Fronius Selectiva User Manual
Dangers from ac-
id, gases and va-
tion regarding the
handling of bat-
self and others
Batteries contain acid which is harmful to the eyes and skin. During charging,
gases and vapours are released that can harm health and are highly explosive
in certain circumstances.
Only use the chargers in well ventilated areas to prevent the accumulation
of explosive gases. Battery areas are not deemed to be hazardous areas
provided that a concentration of hydrogen of less than 4 % can be guar-
anteed by the use of natural or forced ventilation.
Maintain a distance of at least 0.5 m (19.69 in.) between battery and
charger during the charging procedure. Possible sources of ignition, such
as fire and naked lights, must be kept away from the battery
The battery connection (e.g. charging terminals) must not be disconnect-
ed for any reason during charging
On no account inhale any of the gases and vapours released
Make sure the area is well ventilated.
To prevent short circuits, do not place any tools or conductive metals on
Battery acid must not get into the eyes, onto the skin or clothes. Wear pro-
tective goggles and suitable protective clothing. Rinse any acid splashes
thoroughly with clean water, and seek medical advice if necessary.
Protect batteries from dirt and mechanical damage.
Store charged batteries in a cool place. Self discharge is kept to a mini-
mum at approx. +2 °C (35.6 °F).
Every week, perform a visual inspection to ensure that the acid (electro-
lyte) level in the battery is at the Max. mark.
If any of the following occurs, do not start the device (or stop immediately
if already in use) and have the battery checked by an authorised work-
uneven acid levels and/or high water consumption in individual cells
caused by a possible fault.
heating of the battery over 55 °C (131 °F).
While the charger is in operation, keep all persons, especially children, out of
the working area. If, however, there are people in the vicinity,
warn them about all the dangers (hazardous acids and gases, danger
from mains and charging current, etc.),
provide suitable protective equipment.
Before leaving the work area, ensure that people or property cannot come to
any harm in your absence.