- Sep 22, 2018
Just wondering if this is a Sealed or Standard car battery as need to know as my car battery charger has a switch with one side Sealed and the other side Standard.
I would say it was sealed, but check on manufacturers website. In the old days standard meant you could undo the caps and top up with distilled water, so in a garage workshop we would take the caps off when heavy charging batteries and you could see the water bubbling giving off gas, so when finished we would switch off and wait for the gas to disperse before disconnecting terminals to prevent explosions from the hydrogen gas?Just wondering if this is a Sealed or Standard car battery as need to know as my car battery charger has a switch with one side Sealed and the other side Standard.
I did find info from one selling site saying it was sealed when replying to the OPs other thread and I thought I replied as such.I looked up Varta B35 Blue and yes it looks like a sealed battery. Most modern/new car batteries are sealed these days.
544 401 042 | Varta AutomotiveVARTA® Blue Dynamic – reliable performance for medium power needs.www.varta-automotive.com
Neither of these say sealed. With regards to charger the sealed setting is safer for any battery.
Remember to keep your battery at least 50% charged. When it’s so discharged that it won’t start your car the damage has been done. Perhaps you should consider buying a cheap multimeter and keep an eye on your battery voltage in periods of low usage. Batteries will vary a bit but I would certainly try to keep it above 12.2 volts.Many thanks here for all your kind help and apologies for length of delay resonding back to you all as one does not have a regular internet connection. As for my car battery well on Friday 16th December 2022 the battery failed and took it out and charged it again on a sealed charge instead of the standard that I did the last time and it took between 3.5 to 4 hours to charge and put the battery back in Monday 19th December 2022. A friend came to mine on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 and took a multimeter reading before the car was started (a resting voltage is the correct name is one is correct) and in the photo is the reading so took the battery out and under my warrenty got a new battery (same make/model) and put back into the car. My biggest worry is even though a new battery is how long this one will last as the previous one was 11 months old when problems started. Massive thanks to you all here for your kind help.
depending on where you got it from, sometimes "brand new batteries" can have been sitting about on a shelf for years somewhere before they are eventually sold. The sort of places that sell them tend to have a lot of dust and dirt in the air so we think nothing of cleaning off the dust. But if they have sat around or worse been knocking around for a long time they can deteriorate badly.My biggest worry is even though a new battery is how long this one will last as the previous one was 11 months old when problems started. Massive thanks to you all here for your kind help.