A dirty battery may corrode and has the potential for heat build up which, in turn, results in shorter battery life and can result in other safety hazards. Avoid corrosion by cleaning battery contacts with a soft cloth, ensuring the battery remains dry and storing batteries at room temperature. If batteries do corrode, carefully dispose of them. Contact your local recycle center for tips and information on how to best dispose and/or recycle dead batteries.
It’s important to check battery connections to ensure that they are secure. Damaged connections and/or cables may require replacement to guarantee reliable power. Check your battery connections and keep your machine up and running!
Turn Off Charger Before Dislodge!
To protect your battery and to keep it functioning optimally, remember to turn off chargers before dislodging your battery.
Keep a Charge!
Maximize your battery life by keeping it above a particular charge. It’s recommended to keep batteries charged above 20 percent for optimal battery care and to extend your battery’s life.
Avoid downtime related to battery charge! One way you can achieve this is by using operator breaks or shift changes as an opportunity to charge your battery.
Adequate ventilation is very important for battery care and safety. Remember to store batteries and equipment in well-ventilated areas to avoid hazard. Also, when charging, keep the battery compartment open: this will improve ventilation. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific information but remember that keeping storage and work areas well-ventilated can save you a whole lotta trouble.
Check Water Levels!
Always check your battery’s water levels after charging and add any additional water as needed. This is an important step to ensuring that your battery remains operational and maintains efficiency.
Give each of your batteries a weekly equalize charge. This is a recommended step in keeping batteries operating at their peak performance.
Contact the Experts!
Contact the manufacturer or your local dealer for further information.