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Safe Charging

Written on January 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Safe Charging

Never Attempt to Charge a Vehicle Battery without first reviewing the Instructions of the Charger to be used. In addition to the Charger Manufacturer’s instructions, these general precautions should be followed:

  1. Always wear proper eye, face and hand protection
  2. Always charge batteries in a well-ventilated area
  3. Keep vents tight and level
  4. Turn the charger and timer “OFF” before connecting the leads to the battery to avoid dangerous sparks
  5. Never try to charge a visibly damaged or frozen battery
  6. Connect the charger leads to the battery; red positive (+) lead to the positive (+) terminal and black negative (-) lead to the negative (-) terminal. Ensure the ignition and all electrical accessories are turned off.
  7. Make sure that the charger leads are not broken, frayed or loose
  8. Set the timer, turn the charger on and slowly increase the charging rate until the desired ampere value is reached
  9. If the battery becomes hot, or if violent gassing or spewing of electrolyte occurs, reduce the charging rate or turn off the charger temporarily
  10. Always turn the charger “OFF” before removing the charger leads from the battery to avoid dangerous sparks.


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