Richard Stifle: Also, if you ever go to like autozone and they test your car battery with that little hand held tester thing, I don't care if they say it is good or bad, don't believe it. Those things plug a few variables like internal resistance and Open Circuit Voltage into an equation, but really they are about as accurate as flipping a coin. You want it out on a full load tester which puts a load on using coils that realistically simulates a car engine starting. Industry standard is holding its CCA rating for 15-30 seconds while staying above about 9 volts at room temperature.
Richard Stifle: I worked at a Batteries+Bulbs store. The best de-sulfating device I ever came across was from a company called Granite. It would bring batteries that put out 0 volts, had been left unattended over an entire winter, and were clearly near death. The best ones pulse voltage, amperage, and the frequency of the pulses all at the same time. This, along with a Schumacher (or as we called it, a dumb charger) charger was the best combination. We use the Schumacher to get the batteries voltage up to about 10 volts (it puts out power no matter what it's plugged into, warning, don't cross the leads though, it'll scare you), then the granite finishes it off. Often times it would bring them back better then factory specs.
Blackcavallino: I am using Auto Pulse Desulfator and I took the battery out of the car, charged the battery to 12 V, but the desulfator runs only until it discharges the battery to 11 V or less, so I have to charge the battery again. Is there a way I can connect both the desulfator and the charger to the battery so that desulfator can run all the time and recondition (charge/desulfate) the battery? Is it safe desulfator runs along with the charger, and can the desulfator damage the charger connected together with it to the battery? Thanks.
TheL337trance: The light that you are adjusting (not the neon light)....can you explain where you are hooking that up to? I'm confident enough to build this, but not sure how to wire that light up. Thank you.
valveman12: I think it would be easier and faster to build a pulser circuit.
William Todd: Thank you. Look forward to the video. I looked up the DIY link and seems pretty simple. Now to get the time to go run around for parts. I think this will be extremely useful for my riding mower batteries.
The Do It Yourself World: Enough people have asked. I will do it soon. I am gathering some parts. I will make one with scrap parts to show it can easily be done. And I dont have the materials to make a new one either.
The Do It Yourself World: Yes, it is normal. The voltage under charge will be higher. But be sure to cycle it with a charge, the rest a bit, then discharge some, rest a bit, then repeat until the battery is restored. It will take a few cycles at least, to get it in shape again. But if it was new, it should recover.
The Do It Yourself World: over charging will warp and damage the plates. And just plain normal use without a Bedini charger will cause tiny bits to fall off with time.
rg10969: I am trying to restore my motorcycle battery. It was basically new last year but I let it run down and sit for a year. I charged it up using my 2 amp charger. It will read 12.8 volts. But after resting it goes back to 10.5 volts.
I built a bedini from ideas I got from you and others. It is charging with the bedini but it shows 16 volts while being charged by the bedini.
Is this normal for a heavily sulfated battery. Also do you think plates are shorted because it rest at 10.5 volts
Motty Ruttner: what will cause the plates to brake?
The Do It Yourself World: It takes a while, depending on the size of the Bedini motor you build. A bigger one will restore batteries faster.
You can connect all the batteries together in parallel to restore them on the Bedini all at one time tho.
The will also need to be cycled a few times on the Bedini. Charge, drain slowly, charge, drain slowly again and again until they are fully restored.
Takes a few days, but well worth it.
The Do It Yourself World: Yeah, I hear they work to some extent. But the Bedini ones can be made from scrap parts for free. And they work very well.
p0weraid: I find this amazing will have to try this, looked in to the "pro" chargers but there very pricey
The Do It Yourself World: Well, I have messed up with my batteries a couple times through the years. As long as the plates are not physically damaged or broken, warped, then the batteries can normally be restored.
p0weraid: How many time's can you "restore" a battery?
The Do It Yourself World: Hold your mouse over them and they pop up larger.
Then right click and save as, to your computer.
SangoProductions213: thanks. too bad the diagrams are so small. I'll try and use it anyway.
The Do It Yourself World: Go to thediyworld (dot) com and then this page: ssg-battery-restorer.php
If you have problems or questions, join thediyworld forum and I would be happy to help
SangoProductions213: where can i find instructions for how to build this?