How long have you been using the Energic Plus battery regenerator?
We have been using our first machine for 9 months. After seeing a lot of positive results we decided to buy a second and third machine about 4 months ago.
Are you satisfied with the functionalities and the usability of the device and software?
Yes, the software is great for battery analysis. But of course, there is always room for improvement. At the moment, the BMS reports on the cell analysis of 80V-batteries can only be printed on 2 pages as there isn't enough room to put all the results of 40 cells on one page. If possible, we would like to have a way to get an overview on all cell voltages per 15 minutes on one single page. This would make it easier for our customers to understand the cell analysis report.
How many batteries did you rejuvenate so far?
At this point, we've rejuvenated over 90 batteries.
Can you estimate the annual savings or the number of batteries that you didn’t have to replace since you've been using the battery regenerator?
In our own rental fleet there are approximately 10 batteries that we didn't have to replace thanks to the regenerator so far, this includes all size of traction batteries.
However, we mostly use the machines to offer service to our customers with rental fleets, this is a profitable business. We would like to focus more on battery repair in the future and are actively promoting this.
If we would have one machine that we would use to only regenerate our own batteries, the machine would pay for itself in 1 to 2 years maximum.
What do you think of the overall results so far?
We have very positive results, but you have to know where to use the battery regenerator. The machine is extremely good for analysing the battery condition and removing the sulphation, but of course there is no magic involved. When the battery is used intensively but has had optimal maintenance and optimal charging cycles, the regenerator won't affect the capacity too much.
However, most customers don't take care of their batteries as they should. They perform short charges during breaks, they leave the battery without a charge for too long, and most batteries aren't topped up with distilled water as often as needed.
This is where the regenerator can repair the battery and enable you to re-use it. You see the best results after it has received improper maintenance or incorrect charging cycles for a longer period of time.