Battery Acid for our particular batteries would be Sulphuirc Acid, 1 to 15 ratio to De-ionised water/distilled water.
I use a 80% sulphuric acid and can be readily obtained in 500ml bottles in Europe with out to many issues. So 500ml would make about 7.5 litres, (about 1.5 us gallons). ..... See pic of bottle in my Fume cabinet, with the label disappearing from just the fumes alone.
I think that this homemade battery topic may be raising false hopes regards getting batteries cheap, and now its getting technical and in the Dangerous Acid discussion area. Perhaps another more technical Forum may be better appointed. Depends on the Mods here?
Safety protection at all times.
PLEASE PLEASE remember, NEVER NEVER NEVER ADD water to the NEAT Sulphuric ACID solution.
ADD the Sulphiric Acid to the water very carefully and slowly, and let it disperse within the water. Even so when adding correctly in just one go, in one spot on the water, the solution gets very hot very quick, and spits and spatters.
Don't mess with neat sulphuric acid it does permanent damage to our fleshy bodies.
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question ... not related to making your own battery ... but what do people use sulphuric acid for , seeing as you can buy it in large volumes.Do people in Thailand have another use for it ?
Yes lead is toxic, but with all relevant precautions, the hazards can be reduced to near zero, the closest I've personally come to recycling batteries is replacing plates with manufactured plates, during my apprenticeship, before the molded case battery technology, am I dating myself?
@BjornM I would recommend making salt water batteries. Salt water batteries have much lower energy density compared to other energy storage solutions, but are dirt cheap to produce and are made of completely non-toxic materials - in fact you can safely eat the materials used in their construction and not be harmed. In addition to those benefits, they are very safe and resilient. You can discharge them very deeply daily, and the materials are not flammable and are safe to touch.Here is some information on salt water batteries that I gathered together from duckduckgo.com searches:https://www.wired.com/2011/04/battery-ocean-saltwater/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRzlgIAQI4Q http://www.solarpanelsplus.com/solar-battery/ https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Homemade-Battery <-- This one lists several battery types, it covers salt water.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vOuj_feM2s https://www.electronicproducts.com/Power_Products/Batteries_and_Fuel_Cells/How_salt_water_batteries_can_be_used_for_safe_clean_energy_storage.aspx https://offgridworld.com/3000-saltwater-battery-can-power-your-off-grid-home-for-10-years/ https://www.altestore.com/store/deep-cycle-batteries/saltwater-batteries-c1260/ Please reply with how construction goes, I am very interested in this endeavor myself.
Lead is toxic.