Question & Answer
Here's How To Do It Safely.
- Keep batteries in original packaging when possible.
- Do not store new and used batteries together.
- If a battery feels warm, it should be discarded.
- When storing, remove the battery from the equipment and place in a dry and cool place.
- Never store batteries at temperatures over 130 degrees F.
- Remove batteries from equipment if it is not going to be used for 30 days or more.
- Don't remove plastic caps from batteries until it is time to use them.
- Don't let the terminals of stored batteries come in contact with each other.
When charging an SLA with over-voltage, current limiting must be applied to protect the battery. Always set the current limit to the lowest practical setting and observe the battery voltage and temperature during charge. In case of rupture, leaking electrolyte or any other cause of exposure to the electrolyte, flush with water immediately. If eye exposure occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician immediately.
Wear approved gloves when touching electrolyte, lead and cadmium. On exposure to skin, flush with water immediately.