Installing A Flow-Rite Single Point Battery Watering System

Keeping your flooded lead-acid batteries properly filled with water is an essential part to prolonging battery life and maintaining optimum performance. But with multiple batteries that make up a power source for golf carts, RVs, cleaning machines and other vehicles, the task of watering can be a long and cumbersome process.

This is one of the reasons why a single point watering system can be very useful. Using a single point watering system can make it easy to water a complete battery pack, without having to reach them in cramped compartments or having to check each battery cell. Complete systems like those available from Pro-Fill are easy to install and feature a fill-valve that stops the flow of water into the battery cell, once the proper fill level is achieved. Flow-Rite also builds in a flame arrestor to prevent accidental ignition of battery cell gasses, making the entire process very safe and reliable.

Installing a Flow-Rite Pro-Fill watering system involves removing the battery cell vent covers and replacing them with the new fill-valves supplied in the kit. Measure and trim the supplied water hose leading to the fill-valves on each battery, starting from the center outwards. Route the lines to each of the batteries in the pack and cap off the ends to keep the water contained within the system. The Flow-Rite system can be used with a gravity feed water tank, or a siphon hose that can be inserted into a bottle of distilled water. It’s also important to remember that after installing a single point watering system, that you only add water after the batteries have been charged. With easier access and faster, accurate, watering capabilities, its easy to see how a single point watering system can be a huge benefit to maintaining your flooded lead-acid batteries and extending their overall service life and performance. For more information on a variety of single point watering systems for flooded lead-acid batteries, visit www.usbattery.com.

 

Installation Procedure:

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The Flow-Rite fill valves automatically shut the flow of water when the proper fill level is reached. The valves also have a built-in flame arrester to prevent accidental ignition of battery cell gasses.

 

Make sure you’re in a well ventilated room and use proper battery maintenance protection. Remove the vent caps on each battery.

 

On six-volt systems the Flow-Rite valves come in sets of three. These are inserted into each of the battery vents.

 

The fill valves lock in place by twisting the top cap.

The fill valves lock in place by twisting the top cap.

 

Find one of the center batteries in your pack and attach the fill hose so that it will be easy to access.

Find one of the center batteries in your pack and attach the fill hose so that it will be easy to access.

 

 The hoses simply install by pushing them onto the water channel connectors as shown here.


The hoses simply install by pushing them onto the water channel T-connectors as shown here.

 

Measure and cut the appropriate length of hose to connect each of the batteries.

Measure and cut the appropriate length of hose to connect each of the batteries.

 

The Pro-Fill directions will give you ideas on how to properly route the lines to manage the flow of water to all the batteries in your pack.

The Flow-Rite directions will give you ideas on how to properly route the lines to manage the flow of water to all the batteries in your pack.

 

Some of the water T-connectors at the farthest ends of the battery packs will need to be capped off to properly divert the water to the other batteries.

Some of the water T-connectors at the farthest ends of the battery packs will need to be capped off to properly divert the water to the other batteries.

 

The center fill hoses incorporate a quick disconnect coupler that prevents water from leaking out of the system. The other half of the fill valve attaches to a water source like a gravity feed tank or hand pump.

The center fill hoses incorporate a quick disconnect coupler that prevents water from leaking out of the system. The other half of the fill valve attaches to a water source like a gravity feed tank or hand pump.