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Qwik Fill On Board Watering System

What is Qwik-Fill?

Flow-Rite ControlsQwik-Fill On-board Battery Watering System works with group size 24 through 27 and most 29 through 31, 12-volt batteries.

One of the primary causes of short battery life is failure to maintain proper water level in marine lead acid batteries. Whether your batteries are in plain sight or hard to reach, adding water to proper level coun't be easier with the Qwik-Fill On-board Battery Watering System from Flow-Rite.

After a simple , one time installation that takes only a few minutes, you can fill all your batteries simultaneously from a single remote fill point on deck or beside your boat without ever having to remove a single battery cap. You no longer have to touch or even see your batteries. The level in each cell is controlled independently adding water only to cells that are low. It will overfill and its precise accuracy would be almost impossible to match with conventional filling methods. Finally, the boating accessory we've all been waiting for has arrived.

Qwik-Fill Features and Benefits

CONVENIENCE

  • Hard to reach batteries are as simple to fill as batteries on a workbench
  • Simple hand pump operation
  • Use with any distilled water container
  • No need to remove vent covers
  • Several batteries can be connected and filled at the same time
  • You can fill from any point above, at, or below battery water level and from up to 20 feet away
  • Quick disconnect feature allows supply to be attached in a snap

SAFETY

  • Remote watering eliminates hazards of conventional filling
  • No need to open vent covers
  • No risk of acid splashes or dangerous fumes
  • Flame arrestors prevent external spark or flame from igniting flammable cell gasses
  • Prevents acid spill even when boat leans or lists at high angles
  • Proper electrolyte level prevents dangerous acid bubble out during charge

PERFORMANCE

  • Automatic shut-off prevents over or under watering
  • Provides electrolyte level accuracy within 1/8"
  • Proper electrolyte level improves battery life
  • Proper electrolyte level improves battery performance
  • Elimination of acid bubble out on charge to prevent loss of battery performance

Qwik-Fill Frequently asked Questions

How Many Batteries can I connect together and fill at one time?

• You can plumb a total of 3 batteries together using the Qwik-Fill system although many users prefer to limit (for ease of filling) the number of batteries plumbed together at 2.

When is the best time to fill my batteries?

• Water After Charge— electrolyte levels drop during discharge and rise during charge. In addition, charging generates heat, fluid expansion and explosive gases. Watering a battery before charge (or with a low charge level) can lead to boil over resulting in potential damage of the watering system, battery and vehicle.

Water must always be added after fully charging the battery. If your battery charger has an equalize function it is best to add water after equalizing the battery. Prior to charging, there must be sufficient water to cover the plates. If the battery has been discharged (partially or fully), the water level should still be above the plates.

How often should I fill my batteries?

• Watering intervals are dependent on the local climate, charging methods, application, and age of batteries. Flow-Rite recommends that new batteries be checked once a month and older batteries be checked weekly until you get a feel for your water consumption rate.

Typically for a heavy use application, we recommend watering a maximum of once per week, and for light use applications once per month. Generally it is best to water on Wednesdays for most applications. Specifically you should not water a battery that has been sitting for an extended period of time with no activity (non use or not on charge) such as a battery that has sat over the weekend. It is best to water a warm battery that has just been fully charged.

Can I leave the water supply connected to my batteries at all times?

• No, Leaving a water supply connect to the your SPW system will cause the batteries to be over filled. Always disconnect after filling is completed.

Can I use a water supply other than the hand pump with my Qwik-Fill system?

• No, The Qwik-Fill system is designed to work with the MP-2020 or RV-2020 hand pumps only. Modification of the hand pumps or use with other water supplies can damage your Qwik-Fill system and will Void your Warranty.

How high does the system sit above the batteries?

• 1.25 inches, although you will need 2.5 inches of clearance for installation.

What size batteries will the Qwik-Fill system fit?

• The Qwik-Fill system will fit on most Group 24-31, 12 volt marine deep cycle, dual purpose, and starting batteries. Specifically those batteries that conform to the standard 3 cell space. Each hole should .75 inches in diameter and spaced 1 5/8 inches apart (measured center to center)

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Do I need to remove the Qwik-Fill system in the winter?

• No your Qwik-Fill system is designed to be left on your batteries while your vehicle is in winter storage; however, the system will not be operational while it is frozen.

Will the Qwik-Fill system work on 8D or 4D batteries?

• Currently we do not offer a system for the 4D or 8D style batteries. We have a system in development and hope to have it available soon.

 

Pro-Fill RV Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Batteries can I connect together and fill at one time?

• A maximum of 6 batteries can be plumbed together with the Pro-Fill RV Edition system, although many users prefer (for ease of filling) to limit the number of batteries plumbed together at 4.

When is the best time to fill my batteries?

• Water after Charge. Water must always be added after fully charging the battery. If your battery charger has an equalize function it is best to add water after equalizing the battery. Prior to charging, there must be sufficient water to cover the plates. If the battery has been discharged (partially or fully), the water level should still be above the plates.

Electrolyte levels drop during discharge and rise during charge. In addition, charging generates heat, fluid expansion and explosive gases. Watering a battery before charge (or with a low charge level) can lead to boil over resulting in potential damage of the watering system, battery and vehicle.

How often should I fill my batteries?

• Watering intervals are dependent on the local climate, charging methods, application, and age of batteries. For most RV applications filling once per month is adequate. High use RV applications may require filling every two weeks.

Can I leave the water supply connected to my batteries at all times?

• No, Leaving a water supply connect to the your SPW system will cause the batteries to be over filled. Always disconnect after filling is completed.

How high does the system sit above the batteries?

• 1.25 inches, although you will need 2.5 inches of clearance for installation.

What size batteries will the Pro-Fill RV Edition system fit?

• 6-Volt “Golf Car” Batteries with cell spacing of 2.75 or 3.3 inches (measured center to center).

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