(Plain Electrolyte vs Batteryvitamin Electrolyte)
It is not easy to prepare two small accurately matched positive electrodes by dissecting a full sized positive lead acid plate, whereas it is comparatively easy to prepare two well matched positive electrodes made out of tin sheet.
In this experiment two matched cells equipped with substantially identical tin sheet positive electrodes are run in parallel, the right cell being dosed with as little as 1 part per million of Batteryvitamin and the left cell being used as a control and therefore receiving none. The electrolyte is regular sulfuric battery acid.
This movie shows that there is no discernible electroplating in the Batteryvitamin dosed cell and a substantial amount taking place in the control cell. This kind of clear cut experimental result should always be interpreted very carefully because conditions in everyday situations could be far from ideal.
Indeed, for normal battery use, the Batteryvitamin concentration is likely to vary a great deal and, occasionally, it could well fall to zero, then rise again as the batteries are watered. Thus the effectiveness of Batteryvitamin is likely to be somewhat less than what this experiment might be implying.
The novel utility aspect behind this experiment – by virtue of the plating controlling property that can be acquired by an electrolyte, in a broader sense - has also been patented in its own right.
Regular 12V automotive battery, for use as power supply;
150 ohm, 2 watt resistor, as current regulator.