PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) - CONTINUED
NOT FULLY MISSION
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be
worn when working around batteries. DO NOT smoke, use open
flame, make sparks, or create other ignition sources around bat-
teries. If a battery is giving off gases, it can explode and cause
injury. Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and
bracelets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct
short will result in instant heating, damage to equipment, and
injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If
battery corrosion or electrolyte makes contact with skin, eyes, or
clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning
effects. Failure to follow these procedures may cause death or
serious injury to personnel.
DO NOT use compressed air to clean batteries. Use a clean, dry
To reduce battery damage, check battery box for corrosion
(greenish/white powder) and DO NOT jerk or pull on battery
cables during visual inspection.
a. Open battery compartment cover. a. Holddown is loose or dam-
Check battery holddowns for loose-
ness or damage.
b. Inspect each battery for a cracked b. Battery case is cracked or
case and evidence of leaking.
leaks are evident.
c. Check for damaged or missing bat- c. Damaged or missing filler
tery filler caps.
caps are noted.