Recombination Caps typically use a palladium plate or balls to help the
recombination process... The Hydrogen and Oxygen in gas for pass by
the palladium. The Hydrogen and Oxygen attaches to the palladium and it
rejoins the gasses into a liquid form.
The problem with this process is it can build up quite a bit of heat. The
nice thing about the water-miser caps is it's made up of many palladium
marbles, instead of a disk. There are some recombination caps that when
you are charging at higher voltage, or EQ'ing they will heat up
tremendously and will melt to the tops of the batteries. This forces you to
remove the caps during heavy charging, or equalizing as melting caps are
not a good thing, and whats the point of having these if you can't have
them on the battery?
This is why we switched to the water-misers, they don't get as hot and are
made of materials that can absorb a bit more heat and you don't have to
remove them when charging.
If you need help finding these, let me know off list and I'll work with a
distributor near you to get them.
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On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Starlight Solar Power Systems <
> Battery Wrenches,
> The problem with recombination style caps is they require using a low
> absorb voltage, about 2.35 to 2.4 Vpc. I am a big fan of aggressive charge
> voltage for many flooded battery types. Doing so produces more evolution of
> gasses. These and other caps can be overwhelmed by this. In addition, the
> caps should be removed for equalization charges.
> Water Miser caps are not recombination caps, they use condensing beads to
> trap moisture and drip back into the cell. We have sold many hundreds of
> Water Miser caps and some customers report up to 5 months between watering.
> Larry Crutcher
> Starlight Solar Power Systems
> On Oct 13, 2016, at 11:02 AM, jay <jay.pe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> while we are on the subject of recombining caps has anyone used the
> peltz power
> On Oct 13, 2016, at 9:38 AM, penobscotso...@midmaine.com wrote:
> We supply them to all our clients in the Bahamas and they do help cut down
> on watering to various degrees. In hot climates with a lot of sun every
> little bit helps.
> Call Roy at RAE Storage Battery to see if he can get you some.
> Top o' the morning!
> Has anyone used the Rolls Surrette recombiner caps for their series 4000
> batteries? They come standard on the series 5000 batteries Any ideas
> to source them? None of our battery suppliers we get Rolls batteries from
> seem to have them.
> We have used water miser caps in the past, they seem to have only moderate
> results....some customers seem to think they help with minimizing
> electrolyte loss and some thinking they dont help at all.....Any thoughts?
> Sunny Regards,
> Kirpal Khalsa
> Oregon LRT#25
> NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
> Oregon Solarworks LLC
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