BATTERY POWER DISCONNECT
Tools and Special Tools
Machine parked on level ground (TM 5-3805-
Parking brake engaged (TM 5-3805-292-10)
Battery access door opened (TM 5-3805-292-
Estimated Time to Complete
TM 5-3805-292-23P, Figure 70
WARN I N G
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.
Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool
contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will cause instant heating.
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.
Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical
Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek
medical attention as required.
Internal. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Seek medical
Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize acid
with baking soda or household ammonia.
Arcing or sparks may occur if battery cables contact any metal surfaces of machine during
removal. Ensure they do not contact metal surfaces.
Failure to follow these warnings ma result in injury to personnel.