Batteries, Support, and Cables
HANDLE BATTERIES SAFELY
CAUTION: An explosive gas is produced while
batteries are in use or being charged. Keep
flames or sparks away from the battery area.
Make sure the batteries are charged in a well
Never lay a metal object on top of a battery as a
short circuit can result.
Battery acid is harmful on contact with skin or fabrics. If
acid spills, follow these first aid tips:
1. Immediately remove any clothing on which acid spills.
2. If acid contacts the skin, rinse the affected area with
running water for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. If acid comes into contact with the eyes, flood the eyes
with running water for 15 to 30 minutes. See a doctor
at once. Never use any medication or eye drops unless
prescribed by the doctor.
4. To neutralize acid spilled on the floor, use one of the
following mixtures: 0.5 kg (1 lb) of baking soda in 4 L
(1 gal) of water, or 0.4 L (1 pt) of household ammonia
in 4 L (1 gal) of water.
5. Acid from the batteries can also damage the paint and
metal surfaces of the machine. Avoid over filling the