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Old 10-27-2016, 4:44 PM
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Has anybody tried this? Any comments? Seems to good to be true to me

http://ezbatteryreconditioning.com/

It's basically a 20 minute video pitch to buy a book that will explain how to "recondition" batteries. If it does work, it would be a great "prepper" tool.
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Old 10-27-2016, 5:14 PM
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I tried to sit through the whole thing but couldn't do it it was soo bad...Sounds like BS to me.

Here are a few good youtube vid showing some tests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06SdUw3ocCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x-JfckAt20

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Old 10-28-2016, 8:51 PM
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Is this the epsom salt version? Doesn't work...
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It's nonsense.
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It's BS and a scam. If you research battery technology you'll see what happens when batteries age. When batteries go 'dead' dead, the process is irreversible without replacing components within the battery. Just chemistry and physics.

Regarding lead acid batteries, the best you can do for longevity is keep them on a maintenance charger and try to keep discharges shallow.
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Old 10-30-2016, 2:24 PM
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That's pretty much what I thought. Glad I saved $70 by not falling for it. To bad though, would be great for setting up a solar charged battery bank.
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I tried it on a "fresh" dead battery that help minimal charge but not enough to start anything. Had a box of epsom salt in the garage so figured what the heck? I'm sure it cleans the heck out of the lead plates because you get all kinds of nastiness coming out when you dump it, but doesn't help the battery hold a charge. It still held a small charge but if I remember correctly less than initially. Glad it was cheep and on s lazy Sunday afternoon!
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Has anybody tried this? Any comments? Seems to good to be true to me.
Getting back to this topic: acid batteries are end of life once the the plates disintegrate. Once that happens - nothing will fix them aside for recycling that will salvage the lead that will ultimately find its way into new batteries.
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Learn everything you need to know about batteries here: http://batteryuniversity.com.
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