A customer from Philippines sent us images of his desulfator installation to optimize the performance and lifespan of his solar battery bank made up of 40 12V sealed lead acid batteries. He purchased ten 12V Infinitum Desulfators to achieve this purpose. In this 48V solar battery bank system, there are 4 rows of 10 12V batteries connected in parallel. Each row of 10 batteries are maintained and optimized by a couple of 12V Infinitum Desulfators. For the best results however, we recommend using one desulfator for each 12V battery or a cost effective alternative where one desulfator is shared among one or three batteries on a rotation basis of 2 weeks or 1 month.
1. Use the desulfator as soon as you can & do so Continuously
You will enjoy the best results in battery lifespan optimization the earlier you install the desulfator. So install your Infinitum desulfator as soon as you can. All batteries will eventually expire even with the use of desulfators, the difference with desulfators is that the lifespan of the battery would be optimized.
Prevention is always better than cure. Instead of waiting for your battery to show signs of a performance drop or even failure before you consider getting one or installing the desulfator that you already purchased.
The Infinitum Desulfator is designed to shatter the existing sulfate crystal build up as well as to prevent its growth, so you should keep the desulfator installed throughout the lifespan of the battery to enjoy maximum results.
2. Use it even for aged batteries
As batteries approach its end of life, the probability of optimization or recovery gets slimmer. Should you have a battery that is relatively aged and have yet to install a desulfator, we still recommend to start using it as there is still a chance of optimization or recovery.
For faster results, install it on your battery with an external smart battery charger (with an amp rating that is recommended for your battery). The battery will take about 2 to 3 days to fully desulfate with a continuous charge. The process takes about 2 weeks for a vehicle that is driven daily or in a solar operation with at least 4 hours of good sun per day.
Since Infinitum Desulfators are robust and reusable, your purchase is never a waste as the same unit can be used on the next replacement battery and the next after that. We have users using the same desulfator for over 12 years, during which time, it would have optimized several batteries.
All solar batteries degenerate in performance and lifespan from a process called sulfation. Sulfation is a build up of an insulating layer of spongy sulfate crystals which occurs whenever a battery discharges. The live of the battery or active material become lodged in an unusable crystalline form. The process reverses whenever the batteries are charged. However since the amount of time where a battery is discharging is higher than when it is charged, over time the sulfate crystals harden and cannot return as active material even with charging.
A customer from Canada, Joseph Wong, recently sent us images of his installation of four 24V Infinitum Desulfators on his 24V solar battery bank made up of eight 12V batteries. We see here four parallel rows of two 12V batteries in series. One 24V desulfator is installed on each two 12V batteries in series.
Below is the image of the actual installation, an illustration of that installation, an example of a 48V battery bank setup with 24V Infinitum Desulfators as well as a snapshot of his comment on this article in which he mentioned that there was an apparent improvement after using the desulfators for three weeks.
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