Since sulfate buildup occurs more often with infrequently-used batteries, will I need Pulse Technology even if a vehicle is operated on a frequent basis, like a car or delivery truck?
Absolutely. Even frequently-used batteries charged by the alternator on a consistent basis may suffer from sulfate accumulations. This is especially true for cars, express delivery trucks, buses and other vehicles. According to a leading service manual in the battery industry, “it is possible for a vehicle to develop an undercharged battery if it is constantly driven at slow speeds and left idling for long periods, as in heavy traffic and combined with high electrical load conditions.” If a vehicle is moving at slower speeds, idling a lot or suffering from an overtaxed electrical system the alternator is not allowed to charge at an optimum rate. The result is a battery that is not fully charged even though the vehicle is running all day. And since it isn’t fully charged, it will begin to sulfate. A vicious circle is then created because the more the battery sulfates the less energy it will accept and the battery will be undercharged even more. Ultimately, it too will become sulfated an