SERVICING OF BATTERIES (continued)
1. Clean off caps before removing. Do not allow dirt or foreign matter to get into battery cells.
2. To allow gases to escape from cells, keep vent holes in caps clean.
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 or bum your skin. Wash any acid
off skin immediately.
1. Corrosion tends to build up on battery posts, terminals, and cables and may damage cables and terminals. If corroded,
notify Unit maintenance.
Make sure battery caps are tight and no cracks are visible in battery case.
2. 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 Unit maintenance (refer to TM 9-6140-200-14).