Electrolyte, Hydrometers and Specific Gravity – The March Blog

After conducting quite a few training courses and seminars over my career, I’ve found more than several battery-related maintenance topics that are frequently misunderstood. I like to communicate information I think will be useful to the battery user community. I hope you enjoy this month’s Blog. This month I will discuss a subject that can be confusing for those performing maintenance of vented lead-acid (VLA) stationary batteries. I’ll be discussing electrolyte, specific gravity, and its measurement. First, a few definitions. Electrolyte - as defined in IEEE 1881-2016, IEEE Standard Glossary of Stationary Battery Terminology is “An aqueous or nonaqueous medium that provides the ion- transp

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