Renewing 6 Volt Batteries

The one thing that one can say is ironic when it comes to batteries is the fact that when its life has ended, it makes us just sad. Then we think of all the trouble we have to go to and how far we have to go to get another one. It’s actually not at all a nuisance to get a new one; just us making things seem harder than they actually are.

In today’s time, there is no need for us to throw away the battery as there are many ways to recharge a battery when its intended life usage has ended. There are those batteries that are made in a rechargeable mode so that they can be recharged when the battery life ends. These are small capacity batteries we are talking about. Other batteries, the huge ones, have a bigger life consistency. They last for a long period of time, which makes us happy. But, when it’s dead it just irritates the life out of us.

In order for your six-volt battery to last longer, you need to monitor its usage and the number of charging for the battery. It is extremely important to know where to keep and store the battery. If your battery is not charged for a long period of months, it can lose its permanent charge while the Sulphuric acid might built-up on the battery internal lead plates thus blocking its flow. Below are some tips on how to renew 6 Volt batteries.

What you need:

  1. Safety goggles
  2. Rubber gloves
  3. Large glass container
  4. Epsom salts
  5. Distilled water
  6. Easy pour container
  7. Funnel
  8. Disposable container
  9. Battery charger

6 Volt Batteries


  1. Wear safety goggles and rubber gloves for protection. Always choose a well ventilated area with non-corrosive surface and also keep it away from all open flames.
  2. Then, remove the battery plastic cell caps on top of it. Drain all of its acid and water solution into a large glass container.
  3. Next, mix eight ounces of Epsom salts for every quart of distilled water used in a container until it dissolves completely.
  4. Place a funnel into one of the battery’s cells, pour the Epsom salt mixture into each of the cells before shaking the battery in order for the Epsom salt mixture to move all around the inside of the battery. Then, drain the mixture into a disposable container and repeat the same process two or three times.
  5. Next, insert the funnel back into its cells, replace the acid and water mixture from your glass container back into the battery cells. You should also replace its cell covers.
  6. Finally, attach the battery to its charger and charge it according to its manufacturer’s directions.

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Additional Reading:

The 12-Volt Bible for Boats

Electronics Explained: The New Systems Approach to Learning Electronics