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    Re: anti-sulphation chemical.......
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2003 Oct 11, 07:34 -0500

    What is the anti-sulphation chemical and where do you get it please ?
    Thank you.
    Peter Fogg wrote:
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "Trevor J. Kenchington"
    >>Well, my own boat ...doesn't carry
    >>batteries, mostly because I have no way to keep them charged when she is
    >>on her mooring, ....
    >I once had the same problem, and fitted a small solar panel that gave 5
    >watts at best (sun shining directly on it). With a healthy fully charged
    >battery its trickle charge was all that was needed to stay 'topped up' and
    >that was the end of the flat battery syndrome. I only needed electrical
    >power for the radio and the nav. and cabin lights. Having such a small
    >output it was wired directly, no need for any more complication (it had a
    >built-in one way switch so didn't drain power overnight). It was flexible,
    >like a small mat, and easily moved to different positions. As you are in a
    >rather high latitude you could need a more powerful model. I also added an
    >anti-sulphation chemical to the electrolyte, as prolonged trickle charging
    >can lead to sulphur coating the battery plates and reducing their life.
    Courtney Thomas
    s/v Mutiny
    lying Oriental, NC

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