Solar Converters BD-2-V2 Battery Desulfator
Solar Converters Adjustable Battery Desulfator
NOTE: This item has been discontinued. Brand new in the box.
We have 4 of these available as of 5-25-2018.
When batteries age and/or spend too much time in a discharged or abused state, sulphite crystals can form on the battery plates which inpede the flow of electricity and is a major cause of poor battery performance. This unit is a basic battery desulphator with advanced control techiques. This unit emphasizes extremely low cost and premium performance. Sulphite crystals form when the battery charge is reduced and/or the discharge/ discharge cycles are not well suited for the battery. These sulphite crystals act as insulators to the flow of electricity in the battery, seriously degrading the capability of the battery to have electricity flow in it, reducing its charging and discharge capability. Like most battery desulphators, this unit uses a sharp pulse of current forced into the battery suddenly to "jar" the sulphite crystals and cause internal resonances, both mechanical and electrical, to grind down the sulphite crystals that form so they can be re-combined into the battery acid. For increased performance, this unit precisley controls the magnitude of the sharp pulse of current, which is adjustable by the user. This adjustment is important as no 2 batteries are the same and no 2 battery setups are the same. As well, battery desulphaters, as they work with current spikes, may interfere with equipment connected to the unit. This adjustment allow the user to taylor the both the current spike and at what voltage it is present. Features Single unit 12 to 48 V nominal systems Adjustable pulse strength 0.0 Amp pulse to 10 amp pulse LED to indicate unit operating LED to indicate relative strength of battery Adjustable on/off voltage Can be adjusted to only operate when battery is near full. EXTREMELY low power draw.
- Base Model: BD-2 V2
- Nominal battery voltages (V) 12 - 48 V DC, Maximum Input (V) 63 V DC
- Maximum Pulse Current(A) 10 amps
- Range of Pulse Current 0.0 Amps to 10 amps - Adjustable with small screwdriver
- Range of On/Off Control 0 V to 70 V - Adjustable with Voltmeter and small screwdriver
- Self Consumption < 0.05 ma from battery at full pulse
- Effeciency >96% over 20% pulse load
A desulphator will not help batteries with pitted or warped plates, or that have been overcharged to the point where plate damage has occured. They also will generally not do much for auto starting batteries, since those seldom sit around for days or weeks only partially charged - which is by far the main cause of sulphation. There is no guarantee that this will help your battery. Our own tests have shown that it seems to help sulfated batteries in otherwise good condition, but it is often hard to tell what a battery's internal problems are.
1 year warranty