How To Test If A Desulfator Is Really Working

How To Test If A Desulfator Is Really Working

Testing the efficacy of your desulfator: The best way to test the efficacy of our desulfators is to have the battery tested for CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) and milli Ohms (mΩ) before installation. You can either use a multimeter or a digital battery analyzer. Over time, you will notice an increase in the CCAs and a […]

How To Calculate A Battery Charge Time

How To Calculate A Battery Charge Time

Ever wondered how a lead-acid battery’s charge duration is calculated? This is the formula to calculate the charge duration: Battery Charge Time = Battery Capacity / Charging CurrentTime (Hours) = Amp Hours / Amps So if you had a 100Ah battery charged with a 10A charger the duration of the charge would be calculated as […]

How Do Batteries Die?

How Do Batteries Die?

When the active material in the plates of a battery can no longer sustain a discharge current, a battery “dies”. Normally a car (or starting) battery “ages” as the active positive plate material sheds (or flakes off) due to the normal expansion and contraction that occurs during the discharge and charge cycles. This causes a […]

Did You Know You’re Unknowingly Killing Your Batteries?

Did You Know You're Unknowingly Killing Your Batteries?

“Up to 84% of batteries fail prematurely from sulfation” – Battery Council International Lead sulfation actually starts when you remove the charging voltage from a fully charged lead-acid battery. Though the lead sulfate crystals are converted back to lead during the normal charging cycle, the real question is, if all of the lead sulfate crystals are not […]

How To Jump Start A Car

How To Jump Start A Car

WARNING: Always wear protective spectacles whenever dealing with car batteries. If done incorrectly, jumping a dead battery can be dangerous and financially risky. These procedures are ONLY for vehicles are that are both negatively grounded and the electrical system voltages are the SAME. These procedures would also apply to using emergency jump starters. DO NOT […]

How Can I Tell If My Battery Has Permanent Sulfation?

How Can I Tell If My Battery Has Permanent Sulfation?

Chances are that your battery has some permanent sulfation, if it will not “take” or “hold” a charge and exhibits one or more of the following conditions: If your wet (flooded) Standard (Sb/Sb) or wet (flooded) Low Maintenance (Sb/Ca) battery has been not been recharged for over three months, especially if the temperature in the storage […]

Types Of Deep Cycle Batteries

Types Of Deep Cycle Batteries

Unlike batteries used to start engines, deep cycle batteries are designed to store power. They have fewer and thicker lead plates as compared to starter batteries. Starter batteries are designed to provide a sudden surge of power needed to crank an engine, so there are more lead plates within these batteries and they are thinner, […]

Is Specific Gravity A True Indicator Of Battery Health

Is Specific Gravity A True Indicator Of Battery Health

Due to its low cost, hydrometers are often used to measure the specific gravity or the concentration of the sulfuric acid in a battery. The specific gravity measurement reflects the state of charge of a battery. In other words, the higher the charge level of a battery, the greater will be the specific gravity reading. […]

Anatomy Of A Lead Acid Battery

Lead Acid Battery Anatomy

BATTERY CONSTRUCTION Lead-acid batteries contain a diluted sulfuric acid electrolyte and positive and negative electrodes, in the form of several plates. Since the plates are made of lead or lead-derived materials, this type of battery is often called a lead-acid battery.  A battery is separated into several cells (usually six in the case of automobile batteries), […]