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IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PROTECT YOUR BATTERY

How to prevent batteries from sulfating?

Observe that the connectors are clean and free of sulfate, as it corrodes the metal in addition to preventing the flow of electrical current.

Danger from extreme temperatures

Take care of your car from extreme temperatures. Remember that heat causes it to overheat and winter causes the battery to discharge.

Avoid deep
discharge

Check that the lights are not on when you park or any other device since there is a possibility that when you return the battery is low and your vehicle will not start.

  • Recharge the battery to full charge periodically.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures.
  • Adjust the terminals correctly and make sure that they make a good contact, to prevent water or other foreign agents from entering.
  • Protect the terminals with the appropriate material.
  • Overloads or abnormal consumption.
  • Lack of use.
  • Wear.
  • Corrosion in the terminals.
  • The vehicle finds it difficult to start, especially in the morning.
  • In a visual inspection you detect that the terminals are dirty and rusted. The light on the dash comes on.
  • It has little tension. To know the voltage of the battery, use a voltmeter.
  • At idle, the voltage must be at least 12.5 volts. If it is less, touch change.
  • The lights have less power. If you notice faults or changes in intensity in the lights, the problem does not have to be in the bulbs, it may be that the battery has a short time to live.
  • Some electronic systems give specific failures. The radio, the lights, they work wrong.
  • Always make sure to turn off the lights, the radio, any monitors, and the HVAC system when you park your car.
  • Perform a constant maintenance service and, in the event of any failure you perceive, take your car to the professionals to solve it.
  • If you go on vacation or your car will be stored for more than a week, remove the battery and store it in a dry and cool place or we recommend using a device that is battery charge maintainers.
  • Park the vehicles next to each other.
  • Both vehicles must be off.
  • Connect a red clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery.
  • Connect the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the working battery.
  • Connect the associated black clamp to the negative terminal of the working battery.
  • The other black auxiliary connect it preferably in a place of the vehicle with the damaged or discharged battery that makes ground.
  • (chassis) (it can also go in the negative pole).
  • Start the vehicle that has a battery charge and let it run for a few seconds.
  • Start the dead vehicle. It should light up.
  • Disconnect the black auxiliary cables first, then disconnect the red ones.
  • Take a short drive to help recharge the battery.

Other data of interest

There are many reasons why batteries inflate, but one of the most frequent is a strong overload that generates heating of the grids. When these are heated, the entire set of plates bends and deforms, which, in turn, causes a deformation of the box. Also, a lot of gasification is generated that cannot be released by the plugs.
Temperature can affect the performance of a battery due to the following causes:Extreme temperatures accelerate the corrosion of the gratings and the degradation of the active materials. At low temperatures, the ability to deliver large starting currents decreases and this is evidenced by the fact that the motor has a harder time starting. When a battery is already over the end of its useful life, failure will become evident when temperatures are low (below 5-10ºC). Temperature-and-operation A battery cycle is called the succession of a discharge followed by subsequent recharging until the extracted energy is fully recovered. The IEEE, DIN, BS, JIS, IEC standards also define the lead-acid battery cycle time. For example, in the IEC 60896 standard, the discharge period is 3 hours, while the charge period lasts 21 hours. That is, the norm allows one complete cycle per day. standardized to test a The depth of a discharge is the ratio of the discharged capacity to the nominal capacity of the battery. The greater the depth of discharge, the fewer the number of cycles that the battery can deliver. For example, if a monoblock battery for stationary applications delivers 180 cycles with a depth of discharge of 80%, reducing discharges to 30%, the same battery will deliver more than 1000 cycles.
The Start / Stop system was developed to put an end to all those situations in which you remain stopped with the engine running, that is, to go through cities where there is a lot of traffic congestion, thought about fuel efficiency and also reducing emissions of CO2, helping to avoid environmental damage.
EFB batteries have been introduced as a lower level option to AGM batteries in terms of performance and durability. EFB technology is based on improvements to existing liquid electrolyte technology, through the introduction of carbon additives in the plate manufacturing process. AGM batteries benefit from certain unique design features not found in liquid electrolyte batteries, such as: fiberglass separators, recombinant cap technology, and higher pack pressures that facilitate improved life cycle . AGM batteries are best suited to meet the demands of high-spec vehicles that feature one or more of the following technologies: start-stop, regenerative braking (hybrid systems), and passive propulsion.

Deep cycle batteries store energy so that the sources of electric current recharge them through alternators, solar panels, windmills, etc. They use an AGM storage technology.

The fundamental difference between these batteries and short-cycle batteries such as those of an automobile, lies in the use that one makes of them.

Sulfation is a normal part of battery operation and occurs when the battery is discharged. When the battery is recharged, the sulphation (lead sulfate) is transformed back into active material.

If the battery is left discharged for a period of time, this sulfation slowly transforms until it cannot be converted back into active material, and thus, after charging, the battery will not be able to return to its original performance. If the sulfation is severe enough, the car will not start. This is the problem that is usually called sulfation.

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