1. Clean off caps before removing. Do not allow dirt or foreign matter to get into battery
2. Keep vent holes in caps clean to allow gases to escape from cells.
3. Electrolyte level must not drop below top of battery plates. If this condition exists, fill
with distilled water to cover plates.
Battery corrosion is an acid and will eat holes in your
clothing. Wash any acid off skin immediately.
Corrosion tends to build upon battery posts, terminals and cables. This corrosion
may damage cables and terminals. If corroded, notify Organizational Maintenance.
Make sure battery caps are tight and
no cracks are visible in battery case.
Clean top of battery with a damp cloth and wipe dry.
Complete discharge of batteries will lessen
battery life and, in freezing weather, will burst
battery case. Avoid running battery down.
If batteries fail, notify Organizational Maintenance (TM 9-6140-200-14).