Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Akron Ohio Area
I have a "BatteryMINDer" type charger/maintainer/full time de-sulfator-conditioner that is for airplane batteries. The airplane battery needs to be "floated" at a higher voltage than the auto battery.
It takes up to 5 days to desulfate the battery. This is depending on how bad your battery is sulfated.
Batteries need to be charged at a certain voltage at a certain temperature to charge it the best it can be charged. This unit has a temperature probe on it.
This unit is made to have the connections hooked up to the airplane and you plug it in while it is hangered. This keeps the battery charged then after the charging is done the desulfator turns on and does its job.
I take it and hook it up to trucks, cars, motorcycle and loader also but I dont turn on the aviation maintenance mode. When I hook to plane I turn on this mode to float the battery at a higher level.
With higher costs of fuel I see more vehicles setting more and the plates becomming sulfated. I do see a need for one of these in the future.
Also like I said it extends the battery life of batteries, something that can save ME MONEY, keep the batteries at full charge and keep the batteries from entereing landfills.
Just my view, not for all but with the high cost of batteries, airplane and loader batteries costing 2x what car batteries cost I have saved my self some problems and money.