One other advantage, recombination caps wear out. We have had Water Miser caps 
returned (during upgrade to AGM’s) that are over 10 years old. By washing in 
baking soda and water, thoroughly rinsing, they continue working. Should last 
decades.

Larry Crutcher
Starlight Solar Power Systems




On Oct 13, 2016, at 5:17 PM, Steve Higgins <st...@surrette.com> wrote:

Correction... 

Watermiser caps are plastic balls, not palladium balls...   I've never cut one 
open, maybe something I should do someday. 

Thanks Larry! 






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On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Steve Higgins <st...@surrette.com 
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Wrenches... 

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 
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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. 

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Starlight Solar Power Systems




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while we are on the subject of recombining caps has anyone used the following.

http://www.sbsbattery.com/PDFs/Battery-Recombination-Plug.pdf 
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Jay

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> On Oct 13, 2016, at 9:38 AM, penobscotso...@midmaine.com 
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> 
> 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. (860)828-6007 
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> Daryl
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> 
> 
> 
>> 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
>> where
>> 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,
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>> NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
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