Exide Technologies GB4158 User Manual
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POST THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE BATTERY MAINTENANCE AREA
MOTIVE POWER BATTERY AND CHARGER SYSTEM
Follow your company’s Safety Instructions when working with or near industrial truck batteries.
Observe the caution label affixed to the battery. Thoroughly familiarize yourself with industry and
government guidelines (OSHA, ANSI) for charging, handling, and maintaining industrial
Assign battery and charger care to properly trained personnel.
This battery contains sulfuric acid electrolyte. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Wear
rubber apron, gloves, boots, and goggles or face shield when handling, checking, filling,
charging or repairing batteries.
Keep water readily available for flushing spilled electrolyte from eyes or skin. Use plain water
only and obtain medical attention immediately. Special deluge showers and eye washbasins are
Batteries produce hydrogen and oxygen gas during charge. Keep open flames away. Do not
check electrolyte level with a cigarette lighter or match. Use a flashlight or permanent lights.
Switch on/off away from the top of the battery. Do not smoke or create sparks.
Lift batteries with a certified/approved hoist, crane, lift truck, or similar equipment. Move
batteries with trucks, conveyors, or rollers. Be sure to place a rubber mat or similar insulating
material across the tops of coverless batteries when handling. Make sure equipment is of ample
strength and properly installed.
Never lay metal tools, such as wrenches or screwdrivers, on top of a battery.
Disconnect the battery from the truck when performing maintenance and repair on motor or
Open or “break” the battery circuit before attempting repairs to the charging plug or receptacles.
Apply a strong neutralizer, such as baking soda or soda ash, when electrolyte is spilled on the
floor. Check local regulations regarding the disposal of neutralized waste.
DO NOT USE CHAIN OR WIRE ROPE SLINGS.
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