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Make the Bad Sulfation Go Away!

Sulfation (sul-fay-shun), the number one cause of early battery failures, can be safely reversed, using high frequency electronic pulses. Unlike other pulse type chargers that claim this or similar sounding features, VDC's BatteryMINDers® use a range of high frequencies. This ensures both old and newly formed sulfation will be safely dissolved in the shortest possible time. Using just one fixed frequency may remove some, but not all, especially long established–hardened sulfate crystals. more...

The Super Secret Workings of a Lead Acid Battery Explained

A 12-volt motorcycle battery is made up of a plastic case containing six cells. Each cell is made up of a set of positive and negative plates immersed in a dilute sulfuric acid solution known as electrolyte, and each cell has a voltage of around 2.1 volts when fully charged. The six cells are connected together to produce a fully charged battery of about 12.6 volts. That's great, but how does sticking lead plates into sulfuric acid produce electricity? more...

Troubleshooting a Battery

One of the facts of life is that batteries fail. Some take years, but eventually they will all bite the dust. However, there are so many factors in electrical systems that can go wrong, that often times the battery takes the blame for other component's problems. The easiest and fastest thing to check for problems is the battery. Here is a simple test that can tell you a lot about what is going on inside a battery, and whether it is good or not. This is not meant to test anything other than the battery, but it is a great place to start if you are having electrical problems. more...

What Do I Do With My Old Dead Battery?

Battery cores are important because not only is lead expensive, but it can be recycled and used again in the manufacturing of new batteries. As a matter of fact, approximately 97%* of lead content within lead acid batteries is recycled. That's not too shabby when you consider how aluminum, newspaper, and glass get recycled ~50% of the time or less. In a nutshell, battery recycling works, and it's a good idea to keep it up. more...

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