Maintenance


Do's
  • Store batteries in a clean and dry area (in order to prevent deterioration)
  • Store batteries in a fully charged state. (12V Battery above 12.4V)
  • Ensure a correct polarity connection when recharging and fitting
  • Follow proper recharging schedules to prevent overcharging. Ensure charging is conducted in a well ventilated area.
  • Ensure that the battery is always clean and dry, with the terminals coated with petroleum jelly (vaseline)
 
Dont's
  • Do not top up cells with acid or tap water. Use only approved battery rate.
  • Do not store batteries in a discharged state.
  • Do not test batteries by shorting across terminal posts with wire,
  • spanners, etc.
  • Do not allow open flames or sparks near a battery as it could explode batteries give off flammable gasses).
  • Do not use a single spanner to loose nor tighten the terminal clamp as his could damage the post lid seal. Use a spanner to the nut and a second spanner to the bolt.
  • Do not use the starter motor to propel the vehicle or leave the vehicle parked with accessories switched on for extended periods.