The full transcript of his Facebook post:
Here is another of my success stories, I purchased a non running, used Linde H30D Diesel forklift in 2009, when it was delivered the battery was quite flat and would not crank over/start.
As the battery was already 4-5 years old (see pic of date code) I was thinking $180 for a new battery was going to hurt a little...
However, It was placed on SLOW charge overnight with my trusty Desulphator connected, and the next day installed it back in and sure enough, after a fair cranking to get the fuel up she fired up !!!
Anyway, 5 years later the same battery is still in this fork and still going strong...
I put the desulfator and charger on 2-3 times a year for 1 week on "float" charge as this fork doesn't get used much.
Not too shabby for a 10-11 year old battery!!!
Note from Infinitum:
Tony Castleman left us a note on our Facebook Page yesterday to update us on how he is still benefiting from the desulfator units he purchased from us in November 2007. (Do excuse him if he got the date of his purchase wrong as it was certainly a very long time ago but we kept the record of his purchase). So not only is has his batteries lasted so long, the unit he purchased is still working almost 8-years later.
Note from Infinitum:
We received an update on our Google Plus page from Keith van Dijk today on how well our desulfators are performing as an integral part of his solar setup.
Keith made his first purchase of four 24V Infinitum Desulfators in August 2013. He purchased them for A$280 instead of the A$600 he mentioned here. We can't fault him here as he purchased them quite long ago. The amount he paid for the solar battery banks came up to A$12,000. With a modest assumption that the lifespan is doubled from the many testimonials we've received, the ROI (return on investment) for the $280 spent is a whopping 4,186%!
Click on the comment icon in the embedded Google Plus window here to read his update or scroll down to the copy from the same comment he made.
The picture (right) is of an original-equipment Volkswagen Transporter 2.5-litre turbo-diesel van battery, having been used daily for the last 8 years (mostly for short-journey work where the alternator rarely is able to fully recharge the battery). In our moderate UK climate, supplemented with occasional use of a smart-charger to help maintain its performance, it has lasted very well indeed.
But after 8 years of daily use, this original Varta 72Ah 700CCA battery was beginning to show reduced capacity and finally struggling a little to start the van. It had served me well, so I simply replaced it with a new one.
As an experiment, I removed the label and topped-up the fluid level of this original old "maintenance free" Varta battery with distilled water, and extensively charged / desulfated / reconditioned it using a smart-charger. It showed a little improvement - returning slightly more than 500CCA when tested.
The DHC battery tester I used here has settings to compensate for these different European test standards (EN, SAE, IEC, DIN and CA/MCA): The 500CCA reading taken before and 733CCA measurements taken after desulfating with the Infinitum were already compensated to correctly correspond directly to the original EN/SAE test standard of this 640CCA labelled battery.
The performance (capacity) improvement of 733CCA SAE taken is therefore a genuine “like for like” comparison against the original 640CCA SAE stated capacity of this battery. The test was repeated several times over several days after charging/desulfating to verify the measurement, and re-checked using the alternative/labelled DIN test standard: It remains correct.
The picture (left) shows this same battery after a further 4 weeks of then being left on trickle/pulse charge with the Ctek smart charger - but with your Infinitum desulfator then also added in parallel. Note the label showing the original 640A SAE cold-cranking capability of this battery... and the result of the digital test now showing an incredible 733CCA after desulfation with the infinitum - that's significantly better than new! Surprised? I was!
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Note from Infinitum:
The CCA reading of a 640 SAE / EN rated battery when brand new is rated at 700 CCAs. Over time the CCA reading will drop due to sulfation. In Keith's testimonial we see that the Ctek MXS 5.0 charger he used which has a desulfation function was only able to bring the CCAs up to only slightly above 500 CCAs, but with the Infinitum installed the CCAs went up above the rated 700 CCAs to 733 CCAs.
Cover image courtesy of Bernie Ledesma
I purchased the Infinitum Desulfator 8 years ago in September 2006 to reduce the operational cost of my diesel van which I use as a commercial transport vehicle. To my amazement, my N70Z battery increased in lifespan to more than 3 years. I only got about 1 year from them previously. With one battery costing $100, over the years I've already saved about $370 after deducting the cost of the device. Furthermore, I will continue to save throughout the service life of the desulfator!
I'm using the Infinitum Desulfator now on my Ford with a wet battery I purchased in October 2011 and the life span has already tripled, given the usual 1 year life span.
I'm so convinced with this technology, I've purchased another one for my new van.
Damansara Utama, Kuala Lumpur,
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