answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-10-01 16:49:25
Battery Storage - On Concrete or Not?

I have been hearing this argument for over 60 years, and have never seen a legitimate, professional answer.

As a result, I have tried it both ways, and have come to my own conclusions:

  • First, a worn out battery or one in bad condition will usually fail during storage regardless of whether on concrete or not.
  • Short term storage [a few days to a week or two] on a concrete slab does not adversely effect an auto battery, IF it is not properly charged when placed storage.
  • Even short term storage of a battery on concrete, IF NOT fully charged will result in the battery rapidly loosing all charge. If only for a few days, the battery can successfully be recharged. If for a longer period, it may never accept and hold a charge again.
  • Even on concrete for long periods, IF a battery is fully charged when stored, AND KEPT on a "trickle" charger at all times, the battery will last for months, or even years.

The system I have adopted after years of personal experience is to:

  • Fully charge the battery before storage.
  • Place the battery on 2x4 blocks.
  • Keep the battery on a good trickle charger.

This has worked well for me. Good luck.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What size battery does it take to run a Mercury 85 hp outboard motor?

Mercury wants you to install a battery with at least 525 marine cranking amps if you boat in the summer, and 1000 marine cranking amps for winter boaters.


Will putting car a battery on concrete kill the battery?

No. This myth comes from two places. One, the cold of the concrete ruins the batteries storage ability. If that was true every battery would need replaced after every cold winter night. Two, the electricity leaks out of the battery because the concrete provides completed circuit. If that was true then why are batteries stored on metal shelves at part stores and car dealerships. Steel is a much better conductor than concrete.


How do concrete gaps keep the concrete from cracking during the winter?

During winter when the concrete contracts/shrinks and there is no gap, then it will crack from the surface. So gaps are left in concrete such that it can shrink to a safe limit without cracking it.


When do marine animals migrate?

in the winter


Does concrete expand in the winter or summer?

It expands in the summer and contracts in the winter.


How do I keep my lawn tractor battery from going dead each winter?

Remove it from the tractor and store it in a non-freezing location on dry wood boards. Do NOT store it on the concrete floor.


Who is winter the dolphin?

winter the dolphin is a bottlenose dolphin in clearwater marine aquarium in florida


Why do your feet feel cold when they are exposed to a concrete floor in winter?

aaah! bcoz it's concrete!


What is the difference between marine and continental climate?

A marine climate will generally be cooler in summer and milder in winter and a continental climate will be hotter in summer and colder in winter.


What is the difference between marine climate and continental climate?

a marine climate will generally be cooler in summer and milder in winter and a continental climate will be hotter in summer and colder in winter


What is the name of the aquarium that Winter the dolphin is in?

Winter the dolphin is at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida,


Do you leave your battery tender charger on your motorcycle battery all winter?

no, I don't.


Is winter concrete or abstract?

The noun 'winter' is an abstract noun, a word for a period of time, a word for a concept.


Is winter abstract noun or concrete noun?

abstract noun


Does winter live in new jersey?

No, Winter the dolphin is located at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This aquarium is based in Florida.


Why did winter the dolphin die?

she didn't she is safe at clearwater marine aquarum


What has the author Knut Winter written?

Knut Winter has written: 'Stahlbeton-Rechteckquerschnitte' -- subject(s): Reinforced concrete, Tables


Which is not a characteristics of marine west coast climates?

Strong winter rainfall maximum


How much does concrete cost per cubic yard in NY?

FOR WINTER MIX CONCRETE IN THE NYC AREA AS OF FEBRUARY 2012 THE COST FOR 3200 psi CONCRETE IS $114 PER CUBIC YARD


What is the seasonal temperature in marine biome?

warm waters in the summer cold waters in the winter


What seasons do the marine west coast have?

They have Summer, a short Fall, Winter, and Short Spring!


Where can you see winter the dolphin for real life?

The clearwater marine aquairium in clearwater fl.


Which climate has summers that are cool to warm with only slightly cooler temperatures in the winter?

marine


If you leave a battery in car for the winter and not turn it over will it kill the battery?

Not it it is a good battery. I suggest if you are going to let it set for an entire winter, disconnect the positive battery cable. It should be fine if it is a good battery that is fully charged. You might want to put a charger on it next spring just before trying to start the engine after you reconnect the positive cable.


Can you charge a battery by freezing the battery?

No. Freezing a battery will damage it. have you tested it? The worst environment for any battery is COLD. That is why there are so many problems with car batteries in the Winter. If the electrolyte in the battery freezes, it will usually expand and crack the battery case or distort the plates in the battery