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Old 01-01-2014, 01:37 PM
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Gel battery sulfating?

Do gel batteries sulfate? I have a Exide spiral/gel cell battery like this one
Ive bought years ago and I haven't been using it for a while but I charged it and it seems to hold charge but if I load test it, it goes to weak/red range.
Can it be possibly a sulfation issue, something I could fix by using a desulfating battery charger to bring it back?

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From what I read they can, I recycle lead acid batteries using a Schumacher "Speed Charge" series charger.
It spikes up to 60v at a high frequency, per their spec sheet anyway.

I have a very good success rate using a 2/8/12 unit.
Here's a similar unit.
Schumacher SC-1000A SpeedCharge 10/6/2 Amp Charger/Maintainer/Tester : Amazon.com : Automotive Schumacher SC-1000A SpeedCharge 10/6/2 Amp Charger/Maintainer/Tester : Amazon.com : Automotive

One thing to keep in mind with a spiral cell battery is they are sensitive to charge rates, keep it low, like 2a or so.


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I just purchased a CTEK 25000 for this very reason, I've got several batteries that are new but I let go way low and the CTEK is supposed to bring them back.
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that's what Im doing, trying to get me a Schumacher SC-10030A, it's supposed to be able desulfate older batteries.
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