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 …
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intAct Bike-Power AGM, intAct Bike-Power SLA, intAct Bike-Power GEL, intAct Bike-Power HVT and intAct Bike-Power GEL HVT-HD are valve regulated lead-acid batteries or VRLA batteries (VRLA=Valve Regulated Lead-Acid).
VRLA batteries produce much less gas …
Filling a dry pre-charged battery
Dry pre-charged batteries must be filled with battery acid and charged before installation.
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 …
Installing the starter battery or motorcycle battery
First connect the positive cable (usually red) to the positive terminal of the battery.
Then connect the negative cable (usually black) to the negative terminal of the battery.
If you install a start-stop battery, you must then register the battery in the vehicle system.
What do discoloured plugs mean?
A brown-reddish discoloration of the plugs indicates an overcharging of the battery and a fault in the charging system.
Tip: Your workshop can check whether your charge controller is working properly.
Tip: Check the function and characteristics of your …
AGM and gel supply batteries
Deep-cycle batteries in AGM or gel design can be used in a variety of applications. They are suitable as supply batteries in the areas of marine, solar and camping, because the electrolyte is bound in gel or fleece (Absorbent Glass Mat), which makes the …
With each charge/discharge process (cycle), active material is inevitably lost and the battery's performance declines. Once it has fallen to the point where it can no longer fulfil its purpose - e.g. start the vehicle, supply the consumers or drive the …
The order of disconnection and connection
The negative terminal is connected to the body, hence the name grounding. If you accidentally touch the positive terminal and the body at the same time when the negative terminal is connected, e.g. with a metallic tool, a short circuit could occur that …
A coherent equation: A lot out, a lot in.
Every battery loses power over time.
If it is loaded normally and is always fully charged, the capacity is slowly reduced.
If it is often overloaded and insufficiently charged, the capacity is reduced much more quickly, i.e. the battery ages much faster.