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Old Jul 28, 2003, 03:02 AM
Rick Page
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[EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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Does anyone have any experience with Battery Equalizer (especially Red)?
Its supposed to de-sulphate a tired battery.
http://www.batteryequaliser.com/
I've got an old deep cycle battery that is fading, so I think I'll give
this stuff a try. If it really worked I think I'd find more about it on the
web than just the company's testimonials but its an inexpensive experiment.

Rick.


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Old Jul 28, 2003, 03:02 AM
Rob Syvertsen
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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Hmmm... I've never heard of anything like this before. Many of the
products manufactured by my work rely on large capacity battery banks,
and to recondition tired batteries, we suggest using the equalize charge
mode. Essentially it runs a high current through the battery, this
agitates the acid (I think it comes close to boiling) and this breaks up
the sulphates. After an equalize charge, the electrolyte must be topped
up to replace what boiled away.

Rick Page wrote:

>This message from Rick Page <rick-page@shaw.ca> brought to you by EFLIGHT!
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> Does anyone have any experience with Battery Equalizer (especially Red)?
>Its supposed to de-sulphate a tired battery.
>http://www.batteryequaliser.com/
> I've got an old deep cycle battery that is fading, so I think I'll give
>this stuff a try. If it really worked I think I'd find more about it on the
>web than just the company's testimonials but its an inexpensive experiment.
>
>Rick.
>
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Old Jul 28, 2003, 03:02 AM
Red Scholefield
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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The product appears to be right up their with motor honey and the other
automotive additives that make your worn out engine run like a Rolls Royce.

When lead acid batteries are "worn out" it is because the grid structure is
eaten away and the remaining active material is sloughed off - grids
collapse etc., that or the cells have become sulfated. Electrolyte doping or
exchange might offer marginal relief as will trying to apply a high enough
voltage to force current through the electrolyte which is essentially pure
water after sulfation occurs.

Bottom line, once they are done there is no bringing them back.

But there are those that will give it a try and that is what the purveyors
of this stuff are counting on. Repeat sales are not part of their business
plan. :-)

Daddy said, "If it sounds too good to be true it probably isn't".

Red S.
Red's R/C Battery Clinic
http://www.rcbatteryclinic.com
Check us out for "revolting" information.

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From: "Rob Syvertsen" <boobie@shaw.ca>
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> This message from Rob Syvertsen <boobie@shaw.ca> brought to you by

EFLIGHT!
>
> Hmmm... I've never heard of anything like this before. Many of the
> products manufactured by my work rely on large capacity battery banks,
> and to recondition tired batteries, we suggest using the equalize charge
> mode. Essentially it runs a high current through the battery, this
> agitates the acid (I think it comes close to boiling) and this breaks up
> the sulphates. After an equalize charge, the electrolyte must be topped
> up to replace what boiled away.
>
> Rick Page wrote:
>
> >This message from Rick Page <rick-page@shaw.ca> brought to you by

EFLIGHT!
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience with Battery Equalizer (especially Red)?
> >Its supposed to de-sulphate a tired battery.
> >http://www.batteryequaliser.com/
> > I've got an old deep cycle battery that is fading, so I think I'll give
> >this stuff a try. If it really worked I think I'd find more about it on

the
> >web than just the company's testimonials but its an inexpensive

experiment.
> >
> >Rick.
> >
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Old Jul 28, 2003, 03:02 AM
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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Hi to all,

Well I sure seem to have the "black thumb" when it comes to my deep
cycle batteries. Despite being charged on a monthly rotation, I seldom have
one last more than a couple of years. Maybe it's a case of not enough use.
Wish I knew.

I do remember reading somewhere that the addition of a teaspoon per
cell of a relatively common chemical would do the same thing as the "snake
oil" materials. Anybody remember the chemical?

Steve Smith
Atlanta

>The product appears to be right up their with motor honey and the other
>automotive additives that make your worn out engine run like a Rolls Royce.
>
>When lead acid batteries are "worn out" it is because the grid structure is
>eaten away and the remaining active material is sloughed off - grids
>collapse etc., that or the cells have become sulfated. Electrolyte doping or
>exchange might offer marginal relief as will trying to apply a high enough
>voltage to force current through the electrolyte which is essentially pure
>water after sulfation occurs.


>Red




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Old Jul 28, 2003, 03:02 AM
Brian Chan
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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>This message from Rick Page <rick-page@shaw.ca> brought to you by EFLIGHT!
>
> Does anyone have any experience with Battery Equalizer (especially Red)?
>Its supposed to de-sulphate a tired battery.
>http://www.batteryequaliser.com/
> I've got an old deep cycle battery that is fading, so I think I'll give
>this stuff a try. If it really worked I think I'd find more about it on the
>web than just the company's testimonials but its an inexpensive experiment.
>
>Rick.
>


The story I was told how a lead acid battery die is the stuff(lead,
I presume) fell off the plates and settled on the bottom of the case.
And when the pile of stuff is high enough, it shorts out the plates
and rendered the cells useless.

A new battery is abotu 50.00 at Costco. I think buying a new one is
probably the better things to do.

Brian,
--
Brian Chan
An Electric Airplane Junkie@San Mateo.Ca.USA

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Old Jul 29, 2003, 03:02 AM
Doug Ingraham
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, Rick Page wrote:

> This message from Rick Page <rick-page@shaw.ca> brought to you by EFLIGHT!
>
> Does anyone have any experience with Battery Equalizer (especially Red)?
> Its supposed to de-sulphate a tired battery.
> http://www.batteryequaliser.com/
> I've got an old deep cycle battery that is fading, so I think I'll give
> this stuff a try. If it really worked I think I'd find more about it on the
> web than just the company's testimonials but its an inexpensive experiment.


You must be talking about lead acid batteries. The off grid people who
use big banks of these kinds of batteries have found that EDTA, the food
additive (preservative), in solution will desulfate them. Usually when
they do this they also reverse the polarity of the battery which tends to
extend the life a great deal as only one plate erodes normally and so
reversing the battery polarity allows for the other plate to erode. I
know the polarity reverse works but it seems odd that EDTA would have this
capability. So I wonder if it is something like this being sold?

Doug Ingraham
Rapid City, SD USA




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Old Jul 29, 2003, 03:02 AM
Roger
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ingraham" <dpi@rapidnet.com>
To: <eflight@ezonemag.com>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?


> This message from Doug Ingraham <dpi@rapidnet.com> brought to you by

EFLIGHT!
>
> On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, Rick Page wrote:
>
> > This message from Rick Page <rick-page@shaw.ca> brought to you by

EFLIGHT!
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience with Battery Equalizer (especially

Red)?
> > Its supposed to de-sulphate a tired battery.
> > http://www.batteryequaliser.com/
> > I've got an old deep cycle battery that is fading, so I think I'll give
> > this stuff a try. If it really worked I think I'd find more about it on

the
> > web than just the company's testimonials but its an inexpensive

experiment.
>
> You must be talking about lead acid batteries. The off grid people who
> use big banks of these kinds of batteries have found that EDTA, the food
> additive (preservative), in solution will desulfate them. Usually when
> they do this they also reverse the polarity of the battery which tends to
> extend the life a great deal as only one plate erodes normally and so
> reversing the battery polarity allows for the other plate to erode. I
> know the polarity reverse works but it seems odd that EDTA would have this
> capability. So I wonder if it is something like this being sold?
>


http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/mom/edta/edta.html

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Roger (Cambridge UK)
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Old Jul 29, 2003, 03:02 AM
Rick Page
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RE: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

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>>EDTA, the food additive in solution will desulfate them

>http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/mom/edta/edta.html

I'd assumed it was EDTA but they don't say. Their "distributors" don't
actually seem to have it here either. Never thought of polarity reversal.
Another interesting idea.

Rick.


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Old Feb 07, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: [EFLT] Battery Equaliser -- Too good to be true?

Dear all,

Jumping into this a bit late but I would like to defend the Battery Equaliser product. To get an idea of the effectiveness of this product in the real world, visit the Battery Equaliser blog to read the many real world success stories of the product.

http://www.batteryequaliser.com/blog/

It really takes a good product for someone to take the time to actually write and mail a letter these days, and we still get them all time from our happy and thankful customers. The likes of CAT, SeaTow and more.

Cheers!

The Battery Equaliser Team.
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