Bringing dead batteries back to life.

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N4KVE
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Bringing dead batteries back to life.

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From time, to time I find batteries that can not be charged due to these batteries sitting for months on end without being used. I have brought them back to life by jolting them with an Astron 13.8 PS. Some have suggested that this may damage an Impres battery which contains electronic components, but I have never damaged one. But faced with throwing out a useless battery, or taking a chance with a 13.8 “jolt”, there is nothing to lose. I’ve only done this with XPR Impres batteries, & I’ve had a 100% success rate. One particularly stubborn battery needed ten 30 second jolts before the Impres charger was able to charge it. This battery is perfectly fine two years after the Astron treatment. Of course I only do this with batteries where the warranty has expired. GARY.
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