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PREPARING YOUR BATTERY TO BE CHARGED
It is important that you read and follow these guidelines while you are preparing to charge
• Make sure that you have a 12 volt lead-
acid battery. Determine voltage of battery
by referring to vehicle owner’s manual
or the battery markings. Charge battery
initially at charger’s lowest rate.
• Clean the battery terminals. Be careful to
keep corrosion from getting in or around
your eyes or on your hands.
• Wear safety glasses. See additional “Per-
sonal Safety Precautions” on page 4.
• If required, for batteries with removable
vent caps, add distilled water to each cell
until the battery acid reaches the level
recommended by the manufacturer. This
will help purge excessive gases from the
cells. Be careful not to overll. If you have
a sealed battery with non-removable vent
caps, no action is necessary.
• Take time to read all of the battery
manufacturer’s specific precautions,
such as removing or not removing vent
caps while charging, and recommended
rates of charge.
• Be sure that the area around the bat-
tery is well ventilated while it is being
charged. Gas can be forcefully blown
away by using a piece of cardboard or
other nonmetallic material as a fan.
• If it is necessary to remove the battery
from the vehicle to charge it, always
remove the grounded terminal from the
battery rst. Turn off all vehicle acces-
sories to avoid sparks from occurring.
• NOTE: A marine (boat) battery installed
in a boat must be removed and charged
USING AN EXTENSION CORD
The use of an extension cord is not rec-
ommended. If you must use an extension
cord, please make sure that you follow
• Make sure that the pins on charger's
power cord t rmly into the extension
cord, and that the extension cord ts
rmly into the receptacle.
• Check that the extension cord is properly
wired and in good electrical condition.
• Make sure that the wire size is large
enough for its length and for the AC
ampere rating, as specied in the chart
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED EXTENSION CORD
Length of Cord, in Feet 25 50 100 150
AWG* Size of Cord 18 16 12 10
*AWG=American Wire Gauge
NOTE: A marine (boat) boat battery must be removed and charged on shore. To charge
it on board requires equipment specially designed for marine use.
IMPORTANT: Follow all safety instructions and precautions when charging your battery.
Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Charge your battery in a well-
CHARGING BATTERY IN THE
1. Avoid personal injury by keeping clear
of fan blades, belts, pulleys and other
2. Avoid damaging the charger by keep-
ing the power cord and output cords
away from the hood, door or moving
3. Note the polarity of the battery posts
by checking the identication marks
on the battery: POSITIVE (POS, P or
+) and NEGATIVE (NEG, N or -). The
positive post is usually larger than the
4. Identify which battery post is grounded
or connected to the chassis. THIS IS
NORMALLY THE NEGATIVE POST.