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Tackling Sulfation in Lead Acid Battery repair

Tackling Sulfation in Lead Acid Battery repair
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Dead Battery

 

Most of you will agree with me that a dead battery is a very inconvenience and frustrating experience, especially when you stuck in your car in the middle of your way and also, you have not skills to repair your lead acid battery then you will be praying some kind of soul who will be able to give you aid with some jumpstarting skills and cables.

Calling for a tow truck who gives you aid by replacing the battery of your car is very time-consuming and irritating, which wastes much of your expensive time on the road. This will be more irritating if the breakdown becomes a daily affair. By learning a skill to repair lead-acid batteries, you need not worry about the immediate problems that you can face while driving a car. This skill also eliminates the expense of purchasing a new battery and also saves you from future breakdowns.

If you are unemployed, you can also start a profitable business with the help of this skill. One more important thing about the reconditioning of batteries is this, the whole process is quite easy, and you require the very least amount of money.

How do batteries die?

 

If you want to learn the skill of repairing lead-acid batteries, it is necessary to know what makes batteries to stop functioning. In lead-acid batteries, electric power is created using lead plated immersed in sulphuric acid. This reaction creates an electric current and produces lead sulfate as a by-product.

In new and in batteries that are in better condition, the by-product compound Lead sulfate is broken down in lead and sulphuric acid during the charging process. But in old batteries or in batteries that have been discharged over a long time, the lead sulfate converts into crystallizing form, and this reaction remains no more reversible. Now this reaction becomes irreversible because lead sulfate does not break down into sulphuric acid and lead because now it has converted into a solid form.

Sulfation occurs in the batteries that usually do not get enough charge. In other words, in such batteries, the discharging rate is greater than the charging rate. Sulfation is common in cars that are usually used in cities because they contain a number of accessories that require a constant load of electricity. Cars that are usually driven on city roads are often stuck in traffic. In these cases, motors are usually working at low speed, and it is unable to charge the battery as sufficient as it should.

The sulfation problem is not limited to the car batteries. Usually, the batteries of electric wheelchairs often suffer from this problem. The users of electric wheelchairs often do not charge the car battery long enough to ensure it is fully charged. Usually, a lead-acid battery needs at least 14 hours of charging time to reach its maximum saturation level or to be fully charged. But it is very often that the battery of an electric wheelchair gets that amount of charging.

The life of Golf cart batteries is more than the life of wheelchair batteries. The batteries of a wheelchair hardly last more than two years, but batteries of golf carts last longer than wheelchair batteries because they get fully charged overnight and whenever they are not in use.

There are many problems in batteries that arise due to sulfation. Sulfation not only lowers the capacity of batteries but also longer the charging time. It creates a high temperature in the batteries when they are in working condition. It can also cause an increase in corrosion inside the battery.

Can Sulfation be reversed?

 

As mentioned earlier, sulfation is due to the crystallization of lead sulfate. It can be reversed, and a dead battery can be brought to life again. This reversed process can be completed by using a special battery charger that sends a high current through the battery. With the help of this current, the solid crystals of lead sulfate are broken down into lead and sulphuric acid. This high current increases the charging capacity of the battery by cleaning the lead plates.

Sulfation is considered the number one cause of battery failure. This can safely be reversed by the high-frequency electronic pulses.  This can also do the same work as a high electric current does. These high-frequency pulses break down the crystals of lead sulfate into the lead and sulphuric acid. In this, we can restore our battery that is affected by sulfation.

The sulfated batteries can also be restored by using a device known as a battery regenerator. This device can also enhance the capacity of lead-acid batteries.

There are some devices available in the market that prevent the sulfation from occurring on the terminals of the battery. This type of technology is used for preventive purposes but does not reverse the sulfation process once it is started. But passing a high current through the battery is still dangerous, and it possibly harms the battery. This high current can promote grid corrosion in lead-acid batteries. The best way to restore a battery that can be affected by sulfation is to recondition it to its original state.

Hence, when you see that your car battery is badly affected by sulfation and it turns to a gray color with sulfation, then the first thing that you should consider is not to throw away but learn how to restore or recondition it. To learn how to recondition a lead-acid battery is not rocket science; therefore, everyone can learn it and perform the repairs perfectly well.

With this skill, you can also earn a profit. You can repair the dead batteries and then sell it to the market. In this way, you can earn huge money with very little investment. For this purpose, you just need a lead-acid repair kit.

 

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