Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) - Continued.
· To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves
must be worn 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 personnel.
· Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious
burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte makes contact
with skin, eyes, or clothing, take immediate action to
stop the corrosive burning effects.
· Failure to follow these warnings may result in death or
serious injury to personnel.
· If battery compartment is corroded, it will be necessary
to remove batteries and clean compartment to remove
acid residue and corrosion.
· Buildup of dirt or corrosion on batteries may lead to
a. Open battery box cover (TM 5-
b. Inspect batteries for evidence of Battery case is cracked,
cracks or damage.
c. Inspect battery holddowns for
Holddown is damaged,
looseness, corrosion, or damage. If loose, or missing (WP
d. Close battery box cover (TM 5-
Engine Oil and Replace engine oil and filter (WP