Warning: Do not equalize charge GEL or AGM batteries!
Equalizing is an over voltage-over charge performed on flooded lead acid batteries after they have been fully charged. It helps to eliminate stratification and sulfation, two of many conditions that can reduce the overall performance and life of a flooded battery. Laboratory designed, specific to Discover®, balance charge algorithms have been designed and are included in all Discover® recommended Industrial Commercial charges offered for sale wherever our Discover® VRLA products are sold. Visually the Balance Charging curve is similar to an flooded equalize charge curve in its finishing voltage, but it is strictly controlled to promote active material conversion and not to prevent acid stratification. Discover’s® balance charging algorithms are highly recommended for batteries being installed in strings, larger batteries using taller plate groups and/or with batteries constantly being subjected to high rate deep discharge.