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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will perform maintenance on at least twelve lead acid batteries.

Some related articles
  - Basics of Watering Your Lead Acid Battery
  - How to Use a Battery Hydrometer to read specific gravity
  - How to Clean Battery Terminals
  - How to Use a Multimeter to Test Lead Acid Batteries

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:

Perform maintenance on at least twelve lead acid batteries
  - add distilled water if needed
  - clean posts if needed
  - test if battery is holding a charge

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):

   - a picture of the initial water level of all the cells
   - two more pictures of the worst cell:
         o an action picture of you adding distilled water to that cell
         o a picture of the cell with a proper water level
   - demonstration and explanation of the state of charge of each battery
          (measuring voltage with a multi-meter or with hydrometer)
   - one of the following:
         o if at least one post needs cleaning
               - a picture of a dirty post
               - an action shot of the post being cleaned
               - a picture of the post with clamp, cleaned and ready for action
         o all 24 posts are perfectly clean
               - a picture of all twenty four posts
               - pictures of the tools you would use to clean the posts (including wrenches)

*** Please submit your photos/video at one time, not sprinkled out over a year ***
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