Battery Care

Battery Care Video

Watch our video on how to care for your battery.

Caution: All lead-acid batteries contain sulfuric acid which is highly corrosive and these batteries also produce excess gas during charging that may explode if exposed to an ignition source. When working with batteries, you need to have plenty of ventilation, remove your jewelry, wear protective eyewear (safety glasses) and clothing, and exercise caution. Do not allow battery electrolyte to mix with salt water. Even small quantities of this combination will produce harmful Chlorine gas.

Danger of exploding batteries: All lead-acid batteries contain sulfuric acid. Flooded or wet lead-acid batteries produce explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen when charging and discharging. Because self-discharge action can generate hydrogen gas even when the battery is not in operation, make sure batteries are stored and worked on in well ventilated areas. ALWAYS wear safety glasses and a face shield when working on or near batteries. Valve regulated deep cycle and traction batteries are sealed and maintenance-free and all sulfuric acid is immobilized and absorbed, and under normal operating conditions any gas produced is recombined and is not vented to the atmosphere. All lead-acid batteries, including sealed valve regulated batteries, will vent gases if over charged.

When working with batteries:
  1. Always wear proper eye, face and hand protection.
  2. Keep sparks, flames and cigarettes away from the battery.
  3. Do not remove or damage the vent caps on sealed valve-regulated types.
  4. Do not open in any way sealed valve-regulated batteries.
  5. Cover vents with a damp cloth to minimize gas seepage.
  6. Make sure the work area is well-ventilated.
  7. Never lean over the battery while testing, boosting or charging.

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