16-24 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Gently remove the container from the battery.
Let the battery sit for 30 minutes prior to charging to allow
the electrolyte to permeate into the plates for optimum
Charging the battery immediately after filling can
shorten service life. Let the battery sit for at least 30
minutes after filling.
Place the strip [A] of caps loosely over the filler ports.
Newly activated sealed batteries require an initial charge.
Standard Charge: 0.9 A × 5 ∼ 10 hours
If using a recommended battery charger, follow the
charger's instructions for newly activated sealed battery.
Yuasa 1.5 Amp Automatic Charger
Battery Mate 150-9
If the above chargers are not available, use equivalent
Charging rates will vary depending on how long the
battery has been stored, temperature, and the type of
charger used. Let battery sit 30 minutes after initial
charge, then check voltage using a voltmeter. If it is
not at least 12.8 V, repeat charging cycle.
After charging is completed, press down firmly with both
hands to seat the strip of caps [A] into the battery (don't
pound or hammer). When properly installed, the strip of
the caps will be level with the top of the battery.
Once the strip of the caps [A] is installed onto the
battery, never remove the caps, nor add water or
electrolyte to the battery.