En­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble au­to­mo­tive bat­ter­ies

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The acid in your bat­tery’s elec­trolyte set­tles to the bot­tom of your bat­tery, and this de­stroys the plates. That’s bad – but Mix­tech tech­nol­ogy has fixed this.

The anti-strat­i­fi­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy is a plas­tic mix­ing de­vice that com­bats the prob­lem of acid strat­i­fi­ca­tion in bat­ter­ies that leads to early cor­ro­sion and bat­tery per­for­mance loss. Us­ing the de­vice more than dou­bles the life cy­cle of a flooded bat­tery.

The mix­ing tech­nol­ogy, patented iQ Power tech­nol­ogy, per­forms an en­tire 360 deg.cir­cu­la­tion. This pas­sive work­ing de­vice is very sim­ple, with no mov­ing parts. It just uses the driv­ing dy­nam­ics of the ve­hi­cle to achieve the mix­ing re­sults, by us­ing hy­dro­static pres­sure dif­fer­ences from driv­ing move­ments in the bat­tery cham­bers.

The mix­ing el­e­ments con­sist of sim­ple polypropy­lene plas­tic parts, and re­quire no changes to the bat­tery box and cham­ber de­sign for mount­ing as the parts are uni­ver­sal and fit into all stan­dard bat­tery con­tain­ers.

The spe­cific shape of the parts utilises the ac­cel­er­a­tion forces of the driv­ing dy­nam­ics of the ve­hi­cle (ac­cel­er­at­ing, brak­ing, cor­ner­ing) for its cir­cu­lar mix­ing func­tion while driv­ing. The sys­tem works highly ef­fi­ciently, and re­quires only one to three hours of nor­mal city or ur­ban driv­ing for a full elec­trolyte cir­cu­la­tion in the cell cham­bers, thus avoid­ing strat­i­fi­ca­tion and keep­ing the bat­tery’s elec­tro­chem­istry op­ti­mal.

The func­tion­ing prin­ci­ple is that of a hy­dro­static pump. The el­e­ments form a kind of up­side-down L-shape with the thin ver­ti­cal sec­tion ad­ja­cent to the bat­tery cas­ing wall. While the ver­ti­cal sec­tion forms a thin tubu­lar flat chan­nel in the width of the bat­tery cell, the up­per hor­i­zon­tal part forms a small con­tainer ca­pa­ble of tak­ing a cer­tain vol­ume of elec­trolyte but also has open­ings at its bot­tom for a 360 deg. flow cir­cu­la­tion.

Some 30 years ago, acid strat­i­fi­ca­tion didn’t harm flooded bat­ter­ies so much be­cause the bat­ter­ies weren’t be­ing charged and dis­charged so heav­ily — and cars didn’t have all the elec­tronic de­vices we have to­day. AGM bat­ter­ies elim­i­nated this prob­lem, but they are much more ex­pen­sive and heat sen­si­tive.

Mix­tech EMX bat­ter­ies are tested and proven to pro­vide dra­mat­i­cally im­proved ac­tive ma­te­rial uti­liza­tion, de­liv­er­ing twice the cy­cle life of com­pa­ra­ble con­ven­tional bat­ter­ies and 11/2 times the life of re­place­ment mar­ket EFB bat­ter­ies ac­cord­ing to an OEM test stan­dard.

In April this year, Mix­tech was awarded the equiv­a­lent of an en­vi­ron­men­tal Os­car, known as the Green-Tec Award, by the Ger­man As­so­ci­a­tion of the Au­to­mo­tive In­dus­try, for the pas­sive mix­ing tech­nol­ogy. The com­pany has also pre­vi­ously re­ceived the Au­tomechanika In­no­va­tion Award.

Why is a Mix­tech bat­tery bet­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment?

The in­no­va­tion is based on non- mov­ing (pas­sive) plas­tic com­po­nents in the bat­tery, so called pas­sive mix­ing el­e­ments. Cou­pled with the forces from the ve­hi­cle dy­nam­ics while driv­ing, these com­po­nents pro­vide au­to­matic and ef­fi­cient 360 deg. elec­trolyte cir­cu­la­tion and full elec­trolyte mix­ing within in the bat­tery.

The ad­van­tages: no loss of ca­pac­ity (Ah) of the bat­tery due to harm­ful acid strat­i­fi­ca­tion as usual with or­di­nary car bat­ter­ies and thus pow­er­ful and steady func­tion­ing of the elec­tro­chem­istry in the bat­tery by a ho­mo­ge­neous elec­trolyte.

The ben­e­fits: min­i­mal costs and max­i­mum ad­van­tages for con­sumers and the en­vi­ron­ment such as dou­ble ser­vice life, high re­li­a­bil­ity and much less CO2 emis­sions as well as less lead in the to­tal raw ma­te­rial cy­cle over time

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact your lo­cal Part­mas­ter sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive or phone 0800 727 862.

Or visit our web page www.part­mas­ter.co.nz/mix­tech_­car_­bat­tery.

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