BATTCHRG-Q Battery Charger - Quarterly

Application:                                                Man Hours .5

This is for chargers used for battery powered custodial equipment and items
related to PBS functions.

Special Instructions:

1.  Use no open flames, cigarettes, etc., in battery charging room or area.
2.  Review manufacturer's instructions.
3.  Review the Procedure for "Emergency Eyewash and Shower
4.  Review the Procedure for "Controlling Hazardous Energy
5.  De-energize, lock out, and tag electric circuit.

Items to Check & Initial Completion:

1. ___ Check room ventilation, and be sure charger is not exposed to moisture or
2. ___ Clean accessible interior and exterior parts, including electrical
3. ___ Check tightness of electrical connections including alligator clips.
4. ___ Inspect wiring and connections in charging circuit.
5. ___ Record charger output voltage. Volt Output: _____________
6. ___ Clean and paint as necessary all equipment used for battery trays and
       charging equipment.  Use acid resistant paint only.
7. ___ Check, clean all battery terminals and connections, then add a light film
       of NO-OX-ID or pure Vaseline to terminals and connectors.
8. ___ Check all cells to determine if any are defective.
9. ___ Check electrolyte strength of all cells with an hydrometer, make
       corrections as necessary.
10.___ Clean vent plugs.
11.___ Dispose of used or defective batteries properly.

Tools & Materials:

1.  Standard Tool kit.
2.  Cleaning materials.  Consult the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for
    hazardous ingredients and proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
3.  Goggles and rubber apron.
4.  Acid resistant paint and brushes.
5.  Hydrometer.
6.  No-oxide-Id grease or pure Vaseline.
7.  Baking soda.
8.  Clean wiping cloths.
9.  Battery terminal and connector cleaner.
10. Emergency eye wash that provides at least 0.4 gallons/min for at least 15

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