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You're Looking at the Problem

The average life of a liquid filled battery, depending on usage, is 6 to 48-months. According to a recent study, only 30% of all batteries actually reach the 48-month point.

Sulfation buildup occurs as lead sulphates form on the battery plates during the normal charge and discharge cycles. During this process, some of the sulphates enlarge to the point where they can't electrochemically react so they stay on the plate. Over time these sulphates can build up until efficiency is reduced and the battery dies. This process is the main reason for over 80% of all battery problems and failure. It is a natural by-product of battery operation, and sooner or later it will kill your battery. This is especially true for infrequently-used and stored batteries, but it is also a major problem for frequently-used batteries.

Undercharging and Overcharging
If the battery is not completely recharged after each use, sulfation buildup increases slightly with each charge/load cycle and impedes the battery's ability to be charged and to deliver power. If the battery is overcharged, the battery will heat, causing excessive thermal expansion and contraction of the battery plates as well as excessive shedding of the plate material. This unnecessary stress to the battery's plate structure causes it to fail prematurely.  Radiant charging incorporates several innovative design technologies which minimize both undercharging and overcharging problems.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

The Solution

ENERGENX  has recently finished the product development and extensive testing of several new solid-state battery charging systems.  These chargers have been designed for a wide range of batteries from small 1.5 V  to 24 V rechargeable, 12 V  starter batteries to large, heavy-duty  batteries such as those used in golf carts and solar homes. The batteries charged with these systems show consistently higher capacity levels than those charged with conventional constant current, constant voltage, or pulsed charging techniques.  This is accomplished through a specially designed desulfating process that naturally occurs during the float charging process.

Although there are many different pulse charging systems on the market, all of which claim to provide a better and deeper charge, they still cannot compare to the new proprietary  charge technique.  The charge can, in many cases, effectively bring back an unchargeable battery, in a highly sulfated condition, to a near new condition.  (In some cases charged batteries have even shown capacities higher than they had when they were new.)

A battery plate with good conductivity can be maintained at its optimal performance level with regular use of the charger. In addition to achieving higher energy storage capacities, longer battery lifetimes can be expected when using the our charging process.

ENERGENX will continues to develop  products to continue the evolution of this technology.



Implications

As is well known in the industry, a conventionally charged battery, as it ages, spends more time on its charger in increasingly ineffective attempts to charge it. Since the battery with substandard capacity cannot accept the electrical charge delivered to it, a large amount of wasted energy used by this practice shows up as heat in the battery, even further diminishing its capacity. Fully automated radiant chargers shut off when the battery can no longer absorb any more energy, and by doing so, drastically reduce this waste.

Hundreds of millions of dollars are lost every year in battery replacement costs and lost productivity. A huge percentage of this cost can be attributed to the improper charging of batteries by conventional means. A radiant charging system will actually save you money while keeping your battery-powered systems running more powerfully. With increased battery power, the productivity will be easily recognized. Charging down time and wasted energy will be significantly reduced. This could represent a savings of 30% or more of your annual battery replacement and energy costs combined.

Furthermore, radiant charging is environmentally friendly, reducing wasted energy consumption and preventing unnecessary, premature battery recycling.  


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