Postagem original de: Dave ,
So the general consensus (is to Google it!) is a combination of solutions. I have read many, MANY articles on the subject, and believe the safest discharge method would be in a sand filled container with a remote load. several days on a low current load should bring the cell below its arc level. The sand bucket would be the best way to handle a bulging cell as well. I believe the cell would need to be loaded at the battery terminals, past the limiting circuit. I have also since found 2 batteries that had fallen below the voltage needed to excite the limiter circuit thus rendering them useless. I am contemplating experimenting with charging them directly to the raw cells to see if I can "bring them back".