Checking the charge

The battery charge may be checked through the indicator (where fitted) set on

The battery charge may be checked through the indicator (where fitted) set on the battery cover and acting according to the colour the indicator shows. If the battery is not fitted with electrolyte level indicator, the relevant checks must only be carried out by authorised personnel. To check the battery charge, slacken the two fastening screws and open the cover. Check the battery charge and then reclose the cover, take care to prevent pinching and short circuits. Refer to the table below or to the label on the battery (see figure).

WARNING

WARNING

The liquid in the battery is poisonous and corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not bring naked flames or possible sources of sparks near to the battery: risk of fire and explosion.

WARNING

Running the battery with low fluid level can damage the battery beyond repair and could also cause its explosion.

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