Farmer gets 18 year battery life
Lead acid batteries usually die prematurely from sulphation build-up on internal lead plates and, according to Gerard Anselmi of RECHARGE Battery Revitalizer & Conditioner, sulphation is very easy to treat and prevent premature battery failure with their simple ‘Recharge’ Battery Conditioning Program, “We have been saying for years that farmers are getting 8 to 10yrs in our battery conditioning program.
“However, most shows we do these days we meet people using our RECHARGE Battery Conditioning Program with 12 and 14 year old batteries often still going,” says Anselmi.
“In fact in 2014 we had three farmers with 17 year old batteries and one of them was a Canterbury farmer who returned to our last show of the year back in NZ at the Christchurch A&P show in November 2015 to say his tractor battery was now 18 and still running like new.
“He was very pleased with the results,” says Anselmi, “After 18 years on the market in NZ & 12 years in Australia I would not be surprised if we bettered that figure given time”
A RECHARGE treatment will dissolve the lead sulphate build-up turning those sulphur ions back into sulphuric acid electrolyte holding electrons.
“We are chemically reversing the sulphation build-up process, one chemical reaction to counter another,” says Anselmi.
“Once treated a battery is essentially running at full capacity, provided the lead plates are still in good condition and prevention is the key. Treat them early repeat every 2 – 3 years and keep them charged.”
Please note: we have a new site this year after 11 years in E-street, Gerard and Debbie will be at the Farm World Field Days 2016 on their new site N-10a.
The 500ml farmer pack works out at around $4.50 per car battery.
A more cost effective 2litre commercial pack is also available and that pack can also be purchased on line at www.recharge.net.nz or on Ebay.
However as RECHARGE is acid based it is dangerous goods and expensive to freight: the 2-litre bottle is therefore, the only one that we sell directly and it is far cheaper at the field days.
And yes, you can treat sealed batteries simply by drilling into each cell treat- ing and resealing with silicone, sika-flex or a plastic bung. Recharge is also great for deep cycle batteries like forkifts, golf carts, scissor hoists and lighting system batteries.