11 SETUP/MAINTENANCE
Part No 1143151 101 Invacare 3G Storm Series®
11.9 Installing/Removing Batteries Into/From Battery Boxes
WARNING
ALWAYS use a battery lifting strap when lifting a battery. It is the most convenient method and assures that the battery
acid will not spill. It also helps to prolong the life of the battery.
DO NOT tip the batteries. Keep the batteries in an upright position.
The warranty and performance specifications contained in this manual are based on the use of deep cycle gel cell batteries.
Invacare strongly recommends their use as the power source for this unit.
CAUTION
Place the wheelchair in a well ventilated area where work can be performed without risking damage to carpeting or floor
covering.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE4 on page 102.
If there is battery acid in the battery boxes or on the sides of the battery, apply baking soda to these areas to neutralize the
battery acid. Before reinstalling the existing or new battery, clean the baking soda from the battery boxes or battery being
sure to avoid contact with skin and eyes. Determine source of contamination. NEVER install/reinstall a battery with a
cracked or otherwise damaged case.
When securing battery lifting strap to battery, observe polarity markings located ont he ends of the battery lifting strap, (+)
side to POSITIVE (+) battery post and (-) side to NEGATIVE (-) battery post.
To remove the batteries from the battery boxes, reverse the following steps.
Have the following tools available:
TOOL QTY COMMENTS
1/2-INCH (6PT) BOX WRENCH 1 Not Supplied
BATTERY LIFTING STRAP 1 Not Supplied
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