If the vehicle is fitted with an alarm,
this should be deactivated before
disconnecting the battery.
Disconnect the battery leads, nega-
tive lead first.
Ensure that the battery is correctly
On certain models, the flange should
be midway between the two battery
Reconnect the battery starting with
the positive lead first.
P R A C T I C A L A D V I C E
Ensure that the posts and termi-
nals are clean.
If they become sulphated (white
deposit), disconnect and clean
Never disconnect the leads while
the engine is running.
Never recharge the battery with-
out first disconnecting the battery
The voltage must never exceed
15.5 volts and the charging current
must never exceed 20 % of the rat-
ing marked on the battery casing
(for example: 250 A, setting: 50 A
Length of charge: 24 hours maximum.
Only battery chargers with a constant,
regulated voltage output should be
If the vehicle is to be taken out of use
for periods of more than one month,
the battery should be disconnected.
If a metal object makes
a contact between the
two battery terminals or
between the battery +
and the bodywork, this
causes a short-circuit (risk of
fire and serious burns).
The battery releases minute
gas which is explosive under
flame or create sparks close to
The battery contains dilute
sulphuric acid which is highly
ways protect your face and
In the event of any contact