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.
#1 You are very likely a victim of premature battery failure
Sulfation is the #1 cause of premature battery failure today, affecting more than 8 out of every 10 vehicles on the road today.
So what is sulfation? Sulfation is the formation of lead sulfate crystals that eventually kills a battery prematurely.
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?
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?
WARNING: Always wear protective spectacles whenever dealing with car batteries.
If done incorrectly, jumping a dead battery can be dangerous and financially risky. These procedures are ONLY for vehicles are that are both negatively grounded and the electrical system voltages are the SAME. These procedures would also apply to using emergency jump starters. DO NOT jump a frozen battery and ALWAYS connect POSITIVE to POSITIVE and NEGATIVE (-) to the ENGINE BLOCK or FRAME away from the dead starting battery. Reverse this rule to disconnect. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that of the 275 million vehicles that will traveling in the U.S. during the Summer of 2003, 7.4 million (or 2.7%) will break down. Of that number, 1.3 million (or 17.7%) will require a battery jump to start their engine. The German automobile association (ADAC) estimates that their battery related service calls has increased from 21.7% per year in 1999 to 29.9% in 2004.
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