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B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
Your PMV requires two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. They are
recharged by an off-board charging system.
Charge your PMV's batteries prior to using it for the first time.
Keep the batteries fully charged to keep your PMV running smoothly.
READING YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE
The battery condition meter on the tiller console indicates the approximate strength of your batteries using a color
code. See figure 7. Green indicates fully charged batteries, yellow a draining charge, and red indicates that an
immediate recharge is necessary.
NOTE: To ensure the highest accuracy, the battery condition meter should be checked while operating
your PMV at full speed on a dry, level surface.
Figure 7. Battery Condition Meter
The off-board charger supplied with your PMV is equipped with a 115/230 voltage switch. Confirm that this
switch is in the proper position for your locality. If you are not sure what the voltage is in your country, contact your
local electricity provider before inserting the charger power cord plug into your electrical outlet. If the setting is
incorrect, the charger will not function properly. Slide the voltage switch to the prescribed position. See figure 8.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary,
properly install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension lead to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger
directly into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
MANDATORY! Read the battery charging instructions in this manual and in the manual
supplied with the battery charger before charging the batteries.
WARNING! Explosive gases may be generated while charging the batteries. Keep the PMV
and battery charger away from sources of ignition such as flames or sparks and provide
adequate ventilation when charging the batteries.
Figure 8. Charger On/Off and Voltage Switches
ON VOLTAGE SWITCH