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Infinitum Installation

Infinitum Desulfator Installation On A Toyota Landcruiser

Infinitum Desulfators have been proven to double the lifespan of batteries since 2006. A customer recently sent us images of the installation of his desulfator on his Toyota Landcruiser.

The installation is simple and quick. You just need the small spanner that comes with your truck toolset and a cloth to clean the surface where you plan to stick the desulfator on. As you can see in the image, the desulfator was installed on the air filter cover which is located next to the battery and not on it as the desulfator will outlast the battery and is reusable.

Sulfation which is the cause of premature battery failure occurs with the growth and accumulation of sulfate crystals on the lead plates inside a battery. Over weeks and months, this growth hardens and the active material that is needed for the battery to work is stuck in an unusable crystalline form. This problem occurs in all weather conditions but more so in warmer climates. The customer who sent these images resides in the Lagos, Nigeria where the warm tropical weather is experienced year-round. 

Infinitum Desulfator Installation Gallery On A Toyota Landcruiser

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Infinitum News Solar Batteries

Fish Farm Solar Batteries Optimized With Desulfators

Fish farmer, Uthan Chuat purchased Infinitum Desulfators from us to optimize the fourteen 12V Deep Cycle batteries in his solar-powered battery bank used in his fish farm off the shores of Malaysia. The fish farm which also doubles up as his home is completely off-grid being powered solely by the sun. Being close to the equator provides good sun all year round with only cloudy days being the exception.

Desulfators are used here to optimize the lifespan of the batteries. The lifespan of the batteries is also optimized from the relatively cooler conditions being above the water despite of the warmer climate in the tropics.

All fourteen of Uthan’s 12V batteries are setup in parallel in this 12V solar installation. The charge controller maintains the charge at above 13V which is more than sufficient to keep the desulfators working as long as there is sunlight. Below is a picturesque view of his floating fish farm.

Uthan’s off-grid solar-powered home and fish farm

The Infinitum Desulfators come with an automated shut off system that triggers at about 12.5V. This is to prevent an unwanted power drain on the batteries. As twilight approaches, the solar charger will eventually go off and depending on the volume of power usage, the desulfators will cut off over time, as the batteries switch to provide power to his operation. The power consumption from Infinitum Desulfators are so minuscule at below 0.5W, it is negligible but yet powerful enough to get the job done.

The same 12V Infinitum Desulfator Uthan used in this operation can be used for almost any 12V battery in any application.

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Solar Batteries Testimonial

Solar Batteries Start Lifespan Optimization With Infinitum Desulfators

A customer from the Philippines sent us images of his desulfator installation to optimize the performance and lifespan of his solar battery bank made up of 40 12V sealed lead-acid batteries. He purchased ten 12V Infinitum Desulfators to achieve this purpose. In this 48V solar battery bank system, there are 4 rows of 10 12V batteries connected in parallel. Each row of 10 batteries is maintained and optimized by a couple of 12V Infinitum Desulfators. For the best results, however, we recommend using one desulfator for each 12V battery or a cost-effective alternative where one desulfator is shared among one or three batteries on a rotation basis of 2 weeks or 1 month.

Seen here are four 12V Infinitum Desulfators installed with one for each row of 10 12V batteries in parallel. For the best results, we recommend using one desulfator for each 12V battery or a cost-effective alternative where one desulfator is shared among one or three batteries on a rotation basis of 2 weeks or 1 month.

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Battery Care Tips

3 Steps To Get The Best Results From Your Infinitum Desulfator

1. Use The Desulfator As Soon As You Can & Do So Continuously

You will enjoy the best results in battery lifespan optimization the earlier you install the desulfator. So install your Infinitum desulfator as soon as you can. All batteries will eventually expire even with the use of desulfators, the difference with desulfators is that the lifespan of the battery would be optimized.

Prevention is always better than cure. Instead of waiting for your battery to show signs of a performance drop or even failure before you consider getting one or installing the desulfator that you already purchased.

The Infinitum Desulfator is designed to shatter the existing sulfate crystal build-up as well as to prevent its growth, so you should keep the desulfator installed throughout the lifespan of the battery to enjoy maximum results.

2. Use It Even For Aged Batteries

As batteries approach its end of life, the probability of optimization or recovery gets slimmer. Should you have a battery that is relatively aged and have yet to install a desulfator, we still recommend to start using it as there is still a chance of optimization or recovery. 

For faster results, install it on your battery with an external smart battery charger (with an amp rating that is recommended for your battery). The battery will take about 2 to 3 days to fully desulfate with a continuous charge. The process takes about 2 weeks for a vehicle that is driven daily or in a solar operation with at least 4 hours of good sun per day.

Since Infinitum Desulfators are robust and reusable, your purchase is never a waste as the same unit can be used on the next replacement battery and the next after that. We have users using the same desulfator for over 12 years, during which time, it would have optimized several batteries.

3. Keep The Battery Charged

All 12V batteries are charged at a higher voltage of up to 14V+. After each charge, the battery voltage will eventually rest at 12V. This is perfectly normal. As the battery ages or is sulfated the battery will lose its capacity to hold a charge which is indicated by a faster drop in voltage below 12V.

Infinitum Desulfators are designed with a unique automatic shut-off feature that activates at about 12.5V. So as the battery’s voltage drops to rest at 12V, the desulfator will eventually shut off. This is so that the desulfator will not draw needed power to crank the engine once the state of charge drops below that threshold.

So if you plan to leave your car parked for long periods of time, keep the battery charged so the desulfator continues working and your battery would be charged up and ready to crank up your engine when needed.

The good thing about our Desulfators is that the power draw is minuscule (less than 0.3W) but the pulse generated is sufficiently powerful to get the job done. Once the battery is brought back to its best possible condition, you will notice that your battery will be able to hold its charge for longer periods of time and it could take weeks before the battery’s voltage drops below that threshold of 12.5V. You will be able to notice this when the Desulfator is off. Click here to find out the working parameters of the Infinitum Desulfator’s LEDs

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Solar Batteries Testimonial

24V Desulfator Installation For A 24V Solar Battery Bank

All solar batteries degenerate in performance and lifespan from a process called sulfation. Sulfation is a build-up of an insulating layer of spongy sulfate crystals which occurs whenever a battery discharges. The life of the battery or active material become lodged in an unusable crystalline form. The process reverses whenever the batteries are charged. However, since the amount of time where a battery is discharging is higher than when it is charged, over time the sulfate crystals harden and cannot return as active material even with charging. A customer from Canada, Joseph Wong, recently sent us images of his installation of four 24V Infinitum Desulfators on his 24V solar battery bank made up of eight 12V batteries. We see here four parallel rows of two 12V batteries in series. One 24V desulfator is installed on every two 12V batteries in series. 

Below is the image of the actual installation, an illustration of that installation, an example of a 48V battery bank setup with 24V Infinitum Desulfators as well as a snapshot of his comment on this article in which he mentioned that there was an apparent improvement after using the desulfators for three weeks.


This is the transcript of the above Facebook post for easier reading:
I set up a battery bank for my solar system a few years ago and recently I found that the capacity drops a lot. I found out this is the problem of sulphation in the Ni-Cad AGM batteries so 3 weeks ago I bought 4 Infinitum Desulfators for my 4 sets of battery in my system. It is very simple to use and maintenance-free too. Their tech support is very professional and excellent. They guide you step by step to ensure you can get the result you want. After the ongoing desulphation of the batteries for 3 weeks while the system is still running, I can apparently see the difference compared with a few weeks ago, however, it still takes time to recover the whole system back to or close to the original state but I definitely recommend the product if you want to maintain your 12V Ni-Cad batteries to the optimal stage and prolong the battery life. You can also use this device in your car battery too. Excellent product.

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Update on  April 4, 2019:

Joseph sent us an image of the battery test he conducted recently. Though he did not measure the readings before the installation, you can see that the internal resistance is a low 3.94 milliohms which indicate that his batteries are in good condition with little to no sulfation buildup. 

B-1: 3.90 milliohms 
B-2: 4.04 milliohms 
B-3: 3.70 milliohms
B-4: 3.74 milliohms
B-5: 3.78 milliohms
B-6: 4.02 milliohms
B-7: 3.96 milliohms
B-8: 3.68 milliohms

The SOH of all batteries are 100%

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Infinitum News

The Infinitum Desulfator Is Now Used In 129 Countries Globally

We celebrate our 14th business year this year. It has been a challenging yet an adventure we never thought possible. Till date our products are used in 129 countries all over the world, some of which we never knew existed and some so small you’ll very likely not see it in this map.

The robust construction of our products allow them to be used in the harshest conditions you can imagine on the planet. From the coldest regions in Canada and Europe to the rust inducing conditions found in marine applications, the Infinitum Desulfator has not only withstood these extreme conditions but have stood the test of time with customers still using our products they purchased form us more than a decade ago.

Below is a snapshot of the countries where Infinitum Desulfators are used, being marked in green. Looking to be a distributor of our product in your country? Simply click here to contact us.

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Infinitum Installation

Installing The Infinitum Desulfator On A Mitsubishi Triton

We received a number of images from a customer recently installed the Infinitum Desulfator he purchased for his 2007 4WD Mitsubishi Triton truck.

The installation gallery shows how simple it is to perform the installation. Find a place close to the battery to stick the desulfator unit on. Making sure that the surface is clean and free from dirt or dust. The Infinitum Desulfator comes with industrial-strength 3M double-sided tape that is already stuck on the backside of the unit. Press firmly on the desulfator unit after it is stuck so that the double-sided tape properly adheres to the surface you have selected.

In this instant, the customer chose to stick the unit on the fuse box cover which is located right next to the battery. The cables are then connected to the battery terminals, matching the colour on the cables. There is no need to disconnect the battery during the installation. Loosen the nut and slip in the fork lugs and tighten again, ensuring that the installation is firm. You will only need to completely remove the nut if you purchased the model with the ring lug.

Infinitum Desulfator Installation Gallery On A Mitsubishi Triton

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Testimonial

Toyota Innova Batteries Doubled In Life Span And Still In Use After 8 Years

Most batteries in warmer climates like the one found in the tropical climate of Malaysia usually last 1 to 2 years. The doubling of the battery life span that Dr. Nizam enjoyed from the single Infinitum Desulfator unit he purchased from us not only saved one but two batteries and will continue to do so for a few more batteries. Below are images he sent us:
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Car Care Tips

Understanding Lubricants & How That Affects Performance & Savings

Choosing The Right lubricants

The heart and soul of every vehicle is its engine and keeping it well lubricated ensures minimal friction as well as wear and tear. This immediately translates to better performance, efficiency and fuel savings. There are three forms of mineral and synthetic motor oils with the third being the hybrid of the two – Semi-Synthetic lubricant.

Mineral Lubricants

Mineral engine lubricant is the earliest form of motor oil used which does produce excellent lubrication. With its low cost of manufacturing, it is the lowest cost among the motor oils and has a wider appeal among the budget-conscious drivers. This oil does come with shortcomings. Contaminants such as sulfur are not filtered out with the usual filtering process. This impurity under extreme temperatures tends to solidify, oxidize and breakdown faster than synthetic oils.

Synthetic Lubricants 

All lubricants contain additives that prevent foaming, engine wear and viscosity conditioners that determine a lubricant’s effectiveness. Both mineral and synthetic oils are pumped from the earth but synthetic oils go through a much more refined process resulting in a higher-performing lubricant. This clearly translates to higher production cost and price tag.

With fewer contaminants, synthetic motor oils are very effective in preventing engine wear despite extreme usage.

Semi-Synthetic Lubricants 

Semi-synthetic lubricants seek the best of both worlds and as the name suggests is a marriage of having the lower cost of mineral oils and the higher performing and higher engine protection. This compromise however also means it falls short in terms of performance as compared to synthetic oils and cost more than regular mineral oils. This form of lubricant becomes a natural step up from mineral oil users, providing the added performance without burning a hole in their pockets.

Understanding Motor Oil Grades & Viscosity

The industry unit measure for the temperature-sensitive viscosity of lubricants is SAE which is determined by the Society of Automotive Engine. Viscosity is the thickness of a liquid, with a thicker liquid being lower viscosity and a thinner one a high viscosity.

Single grade oils like with an SAE 30 rating, for example, will be too thick when an engine is cranked while operating with a good viscosity when the engine is warm, while an SAE 5 rated oil will crank an engine well in winter climates but will run too thin when the engine is warm. A compound of the two will provide a thinner viscosity for easy start-ups but sufficient protection with the oil not running too thin during operation.

A typical multi-grade lubricant SAE rating like 5W 30, simply means a low viscosity of 5 when cold (W for winter) and high viscosity of 30 when the engine has reached its optimum temperature.  One way to better understand mineral and synthetic lubricants is the difference between using butter or vegetable oil when frying an egg. The butter tends to burn up and carbonize with extreme heat forming deposits while the vegetable oil retains its integrity despite it whilst keeping the pan evenly coated.

Always consult with a reliable auto mechanic on the recommended oil grade to use that is specific to your vehicle model or just refer to your car driver’s manual. 

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Testimonial

3 Dead Sealed Lead Acid Batteries Successfully Restored

We received this product review from Joe recently. Find the full review below:

This device absolutely works. I have successfully restored three out of three sealed lead acid batteries I’ve tested it on. All were dead and would not accept a charge. One was in an emergency car starter/power inverter/compressor unit. Even at 30V, this 12V battery would only draw about 30 mA. It wouldn’t even light a small incandescent bulb. After a few days with the desulfator, it is fully charged and packing plenty of output current. It draws a high charging current with a relatively low supply voltage, clearly indicating a huge drop in internal resistance.

The other two batteries were in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). After weeks of charging, they each only measured about 5.6 V. They failed to power my computer for even a single second. After a couple of days of desulfating them, they’re fully charged and powering two PCs and two monitors successfully during a self-test of the UPS. This is like night and day. Don’t let the scoffers fool you. Desulfating works, and this unit does it well.

Joe Stefanelli
Mechanical Engineer
Pennsylvania USA.