NOTE: Before topping up battery electrolyte the correct PPE should be worn. It's been omitted here for clarity.
Check the level of the electrolyte in the cells. It should just cover the vertical lead plates. Top it up ONLY with either distilled or demineralised water using a plastic funnel or similar. Do not overfill and do not use metal implements to aid the topping up. Each cell should be checked.
As a point of interest each cell in a lead/acid battery generates 2.2 volts regardless of it's size. You can ascertain the battery voltage by counting the cells and multiplying by two.Disclaimer. The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.
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