PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) - CONTINUED
NOT FULLY MISSION
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must
be worn when working around batteries. DO NOT smoke, use
open flame, make sparks, or create other ignition sources
around batteries. If a battery is giving off gases, it can explode
and cause injury. Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags,
watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery
terminal, a direct short will result in instant heating, damage
to equipment, and injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If
battery corrosion or electrolyte makes contact with skin, eyes, or
clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning
effects. Failure to follow these procedures may cause death or
serious injury to personnel.
DO NOT use compressed air to clean batteries. Use a clean,
To reduce battery damage, check battery compartment for
corrosion (greenish/white powder) and DO NOT jerk or pull
on battery cables during visual inspection.
a. Remove cover to battery compart-
b. Check holddown for looseness or Holddown is loose or dam-
c. Inspect battery for a cracked case Battery case is cracked or
and evidence of leaking.
leaks are evident.
If machine is equipped with original equipment maintenance-
free batteries, batteries will have no filler caps.
d. Check for damaged or missing Damaged or missing filler
battery filler caps.
caps are noted.
e. Check for missing, broken, split, Damage is noted.
or frayed battery cables.
f. Check for damaged battery posts.
Damage is noted.
g. Install battery compartment cover.