Fuuzy plates in battery.....?? truck batttery not solar but related??

westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,114 ✭✭✭✭
I remember reading a while back about fuzzy or mossy plates a while back ... but never thought I would see it in real life. Pickup would not start after sitting for 3 days since last run.. 80% SoC and 12.6V so I charged it for 15 minutes at 15A and off we went.
Later investigation showed electrolyte still above all plates and a fuzzy coating in one cell in the middle of the 6 cells...??? that 1 cell had lowered level compared to others.

Motomaster Eliminator (Canadian Tire) Battery in service April/ 13. Has a 3 year replacement warranty. I think I am going to take it back...

Comments as to cause or just manufacturing defect??

ADD: Left cell fuzzy, center and right OK, I think...

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KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
West Chilcotin, BC, Canada

Comments

  • Blackcherry04Blackcherry04 Solar Expert Posts: 2,490 ✭✭✭
    Re: Fuuzy plates in battery.....?? truck batttery not solar but related??

    Sulfate, not a doubt. Take something plastic and see how hard it is. Sometimes a EQ will knock it off, sometimes it won't.
  • CDN_VTCDN_VT Solar Expert Posts: 492 ✭✭✭
    Re: Fuuzy plates in battery.....?? truck batttery not solar but related??

    Crap tube battery = cheap junk , visit Lordco & buy an AC delco black bottom case. PM truck & info & ill get ya the series type .

    Crap tube,auto zone,pep boyz, and many others sell bottom brand & hope on you losing the warranty .
    Weigh your crap tube batt against a AC delco .

    VT
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