From this video, anyone can learn how to breathe life back into a dead 12V battery. Knowledge like this will surely come in handy in critical situations when supplies are low and 12V batteries can't be easily purchased in a store. And let's not forget the amount of money that could be saved by using this technique vs. buying a new battery.
12V batteries are expensive to replace, costing upwards of $108 or more. A search on Amazon will confirm this. Why not save yourself some money and restore that bad battery for less than $5?
The steps are simple – anyone can do them!
- Remove the battery cell covers and drain all old battery acid.
- Neutralize any remaining acid in the battery cells by pouring a mixture of 8 oz. baking soda to 1 gallon of water into each cell container.
- Drain the baking soda solution and repeat step TWO to further neutralize any acid remaining in the cells.
- Rinse the baking soda solution from the battery with straight water.
- Concoct a solution of 8 oz alum (aluminum sulfate) with 1 gallon of water. Pour evenly into the battery cells, just above the plates. Replace cell covers.
- Charge for 24 hours with a basic 3-amp charger
Watch what happens when these simple steps are followed! Imagine the savings – both in money and in life – that this technique will bring!
Source: The Good Survivalist