[DML] Re:Is this a possible way to store your Battery long term Re: Batt
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[DML] Re:Is this a possible way to store your Battery long term Re: Batteries(long)



Hi David.

I have successfully beat mild plate sulfation by charging the battery
backwards, then frontwards a few times, with fresh electrolyte.  It
didn't work on solidly sulfated batteries, and never bought me a lot
of extra battery life, but it did let me delay buying new batteries a
few times.  I've tried that technique several times, and it failed
more than it worked.  I suspect it just chews up the plate surface,
creating a little more surface area, while leaving the sulfated
portions unaffected. Charging a battery backwards is inherently risky.
 I wouldn't recommend it.

Hooking up AC, if they mean 120V ac, seems VERY dangerous to me.    

Rick Gendreau.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> The process is called "Sulphation" (sp).

...

Some people believe they 
can
> reverse the sulphation by applying an AC current for a short time to
> break up the coating. Never been proven to my knowledge. 


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