What is sulfation and what can you do about it?
Sulphation or sulphation is an undesirable ageing process in batteries where too much lead sulphate forms on the lead plates, which cannot be removed even with prolonged charging. The battery's capacity drops significantly, or it fails altogether. Sulfation …
Why does this battery have such a good current draw?
Due to the AGM technology, this battery absorbs the current particularly well, i.e. it recharges faster than a conventional wet battery and you can charge it with a higher charging current or a more powerful charger, like the ?
This characteristic comes …
Depending on the type, this battery is low-maintenance or maintenance-free.
Low maintenance version - TV types
Low-maintenance batteries can be recognised by the removable sealing plugs on the top, the vent hose and the white or transparent housing. In …
What does pole growth on the battery mean?
Whitish-grey deposits on the poles, so-called "pole growth", is caused by strong sulphation on the plates.
Tip: Always ensure a good state of charge.
What does damage to the battery box indicate?
Damaged battery box
If the housing is leaking, cracked or chafed, this indicates destruction by external influences.
Tip: Look for a robust design in your next battery.
Deformed battery case
If the housing is deformed by heat, this indicates a defective …
Dry pre-charge battery before installation.
A battery that is not fully charged when installed will not reach its full performance in the future and will have a significantly shortened service life.
Immediately after the first filling with acid, dry pre-charged batteries only reach 75 to 80 % of …
Checking the liquid level against sulphation
In a battery or accumulator, the chemical reaction between the active material of the grids and the acid generates current (electrons emitted) to supply the loads or stores current (electrons) provided by the charger or alternator.
If the acid only partially …
In a nutshell, the battery generates electricity, which it delivers to the consumers. It is charged and is ready again.
So far, so good. Meanwhile, a bit of chemistry happens inside the battery.
In principle, current flows between a positive …
Checking the battery step by step
There are many reasons for weakening or failing batteries. An important step in tracking them down is to measure the voltage with a battery tester.
Disconnect the battery from the vehicle, if possible remove it. Tips on how …
Always choose a battery that suits your individual requirements
Each battery technology has particular strengths, but also weaknesses. Depending on the requirements your battery has to meet in the respective application, or which properties you want, some battery technologies are more suitable or less suitable.
It is important to weigh up the properties.