Did you know that as much as 99% of a 12V lead acid battery regularly used in cars, motorbikes, golf buggies, motorhomes and other leisure pursuits is recycled? So we can dispose of our batteries safe in the knowledge that we won’t harm the environment, but are we in fact harming our bank balance sooner that we need to?
Some very basic research that we undertook at a recycling centre indicated, through just testing battery voltage alone, that up to 72% of batteries disposed have a voltage above 5V. Many of these seemingly dead batteries could be revived through a recondition and recharge. This won’t be the case with all of them, but even if 50% of batteries that are disposed of could be revived, just think how much less we would spend on batteries every year.
This figure backs up other research that we have undertaken in automotive workshops that has highlighted that as many as one in three vehicles have an undercharged battery. This will cause sulphation, something which hampers the batteries ability to accept or retain charge and it could eventually kill the battery.
A regular battery charge as part of a maintenance routine could easily double or triple a battery’s service life, significantly reducing the number of battery failures and therefore the number of batteries being produced and recycled.
The CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger offers a unique eight step-approach to battery care, available at the touch of a button, to ensure that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned, charged and maintained. As well as offering a diagnostic function to determine whether a battery can not only take but retain a charge, the MXS 5.0 removes harmful lead-sulphate from the plates using its patented desulphation mode before commencing its charging cycle, while the unique ‘Recond’ reconditioning mode can be selected to restore deeply discharged batteries which would normally be discarded.