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Old 02-01-2016, 01:43 PM   #1
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Battery heating to reduce sulfur

I have been told there is a product that monthly heats the battery to burn off sulfur deposits and it extends the life of the battery. Anyone have experience with this. I spend 5 months a year dry camping. What is the name of the equipment that I would need? Is it a myth or reality?
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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Battery Desulfators - Fact or Fiction - Import Tuner Magazine
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Great information: There are two products one seems that you hook it into the battery itself to power it up and you let it set. The other seems to need a AC power source and it is programed to work every month.... What is best if I am dry camping?
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They both need AC to operate, either one of those mentioned above would work for you.
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Here is the one I am using and it works.......all need 120 volt ac supply to operate.

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Read this; credit to another FR forum member who linked this in another discussion. Sulfation and How to Prevent it - Battery University

Seems it really battery witchcraft! Heating, now that a twist.
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Dose anyone experience this? Well if you have any type of wet storage battery you will have some amount of "Calcification" of the battery. This is for the most part what kills any wet storage type battery from the time they have been made.
So yes you should have a "Charger" that has this cycle in it, if you have a "Good" charger it will have 4 different cycles to the charge, a standard voltage, and high voltage (decalcification) and float, and a low (maintaining) level.
So i hope this helps and good luck and Happy Camping
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The way to avoid sulphation on a FUNCTIONING battery is:
Have a charger with an EQUALIZATION cycle which brings the voltage to over 15V .
Some chargers have this automatically programmed to run once a week or when the charger has been on float charge for an extended period. Others let YOU program an an EQ charge.
If you roll your own cycle...The important thing is to loosen the caps and start with full fluid then don't let the battery case get over 120 degrees and limit this to an hour or two.
Avoid any product that claims to desulfate by different frequency pulses of current. There is NO evidence that any of them do...and plenty of evidence that the most popular models don't. Many of them also include a trickle charger which DOES work...but the desulfation by pulse does not.
Don't try desulfation on an AGM battery....they don't need it but a few brands like lifeline will permit it under carefully controlled conditions.
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Ctek ms 4.3 battery charger

I know Fonzie has one of these chargers. I have a question. The manual is not clear to me. This has 8 lights. I have charged my battery and it says it is full at the 7th light. I read somewhere that I must wait to see the 8th light appear. Is that accurate and if it does not what does that mean?
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Fonzie your recommended the C tek charger; I have a question. I charged up my batteries until they light the 7th light saying the batteries are full. Do I need to wait til it lights the 8th light? There is nothing in my manual but I read somewhere that if it does not light after 48 hours there is something wrong with the battery.
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