how it works
Storage Battery Gas
Storage batteries give off hydrogen while charging or dischargingeven when standing idle. If the hydrogen accumulates in a battery compartment, battery room or a depression in the ceiling. It can explode if ignited by a spark, flame, or an arcing contact. The Internal temperatures can reach 300F (150C) for each percent of hydrogen accumulated in the air. A storage battery cell produces 18.7 cubic inches of hydrogen for each ampere-hour of gas. This produces overcharge or discharge current. As little as 4% hydrogen in air is considered explosive (69 cubic inches of hydrogen in one cubic foot of air).
Why use CATYLATORS?
CATYLATOR units, placed high in battery compartments, combine the hydrogen with the available oxygen. This produces heat and steam in small amounts, thus neutralizing the explosive hydrogen. The CATYLATOR is capable of handling up to 6 amperes of constant overcharge current, in a properly operating battery cell. Normal operating life should exceed 10,000 ampere-hours of active use unless poisoned by impurities from the battery. The catalyst used in our CATYLATORS is never consumed.