What does Battery reconditioning mean and why is it useful?
Lead-acid batteries mainly suffer battery sulfation. This phenomenon occurs when the battery is completely discharged, but returns to normal when you recharge the battery. However, the natural processes are not 100 % efficient. Sulfate parts attach to the plates, affecting the total capacity of the battery. More energy is needed to charge and the temperature of the battery rises, which reduces the battery life. This is a result of the charging technology not being entirely efficient.
A battery reconditioning treatment or subsequent procedure may recover or lengthen the battery life. Previous analysis provides information about the status of the battery and enables us to diagnose if it is possible to recover the battery. This service will allow the battery to last longer, which will be financially beneficial for the employer.
We have the tools to retrieve battery forklifts, golf carts, boats, trains, telecommunications, distribution companies and power generation, etc. Our battery reconditioner removes lead sulfate by the electrical high-frequency pulsation process.
Battery reconditioning is also called battery regeneration or battery desulfation.
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How does battery reconditioning work?
1) Annual maintenance reduces capacity loss caused by battery sulfation
When the capacity of a battery is reduced, it is probably due to sulfate crystals that have gradually built up on the electrodes. This prevents the battery from effectively delivering current, because the crystals ‘suffocate’ the battery.
Lead sulfate increases the internal resistance and decreases the electrolyte density. The process of sulfation build-up is unavoidable. Worse yet, after 3-4 years, the process substantially accelerates (hence the rapid fall of your battery's productivity). If your battery suffers from this type of sulfation, our battery regenerator will be very effective.
If you service your battery once a year with our battery regenerator, battery sulphation will never stand a chance!
2) Cleaning + analysis + battery repair
Prior to the battery desulfation process it is very important to make sure that the battery, the battery connections and battery box are free of defects. We also need to make sure that the battery surface is neutralised (AQ Steam) so that sulphation build-up on the connectors doesn’t affect the battery performance. An untreated battery surface may cause leak currents which will have a negative effect on the battery life.
When all connections have been checked and the surface has been treated, we can continue with the regeneration process itself.
3) Lead-acid battery reconditioning with Energic Plus
The battery reconditioner runs 2 cycles of charging, equalizing and discharging. During this process, lead sulfate is removed by the electrical high-frequency pulsation process of the battery regenerator. This has the following results:
- the specific gravity of the electrolyte will increase,
- internal resistance will be reduced,
- battery capacity (Ah) will increase and
- cell voltage will increase
If the battery regenerator is combined with our Battery Monitoring System (BMS-system), you can even perform a complete analysis of every battery cell. A truly unique feature!
4) Battery analysis after the battery reconditioning process
Once the battery reconditioning process is finished, the condition of the battery is reanalysed. The improvements are processed and all cells are checked, to see if any of them need replacing. Reports on the battery condition (in pdf, Word or Excel) and reports of the BMS-system (in pdf, Word or Excel) are generated so that you know exactly what the current condition of your battery is.
5) Putting the lead-acid battery into operation
When the battery desulfation process is finished the battery can be put back into use! Stop wasting money, start using the Energic Plus battery regenerator!
When should you regenerate your battery?
Battery regeneration can be done at any time. Normally it is realised when the battery has lost 30-40% of its capacity. Then it is usually possible to completely recover it. Although in some cases the full capacity can’t be achieved, these recoveries often show incredible results. Besides the sulfation, batteries are often damaged due to the natural aging process. Lost parts of the positive plates and severe corrosion can’t be recovered.
Why is Energic Plus innovative compared to other options?
Energic Plus battery regeneration equipment combines various effective methods of battery regeneration with integrated energy recovery into one single unit. About the technology: to achieve optimal results you need a correct voltage, current, time refresh rate and temperature. We do this through the computerised process: each battery is discharged and restored individually, depending on its condition and size, while maximum voltage pulses are adjusted in variable curves and cycles. The discharge process also varies in pulse-like minimum distances. It protects the batteries and prepares them for regeneration. These combinations and methods are unique and protected by worldwide patents. Depending on battery size, enormous currents and voltages are required, which can only be ensured by appropriately sized transformers. A special highlight is the return of energy during the discharge process. The energy consumption remains at the lowest level.
Can I obtain renewal and sulfate reduction using a special liquid?
Yes and no. The additives of cobalt, manganese and other substances is not new. It was commonly used during the 2nd World War on submarine batteries. The result is a release of the superficial sulfate build-up. The acid level is elevated to normal and the capacity somewhat increases. This effect occurs depending on the degree of sulfation and age of the battery after a short period of time. In addition, a contaminant remains in the electrolyte. Structural damage to the surface is not fixed and could even increase. Furthermore, the hard sulfate crystals do not dissolve completely, and they can cause further contamination and degradation of the battery. In the long term, silver and/or cobalt compounds cause irreversible damage to the battery.
Is there a benefit in regenerating a “young” battery?
Yes. Battery desulfation can improve batteries that are between 1-2 years old, as sulfation occurs from the moment a battery is made. Batteries that have gone through the regeneration process hold and deliver their capacity constant at a 90-100% level, over a period of 8-10 years.
Battery regeneration technologies suited for several applications
Battery regeneration for forklifts
Battery regeneration for cars
Battery regeneration for trucks
Battery regeneration for golf carts
Battery regeneration for trains
Battery regeneration for busses
Battery regeneration for tractors
Battery regeneration for quads
Battery regeneration for telecom
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