- Lead Acid Battery – This is the type of battery is found in your car or truck. They have an indicator built into them to tell use when the battery is good or bad. When the indicator circuit tells us the battery is in poor condition we know it is time to replace it. This means the battery isn’t holding its charge. But do you actually have to replace the battery once it starts to decline. This would be a good idea. However there are ways to prolong its life. It seems when the lead acid battery begins to die the active material that creates it charge are becoming depleted. So the trick is to rejuvenate the active materials.
One of the reasons for this to happen is due to the chemical process known as sulfation. This occurs when sulfur collects on the lead plates inside the battery and therefore impedes the electric current. The recovery process involves placing an epsom salt solution into the battery cells. After this is done the battery needs to be recharged on a slow cycle for a 24 hour period. It should be noted these batteries contain sulfuric acid and the reconditioning process can be very dangerous if not done safely.
- Lithium Ion Batteries – These are the batteries commonly use to operate your laptop computer, smart phone and power tools. They hold a very large charge relative to their size. If this battery is draining extremely fast or doesn’t hold a charge at all you might be able fix the problem by doing a full recharge. This will involve completely draining it and keeping it on charge for two or three days.
Reconditioning batteries can save you money by extending their life. There are many different methods that can be used to recondition the many different batteries we use in our daily life. Finding the correct one can be time-consuming. It is recommended that you find a guide to help you in this process.