Recharging a lead-acid battery


The electrolyte in lead-acid batteries is a dilute solution of sulfuric acid in water. As the lead-acid cell reaches a full state of charge, some of the water in the electrolyte is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen gasses by the recharging current. These gasses escape from the vent on the top of each cell. This process is called “gassing”, and accounts for the water lost from the cells.

If all the cells in a lead-acid battery are to be completely refilled and equalized, a certain amount of gassing will need to take place. For that to happen, distilled water must be added to the cells to make up for the water hydrolyzed into hydrogen and oxygen. Secondly, the potentially explosive mixture of hydrogen and oxygen being vented from the cells must be dealt with. Hydrocaps solve all of these problems.

 

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     Batteries need TLC…

HYDROCAPS

…Do It Automatically  

 


EXPLOSIVE HYDROGEN GAS REDUCED

CATALYTICALLY CONSUMES HYDROGEN & OXYGEN

CORROSION VIRTUALLY ELIMINATED

ACID SPRAY IS WASHED BACK INTO THE BATTERY

BATTERY SERVICE LIFE EXTENDED

GOOD MAINTENANCE = LONGER BATTERY LIFE

SAFER BATTERY OPERATION

NO CORRODING ACID OR EXPLOSIVE GAS

ACID FUMES GREATLY REDUCED

EFFECTIVELY CONDENSES FUMES

PURE WATER RETURNED TO BATTERY

HYDROGEN & OXYGEN ARE COMBINED

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