“Sealed, non-spillable”. Yeah right: @APCbySchneider batteries do leak. How to clean lead acid battery leaking residue.
Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/26
I found out the hard way that the so called APC “Sealed, non-spillable” lead acid batteries inside their UPS systems do leak when used normally.
So I head to clean up before the damage would get bigger.
A few links on how to clean:
- Geeks On Cars: How to Clean Up a Car Battery Leak.
- How to Clean Corroded Car Battery Terminals: 14 Steps.
- How to Clean Battery Terminals (with Pictures) – wikiHow.
- How to Clean Battery Leaks and Spills | eHow.
This is what you need:
- Baking Soda (Sodium bicarbonate, in Dutch Zuiveringszout*)
- Wire brush
- Steel wool
- Soft cloth(s)
- Petroleum jelly (or in Dutch: vaseline** that is acid and fragrance-free)
Baking soda paste: 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water.
Baking soda solution: 1 parts baking soda in 10 parts water.
** Vaseline usually is petroleum jelly with extra ingredients, be sure to get the pure white one that is acid and fragrance free.