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:
- Always wear proper eye, face and hand protection
- Always charge batteries in a well-ventilated area
- Keep vents tight and level
- Turn the charger and timer “OFF” before connecting the leads to the battery to avoid dangerous sparks
- Never try to charge a visibly damaged or frozen battery
- 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.
- Make sure that the charger leads are not broken, frayed or loose
- Set the timer, turn the charger on and slowly increase the charging rate until the desired ampere value is reached
- If the battery becomes hot, or if violent gassing or spewing of electrolyte occurs, reduce the charging rate or turn off the charger temporarily
- Always turn the charger “OFF” before removing the charger leads from the battery to avoid dangerous sparks.