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RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID BATTERY IS 1.10
DANGEROUS. BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING
NORMAL BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST
IMPORTANCE THAT YOU FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
EACH TIME YOU USE THE CHARGER.
To reduce the risk of a battery explosion, follow all instructions in this manual and those 1.11
published by the battery manufacturer and the manufacturer of any equipment you
intend to use in the vicinity of the battery. Review the cautionary markings on these
products and on the engine.
This charger employs parts, such as switches and circuit breakers, that tend to produce arcs 1.12
and sparks. If used in a garage, locate this charger 18 inches or more above oor level.
RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
NEVER smoke or allow a spark or ame in the vicinity of a battery 2.1
Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and 2.2
watches when working with a lead-acid battery. A lead-acid battery can produce
a short-circuit current high enough to weld a ring or the like to metal, causing a
Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto the battery. It might 2.3
spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical part that may cause an explosion.
Use this charger for charging LEAD-ACID batteries only. It is not intended to supply power 2.4
to a low voltage electrical system other than in a starter-motor application. Do not use
this battery charger for charging dry-cell batteries that are commonly used with home
appliances. These batteries may burst and cause injury to persons and damage to property.
NEVER charge a frozen battery.2.5
NEVER overcharge a battery.2.6
Consider having someone nearby to come to your aid when you work near a 2.7
Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts your skin, 2.8
clothing or eyes.
Wear complete eye and body protection, including safety goggles and protective 2.9
clothing. Avoid touching your eyes while working near the battery.
If battery acid contacts your skin or clothing, immediately wash the area with soap and 2.10
water. If acid enters your eye, immediately ood the eye with cold running water for at
least 10 minutes and get medical attention right away.
If battery acid is accidentally swallowed, drink milk, the whites of eggs or water. DO NOT 2.11
induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
PREPARING TO CHARGE3.
RISK OF CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID. BATTERY ACID
IS A HIGHLY CORROSIVE SULFURIC ACID.
If it is necessary to remove the battery from the vehicle to 3.1
charge it, always remove the grounded terminal rst. Make sure
all of the accessories in the vehicle are off to prevent arcing.
Be sure the area around the battery is well ventilated 3.2
while the battery is being charged.
Clean the battery terminals before charging the battery. During cleaning, keep airborne 3.3
corrosion from coming into contact with your eyes, nose and mouth. Use baking soda
and water to neutralize the battery acid and help eliminate airborne corrosion. Do not
touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Add distilled water to each cell until the battery acid reaches the level specied by the 3.4
battery manufacturer. Do not overll. For a battery without removable cell caps, such
as valve regulated lead acid batteries (VRLA), carefully follow the manufacturer’s