The effects of Sulfation

The #1 Cause of Dead Batteries

The number one killer of batteries is sulfation, a corrosive build up of crystallized sulfuric acid sticking to the plates.

Neglected BatterySuflation is the process of sulfuric acid inside your battery separating from the water, crystallizing in its concentrated form and sticking to the plate, preventing conductivity and killing the battery. This occurs from batteries being allowed to sit and remain unused or if you have a newer style vehicle with lots of components that put a draw on the battery. Starting your car every few weeks will not help. The alternator needs a few hours to charge up the battery.

Starting your car every few weeks will not help!

Most trickle chargers on the market do not have the required circuitry to prevent this from occurring. They merely keep the voltage from dropping beyond a certain voltage. Utilizing PULSE technology, as we do in our units, allows for us to not only stop sulfation in its tracks but actually reverse it…leaving you with a much happier, healthier battery for longer.

Batteries at different levels of sulfation. As they get older of if they are abused sulfation kills batteries.

Sulpher MoleculeBattery Saver™ has a computer algorithm that addresses “battery stratification.” Periodically we slightly increase voltage output to produce small bubbles in the battery, this process is known as “burping” or controlled gassing of the battery. The small bubbles work to help mix up the sulphuric acid and water keeping the battery electrolyte more evenly balanced. The process happens automatically in vehicles and now it is also programmed into our microprocessor. This process of “burping” is why AGM, GEL, Spiral Cell, and Dry Cell batteries were introduced years ago. All of these newer technology batteries work in different manners to keep the sulphur and water without stratifying. They all advertise longer storage life because they physically keep the two components from separating at a much slower rate. By burping your standard lead acid batteries we also improve their shelf life when they are instorage and not being “burped” by the vehicle’s alternator or generator.