Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
with Lubrication Information - Continued.
NOT FULLY MISSION
g. Close right rear access door.
WARN I N G
· 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 igni-
tion 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
· 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 pro-
cedures may cause death or serious injury to personnel.
· DO NOT use compressed air to clean batteries. Use a
clean, dry rag.
a. Disengage two arctic battery
cover latches, and with the aid of
an assistant, remove cover.
b. Check battery holddowns for
Holddown is loose or
looseness or damage.
c. Inspect batteries for cracked
Battery case(s) cracked or
cases and evidence of leaking.
leaks are evident.
d. Check for missing, broken, split, Damage is noted.
or frayed battery cables or
e. Check for damaged battery
Damage is noted.
f. Check electrolyte level in each
cell unless equipped with
maintenance-free batteries. If level
is low, fill with distilled or clean
drinking water to bottom of filler