How to Add Acid a Motorcycle Battery
One of the most common questions we get asked is how to fill a new motorcycle or power sport battery with lead. Not all batteries come sealed and ready to go out of the box, a few require battery acid to be applied or added to the casing through spouts or vents located in the top of the battery. Shown below is a simple How To Fill A Battery video we made to show the best way to safely do it. Please feel free to leave a comment or give us a call if you have any questions at 1-877-775-4381.
Steps to fill battery with battery acid:
You will need to use safety glasses, rubber gloves, a hammer.
- Remove the battery from the box.
- Take the Battery Acid Pack out from the box.
- Prepare the battery by removing the foil seal.
- Carefully puncture through the pack with the battery itself.
- Let the acid drain and then sit for at least 15 minutes.
- Make sure the entire battery acid cartridge is drained into the battery unit.
- Remove the plastic pack.
- Take the plastic cap and put it over the battery carefully aligning the holes.
- Gently press down the cap until it fills in the holes.
- With ease, Take a hammer to the cap over each piece until the cap sits flush with the battery top.
- Charge the battery on a trickle charger if possible for some time (2-6 hours).
- Use the battery in its desired and correct application.
"Hello everyone, my name is Richard Price, I'm from a company called High-Tech Battery Solutions and today I'm going to show you how to fill your own AGM motorcycle battery that you purchased from us. This battery that we're filling today will be a UTZ10S-BS and there's going to be a few things you'll need first. First of which you'll need gloves, second will be a pair of glasses or safety glasses to help protect your eyes incase of battery acid. Let's take a look at the battery itself. The acid's going to come in a plain white box, let's go ahead and open that up, sealed in a plastic container. What you're going to do is remove the plastic wrap and the foiling on top of the battery. Okay so as you can probably guess is you're going to align the holes up with the holes on the battery, what it's going to do is actually puncture through the foil here that's going to pour the acid into the battery. The process could take some time to actually get into the battery from the container so allow it a few minutes at the very least. So just like that you can see the bubbles happening here. We're going to forward through during this part of the process but just make sure you're watching to hold this pack until its fully filled. Okay, once the acid is drained out of the acid pack and into the battery, then we can remove the acid pack from the top here and now we're going to go ahead and cap the battery, now its normal for this battery to feel a little warm right now cause the acid that we put in it was positively charged so its going to start charging the battery once it hits the plates so its going to create a little bit of heat there. Alright so you take your plastic caps, line em up at the top of the battery here, its going to require a little bit of pressure from you, you might want to put a little bit of weight behind it but you just get it started and start from one end and work your way over to the other. Once you've got them all started, I'd recommend using the hammer from this point on, you'll want them flush with the battery. It should be flush with the battery so the caps should be flush allowing you to run your thumb up and down it without feeling any ridges. When you hammer it in, you don't have to go crazy with it, just a few taps on each cap should push it down all the way. Once you're finished putting the cap on, its time to charge this battery, adding the battery acid may only get it to a half charge maybe less depending on the size so it's recommended that you hook it up to a charger, preferably a trickle charger."
Thanks for watching.