Safety Instructions into Using DC-to-DC Battery Charger

Author: TheAutoStore   Date Posted:11 March 2020 

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Safety Instructions into Using DC-to-DC Battery Charger

safety instructions dcdc battery charger

 

Explosions caused by improper use of DC-to-DC battery chargers can cause serious physical injuries including permanent blindness and burns. With this, it is highly recommended that we read the guidelines and instructions for safety reasons. 
 

This accessory is not intended to be used by children or infirm persons without supervision. If you accidentally come in contact with the battery acid, flush it with water immediately, and visit your doctor immediately.
 

Charging near an open flame


Batteries are  highly explosive because they generate gasses when charging. As a safety precaution, never charge batteries near an open flame as the batteries may explode. In the same way, never light or smoke cigarettes near it. 
 

Stacking other tools on top while charging


Prevent the chance of a short circuit and sparks that may cause fire, never stack other tools on top of the battery while charging as it may fall towards it.

Protect your eyes

When charging batteries, wear goggles to protect your eyes in case of accidents. 

Adequate ventilation is a priority

Conduct and test charging in a well ventilated area and ensure charger ventilation holes are not obstructed. Always remember that inadequate ventilation may cause overheating of the charger which makes it inefficient.
 

Moisture and Extreme Weather Conditions


Avoid exposing your batteries and battery chargers from moisture and extreme weather conditions as it may destroy your battery charger. 


Remember the following keywords for more instructions as to how to use the battery charger:

SECURE

  • Use mounting tabs to secure the unit. 

  • Secure to a metal and unmoving part of the vehicle.

  • Secure the negative wire to the common negative terminal
     

CONNECT
 

  • Connect the input terminal on the rear of the charger to the main starting battery of the vehicle. It is recommended to place a circuit breaker (30A minimum) in the main positive lead as close as possible to the starting battery. 

  • Connect the auxiliary battery to the output terminal of the charger. Make sure the correct cable size is used to prevent any voltage drop.
     

CHECK
 

  • Ensure that all connections are tight. 

 

Common sense and appropriate caution is very much required when handling accessories that deal with voltage as this may not only destroy your equipment, it will also put you at risk for injury. 
 

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