The Amperis battery regenerator successfully eliminates sulfation, eliminating lead sulfate, restoring battery capacity and extending the life of old and sulfated batteries. The regenerator can also be used for annual maintenance. The great advantage of the Amperis Battery Regeneration System is the dissolving capacity of the hardened sulphate in the battery terminals and the restoration of this as active material. To eliminate the hardened sulfate, the equipment applies a high frequency ripple current.
The Amperis Battery Regeneration System consists of a battery charger of last generation and a battery discharger:
The regeneration of the battery can be of reconditioning (it allows to condition old batteries giving them more years of life) or of maintenance (it allows to keep the battery in an optimal state without sulphate making a short annual regeneration).
The level of regeneration acquired by the battery has to be measurable to quantify the improvement that has occurred in it. For this, the most accurate methodology is the one used by the Amperis Battery Regeneration System, which uses a battery discharger that allows 100% battery discharge time to be measured before and after regeneration.
The lifetime of more than 80% of the batteries is reduced by sulfation. Lead sulfate inevitably accumulates in the electrodes increasing internal resistance. The causes that cause sulfation are inherent in lead-acid batteries but there are other reasons such as battery inactivity, a very deep discharge or load cycles were not respected among others.
The accumulation of sulphate crystals in the battery electrodes prevents the battery from supplying current effectively. This process accelerates with the passage of time hence the importance of regenerating the battery.
70% of the batteries that are discarded, is due to sulfation problems. There are several reasons why the useful life of the battery is shorter than estimated as:
The regeneration of batteries is a very profitable practice since it is saved in the acquisition of new batteries, the energy bill is reduced and the costs of technical incidents and derived maintenance are eliminated. It should also be noted that the regeneration of batteries contributes to the improvement of the environment, since if the battery is not regenerated it must be discarded, being the residues highly toxic.
In summary, the regeneration + maintenance of the battery supposes: