Prematurely discarded lead acid batteries are contaminating the environment say Sakura Batteries UK

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Every month tens of thousands of lead acid batteries are scraped unnecessarily. This creates a major environmental hazard and costs consumers millions in replacement costs.

Around 75% of Lead Acid batteries fail prematurely because of sulfation of the battery plates. In the past the only solution was to scrap the battery and replace it. Now it is possible to recover them or just stop it happening.

Most lead acid batteries are used in our cars, but over the last 20 or so years there has been significant increases in the number of specialist deep cycle lead acid batteries being used in motorhomes, boats, golf buggies, mobility scooters, solar power systems and back up power supplies. It is these batteries that are mostly at risk from sulfation.

Sulfation of batteries has been known about for a very long time, and battery manufacturers spend vast amounts of time and money trying to develop batteries that can resist sulfation. However the battery companies have no control on how their batteries are used, maintained, and charged after they leave the factory. So despite their efforts, battery sulfation is still killing off the majority of these deep cycle batteries.

Up until now devices designed to reduce sulfation and maintain batteries in peak condition were bulky and expensive, and for all but the large fleet user, or specialist battery maintenance companies were uneconomical to use. Now utilizing the very latest advances in electronics a UK based company has developed a small, low cost product, the Battery Extra that can reduce the sulfate build up on the battery plates, and substantially extend the life of batteries. It works with all lead acid batteries and battery packs from 12 volts to 48 volts.

The Battery Extra works by creating a wide range of radio frequency signals and sending them to the battery, these are designed to gradually dissolve the sulfate crystals, which build up on the negative and the positive plates of a lead acid battery. It is this sulfate build up that reduces the batteries capacity. Gently dissolving the sulfate crystals back into the electrolyte, lowers the internal resistance of the battery, and raises the specific gravity. This will keep, or return, a battery to its maximum capacity. Making significant savings in battery replacement costs and reducing the impact on the environment.

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