MicroCat Catalysts

Our catalysts prevent premature capacity loss.

The Known Unknown...

VRLA batteries have two primary causes of failure: cell dry out and cell corrosion. Both of these failures are a consequence of free oxygen which either results in cell dry out, or oxidizes the negative plate causing negative plate self-discharge. Without a catalyst there is an increase in the float current which means there is more water loss, increased positive plate corrosion, high cell temperature and high costs. This decreases the life of VRLA cells.

MicroCat Catalyst

Our catalysts prevent premature capacity loss and increases the life of VRLA cells, as well as reducing float current in hot climates. When a Microcat Catalyst is installed into a VRLA battery cell, it changes the electrochemical within the cell. This creates balance within the cell, preventing the negative plate from depolarizing over time. The Microcat Catalyst employs ultra-high temperature plastics, safe catalyst material, self-limiting recombination to avoid overheating and ultrasonic sealing.

...The unknown known

Microcat Catalysts, in VRLA applications, allows the use of less pure lead without degraded performance. The Microcat poison filter is formulated to prevent contamination from amines, stibines, arsines and hydrogen sulphide. Without poison filtration, catalysts will more rapidly decline in capacity and efficiency over time. The Microcat increases battery life and reduces maintenance costs; improving profitability which can be better spent on more productive activities.

Catalyst Products

Our range of MicroCat Catalysts are specifically engineered for use in a wide range of batteries.

Microcat - CTL-031

Microcat - CTL-031

Microcat - CTL-036

Microcat - CTL-036

Microcat - CTL-044

Microcat - CTL-044

Reference papers

Research publications on the performance and impact of microcats in VRLA cells