Yes, just how much of battery water and acid should I mix into my car lead-acid battery after discovering a drop in the fluid level?
The amount of water and acid that you should mix into your car lead-acid battery depends on the specific type of battery and the manufacturer’s instructions.
In general, it is important to use distilled water, often called battery water, to avoid contamination and to add the correct amount of acid to the battery. In Zambia battery water is very much available almost in every local auto shop.
For most lead-acid car batteries, you should add water to the battery until the water level is just below the bottom of the fill well. You should not overfill the battery with water, as this can cause damage and leakage. Usually 1mm above the edge of the cells will suffice.
As for the acid, the amount and type of acid to be added to a lead-acid battery depends on the specific battery you have. Typically, lead-acid batteries are filled with sulfuric acid, and the concentration of acid in the electrolyte solution is typically between 32% and 36%. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding acid to your battery, as different batteries may have different requirements.
It is also important to make sure that the battery is charged before adding water or acid. This is to prevent the acid from being too concentrated and damaging the battery.
It’s important to keep in mind that working with batteries can be dangerous, always wear safety gear such as gloves, goggles, and mask, and if you’re not comfortable doing this, it’s best to seek professional help.