Battery Care & Tips

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  • Store batteries in a cool, dry area.
  • Batteries should be kept in an upright position.
  • Keep batteries from freezing for maximum life.

 

Battery Stacking and Stock Rotation

  • Never stack batteries directly on top of each other unless they are in cartons or on pallets protected by corrugated packaging.
  • Do not stack batteries more than two high.
  • Always rotate stock using first in, first out methodology (FIFO).
  • New batteries will measure 12.6 volts or more.
  • Voltage drops with long storage periods, if a battery drops below 12.4 always change it before use.
  • Always test batteries before installation and charge if necessary.

Battery Charging Tips

  • Always follow safety precautions and wear proper eye protection.
  • Always read the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Turn charger off and disconnect battery prior to hook-up.
  • If violent gassing or spewing of liquid occurs or the case feels hot, temporarily reduce or halt charging.
  • Never attempt to charge a frozen battery, allow it to warm first.