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Problems with a motor cycle battery!

  1. Oct 16, 2008 #1
    Apologies in advance if this is not an academic enough question for you,
    I have a lawn mower that needs a motorcycle battery to start it.
    The battery has to sit flat on its side.
    The battery I have bought has a vent on the side and when I leave it on its side the battery acid leaks out.(Not good)
    I am guessing that I need a sealed gel type battery if it needs to sit on side rather than one I fill up with electrolyte...or should I be able to use my refillable battery on its side?
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  3. Oct 16, 2008 #2


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    You want a sealed/gel battery
    Even if you fixed the vent, the plates inside a liquid battery are designed to have the liquid in the bottom.
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