PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) - CONTINUED
Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services (PMCS) for RTCH-RT 240 - Continued.
NOT FULLY MISSION
To avoid eye injury, eye protection is required when working
around batteries. DO NOT smoke, use open flame, make sparks,
or create other ignition sources around batteries. If a battery is
giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel.
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 per-
To reduce battery damage, do not remove batteries from vehicle
battery compartment unless the compartment is corroded (green-
ish/white powder). DO NOT jerk or pull on battery cables during
visual inspection. Battery replacement will be performed by
a. Remove battery compartment cover. Damage is noted.
Check battery compartment for damaged
or missing batteries.
b. Check for damaged or missing battery Damage is noted.
c. Check level of distilled water in battery Fluid level is low.
cells. Fluid level should be to bottom of
d. Check for missing, broken, split, or Battery cables are damaged.
e. Check for damaged terminal posts.
Damage is noted.
f. Check for rust, corrosion, and cleanli-