Originally Posted by stevensuf
but the batteries were also periodicaly desulphated using a sterling desulphator.
Considering I have had one of those on test for over six months and there have been ZERO measurable changes in the batteries performance please do not count on "desulfators" to do any such thing.
Both myself and BTrayfors have rather exhaustively tested "desulfators" using industry standard analyzers to measure any changes in battery
condition. Neither of us have been able to discern any improvement in battery
condition or any level of "desulfation" that results in any sort of improvement.
Contrast these devices with a simple two or four hour equalization
where I do and can measure improvements in as little as 2 hours. I have one "deulfator" (same as yours) that has been on the battery
now for over 6 months. In that six months zero improvement or change in either MCA, CCA or capacity as tested with a Midtronics analyzer, Argus analyzer and a 20 hour capacity test.. The sister battery
that came out of the same "paralleled" bank went through three equalization
cycles and had a 130 CCA improvement... 6 hours and 130 CCA improvement vs. 6 months and zero measurable improvement....
that every desulfator I have purchased and tested has a company behind it that has not used any sort of test equipment
or A/B analysis to measure changes in actual batteries. Many of them come out of China
and are re-branded by "reputable" companies so people think they are getting quality gear
.. Unless folks like Bill & I, who have quite expensive analyzers, actually do some physical testing owners never know the difference and the placebo effect compounded with the lightness of the wallet makes them think they are working.
I've been looking for a desulphator that actually works.. As of yet I've found no such beast.. Bill and I have not been able to find one that does anything but make your wallet lighter.....
Trust me I would MUCH rather a simple gizmo that desulfates batteries as opposed to a vicious equalization
cycle. Until I see verifiable test results that show measurable improvements I am going to have to remain in the "they are snake oil" camp..