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a battery management idea for those with lead-acid batteries: I bought a big box of “baking soda” – sodium bicarbonate – and put most of it on the floor of my battery box before installing batteries – to neutralize any acid spill that might run down the side of a battery unseen. Then I use the remainder to dust the top of the batteries – not too close to the fill caps. When there is an incidental spill or splash of battery acid – such as when checking electrolyte density – the acid is immediately neutralized. Of course you would NOT want to let any of the soda get INTO the battery, so don’t over do it.  I have no corrosion issues at battery terminals and no acid burns on my fingers. :)