Why Batteries Die

A significant number of all “starting,” “power,” “stand-by,” “industrial,” “marine,” and all types of lead-acid batteries stop working prematurely due to the accumulation of lead sulphate crystals on the plates, corrosion, and other common reasons. The remaining percentage of batteries stop working due to mechanical failures.

A battery is a small chemical plant which stores energy in its plates. Lead acid batteries are chemically charged with pure sulfuric acid and pure distilled water. This solution is called “Electrolyte.” The sulfuric acid enters the clean pores of the plates causing a normal chemical action.

When a battery is discharged, the lead active material of the positive plates combine with the sulfuric acid of the electrolyte forming lead sulphate (crystallized state).

When the battery is charged the sulfuric acid from lead sulphate returns into the electrolyte (liquid state) and the cycle continues.

The primary cause of failures in batteries, that are otherwise mechanically sound, occurs when lead sulphate crystals turn abnormally hard and clog the plates. Sulfuric acid cannot enter the pores and the battery starves to death. Sulphation occurs naturally in a lead-acid battery; however, during the charge phase some crystals remain, accumulate and harden between plates to a point where normal charging will not break them down. In addition, batteries also fail prematurely when corrosion, water loss, gassing and pressure build up, crystallization, and chemical imbalance of the electrolyte occur. Battery Doctors technology addresses these common resulting in powerful long-lasting re-energized batteries.

Other failures are typically mechanical. For instance, some batteries die due to broken connections and deteriorated plates, low electrolyte level or electrolyte leaks due to a broken casing. Some failures are due to short circuits, buckled plates, split separators, plate deterioration, or a faulty generator, volt regulator, starter, cables, terminal posts or wiring circuits. In these cases you may not be able to recondition the battery without additional work, which we do not recommend. The Battery Doctors™ program will teach you how to inspect and select the appropriate batteries.

By utilizing the Battery Doctors chemical technology, a non-acidic, non-hazardous chemical developed by ProTec International, Inc. and connecting the battery to specifically designed re-energizing stations, you can turn dead batteries back into fully functioning batteries. Battery Doctors proprietary technology dissolves the hard crystallized sulfate on the plates allowing it to return into the electrolyte, re-establishing the batteries normal function