Place the electrolyte container upside down aligning the
six seals with the six battery filler ports.
Push the container down strongly enough to break the
seals. Now the electrolyte should start to flow into the
Do not tilt the container as the electrolyte flow may be
Make sure air bubbles [A] are coming up from all six filler
Leave the container this way for 5 minutes or longer.
If no air bubbles are coming up from a filler port, tap [B]
the bottom of the container two or three times. Never
remove the container from the battery.
Fill the electrolyte into the battery until the con-
tainer is completely emptied.
Be certain that all the electrolyte has flowed out.
Tap the bottom the same way as above if there is any
electrolyte left in the container.
Now pull the container gently out of the battery.
Let the battery sit for 20 minutes. During this time, the
electrolyte permeates the special separators and the gas
generated by chemical reaction is released.
Fit the seal cap [A] tightly into the filler ports until the seal
cap is at the same level as the top of the battery.
Do not hammer. Press down evenly with both hands.
Once you installed the seal cap after filling the bat-
tery, never remove it, nor add any water or elec-
While a sealed battery can be used after only filling with electrolyte, a battery may not be able to
sufficiently move a starter motor to start an engine in the cases shown in the table below, where an
initial charge is required before use. However, if a battery shows a terminal voltage of 12.6 V or more,
using a digital volt meter, after 10 minutes of filling, no initial charge is necessary.
To measure battery terminal voltage, use a digital voltmeter which can be read one decimal place
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