How To Diagnose and Treat Battery Sulfation Oct 17, 2016
What Is Battery Sulfation, And How Can You Treat It?
What Is Battery Sulfation?
How can I prevent battery sulfation?
If you wish to save money and time by maximizing your battery’s life expectancy, it is simple to prevent battery sulfation. Please consider the following suggestions to prevent excessive battery sulfation: charge your lead-acid battery regularly, give a full charge whenever possible, and do not leave batteries discharged and unused for long time periods. Pictured to the left is a NOCO Genius G7200 7.2A Smart Charger, which is the perfect tool for maintaining your battery. The less maintenance you do, the faster lead sulfate crystal will form and adhere to the battery plates. If you suspect your battery is sulfated, it is still possible to still recover your battery if diagnosed and treated with haste.
How Can I Diagnose My Battery As Sulfated?
How Do You Treat Battery Sulfation?
Prepare Your Equipment.
Pop your vehicle’s hood, and locate your battery. Ensure your NOCO charger is plugged in, and has a 12-volt Repair Mode feature (G3500, G7200, G15000, G26000 models only).
Connect the NOCO Genius Charger with provided clamps, or permanently attach with the provided eyelet connectors. Be sure to connect to the negative (-) terminal before the positive (+) terminal.
For optimal results, take your battery through a full charge cycle, bringing the battery to full charge before using 12V Repair mode.
Initiate Repair Mode.
Activate the 12V Repair mode on your Genius Charger, and keep it connected to your battery until the battery enters standby mode (orange LED next to power symbol). 12V Repair mode can take up to four (4) hours to complete the recovery process.