The Key to a Pulsing Battery Charger is Desulfation Maintenance
Southlake, TX — APRIL 2014
Consumers shopping for maintenance battery chargers for their vehicles, boats, off roaders and riding lawnmowers should understand the term "pulsing", which may or may not be reflective of the chargers' ability to remove lead sulfate buildup on the battery plates—the #1 reason for battery failure.
"A charger may deliver a pulse charge, however, that doesn't mean the pulse is cleaning the battery plates of sulfates and restoring the battery's ability to fully recharge," said Rick Miller, sales manager for Texas-based PulseTech Products Corp. "In fact only PulseTech's line of maintenance chargers holds a US Patent for Pulse Technology, an independently validated process that has been proven to remove and prevent damaging lead-sulfate deposits on batteries in a non-harmful way."
Miller compared battery sulfation to plaque buildup in the arteries, which can lead to a serious life-threatening condition, as the blockage forces the heart to struggle to pump blood to feed the body and its organs with nourishment.
"Sulfation in lead-acid batteries is a similar wasting disease that claims the life of 80 percent of vehicle and equipment batteries in use worldwide," he said.
Like plaque buildup, lead sulfate crystals enlarge and can build-up excessively to the point where they create a physical barrier across the surface of the plate. Before long, this buildup can become so dense a battery is no longer able to accept or release energy.
While surgeons apply medical procedures to improve heart function and extend life, Miller said PulseTech's engineers have created a patented and unique battery treatment called Pulse Technology which prevents premature battery death and even extends battery life up to five times its normal cycle.
"What makes Pulse Technology so unique and effective is a distinct pulse waveform," said Miller. "This waveform has a strictly controlled rise time, pulse-width, frequency and amplitude of current and voltage pulse. No other known battery charging or battery maintenance system has these specific characteristics. "
Routine desulfation treatment has greatly improved performance and extended the lives of thousands of batteries across the globe, a direct result of using one or more of PulseTech's maintenance systems.
PulseTech's Pulse Technology has been scientifically validated through battery charger and desulfator test studies conducted with Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
During these studies, these crystalline buildups (sulfation) were regularly investigated by X-ray diffraction methods. The X-ray diffraction data confirmed the positive effects of the application of this patented Pulse Technology on the battery plate morphology. It shows a more even distribution of lead sulfate crystals over the surface area of the battery plates. It also revealed a significant reduction in the size of the lead-sulfate crystals. These microscopic changes, kind of an electro-mechanical "stirring" or "cleaning" action on the plate surface, greatly improve a battery's ability to accept and store more energy.
Consumer validation of Pulse Technology's performance is another confirmation of the performance of PulseTech's battery maintenance product lines.
In 2011, Steve Schultz, a reselling partner in Minnesota, conducted an independent test using PulseTech's XC100-P smart charger and a popular competitive brand. The test was conducted for 7-8 months with the assumption that 120 test cycles equaled one-year use for an average battery. The resulting 480 test cycles (comparable to 4 years use) clearly showed battery plates maintained by Pulse Technology were clean of sulfation buildup and able to hold full charges, while battery plates maintained by the competitive brand were highly sulfated and could not operate at peak efficiency.