda mix to neutralize the acid before putting the battery box back together.

My question: What are the chances this battery actually froze and busted and that there is not an electrical cause for this?
Thanks,
Joel

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Re: Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery b

Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:33 pm

Looks pretty much like my battery that froze and blew up .... so yeah, plausible.

Re: Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery b

Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:26 pm

If it froze it would have pushed the sides of the battery out, for a battery to freeze is will have to be dead, I expect it came from jumping with a 12 volt battery. JMO
Boss

Re: Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery b

Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:03 pm

I was just concerned the generator might be messed up or maybe something was wired backwards. Thanks!

Re: Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery b

Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:37 pm

Joel wrote:I was just concerned the generator might be messed up or maybe something was wired backwards. Thanks!


Either bad battery or not charging, I will bet on the later

Re: Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery b

Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:03 pm

About a year back I was charging the battery on my cub which was parked outside.
While it was charging I set to cutting a link out of a chain with an air powered cut off wheel.
Like I said I was outside in the open air and was also a few feet away from the cub.
As the sparks flew one reached close enough to the battery and BOOM!
:shock:
Holy #%*@...
I have a 12 gauge shotgun that's not near as loud as the that battery was when it blew. It made my ears ring for awhile.
The end result was a busted battery case that didn't look much worse than the one you have.
Makes me wonder if a similar incident didn't occur with the PO of your tractor.

Re: Battery / Electrical question & pictures of my battery b

Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:57 pm

If the battery is weak or discharged it will freeze. We all know water expands when it freezes!
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