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Extending Battery life 3-5 Times
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posted 03-17-2009 02:23 PM ET (US)
I have found a product that will extend the life of all lead acid batteries 3-5 times.
A buddy of mine has a 34' Uniflight S/F who's house batteries (2 8-D's) are 11 years old and are still accepting a full charge and full discharge. My first question was "How is that possible?" Dave, my buddy, is literally a rocket scientist. About 6 years ago he got a hold of a "PowerPulse" battery conditioner, which at the time was almost exclusively available to the military. Dave explained the technology to me that the module utilizes a low voltage high frequency pulse to prevent and/or reverse the build up of sulfates on the lead plates. As the owner of a small marine distribution business in Southern California I was intrigued and thought this could be a good product to add to our product offerings. So I contacted the manufacturer to learn more about this and their other products. We are now a distributor for the entire line of the PulseTech Products.
A good example is the battery in my truck. it's about 4 years old and is showing the signs of age (harder starting, etc.) Last week I was at sea for the Newport to Cabo Race so the truck was going to be parked for a week. I hooked up one of the Xtreme battery charges that also does the waveform pulse, as do all PulseTech products, and let it do it's thing for a week. When I hooked the charger up the charger showed my battery was at 50%. I got home from Cabo on Friday night. Saturday morning I went out and the charger was showing the battery was at 100%. I disconnected the charger, started the truck which started with a very noticeable improvement.
PulseTech has a line of solar chargers that are ideal for our whalers. We've put 2 (one for each battery) of the 5 Watt versions on our 22 Outrage which just got fresh batteries.
These products work with all lead acid batteries including Gel Cell and AGM.
The link below is to a study done buy the Department of Chemistry at Oakland University which shows what the product can do.
I've also posted a link in the "Market Place" to our web site that will direct you to the product pages.
If you have any questions or can't down load this report e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
posted 03-17-2009 03:23 PM ET (US)
Doesn't the use of this device, in and of its self, put a load on the battery and therefore draw it down?
posted 03-17-2009 03:55 PM ET (US)
The "PowerPulse" module that is basically designed for systems with on-board / internal charging systems has a parasitic load of around 22mA. All the solar and 120-240VAC versions will draw the 22mA but obviously the charger is supplying substantially more amperage.
We are currently working with some customers that have heavy equipment sitting idle for weeks on end and the SolarPulses are keeping the batteries totally topped off.
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