[Solec 12V4Ah]_i need some gas man.

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[Solec 12V4Ah]_i need some gas man.

Remember when everything was Big! Anyways I have an old 12v lead acid battery from a big old spot light. The spotlights basically a hand held car headlight cool. I had lots of fun with it and It's been in storage for a few years. I'd like to revive the batt if possible. Can I still bring the battery back?

 

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What’s the current voltage?

If around 0V I think you’re out of luck. I’ve tried it with a couple of small gel Pb moped batteries with no luck..

Is it sealed? If not, you can top it up with distilled water and try recharging it with 14V.

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Yeah I afraid it’s dry. Like in 0v dry. Beer
I do have some distilled water. I’m gonna check it out later.

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if it’s dry there’s likely no coming back from that. No question you will have severe capacity loss and it probably won’t hold voltage well under a large load. try shaking it can you hear stuff moving around? usually you can hear the matting broken up inside there. A good sign of a dry, dead battery. I would say it isn’t worth it personally. But, any automatic charger isn’t going to charge that. I know the NOCO genius chargers have a manual setting. Forcing a charge upon the battery. Just don’t let the alligator clips touch or you will be needing a new auto fuse.

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Yeah I just looked and it’s dry! Crying I’m gonna try and save it!

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no amount of water is going to take away the sulfation.

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Sounds like a prime candidate for a Lion upgrade

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A replacement battery is $10-20 on Amazon – search for “Solex sb1240 replacement”. Looks like most of the replacements are rated 5Ah.

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Hey, I have a similar light:

Battery was dry. Replaced with something found in a scrap yard.

Light is pathetic – 800 low / 3300 high (lumens).

Kept it for future mod… If I win at the lottery then a 14,000 lumen StratusLeds module with some pulled Makita power packs (VTC3s).

Edit: tested luminosity and corrected Makita pulls.

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Hey nice light, nice choice Smile I guess I’ll just have to order a new one. RIP all mighty one

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Call your local burglar alarm company or fire alarm company. They will drive one to your house for less than $20.

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