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Battery Handling

Here we discuss about how to handle a motorcycle's or car's battery safely.

Handling battery carefully is as mandatory as caring battery. Why it should be carefully handled is because it may lead to severe hazards that may even cause the death of motorist. So every rider is advised to trace the following instructions.

Battery Handling Kit

First of all
Battery exploits explosive gases. When you are going to do something on a battery, first of all switch off all possible electrical appliances. Flames, sparks, burning cigarettes or other inflammable sources that may cause to fire must be kept away all the time. So use only torchlight instead of a match or a candle light, which may cause high explosives. Remember to wear proper goggles, gloves, covering and clothing in order to protect ourselves.

To get protected from Battery acid
You must be very careful when you handle battery acid or electrolyte. It is a mixture of water and sulphuric acid. It can ruin your eyes, face, skin, jeans, clothings and wherever it falls down.

Once the battery acid is tumbled on your skin or clothing wash it with plain water, and then neutralize with a solution of baking soda and water.

If the acid is splashed to the eyes, clean them with fresh and cold water for at least 15 minutes.

If the electrolyte is accidentally swallowed to your mouth, immediately drink at least 250ml of milk and rush to clinic soon. Meanwhile, never try to vomit.

Preparing Battery Electrolyte
Sometimes we need to make battery acid ourselves. It can be easily and safely prepared if you follow the instruction well. Always use only concentrated acid. Never directly add water to concentrated acid, but add concentrated acid to water, unless it may cause bubbliness and spillage.

Please note that before you start working or handling battery, get ready with first aid solvents such as acid-neutralizing solution around, like soda ash, baking soda, and ammonia mixed with equal parts water etc. Because these stuffs will be much handy when an emergency accidentally occurs.

Last updated on 06-02-2013. Published on 06-02-2013. Written by .
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