16-26 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Place the electrolyte container upside down with the six
sealed cells into the filler ports of the battery. Hold the
container level, push down to break the seals of all six
cells. You will see air bubbles rising into each cell as the
Do not tilt the electrolyte container.
Check the electrolyte flow.
If no air bubbles [A] are coming up from the filler ports, or
if the container cells have not emptied completely, tap the
container [B] a few times.
Keep the container in place for 20 minutes or more. Don't
remove the container from the battery until it's empty, the
battery requires all the electrolyte from the container for
Removal of the container before it is completely
empty can shorten the service life of the battery. Do
not remove the electrolyte container until it is com-
pletely empty and 20 minutes have elapsed.
Gently remove the container from the battery.
Let the battery sit for 60 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 60
minutes after filling.
Place the strip [A] of caps loosely over the filler ports.
Newly activated sealed batteries require an initial charge.
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 12.6 volts, repeat charging cycle.
1.8 A × 5 ∼ 10 hours