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A new catalyst to extend lead-acid battery charge cycles and reduce battery gassing
Copied from the June/July 1992 issue of "Current EVents" without permission.
New Battery Catalyst for Improved Lead
Acid Battery Performance
Battery Automated Transportation announces a new battery catalyst for improved
lead acid battery performance
Ultra Force Battery Specifications
The "Ultra Force" battery catalyst is the result of years of research to
develop a deep cycle battery adequate to power electric cars. The "Ultra
Force" electrolyte retards sulfation of battery plates and has a much lower
impedance (which reduces resistance to the flow of power) resulting in several
advantages over regular lead-acid batteries.
With lower impedance, recharging energy requirements are reduced
approximately 20%, resulting in a 20% reduction in energy costs.
With lower impedance, power output is sustained at higher voltages,
extending operational time between fully-charged and fully-discharged
batteries. Normal batteries are considered depleted when battery-load voltages
decline to 5.25 volts (for 6 volt battery). The Ultra Force Catalyst allows
the battery to continue to discharge under substantial load conditions down to
With lower impedance, heat buildup is reduced, substantially reducing water
consumption and lowering maintenance costs.
The Ultra Force Catalyst retards the sulfation process, increasing the
number of cycles from as few as 400 to as many as 1,500 to 2,000 cycles, thus
considerably extending battery life,
"Ultra Force" batteries are safer to operate because they significantly
reduce the amounts of hydrogen gas which are normally produced by lead-acid
batteries. Normal lead-acid batteries boil profuse]y (emitting hydrogen gas)
when the charging voltage exceeds 14.2 volts (12 volt battery). "Ultra Force"
batteries will exhibit minimal gassing, even at higher voltages.
For more information contact Bob Martino, B.A.T. Technologies, 2471 S. 2570,
West Valley City, UT 84119 or call 800-255-0905.
I don't know quite how to take this article. I talked to them, and they
made some amazing claims about their product, and sent me some information
(including the above article.) I'm not certain if this is a new type of snake
oil or if this stuff would actually work. If it *DOES* work, I'm very, very
I asked them if they had any independent verification of these results.
Their response was that there was some preliminary research, but no published
results yet because the product is so new. I will be scanning some of these
preliminary results and sending them on to you. I will also be scanning a press
release from them announcing a new EV for sale.
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VMS Systems Manager
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