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 Current
Time (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 in the example one below:
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 mili 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 drop in the Ohms.
How long does it take to fully desulfate a battery?
The above estimated durations are influenced by the following variables:
Battery Tip: When using an external charger, ensure that the charging amps on the charger is at least 10% of the battery's Amp Hour (Ah) rating.
Why CCAs & Ohms?
It is always a pleasure working with companies to bring a significant change in operational savings. We had recently written about supplying our Infinitum battery desulfators for each of their 150 odd haulage trucks. The company, Komunajaya Sdn Bhd (Private Limited) were gracious to send us a letter on our recent dealings with them.
The awful truth about what summer does to your batteries
Battery sulfation begins as soon as a lead-acid battery discharges. This occurs as soon as the battery is no longer being charged whether or not the battery is being used:
Self Discharge is Accelerated by Temperature
For batteries that are over 25°C (77°F), the self-discharge rate doubles with every 10°C (18°F) rise in temperature.
Thus, sulfation can be a huge problem for lead-acid batteries which are:
What is Sulfation?
Studies have shown that vehicles spend a substantial percentage of time parked rather than being driven. The calculations were made based upon the number of hours that the average car is in motion. Subtract that from the average lifespan and you get the percentage of parking time.
The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Foundation in UK reported in 2012 that the typical UK car is parked 96.5% of the time.
According to the 1995 UITP Millennium Cities Database, the percentage of cars parked in 84 cities around the world was 95.8%, with cars being in motion for 61 minutes a day.
In Singapore, the percentage time a car is parked is 94% followed by Seoul and China with 92.3% and 89.4% respectively.
How Longer Parking Time Affects You
Automotive batteries discharge as soon as they are parked. During which time a degenerative process occurs also known as sulfation.
What is Sulfation?
Sulfation begins with the formation of spongy lead sulfate on the negative and positive plates within the battery. This however is converted back to lead and active material during charging.
As studies have shown, the number of hours a battery discharges far outweighs the number of hours it is charged, as a result the spongy lead sulfate formation eventually crystallizes and can no longer be converted back to lead and active material, the very thing batteries need to function. The result? Premature battery failure.
What is the solution?
Infinitum Desulfators have been proven to work to revive batteries though the shattering of lead sulfate crystals and dissolving them back as active material, thereby maximizing the lifespan of the battery.
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