Megapulse - 12v battery conditioner

Submitted: Friday, May 30, 2008 at 21:25
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Have just installed the new Megapulse Mk4 battery conditioner to my new Cranking battery, the previous battery has lasted 6 years while connected to the older model Megapulse Mk2, and was only replaced because I didn't want it to die on me when I'm away this winter.

I don't know of any recommendations that state these Megapulse electronic pulse battery conditioners really work as well as I have found them to, other than the scientific tests done in a laboratory, and we know no-one believes them 100% anyway.

However I don't read of too many 12v batteries lasting 6 years in general use, without being on a charger occasionally.

(I'm not associated withMegapulse and unfortunately don't distribute them either)

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 22:55

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 22:55
I figure two years ....great.

Three years.............awesome.

Four years......you are pushing it now...that's when I replace them for the reason you stated.....getting caught in the bush with a dead battery.

But six years!!!!!.........mate you have done well.
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Reply By: autosparky - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 23:28

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 23:28
its the only type charger that will charge calcium compound batteries fully , vehicle charging takes ages
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 23:33

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 23:33
autosparky,
probably is good information ??
but you have posted it in the wrong thread :-)

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: autosparky - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 23:40

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 23:40
no , calcuim compound batteries when completely discharged will only come up to 80% on car type charging systems even when driving long distances . a pulse charger will bring them up to full charge quicker
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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 02:22

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 02:22
So what Pulse Charger is the best to use on AGM Batterys?
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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 07:11

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 07:11
Auyosparky,

A Megapulse is not a charger, it is a Battery Conditioner.
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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 09:43

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 09:43
9 years is the best I've had that's using Mk2 and Mk3 (Mk2 developed a fault and was replaced OUT OF WARRANTY)
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 13:05

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 13:05
Why connect the Megapulse to the cranking battery ???
Strange??

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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 18:42

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 18:42
I connect a Megapulse battery conditioner to the Cranking battery because in winter I may not start the engine for weeks at a time when camped on the beach.

I know the battery will not Sulphate during the prolonged period of zero use.
fortunately I don't think it's 'strange' to have a battery last 6 years :-)

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: autosparky - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 13:54

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 13:54
i realise the megapulse is a battery conditioner. but with the load of drain off the cranking battery thru starting etc sometimes the modern alt is not able to fully charge the battery. in modern cars the alt is used to run the car and its electonics. and then charge the battery . so to keep the battery fully charged battery conditioners are really valuabe whether calcium , lead or gel type batteries
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 21:22

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 21:22
If you've got solar power then a good 3 stage regulator with pulse setup will do the same job at less expense. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 00:40

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 00:40
A good 3 stage regulator with pulse set-up will *NOT* do the same job, it won't even do the job at all, and will be far more expensive than a Megapulse battery conditioner.

Reason being:
No Solar power system small, big or even HUGE, will charge the CRANKING battery under any conditions, including while driving, *unless* the Cranking battery is actually paralleled to the house battery system and then ONLY while stopped and Camping.

Then the question is: - why would you parallel a dedicated House battery system (most probably AGM DC) with a wetcell Cranking battery, (unless in emergency) because they will charge and discharge at different rates and you will be running down ALL the batteries you have, at the same time, so if there is any problem you will have no battery power at all to start the vehicle.

Doesn't matter what type, style or brand or even if it's the 'best' model Solar regulator with pulse set-up that's used !

The Cranking battery will always remain disconnected from the House battery system, unless you are driving, then the Redarc (or whatever brand is used) battery isolator will connect the House battery system to the Cranking battery automatically ONLY while driving.

When driving, the Solar power system does NOT charge any batteries, even the House battery system !

Mainey . . .

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Follow Up By: Topcat (WA) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 10:03

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 10:03
Mainey I would like to know what evidence you have to back up your statement : "A good 3 stage regulator with pulse set-up will *NOT* do the same job, it won't even do the job at all, and will be far more expensive than a Megapulse battery conditioner." as I use this setup using to solar power to charge batteries while my vehicle is parked for long periods of time to keep my start batteries & deep cycle batteries fully charged. [i.e. at home when not travelling]. They are two separparate charge systems which I rotate as required. I can find no evidence that is does not work as there is no concrete evidence that the Megapulse setup does work. I have found that provided you keep your batteries fully charged reduces the risk of sulphation build up deteriorating the life of lead acid batteries. I have used this charge system for quite a few years now & have got up to 6 years life out of my cranking batteries & as metioned in previous posts even longer life out of my deep cycle batteries. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:16

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:16
Topcat
A Megapulse battery conditioner is only . . $119

What Brand & model of "3 stage regulator with pulse set-up" do you use, that you are referring to in YOUR post above ?

You say in your post...
"If you've got SOLAR POWER then a good 3 stage regulator with pulse set-up will do the same job at less expense. Cheers"
This obviously refers to a 3 stage Solar Regulator connected to your Solar power system !

Obviously I can't answer your question for you with-out knowing the actual specifications of your own Solar power system.

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: Topcat (WA) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:31

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 13:31
Mainey.I'm using a 12amp Arrid 3 Stage Solar Regulator with Pulse modulation & it only cost me $70.00. So that's got to be cheaper!!!! Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 16:08

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 16:08
Topcat,
The ARRID RT 12 Amp series regulator states "is available with an EQUALISE option, to help over come sulphation in batteries"
Equalising is a period of higher charge applied to the battery, however, can't read anything about "pulsing" as is used by the Megapulse with ~5,000 pulses per second going into the battery continiously, night and day.

This Arrid regulator will ONLY work when the sun is shining
when it's NOT charging - it's NOT working anyway.

The Arrid regulator does NOT "work" when your driving either !
Charging will NOT "work" at night or very low light conditions either !


It does NOT work like a Megapulse battery conditioner in any way.
The Megapulse works every hour of every day of the year.

I hope you are happy with the "evidence" I have supplied for you, it's only information that is also available from qualified auto elects.

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: Topcat (WA) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:28

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:28
Looks like we have a difference of opinion so i will let it go at that. Each to his own way. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:56

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:56
Topcat,
I'm sorry, the "evidence" asked for & supplied is "factual" not just an 'opinion'

We don't want anyone believing a "Megapulse battery conditioner" and a Solar regulator, even with "pulse modulation" will do the same or even similar job, do we?
Not simply my opinion, formation sourced from Arrid today.

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: wazzaaaa - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:04

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 17:04
Hi Mainy,
I have had the Megapulse MK111 for a couple of years do you know what the difference is with the MK1111 as I can't see what is new about it.
Thanks
Wazzaaaaa
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 20:58
Wazzaaaaa

Your answers:

MK3 features:
1. 750Ah conditioning capacity
2. 25 milliamp consumption
3. Load test executed every 24 hours


MK4 features:
1. 1500Ah conditioning capacity
2. 18 milliamp consumption
3. Load test executed every 21 hours
4. IP67 waterproof rating
5. Smaller enclosure
6. Built in ferrites for noise reduction
7. “e” Mark certified

Mainey . . .

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