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Battery Safety Tips

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Safety Information

Warning Message for Proper Battery Safety
  • Always wear proper eye, face and hand protection when working with batteries
  • Never lean over a battery while boosting, testing or charging
  • Exercise caution when working with metallic tools or conductors to prevent short circuits and arcing
  • Keep terminals protected to prevent accidental shorting
  • Replace any battery that has signs of damage to the terminals, case or cover
  • Install a battery in a ventilated area for operation and during charging
  • DO NOT ADD WATER TO THE OPTIMA BATTERY
  • Always use a voltage-regulated battery charger with limits set to the above ratings. Overcharging can cause the safety valves to open and battery gasses to escape, resulting in premature failure. These gasses are flammable! You cannot replace water in sealed batteries that have been overcharged. Any battery that becomes very hot or makes a hissing sound while recharging should be disconnected immediately

Download the Materials Safety Data Sheet to get information on battery content, safety and handling, and emergency measures.

Materials Safety Data Sheet