Dan Hammack: I have seen some chargers that claim desulfation due to electrical pulses,
however I've have done a lot of reading on this and have seen no evidence
that sulfated batteries can actually be recovered. Sulfation can be
prevented by keeping a battery on any smart charger when not in use as
sulfation is a result of battery discharge.
julie r: Find a medical supply place that works on power wheelchairs. When they
change out a bad battery, they change BOTH batteries. Often they will give
you all their discards IF you take them all, good and bad alike. Now you
have 1 in 2, or worst case 1 in 3 that is a good battery, and can sell or
try to rejuvenate the bad ones.
steve w: In other research I've done on using the Epsom Salt, a teaspoon of the
dilution per cell, or a tablespoon per cell, might not be enough of the
chemical to clean the plates. Looking forward to the other videos.
Zetetic Elench: http://youtu.be/vqfaziZE1XM
battery maintenance that segues into solar... (other series)
the wiki on lead-acid cells is a good primer.
Begbucks: Rather; I prefer cooking the Epsom salt by bringing the distilled water to
a boil to adequately dissolve the salts in the mixture.
destinyabby: you have change the battery..
imallpissedoff: No, actually, stupidity runs deep with you. It was a joke.
yoramsk1: cool vid. interested to see how this turns out.
KmanAuto: Then next time say it in a joking manor, not a taunting one.
mppforall: How much epsom salt should we add to the water? Great video, Thanks!
thenomadrhodes: Would this work on a car batter? My battery went dead and I cant afford a
new one right now :( I've heard about Epson's Salt and or Aluminum Sulphate
fixing a battery. Thank you for the video.
ColtPiggerton: LOL, never trust someone who uses a wrench as a hammer. 2:57
longjohn412: Walmart batteries and Interstate batteries are made in the exact same
place, Johnson Controls. The only real difference is the color of the
plastic case and the sticker. What really matters is how long it's been on
the shelf (Giving Walmart the edge with higher turnover) and if a charge is
applied every so often (Which usually gives Interstate an edge depending on
the seller) I've heard a lot of people give the exact opposite assessment
with Interstate good and Walmart junk ....
thenomadrhodes: Well its a small truck, it's a 86 toyota R22 pick up, 6cly. I think the cca
is around 550. I believe I can't find any thing on the net about it, but
that's what it had in it when I bought it some years ago. Thank you for the
reply Kman :)
KmanAuto: A cheap (do some shopping around) lawnmower battery can be had for as
little as $15 (I get them regularly for that price!) though those are about
150cca. For about $25-$30 you can get about 350-400cca. Enough to start any
4cylinder and some 6 cylinder cars. Or even so, if you recover your car
battery, keep a CHEAPIE lawnmower battery in your trunk. in case you dont
have just enough to get started, you could jump start your car from it.
imallpissedoff: Lol. "Electric car batteries." As opposed to what, the hydraulic ones?
longjohn412: I get mine from a place called Blain's Farm and Fleet which like Johnson
Controls is out of Wisconsin because they have a longer warranty. Scumbags
abusing Walmart's no questions asked warranty were exchanging perfectly
good batteries every year so Walmart put a one year warranty on them
instead of 2 years like F&F or 30 month like Interstate. Since the
batteries are essentially the same at all 3 I go with the best warranty AND
Service and that's certainly no Wally World, it's Farm and Fleet
KmanAuto: Yes, it can, though, not guaranteed. If it's something (like your car) that
you must rely on for work, medical etc..., I highly recommend trying to
scrape together enough to get even a super cheap car battery. Check to see
how many Cold Cranking amps your car requires, let me know what that number
is, I will be able to suggest a super cheap alternative to getting a new
car battery (As in, lawn mower battery). My TRUCK (2002 Nissan Xterra, 6
cylinder 270hp)factory battery was only rated at 420cca
longjohn412: Get a marinade injector for grilling/BBQ (Looks like a big syringe) And use
that to put it in the batteries, especially a must with the small SLA
batteries where this magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) trick also works ... I
think mine cost all of 5 bucks. I put a piece of heatshrink over the metal
needle to keep it from shorting the plates in case you hit one. Just suck
up some solution (or plain distilled water) and rehydrate the batteries
without making a mess
douglas lee: At the 30 second mark, I believe the internal resistance being measured is
3.1 milliOhms, not 3.1 ohms. Typical internal resistance levels for a 12
volt auto lead acid battery are in the range of a few milliOhms up to
around 20 milliOhms, I believe.
KmanAuto: Stupidity Runs Deep with you. Electric Car Batteries=Batteries Designed for
Deep discharge and the high amperage demands of a electric vehicle.
Starting Battery=Batteries that are designed for short bursts of high
amperage power, used for cranking over a engine. Marine Battery (Suppose
you think these run on water...)=Hybrid battery, deigned to give good Deep
Discharge ability, while still providing a decent cold cranking ability to
turn over a boat motor.
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