Safety precautions to look out for when charging your battery

21st Jun 2017 | no responses | 307

Follow general precautions:

•     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. If the battery is still in the vehicle, connect the negative lead to the engine                block to serve as a ground. Be sure the ignition and all electrical accessories are turned off. (If the vehicle has a        positive ground, connect the positive lead to the engine block.)
•     Make sure that the charger leads to the battery are not broken, frayed or loose.Never attempt to charge a                    battery if you unsure make sure you switch the engine off and get in touch with us.