Saturday, January 05th, 2008 | Author:

Richard also made this point in his video. You should never wipe your batteries down with some kind of neutralizing agent like baking soda. If sulfur can work its way out of the battery in the form of corrosion, then the neutralizing agent can work its way in. This of course would not be good. Simply use water and a rag to clean the tops of your batteries and avoid any chance of accidentally neutralizing your batteries. Of all the components and manufacturing processes involved with renewable energy systems, batteries are appropriately considered to be the most environmentally offensive. This could be the main reason to do the best you can to take care of them, to make them last as long as possible, but the fact that batteries are really expensive just helps to drive that point home.

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