Battery desulphation unit ?

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  1. beachcaster

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    I use a four stage charger

    Barry I have a Sterling Inverter/charger .. the charger part is a 4 stage charger that makes sure there is not a build up of sulphating but it stops the build up by cycling through different charge cycles... it is also a 1500w inverter.

    I have just changed from lead acid batteries to the Ecelsol carbon batteries.


    Bob
     
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    No idea if they work but India seems to churning them out.

    You could be the Official FUN testbed.

    PS.....

    This hints that it might well work

    http://sterling-power.com/products-battref.htm
     
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    The thought of running a FUN test bed.......sounds rather exciting:Smile:
    ( female volounteers please pm )

    But getting back to batteries.I have new ones all round...... vehicle
    as well as 2 x leiseure 125 amps........Ive also fitted a vanbitz battery manager....and had vanbitz fit me a 100w solar panel last year...and have the autotrail on EHU at home

    So I hope I am sorted on the battery front...............how would I know if it was working ot not. ?

    barry
     
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    That is the issue.. how do you know it will work

    That is the question.. how do you know it works?

    Bob
     
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    you won't know until they go dead.. then you can say ..yeah .. they lasted xxx years .. and you still won't know if it worked or if it was just good battery management .. or not. and by that time the seller has either gone bust or is in the Bahamas soaking up the sun,,.

    well managed and maintained batterys should last say five years .. this gizzmo claims it makes them last x 3 ... = 15 years .. ? I don't think so
     
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    Barry I know these work......the Charger worked for me....I had a 2 year old 110amp Hour cab battery go down on me and after trying about 4 times with a normal 4/6amp battery charger to get it back to normal and hold charge longer than a few days....this seemed impossible, so the only solution was to purchase a new 110 amp cranking battery which over here in France are around 180 to 200 + euros....then a Friend suggested a de-sulphurising charger ..which I did buy as it was worth a try and at the end of the day I would still have a charger....it cost me £69.00 on Ebay like this one... one day on the charger and no more trouble like new again....... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ring-Smar..._CarParts_SM&hash=item5191f635a5#ht_538wt_744

    Mel
     
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    Mel.. desulphation chargers do work..

    this gizzmo isn't a charger ..
     
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    Try Googling "Battery University" and go to the "How to prolong lead acid batteries" section, it's a little technical but full of interesting information.

    Cheers John.:Smile:
     
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    Ok Jim
     
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    Desulphation charging normally involves zapping the battery, under supervision with up to 3v per cell!
    How this gizmo is going to do that, who knows!!!:Eek!:

    There might be a vid of it working on Youtube, in amongst the perpetual motion machines!:Wink:
     
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    Quite easy, using a voltage doubler, pump up a capacitor to 24V and dump it to the battery. Judging by the size it would be a very small capacitor, though the Sterling one is big enough to house a decent sized one.
     
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    I got a kit from a company called Courtistown Leisure. We built the pulse desulfator from the kit. It works as I have regenerated several batteries that were not holding charge. Its now left in line on my leisure batteries permanently. Don't know about the Chinese ones but the one I have definitely works.....No ifs or buts.
    If your not a dab hand with a soldering iron they do one thats plug and play.
     
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    The Sterling does zap it

    The Sterling inverter /charger does zap the batteries. you hear it kick in and you can see the extra zap charge go in if you have a NASA BM1 fitted (as we do) you can see every so often it cycles through and puts the extra charge through that is needed to keep the batteries in good nick.

    Bob
     
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    I got one of those 4 stage chargers from Aldi a year ago, connected it up and"watched" it with a meter. Initialy it started at about 12.5 volts and then surged up to 18 volts for a second or so then repeated this for about 2 or 3 mins then started to charge normally and finished up just float charging every few mins or so.... so I now leave it connected to the veh battery when on hook up outside the house.... I can only assume that the 18 volt surging phase was what your gizmo was designed for,, blasting the build up off the plates.... I also assume that this will only apply to lead acid batteries.. Mitch..
    PS. Dont assume ... it makes an ass out of u and me.. :RollEyes:
     
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    You need to look at the chargers you have - most after market 'maintenance' chargers will send 'pulses' to the battery which rejuvenate them during the maintenance cycle. It will tell you this on the charger instruction or sales packet.
     
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