Electric Bikes - Using desulfinator to increase SLA battery life?
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I've heard of using these things for car batteries and others, but has anyone tried this for their bikes?
06-08-07, 08:15 PM
I'm going to take the plunge on this one. Check out my questions posed at end of stokell's post.
I also posted in a desulfator board and got a good response from the moderator:
I also posted in the visforvoltage site here:
I'm looking to buy a SLA voltage meter (multimeter?) to measure my progress. It'll be a long term test so it'll take a while, I figure.
My main motivation is that I don't want to have to replace my SLAs in 200 or so cycles.
06-09-07, 06:14 AM
Please keep us posted on your results. I'm still not totally convinced these do anything, but I'm willing to be open-minded.
Instead of one desulfator for each battery, could you wire the batteries in parallel while they're being desulfated? Or do you have to be charging while desulfating?
06-09-07, 10:00 AM
I'm still new to this, but I think you can desulfinate one at a time. While I'm still deciding on several products, I will hook up a desulfinator to one battery and not the other one. At the end of the test period (4 weeks), I will compare if one is better than the other. If I get positive results, I will do the other one.
I think you can still charge while desulfinating. I think the desulfinator is capped at 12V so hooking both up and desulfinating will overload the unit.
Will keep you posted...
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