Battery Installation & Care


Battery Maintenance Checklist

  • Never smoke or have open flame or spark near a battery.
  • Always wear personal safety wear when inspecting, servicing or working near batteries.
  • Always maintain correct electrolyte levels as specified.
  • Always maintain batteries in clean and dry condition.
  • Always insure no metal objects come into contact with the battery.
  • Always add distilled or approved water only. If spill-overs occur, contact battery expert for service.
  • Discharge batteries no more than 80% of their rated capacity. Ideal discharge/charge parameters are 6 hours
    use, 8 hours charge and 4 hours cool-down prior to use.
  • Never place a hot battery on-charge or in operation. If battery is hot (+115F), contact battery expert for
  • Always perform and record electrolyte and cell voltage readings on a minimum quarterly basis on each 75
    discharge cycles.

Remove or open all covers from batteries during charge, insure adequate ventilation exists in all
areas where batteries are being charged.

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