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Old 06-08-07, 02:16 PM   #1
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Using desulfinator to increase SLA battery life?

I've heard of using these things for car batteries and others, but has anyone tried this for their bikes?
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Old 06-08-07, 07:15 PM   #2
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I'm going to take the plunge on this one. Check out my questions posed at end of stokell's post.

My Giant Conversion

I also posted in a desulfator board and got a good response from the moderator:

http://p198.ezboard.com/fleadacidbat...icID=139.topic

I also posted in the visforvoltage site here:

http://visforvoltage.net/forum-topic...store-old-slas

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.
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Old 06-09-07, 05:14 AM   #3
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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?
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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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