The same myth as that little Jewish girl 2000 years ago
Originally Posted by W2ILP
I don't know how it happened
That's right,the process is called sulfation. It occurs when a battery is not continuously charged.The electrolyte is sulfuric acid,it destroys the plates of the battery. As an automotive parts clerk,we would see this happening to snowplough operators when they finished their operations after the winter,they would then start a refit after a hard winters work and replace everything including the battery.The vehicle would then sit in the yard from April to November and if not started or used,the new battery would fail on the first snowfall when the vehicle was needed. If this happens,the warranty is void.
Originally Posted by K8MHZ
The concrete floor myth comes from the early days of the auto industry when batteries were made from pitch,a tar like substance and most garage floors being concrete,the pitch would spring a leak due to the weight of the battery or if the case were damaged from an impact. This fact was explained to us by an EXIDE BATTERY Corp.representative at a product seminar many years ago. Also,a battery,if kept charged will not freeze,despite how cold the outside temperature.
73,hope this helps