As a hybrid vehicle owner, it’s important to understand the different services necessary to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. One of the services The Hybrid Geek offers for all hybrid vehicles is deep cycle condition for hybrid batteries.
Battery conditioning is a great option for older battery packs which begin to show signs of poor performance. Additionally, it has shown great results in extending the life of your hybrid battery for years without requiring a battery replacement.
What is Deep Cycle Conditioning?
Due to constant shallow cycling of the hybrid battery pack during its life cycle, the internal cells develop a memory effect. This causes a major reduction in usable capacity and reduces the lifespan of the battery pack considerably. Battery conditioning breaks down this memory effect by subjecting the hybrid battery pack to multiple slow charge and discharge cycles.
This service is a combination of both charging and balancing a battery pack as well as deep discharging multiple times to recondition your hybrid battery. The process helps restore lost battery capacity due to an aging battery.
Deep Cycle Conditioning also helps equalize the cell voltage levels to each other. The final result is a battery with more usable capacity which would have otherwise been lost due to voltage depressions and crystal formations within the battery cells.
Although deep cycle conditioning for hybrid batteries seems to be a straightforward process, it is best to allow a reputable and trained technician to perform the service to ensure it is done properly.
When To Have Deep Cycle Conditioning Performed
There are a few reasons to consider having a deep cycle conditioning for hybrid batteries. For hybrid owners, the battery is one of the integral components in a properly functioning vehicle. Thus, a hybrid battery being in its best working order is highly important to the overall health of your hybrid vehicle.
Although many manufacturers include the battery in a warranty at purchase, you may find yourself outside of the warranty to replace the battery. If your hybrid vehicle has over 100,000 miles and is exhibiting signs of poor performance, consider a deep cycle conditioning service.
Signs your battery is on the outs include declining MPG and reduced performance or more warning lights on the panel. For a more in depth look at the life expectancy of your battery and signs of a failing hybrid battery, read our article here.
Deep cycle conditioning for hybrid batteries is one of the many services we offer. To ensure your battery is performing at its best, be sure to have it assessed by a certified technician with a specialty in hybrid vehicles. If you feel that your hybrid battery may need maintenance, contact The Hybrid Geek at (919) 996-0626 or fill out our online contact form.