Category Archives: General

Information regarding general battery related problems. Including tips on improving the life of your old batteries. Don’t waste your money on new batteries again!

The Memory Effect

the memory effect

The Memory Effect occurs when rechargeable batteries aren’t discharged fully between charge cycles. The result is a reduced capacity of use per charge. It most commonly occurs in Nickel Cadmium (NiCD) and Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. Studies show that successive cycles of incomplete charging and discharging causes small memory effects that eventually build up, causing the […]

Battery Sulfation

Battery Sulfation

​ Battery Sulfation refers to the buildup of lead Sulfate crystals on the plates of lead acid batteries. Actually, it is one of the major causes of early failures of sealed or wet cell batteries (along with vibration and damaged charging plates). ​What Causes a Sulfated Battery?​ Sulfation is not a strange phenomenon. Lead acid batteries often develop […]