BATTERIES AND BATTERY BOXES REPLACEMENT (Contd)
Remove all jewelry such as rings, identification tags, bracelets, etc.
If jewelry or disconnected battery ground cable contacts battery
terminal, a direct short can result. Failure to comply may result in
injury or death to personnel and/or damage to equipment.
When removing a battery cable terminal, disconnect ground
(negative) terminals first. Ensure all switches are in OFF position
before disconnecting. Do not allow tools to come in contact with hull
when disconnecting terminals. A direct short can result, causing
instant heating of tools, tool damage, battery damage, or battery
explosion. Battery acid (electrolyte) is harmful. Always wear safety
goggles and rubber gloves, and do not smoke when performing
battery maintenance. Severe injury will result if acid contacts eyes
or skin. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to
personnel and/or damage to equipment.
Tag all battery cables during removal to assist with installation.
Apply silicone compound to terminals during removal and
Note position of batteries during removal to assist with
PORT BATTERY BANK REMOVAL
Disconnect battery box hold-down strap (1) and remove battery box cover (2) from battery box (4).
Repeat step 1 for additional battery.
Remove wing nut (6) and battery cable (11) from battery post (10).
Remove two wing nuts (6) and battery cable (7) from battery posts (8) and (9).
Remove wing nut (6) and battery cables (13) and (14) from battery post (12).
Remove two batteries (3) from battery boxes (4).
Remove battery boxes (4) from battery support frames (5).
Remove battery hold-down straps (1) from under support frames (5).