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#3133123 - 09/23/13 07:30 AM NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK....
TechnoLoGs Offline


Registered: 04/03/13
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Charging up my NAPA battery and I notice some battery acid coming from the left side, also a small sizzling sound. Battery is on the CTEK.

Can I go to NAPA with my receipt and get a new over this?

Going out to vehicle in other car, to check for starting. On later.


Edited by TechnoLoGs (09/23/13 07:30 AM)

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#3133127 - 09/23/13 07:34 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: TechnoLoGs]
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fizzing is usually a sign of overcharging/overheating, how old is the battery?
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#3133130 - 09/23/13 07:35 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: Brybo86]
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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
fizzing is usually a sign of overcharging/overheating, how old is the battery?


6 months
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#3133140 - 09/23/13 07:54 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: TechnoLoGs]
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What is the rating on the ctek? 2A?

Sizzling will occur at high voltages when hydrogen gas will evolve off the plates. If it is controlled and part of a charge procedure, and the charge rate is slow so that the gases recombine, no biggie.

Something leaking from a battery is another story. I'm worried that you have a dried out cell. If you take the ctek off, put a multimeter on there (or just turn the key and look at the voltage gauge), what is the reading?

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#3133158 - 09/23/13 08:21 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: TechnoLoGs]
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Do not make any sparks around that gassing battery!
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#3133228 - 09/23/13 09:36 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: TechnoLoGs]
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May indicate a shorted cell .
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#3133248 - 09/23/13 09:50 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: nitehawk55]
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Originally Posted By: nitehawk55
May indicate a shorted cell .
This.
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#3133303 - 09/23/13 10:45 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: TechnoLoGs]
Donald Offline


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Originally Posted By: TechnoLoGs
Charging up my NAPA battery and I notice some battery acid coming from the left side, also a small sizzling sound. Battery is on the CTEK.

Can I go to NAPA with my receipt and get a new over this?

Going out to vehicle in other car, to check for starting. On later.


It would need to fail a test. Does it? If I were NAPA I would say fix your CTEK.
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#3133364 - 09/23/13 11:34 AM Re: NAPA battery sizzling out one vent on CTEK.... [Re: Donald]
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: TechnoLoGs
Charging up my NAPA battery and I notice some battery acid coming from the left side, also a small sizzling sound. Battery is on the CTEK.

Can I go to NAPA with my receipt and get a new over this?

Going out to vehicle in other car, to check for starting. On later.


It would need to fail a test. Does it? If I were NAPA I would say fix your CTEK.


This, with Ford we need a failed test on our tester, a customer provided failed test means nothing. I have literally lost count of how many times we charge a battery and it is good and when the customer brings the vehicle in there are other problems causing the battery to drain.
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