Battery Testing

Voltmeter Test

See Table 8-6. The voltmeter test provides a general indicator of battery condition. Check the voltage of the battery to verify that it is in a 100% fully charged condition. If the open circuit (disconnected) voltage reading is below 12.6V, charge the battery and then re-check the voltage after the battery has set for one to two hours.

Table 8-5. Battery Electrolyte Antidote

ANTIDOTE-BATTERY ACID

External

Flush with water.

Internal

Drink large quantities of milk or water, followed by milk of magnesia, vegetable oil, or beaten eggs. Call doctor immediately.

Eyes

Flush with water, and get immediate medical attention.

Table 8-6. Voltmeter Test

BATTERY CHARGE CONDITIONS

Voltage (OCV)

State of Charge

12.8

100%

12.6

75%

12.3

50%

12.0

25%

11.8

0%

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flush eyes immediately with water.

get y medical help fast.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT OPEN BATTERY.

1. Contents are corrosive

2. Wear safety glasses

3. Contents are explosive

4. Keep flames away

5. Read instructions

6. Keep away from children

Figure 8-18. Battery Warning Label

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

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