where does battery vent tube go

Battery box
The battery vent tube goes to thebattery box. The battery box is typically located in the engine compartment,near the battery. The battery box provides a safe,enclosed space for the battery to vent fumes and gas. The battery box has a small hole in the top or side that the vent tube fits into.

How do you vent a car battery?

D) Re-install battery and affix vent tube to the open vent port. Below is a properly plugged battery that is ready to have the vent tube affixed to the battery. Some batteries may have vent hose configurations that will vent both ports to the outside of the vehicle.

How do I replace the vent tube on my battery?

A) Twist off the vent plug from the positive terminal cap. B) Insert plug into the non-vent tube port. C) A press fit should be used to properly secure the vent plug into the battery to ensure proper seating into the vent port. D) Re-install battery and affix vent tube to the open vent port.

Do you have to plug in a battery vent?

For vehicle applications that have the battery installed inside the passenger compartment of a vehicle, it is imperative the battery be vented properly. For those applications that have a single vent tube, the opposing vent opening on the battery cover must be plugged with the included vent hole plug.

Which batteries have a vent hose on the outside of battery?

Some batteries may have vent hose configurations that will vent both ports to the outside of the vehicle. This is most notably in the Saturn Ion that uses either 88861746 (75VPG) or 88861747 (78VPG).

Where is the vent tube?

In order to let in that air, automakers add an exhaust vent tube to their vehicles for this purpose. This tube goes from your car’s inside intake system and out through one of these places:

What is the purpose of a battery vent tube?

The purpose of a vent tube is to release any gases that may build up as the battery ages and as it’s discharged more and recharged less. If any of those gases catch fire, they can create an explosion or even damage your vehicle. A good solution for this problem is simply to check the vents periodically and make sure you don’t see anything coming out like smoke or flames. And if you do, it might be time to replace your battery.

How often should I check my battery vent tube?

You should check your battery vent tube periodically to make sure it’s clear of debris and that there’s nothing coming out like smoke or flames. If you do see anything, it might be time to replace the battery.

Is battery vent tube necessary?

Batteries are the lifeblood of your vehicle. They provide power to start the engine, keep lights on when you’re driving at night, and allow you to tune into your favorite radio station while driving down the highway.

What is AGM battery?

AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) and Flooded Lead Acid batteries can produce a number of potentially dangerous gases. For vehicle applications that have the battery installed inside the passenger compartment of a vehicle, it is imperative the battery be vented properly.

Do you need a vent hole plug for a battery?

For those applications that have a single vent tube, the opposing vent opening on the battery cover must be plugged with the included vent hole plug.

Does a Saturn Ion battery need a plug?

This is most notably in the Saturn Ion that uses either 88861746 (75VPG) or 88861747 (78VPG). These do not require a plug.

Why is a hold down clamp important?

Of the two…the hold down clamp would be the most important because it prevents the battery from not only sliding back and forth… it also holds it down regardless of the battery’s height. The brace may or may not contact the battery depending on the height…which then requires finding something to take up the space.

Why do batteries have more than one vent tube?

only one vent tube is required…the battery may have more than one location because it is used in more than one car…which may have a vent tube on the other end…so the battery is designed to accommodate multiple applications.

Can a car battery explode?

And yes, the battery can explode…see battery below that wasn’t vented:

Can taillight sockets be broken off?

BTW, becareful of the tail light sockets that are sticking out…it is easy to bump them with the battery and they can be broken off….

Is venting required at one terminal?

Venting should only be required at one terminal, from a chemistry perspective***8230;I think***8230;

Is nitrogen flammable?

If it really were nitrogen you wouldn’t have to worry about it exploding. Nitrogen is non-flammable.

What is vent tube?

Vent tubes are a relic of earlier times when batteries were a higher risk. For example Gen2 Prius Hyrbid Batteries have a vent tube system for all 28 modules, but Gen3 prius hybrid batteries, which are the exact same modules have no vent tube system. They got rid of it because it was not needed.

How hot can silicone tubes withstand?

You may also want to check into silicone tubes since they can withstand 450 F degrees of heat.

Does the Prius have a voltage sensor?

But when Prius even has a voltage sensor on the hybrid battery cooling fan that throws error codes, (got a free replacement prolong harness because of it) there’s probably more than one error code for bad voltage readings heading to the 12v battery. But again, when it comes to product liability, assuming the driver ignores the warning light, which too many drivers do, the vent tube is a last resort of due diligence for a litigious-minded manufacturer.

Can a Prius overcharge?

More specifically, the odds of a Prius overcharging a 12v battery are near impossible and the only way you’ll need that vent is if your battery is damaged in a car accident but still functions and you keep driving the vehicle, which would be really dumb, but if you’re Toyota you add the vent tube to protect yourself from the liability of people who are really dumb.

Is silicone good for solvents?

The bad thing about silicone is that is is not good with solvents.

Can plastic tubes bend?

My thoughts about certain plastic/vinyl tubes in general. If it gets very hot, it tends to bend and that bending can end up closing the passage way and defeat the purpose of venting hot air.

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