The Life Of Your Batteries
At least 50% of batteries fail from under-use, the
familiar problem of batteries not holding their charge. This under charged,
under used condition causes suplhating of the battery plates, which
drastically reduces the current capacity of the battery. What is
generally not recognize is that is that this condition can be treated with
BATTERY MAX which will prolong the useful life of the battery - quite often
by many years. The same treatment applied to a new battery will stop these
symptoms appearing at all, giving a maximum possible battery life, many
times that of a similar un treated battery. Keeping the battery fully charged
also increases its useful life. One might ask why this treatment is not
more widely used or why it is not used by manufacturers, a cynical answer
might be that they would rather sell more batteries.
The addition of a small quantity of BATTERY MAX to
each cell of any type or size of a lead acid battery will effectively remove
or prevent cell sulphating. This is a once only treatment for the life
of the battery. BATTERY MAX is an odourless white powder. It is classified
as non hazardous or poisonous. Skin or eye contact should be avoided as
the material is a mild irritant, treatment is through rinsing in running
BATTERY MAX is supplied in a 24 gm plastic sachet
together with a dispensing spoon. This amount is sufficient to treat the
larger size of car battery, or 2- 12V motorcycle batteries, or 4-6V motorcycle
batteries. The amount added to each cell is in no way critical. For larger
batteries a larger bulk pack can be supplied. For best results BATTERY
MAX should be added to new batteries. The older a battery is, the less
effective is the treatment. Batteries that have had many heavy starts are
worn out and will not respond to treatment.
TREATING A BATTERY WITH BATTERY
1- The packet supplied contains 24 grams of chemical
- this will treat a standard car battery of 45 to 65 amp hours capacity,
or 2 12v or 4 6v motorcycle batteries. The exact amount is not critical
; there is no advantage in adding more chemical. For those who have larger
batteries, or wish to treat many batteries , bulk supplies can be obtained
2- BATTERY MAX may be added directly as a powder.
It is highly soluble and will disperse rapidly during charging, or normal
vehicle operation The chemical in some instances will clump and float on
the surface, this condition is only temporary and is of no concern. There
are 12 spoonfuls in a 24 gram packet, so you should add 2 to each cell.
Alternatively, spread the chemical on a dry sheet of paper and "cut" into
6 equal amounts. A simple paper funnel might be helpful if the filler holes
are small. Any unused chemical should be stored in a sealed container,
as it will absorb water readily.
3- Another method is to add BATTERY MAX to 60
to 100 ml of distilled water. Add equal amounts of this solution to each
cell. This can only be done if the initial electrolyte level is low enough.
A syringe can be used to treat sealed batteries, which often suffer from
low water level. Note: do not apply this chemical to sealed "gel" batteries
4 To treat small batteries, add a correspondingly
smaller amount of BATTERY MAX , use the amp hour figure as a guide. It
will be easier to use the liquid dose with an eye dropper or a syringe,
as it is difficult to run powder through a small opening.
5 Charge the battery fully, if sulphation has
been depressing performance, significant improvement should occur over
a few days. To remove heavy sulphation a number of charge discharge cycles
may be required. This may indicate that battery life may be largely used
up, and little benefit can be obtained from the treatment.