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Battery is leaking acid

Battery acid is very corrosive and can cause serious damage damage to its surroundings.

Flooded batteries should always be kept in an upright position to prevent acid leaking through the filling ports or, in the case of a closed battery, through the vent. VRLA batteries do not contain free acid, so they can easily be installed in a tilted position. If a battery is leaking along the lid without signs of external damage, a manufacturing defect must be assumed in the sealing of lid and container.

Acid may also find its way through the terminal seal. The professional term for this phenomenon is seepage.

Finally there is acid that spilling through the filling caps. This is the result of the too high electrolyte level being too high. It is often forgotten that batteries must first be charged and topped up afterwards! P>