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 brace-
lets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct
short will result in instant heating, damage to equipment, and
injury to personnel.
To reduce battery damage, do not remove batteries from vehi-
cle battery compartment unless the compartment is corroded
(greenish/white powder). DO NOT jerk or pull on battery
cables during visual inspection. Battery replacement will be
performed by Organizational Maintenance.
a. Remove battery compartment cover.
Check battery compartment for
damaged or missing batteries.
a. Damage is noted.
b. Check for damaged or missing bat-
tery filler caps.
b. Damage is noted.
c. Check level of distilled water in bat-
tery cells. Fluid level should be to
bottom of split ring.
c. Fluid level is low.
d. Check for missing, broken, split or
d. Battery cables are damaged.
e. Check for damaged terminal posts.
e. Damage is noted.
f. Check for rust, corrosion, and