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Old 04-28-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Battery Equalizer Chemical - Works ???

Bought a bottle of battery equalizer at www.batteryequalizer.com for my rv batteries. After one recharge, I see pieces of something floating in the liquid inside batteries. Could this product really clean and prolong my batteries?
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Bought a bottle of battery equalizer at www.batteryequalizer.com for my rv batteries. After one recharge, I see pieces of something floating in the liquid inside batteries. Could this product really clean and prolong my batteries?
The last thing you want to see is anything floating around in a battery.. How old is the battery.. has it always maintained a charge? The only way to truly check a battery's condition is to check its "Specific Gravity" in each cell. That being said the acid in a battery is very dangerous, so I would not recommend messing around with it.

As a kid, we always tried to extend a battery life, but based on past experience, the battery (car) always got replaced soon after adding the miracle drug to the battery.

Here is what a major manufacture has to say about the subject..

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The best way to test a battery is to load test it.
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Phoned people at equalizer. According to them, what I see floating in acid is sulfate particles that have broken away from plates, and will dissolve in time. Said they sell lots of batteries, recommend the product in them, stand behind their product, and have lots of happy customers. My interstate deep cycles are about three years old, and probably should re replaced anyway. So we shall see!
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In the past, I tried this Battery Equalizer product. Before adding it, I measured and wrote down the specific gravity (acid strength) for each cell. The battery was 3 years old and came with the TT and was weak. After adding the stuff, and charging, I re-measured the specific gravity. The two worst cells didn't recover, and actually got worse. The other cells did improve though. I concluded from this, it might only work for a battery only slightly gone, otherwise forget it. Afterwards, I found documentation from the maker of the additive which said the specific gravity must be above a prescribed number (don't remember the number) for it to work as they say.
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