Are you considering getting into the battery reconditioning business? If so, then you will definitely need to have a battery desulfator. And what other way to acquire a desulfator than to make one yourself, right? Making a battery desulfator by yourself is a good way of saving on capital, and it is pretty much an easy DIY project to undertake. As long as you have all the right materials, then you can get started.
Aside from preparing yourself for the task at hand, you also have to prepare your workplace and the materials needed. Choose a work area that has good ventilation, or better yet, work in an area that is open aired. Be sure to keep your worktable free from clutter and keep the batteries and materials away from all flammable substances so as to prevent accidents. Above all, be sure to keep other people and children off limits from your work area.
Check to see if the important materials for your battery desulfator DIY can be found simply in your tool or junk box. You will need a standard-sized can, a piece of cardboard and perforated board, some adhesive copper foil, double-sided tape as well as some glue, two switches, pots, resistors, a rubber grommet, LED and FET. If you cannot find any of these materials in your toolbox or junk box or anywhere in your house, you can easily get them from a hardware store near you.
Making the Desulfator
Now comes the fun part in making a battery desulfator. Cut out the perforated board so you%27ll have a piece that fits snugly right into the can%27s inner bottom part and then attach the adhesive copper foil to board%27s edge to serve as the desulfators’ ground bus. Then, arrange the parts of the circuit – switches, resistors, pots, LED, FET – on the perf-board as shown on the schematic diagram that you are using as guide. Insulate your desulfator by inserting cardboard around the perforated board.
Drill a hole onto the can%27s left side. This is to be an entry space for the output wires. Then, place one rubber grommet on the hole to prevent wires from touching the metal can. Drill three ventilation holes on the right and one hole on the lid so you can watch the LED once the desulfator is being used. Position the wires as shown on the diagram and then solder them into place. Be sure to use thick but flexible wires. Now, position the FET on the perf-board and glue it right into place.
Your battery desulfator DIY is now complete and you can be ready to start earning from your very own reconditioning business. You can start by reconditioning old and abandoned batteries and then selling them at a cheaper and discounted price. And you can work your way up to getting regular clients for battery reconditioning.
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