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Unread 07-15-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone every tried to refurb their batteries? I have read a little about Epsom salt to do this!! Found this on eBay #130647282511. I have to do something batteries are gone so I am thinKing it is worth a try if it works great if not I well I know!!
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Unread 07-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery restore solution on eBay

It doesn't work well or atleast not long.... if this type of 'restore' worked we would all be doing it and the site would be filled with rave reviews.

Don't waste your time or money on this stuff
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Unread 07-15-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Has anyone every tried to refurb their batteries? I have read a little about Epsom salt to do this!! Found this on eBay #130647282511. I have to do something batteries are gone so I am thinKing it is worth a try if it works great if not I well I know!!
My Carryall I came with "reconditioned" batteries from a dealer... I never figured out what that meant, but I always suspected this is what they meant!

If your batteries are absolutely shot, what have you got to lose? I wouldn't pay for the FleaBay snake oil, but a quick google search will show what they're doing with epsom salts, and you can duplicate it.

Chemically, it makes sense, too. Magnesium sulfate is epsom salts. The Magnesium is further to the left on the periodic table, it's more reactive than lead. So the lead sulfate is returned to reactive lead, and the magnesium becomes magnesium sulfite. The problem is, that particulate settles to the bottom of the battery. Eventually, these particles build up enough to form a bridge between plates, shorting them out. In small quantities, it will work.

It's basically free, give it a shot!

And let us know what it did, and for how long.

My "reconditioned" batteries showed a noticeable drop off in range in less than 2 years. But likely that was 2 years I wouldn't have had otherwise....
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Commercially reconditioned batteries are not the same as what is offered on ebay.
2 years is about all you can expect from commercially reconditioned batteries, they cost half as much as new and last half as long....
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Commercially reconditioned batteries are not the same as what is offered on ebay.
2 years is about all you can expect from commercially reconditioned batteries, they cost half as much as new and last half as long....
Scotty, do you know exactly what they do to "commercially recondition" batteries?

I've always wondered about this....
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