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Karl Trepka
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Hi

I have always liked appropriate technologies that are accessible to everyday people (eg ram pump) so when i found this resource i knew i had to try it for myself.

I will not be able to start testing for a few months but I will add links as i find them and give time for people to find the thread and comment.

If anyone has a good source of batteries please share and eventually we may get a small group reviewing together.

The general concept/theory is that sulfuric acid is NOT the only electrolyte you can use with lead.......yes there are trade offs and attention to detail is required but battery life span and dollar benefits are potentially huge.

JUMP TO ABOUT 25 MINUTES INTO VIDEO TO GET TO RELEVANT PART




Virtually the only guy that has done his own testing

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjZo8_8hfvSAhXLq1QKHalvDlIQFggjMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rainingspiritdojo.com.au%2Fdownloads%2Falternativeleadacidsulphates-overview-dominichawkins-v1.4.pdf&usg=AFQjCNE3e3IDWlAAVzXXuxlCTuLrj6DuVg&sig2=2K9M0cotNUHrvujs1QxQsg


This proceedure looks as described in above links.......the number to cycles may be more before battery is at max ah




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Henri Lentonen
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i have been planning to test lye (wood ash water extract) as electrolyte.

when you recharge lead battery which uses sulfuric acid as electrolyte: the sulfuric acid will form gas, which is kind of dangerous.

so you shouldnt store lead battery inside in the same room, where people live.

 
Karl Trepka
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Hi

Lye https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lye .....it may be Potassium hydroxide?..........where did you hear of using this?

I understand hydrogen is the gas giving off when charging......not toxic but flammable!

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Henri Lentonen
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I didnt hear it, I just had idea of testing it but have only sealed lead battery so cannot test it..

If hydroxide is formed, good thing: just apply hydrocen fuel cell, and make electricity, when you use electricity.

"I herd you like electricity, so I made a device so you can make electricity when you use electricity." Haha!
 
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