How to put the battery?

Installing a car battery requires compliance with features and nuances, the failure and ignorance of which can significantly damage the vehicle�s electrical equipment and the battery itself.

Necessary equipment and tools

  • �Battery
  • �Screwdriver Set
  • �A set of keys

Installation sequence

Before you put the battery, you must make sure that the new battery fully complies with the requirements and recommendations for the battery to be installed, which are set out in the technical documentation for the car. In particular, should correspond to the capacity, mounting method and installation location, configuration, polarity and dimensions of each collector element. Failure to comply with all conditions leads to a significant reduction in the life of both the battery and the starter.

After a thorough check of the documentation, it is necessary to begin the preparatory work. So, before putting the battery in the car, it is necessary to clean it from dirt and dust, wipe the cover, contacts and terminals, clean from oxides.Next you need to remove from the new battery plastic wrap. During the cleaning of the case, it should be checked for integrity, make sure that the vent openings are not contaminated and open, check the electrolyte level in the batteries, and add distilled water if necessary. It should be noted that a soft cloth with a solution of ammonia or soda water can be used to clean the lid and body.

The battery must be installed in a regular place and the nuts fastening the retaining straps are tightened. Next, you should connect the wires, pre-stripping all their ends. Terminals and nuts must be lubricated with special anti-oxidant grease and wound with sufficient force. After this, it is necessary to once again check the correctness of the connection of each contact.

Ambient temperature

Before you put the battery correctly, you need to check the ambient temperature. It should be above 25 degrees. If it is winter outside and the car is in open space, then you should bring the battery home and before putting the battery in charge, heat it to the required temperature, then it should be charged and then installed.If the battery is installed very close to the exhaust manifold, it can significantly affect the resource. Therefore, if the heat protection of the battery is not provided by the manufacturer, it must be done.

Resuscitation of a damaged battery

During the installation of dry-charged individual batteries in a damaged battery, you must first fill them with electrolyte, and after that check the status. To perform this procedure, you need to unscrew the plugs on them and fill the body with electrolyte to the maximum level through a funnel made of glass. Its density should be equal to 1.29 g / cu. cm.

Measure voltage

Next, you need to sustain a 20-minute pause and measure the voltage (12.6 V.). When the voltage is from 10.6 to 12.6 V. The battery requires recharging. At a voltage less than 10.6 V. it needs to be replaced. If the voltage on your old battery is approaching a critical value, the second battery will help out. Before you put the second battery, you need to check the electrolyte, and, if necessary, top up to the maximum level is the same.