Battery Regeneration: The Facts
- Suitable for all makes if industrial lead-acid battery
- Process takes around 72 hours
- Typically returns five-year-old batteries to 72-82% of original performance (equivalent to two years' life)
- Certificate stating increase in expected lifespan
- Safer and more environmentally friendly than disposal
- Restores old and under-performing batteries, sulphated cells and batteries that have been left standing
How Battery Sulphation Costs Your Business
Even during normal working cycles, when lead-acid battery is drained of power and recharged, sulphate crystals gradually build up on the electrodes. Over time, these crystals inhibit the electrochemical reaction that produces current; reducing the capacity of the battery.
Sulphation also causes poor current storage, low current delivery, overheating, dehydration, short circuits and mechanical damage and often leads to premature battery failure. This reduces the availability, reliability and performance of your equipment – and can lead to costly replacements ahead of time.
The regeneration process restores the surface of the electrodes and reverts the lead sulphate crystals into active material, allowing the battery to once again accept, store and deliver current as it should.
Case Study 1: Regeneration in a large business
We tested one thousand batteries a client had planned to scrap and replace, and identified 677 for battery regeneration. Instead of scrapping 1,000 batteries they replaced only 333, giving an immediate, two-thirds saving in replacement costs.
A typical example was a 2005 battery, saved from scrap and regenerated back to 73% of its original five-hour rate, which is the equivalent capacity of a two-year-old battery. As a result, the company was able to reinstall this battery and continue to use it for a further three years; not a bad result for a battery on the scrapheap.
Case Study 2: Regeneration in a large business
A small forklift truck company had planned to dispose of 10 five-year-old batteries. Even though the batteries had reached the end of their life cycle, we were able to regenerate all 10 to between 72-82% of their original five-hour rate.
As a result, the forklift company managed to extend its contract hire for a further two years without spending any money on new replacement batteries.
To find out how battery regeneration could work for your business, call our expert team on 0843 289 3982 or use our online form.