What do you mean by sulfation in battery?
Sulfation is the formation or build-up of lead sulfate crystals on the surface and in the pores of the active material of the batteries’ lead plates. During normal use of the battery the formation of lead sulfate crystals is only temporary, they disperse during the recharging process.
How do I know if a battery is sulfated?
The most common sign of a sulfated battery is one that will not charge very well, or simply refuses to charge at all. If you suspect your electronic accessories are not receiving enough amperage (weak a/c, dim headlights) it is a strong sign that your battery is sulfated.
What does Sul on battery charger mean?
Sulfation occurs when soft lead sulfate, which is a combination of lead and sulfur, cystalizes into hard lead sulphate. It results in the battery cells being unable to retain an electrical charge so the battery goes dead.
Can battery sulfation be reversed?
Reversible sulfation can often be corrected by applying an overcharge to an already fully charged battery in the form of a regulated current of about 200mA. The battery terminal voltage is allowed to rise to between 2.50 and 2.66V/cell (15 and 16V on a 12V mono block) for about 24 hours.
How long does it take to Desulfate battery?
Depending on the size of the battery, the desulfation process can take from 48 hours to weeks to complete. During this period the battery is also trickle charged to continue reducing the amount of lead sulfur in solution.
Does a battery Desulfator really work?
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Can you Desulfate a battery?
When car batteries aren’t used for a long period of time, they lose their ability to hold a charge. Over time, the lead from the batteries’ internal plates combine with electrolytes to create lead sulfate. When this happens, you must completely desulfate the battery so that it again holds a charge.