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Is It Bad To Set Your Automotive Battery On Concrete?

The best Arizona and most reliable car batteries for automobiles in the desert southwest of Arizona.If you're wondering whether setting your automotive battery on concrete will cause it to discharge, wonder no longer. Today, the type of plastic (polypropylene) used in battery cases is a great electrical insulator. Also, tremendous technological improvements have been made in the seals around the battery posts and vent systems, which have virtually eliminated electrolyte seepage and migration. So, it's OK to set or store your battery on concrete. A battery's rate of discharge is only affected by its age, the temperature outside and the way the inside of the battery is made.

History of the myth

The best Arizona and most reliable car batteries for automobiles in the desert southwest of Arizona.The myth that concrete drains batteries has some historical basis. Many, many years ago, wooden battery cases encased a glass jar with the battery inside. Any moisture on the floor could cause the wood to swell and possibly fracture the glass, causing it to leak. Later came the introduction of the hard rubber battery cases, which were somewhat porous and had a high-carbon content. An electrical current could be conducted through this container if the moist concrete floor permitted the current to find an electrical ground. The wise advice of the old days to "keep batteries off concrete" has been passed down to us today, but it no longer applies because of the advanced technology of today's batteries.

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