Newly activated sealed batteries require an initial charge.
Standard Charge: 1.2 A × 5 ∼ 10 hours
If using a recommended battery charger, follow the
charger's instructions for newly activated sealed battery.
Battery Mate 150-9
OptiMate PRO 4-S/PRO S/PRO2
If the above chargers are not available, use equivalent
Let battery sit 30 minutes after initial charge, then check
voltage using a voltmeter. (Voltage immediately after
charging becomes temporarily high. For accurate mea-
suring, let the battery sit for given time.)
Charging rates will vary depending on how long the
battery has been stored, temperature, and the type of
charger used. If voltage is not at least 12.8 V, repeat
To ensure maximum battery life and customer satisfac-
tion, it is recommended the battery be load tested at
three times its amp-hour rating for 15 seconds.
Re-check voltage and if less than 12.8 V repeat the
charging cycle and load test. If still below 12.8 V the
battery is defective.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 16-25