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Can I Store My Battery on a Concrete Floor?

Battery Storage on Concrete

This one is an often heard ‘old wives tale’. It used to be that battery cases were made of inferior material such as hard rubber, or even tar. This material would develop micro cracks over time and become porous, and left on wet ground or damp concrete would begin to self discharge. Nowadays, battery cases are made of plastic that do not leak and can be stored on nearly any surface, even left in standing water with no ill effects.

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  • Christopher D Mohlke
    I have to disagree. I think this needs more research. As i have personally seen my own plastic cased battery get completely drained on a concrete floor. And it was less than a days time. But i must say prior to that incedent i have left batteries on the concrete for days with no drainage. So it must depend on the battery and or the concrete type.

    Reply  •  Rated article 1  •  December 20, 2018 at 9:58 am
    • Kevin Fillinger
      No! If your battery drained in a days time you had a bad battery.

      Reply  •  Rated article 4  •  September 3, 2022 at 5:11 pm

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