Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the complete restoration cycle take?
A full restoration cycle consisting of two complete discharge and restoration cycles will take approximately 42–45 hours depending on initial battery condition. Annual preventive maintenance cycles to maintain peak performance only take 12-13 hours.
What types of batteries can the Xtender restore?
The Xtender can restore all sizes of lead acid batteries including flooded, sealed (gel), and valve regulated types.
Can I restore multiple golf carts at once?
The Xtender unit appropriately sized for golf carts, 93-M1001, can regenerate any golf cart with batteries sized up to 72V 300Ah. It is not recommended to regenerate more than one cart at a time, as doing so eliminates the capability to determine the capacity of either individual pack.
Can the Xtender be used for for manual charging and discharging?
Yes, you are able to fully customize the charge/discharge algorithm in order to perform manual charging/discharging.
What is the typical revenue that can be generated performing battery restoration services to end users?
For performing a full battery restoration, it is typical to charge between 25%-30% of the battery pack's retail value.
Do I have to remove all of the batteries from the golf cart before I can start the process?
When restoring golf cart batteries, removing them from the cart is unnecessary. You are able to park your cart directly next to the Xtender to begin the restoration.
How do you identify a bad battery and/or battery cell?
The Xtender automatically provides a detailed capacity report for each battery or cell after every restoration cycle. FSIP offers a Battery Monitoring System (BMS) that provides accurate data collection on the health of individual battery cells that are part of larger packs.
Does the Xtender come with a warranty?
FSIP offers a 1 year warranty on all Xtender machines, with confidence.
What is the expected battery life after it has been restored by the Xtender?
After full restoration, the Xtender can increase a battery’s life by up to 4-5 years depending on proper usage and maintenance.
Is the Xtender similar to a load bank and a charger combined?
The Xtender is a combination of multiple machines for discharging, desulfating, and recharging batteries.
How is the Xtender different from current methods of restoring batteries?
The Xtender employs a high frequency pulse simultaneously with sequential discharge and restoration charge that softens and dissolves extremely hardened sulfate crystals.
How many times can a battery be regenerated in its life?
Batteries are able to be regenerated as often as needed.
Who can make repairs on the Xtender if needed?
FSIP is able to supply both replacement parts and remanufacture the units, whether in or out of the warranty period.
What are the power requirements for the Xtender?
Single phase 240VAC 1ph for the Xtender model appropriately sized for batteries less than 300Ah typically used on golf carts, scrubber-sweepers, walkies, OTR trucks, and aerial lifts Model 93-M1001); 208/220/240 3ph or 480Vac 3ph for larger industrial equipment such as fork lifts, stationary power and telecommunications (Model 93-M1007 and 93-M1007-480).
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