SERVICE/MAINTENANCE 57

• Switch on charger.
• Do not connect or disconnect charger cables while charger is operating.
• Charging rate should not exceed 6 Arnps. Normally, a battery should be charged at no more than 10 percent of its rated capacity. For example, a charging current of 4.5 Amp. would be used on a battery having 45 Ah.
• After charging, turn off charger and disconnect charger cables.
Emergency Starting With Jumper Cables
WARNING
• Improper use of booster battery to start a vehicle may cause an explosion.
• Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and lighted cigarettes from batteries.
• Do not charge a frozen battery, thaw it out first. Gas trapped in the Ice may cause an explosion.
• No attempt should be made to jump start any vehicle with a low electrolyte level in the battery.
• Make sure the voltage of both batteries is the same.
• The capacity (Ah) of the booster battery should not be lower than that of the discharged battery.
• Vehicle with discharged battery: turn off lights and accessories, move lever to N or P and set parking brake.
• Vehicle with booster battery should not be running.
WARNING
• To avoid serious personal injury and damage to the vehicle, heed all warnings and instructions of the jumper cable manufacturer.
• The f umper cables must be sufficiently long for vehicles not to touch.
• Improper hook-up of jumper cables can ruin the alternator.

Always connect POSITIVE ( + ) to POSITIVE ( + ), and NEGATIVE ( - ) to ground on engine block (X).
1. Connect clamp of plus-cable to positive ( + ) terminal (1) of discharged battery.
2. Connect clamp on opposite end of cable to positive ( + ) terminal (2) of booster battery.
3. Connect clamp of minus-cable to negative ( - ) terminal (3) of booster battery.
4. Connect clamp on opposite end of cable to a bare metal part bolted directly to the engine block or to the engine block itself (4) of vehicle with discharged battery. Connect clamp as far away from battery as possible.
WARNING • Do not connect to fuel line.

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