Does your car battery run out of juice way too quickly and you don’t want to spend money on a new one? Are you living on solar power and constantly having batteries that wont hold charge, charge too quickly, or just don’t perform like they used to? Or do you want to prolong the life of your battery by up-to 30%? I am reviewing a product that I have used recently with amazing results and one that I am highly recommending. Car and solar power batteries cost a lot of money, and very often batteries that seem dead can in fact be revived.. IF you have the right gadget!
I have recovered several batteries, one of which i was about to return to the shop for them to discard. That battery was just two years old, but had given up and would not hold charge.. but now it is performing almost like new! The science of batteries can be a bit complicated, so let me explain the most common cause for premature battery failure, and how the gadget i am reviewing works!
SULFATION! A BATTERY KILLER
Batteries have thick metal plates that interact with the acids and current to charge them. If you let a battery voltage go even below just 12 Volts they start to build up sulfated deposits on the plates, and as a result they are not able to hold charge or perform properly. If you deeply discharge a battery regularly, to 10.5-12 Volts this sulfation happens much more quickly, and a battery can die within a year.. especially if its doesn’t get recharged quickly very soon afterwards. The bottom line is, don’t let you battery's get too low, and if you do because you have not got enough sun to charge them, then you may need to take some action to keep them happy!
Pulse Repair Function: The repair charger helps to repair your loss battery or the battery with long idle time, and extend battery life.
12V/24V Smart Battery Charger | Pulse Repair Charger with LCD Display.
NORMAL CHARGING VS REPAIR CHARGING
If you have a battery that is sulfated, then a normal charge is not going to remedy the problem. Some modern solar chargers do emit a small pulse current that does help to some extent to prevent sulfation happening in the first place, but it will not fix one! So after a lot of research on chargers, i discovered a very cheap device that is available online that can really help to recover your battery and give it a new lease of life.
The repair charger is one that takes around 18 hours to repair a battery using an 8 Amp pulse. It monitors the voltage and makes sure it does not go above 14.5 Volts during this process. This means that there is no chance of damaging it, which is what happens with normal manual chargers.. the last two I tried raised the voltage to over 15 Volts, which is a real no no for long charging durations. The magic is in the pulse, because it causes the sulphur to dislodge from the plates and dissolve into the acid solution.. thereby raising the acid power or gravity of the acid in the battery.
You can verify this using a battery meter. The one below is also available at very low cost online, and is one of the best model gravity meters i have seen. You can check the acid power using this meter before and after repair charging, and what you should see is the specific gravity rise back into the green. Once it has completed this process, which could be performed more than once for a very old battery, you can then use it again as normal.
Electrolytic Battery Hydrometer Dial Easy Read Battery
I hope you have found this useful, please feel free to ask questions about any of this!