Battery split please help :(

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  1. Andy1979

    Andy1979 Member
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    hi guy's

    As some of you may know yesterday was my first day and all went very well and today was even better until I got back home and went to put my leisure battery on charge. There was a little bit of wot looked like water on the top after lifting it out of my van I realised that it was acid. It looks like the sides of the battery have swollen and its split game over :( does anyone know how long a standard car battery will last I only have 3 house to do tomorrow but I am very worried that the battery is not going to last
     
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  2. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member
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    Wow. How old is you leisure battery? I wouln't expect it to split. Is it under warranty? Is it secured in van/car?

    As regard a normal car battery, it will easily do three house, but I would not recommend using a normal car battery on a regular basis.
     
  3. Andy1979

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    Thanks mate the battery is only 2 days old and was brand new of eBay :( it has been safely strapped down in the van not inspressed to make things worse it burnt my hand and has ruined my key for my van as I had it in my hand and got acid all over it not a good end to the day mate.
     
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    Barney Well-Known Member
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    I would try and get some redress from ebay mate. Obviously faulty battery. (was it a cheap branded one).
     
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    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    3 houses will be ok mate, i have run mine off cig lighter socket before when caught short with battery life
     
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    If you're anywhere near Nottingham I can loan you a spare leisure battery to keep you going whilst you get sorted.
     
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    Thanks guys for all your help and green that was a very kind offer but I am all sorted now thanks mate :) it turns out there was two transit screws in the battery that should have been removed before I fitted it. This is the first battery I have ever brought and didn't know that it had transit screws in :(
     
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    Never heard of them either.. What are they supposed to do?
     
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