HYDROCAPS for batteries- Best source??

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I have the Trace 4024 inverter, and now have twelve Trojan L-16 batteries. I have heard that the "hydrocaps" for batteries are for extra insurance so the batteries are more or less self-watering. Is this so? Are they a good buy? What is the least expensive source? I'm at work now and can't look, but I think there were three caps on each battery? Don't worry folks, I'm getting a real electrician to hook all this stuff up to our main panel, or a new panel with selected circuits!

-- jeanne (jeanne@hurry.now), April 14, 1999


A search turned up this:

We recommend that Hydrocaps be ordered with the batteries ($8.50 each per cell) - using hydrocaps will reduce water consumption by 80-95% and reduce maintenance.

Found at:


Hope this helps.

-- LP (soldog@hotmail.com), April 14, 1999.

Contact the manufacturer:

From Homepower #70, page 109 (available at www.homepower.com, downloadable pdf):

Hydrocap 975 NW 95 St Miami FL 33150 305-696-2504

-- john (outfromlurking@work.here), April 14, 1999.

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