The Battery Builders Guide: How to Build, Rebuild and Recondition Lead-Acid Batteries

4.22 out of 5
(10 customer reviews)


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Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ Good Idea Creative Services (January 8, 2013)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 254 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 0983784752

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-0983784753

Item Weight ‏

‎ 1.41 pounds

Dimensions ‏

‎ 8 x 0.58 x 10 inches

10 reviews for The Battery Builders Guide: How to Build, Rebuild and Recondition Lead-Acid Batteries

  1. 5 out of 5


    Outstanding for Off-Griders!This book is simply outstanding in every respect. Hey, if you’re like me and need a solid battery-bank for your off-grid bugout spot, but are too cheap to shell out two or three thousand for serious Plante’ Batteries, this is your bible. It doesn’t mater if you’re trying to restore your old set of lead acids, or having to recast some junkyard rejects into a fresh set, this is your pole star, IMHO. Does it take a lot of work? Yep. Is it a fun and easy process? Nope. Is it dangerous? Yep. No matter; if you NEED this knowledge, there’s NO better book. Dig it. A+++

  2. 4 out of 5

    Simple Guy

    Potentially Very UsefulI’ve never seen a book on this subject before (that wasn’t printed before 1928, anyway). The safety section could make some people too paranoid to ever open the hood of their car or go within 100 yards of a solar home, and I could wish for a little more detail about the early history of the lead acid battery, and maybe some color photos, but otherwise this is great material on the subject. I’ll be reconditioning a battery for my truck soon, something I didn’t even know was possible until reading this. I may even try building a Plante style cell from scratch.

  3. 4 out of 5

    J. Kiser

    great book, informative and has a lot in itgreat book, informative and has a lot in it, the downside is it has a heavy focus on standard pasted cells. I was more interested in the plante cell and its longevity and application for RE. So cheap to make but time consuming. cheap is good, i have time, i do not want to invest to much into something i could buy. Still a good book.Update: Contacted tulip industries, the company listed as a supplier of battery cases. They will not sell to joe schmoe. Afraid of a lawsuit.

  4. 4 out of 5

    CD Hauptfleisch

    Good, but not quite done.The book gives a lot of practical information, but is quite light on deeper technical knowledge. It is a somewhat random collection of good information. It would have been helpful for the book to be a bit more systematic and to include more of the theory in standard engineering terms and formulas. The formulas and theory that is given, is not well presented, and takes a bit of refactorying before you get to simple, usable constants and formulas.

  5. 5 out of 5

    matthew costa

    Excellent pictures and explanations1/2 thru the book and I cant put it down. It has a lot of technical information that you can skip over and come back latter if you decide to experiment building your own battery. It’s a little lean on safety procedures. Excellent pictures and explanations. I’m an electrical engineer and this book would of helped me on several jobs where we upgraded lead acid batteries. This level of understanding is needed for troubleshooting or understanding what can go wrong with L.A. batteries. Great information for salvaging lead acid batteries that might be recoverable!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kindle Customer

    Good for non techs!Arrived on time. Bought it based on reviews since I am not a tech or mechanic, with literally NO background in this area, off grid and deep cycle batteries are REALLY expensive. Honestly I’m thinking this book is going to make the difference for me. Good photos, details that anyone with a basic reading skill van clearly understand. Plan on buying copies for my sons for their off grid libraries when they are ready.

  7. 5 out of 5


    One of those good personal library booksI bought this book along with a couple others on solar panels. It is very detailed on how to rebuild old batteries. I bought it mostly out of curiosity and in case I ever am in a situation where new batteries are not available. By reading it I got a pretty good idea of how a battery works and what to do to keep it holding a full charge for as long as possible.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Róger Brenes Bermúdez

    A 5 Star Rating Isn’t Enough For This Jewel!!!This is a really awesome book and it shows very easily the information and the amount of pictures it has, make it so fast and easy to read.The thing I didn’t like about this great book, is the fact that I wanted to get in touch with the author for a few questions and never found it, nor an website or an email address, the only contact information I’ve found was the editor email, and they’ve never responded to my messages :-/I truly recommend this superb book and will buy the other books this author have wrote.

  9. 1 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    This book is a waste of time and moneyThis book in my opinion is complete crap. Philip Hurley’s video on this book states that you can charge a battery with household items that can be found about the home. When I read a few pages I found that a lot of the chemicals were dangerous to keep near the house. It would take hundreds of pounds sterling or dollars to buy what is needed to charge a battery and more money to buy the safety clothing that is needed. If I could delete the 1 star rating and still leave this comment I would..A complete waste of money

  10. 5 out of 5

    Andrew C Davies

    Good bookGood book, good price.

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