Warning: Do not smoke or allow any flames or sparks in the vicinity while checking or filling the battery.
The battery generates hydrogen, a highly explosive gas.
Warning: Battery acid (electrolyte) is extremely dangerous. Serious injury may result if battery acid contacts
skin or eyes.
a. Inspect the batteries for corrosion, cracks' leaks, or damaged vent caps. Check for loose battery cables by hand.
Remove vent caps and make sure the electrolyte level is f. in. above the plates (figs. 45-47).
b. Check engine safety controls. For a functional check of the safety controls, refer to item 11 of the Operator/ Crew
c. Inspect engine control/indicator panel for broken gages, switches, and burned out light bulbs.
Figure 45. Battery box.
Figure 46. Batteries service.