Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) - Continued.
NOT FULLY MISSION
WARN I N G
To avoid injury, eye protecton 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 procedures may result in death or
serious injury to personnel.
C AU T I O N
If battery compartm nt 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. Remove batteries. Inspect
Battery case is cracked,
batteries for evidence of a cracked leaking, or missing.
c. Clean tops of batteries with a
d. Clean battery terminals with an
e. Check battery cables for
Battery cables damaged