Did you realize it’s possible to recondition batteries at home and return them to nearly new condition?
Don’t worry if you haven’t heard about reconditioning batteries. It’s not surprising, battery manufacturers don’t like to talk about it. It’s the automotive industry’s dirty little secret.
After all, would you rush out and buy a new battery if you knew the old one could be restored for pennies?
Eventually everyone has to deal with a dead battery.
It’s a real pain in the butt when it happens. Usually the timing couldn’t be worse. Like when your running late for work. Never on a day off when you actually have time to mess with it. If we are lucky we get away without having to call a tow truck. Otherwise things get expensive real fast.
Battery reconditioning cant solve an immediate problem like this. But there’s no reason to experience this ever again.
Once you learn how to recondition batteries you will always have a healthy battery in your vehicle. How about starting a profitable home business reconditioning batteries? It’s really cheap and easy to do. So let’s look at what’s going on inside that battery.
Automotive batteries use lead plates submerged in sulfuric acid to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity. This is nothing new to you I’m sure. You may not be aware it also produces lead sulfate as it makes electricity. With a new one this breaks back down to lead and sulfuric acid again. Gradually, as a battery ages, lead sulfate no longer breaks down but forms crystallized lead sulfate deposits on the lead plates inside your battery.
Because lead sulfate doesn’t conduct electricity and these deposits form on your plates your battery efficiency is lowered. It no longer has the same strength or charges as well or holds a charge as long. This process is called sulfation or sulfating and it causes most battery failures.
If you’ve ever messed around with a weak battery and put it on a regular charger repeatedly you know after a while it takes longer to charge and wont hold a charge as long. At some point the battery will no longer take a charge at all. Congratulations, you just fried your battery and now you really do need a new one. Even battery reconditioning has its limits and can’t save it now.
When the battery is being recharged the process is reversed. The lead sulphate is converted into sulphuric acid, lead and lead peroxide. A car battery is recharged by the use of an alternator while the car is in use or by means of an external battery charger connected to the electricity mains.
The charging and recharging of the lead acid battery can be repeated a number of times over a number of years. During the time that the battery is not in use and not being recharged some lead sulphate crystals are formed that are not converted back into sulphuric acid. The resultant effect is that the electrolyte is weakened. The lead sulphate is also not a good conductor of electricity. A point is therefore reached where the battery is not responsive to charging and is therefore considered to be dead.
At this stage, normally, batteries are discarded. This results in a lot of waste in connection with battery cases, the electrodes and electrolytes. These have to be disposed of in specialist waste tips.
‘Dead’ batteries can be brought back into use by reconditioning them. Reconditioning the batteries gives the batteries another lease of life and allows it to accept charges.