Most wet batteries are fully charged and tested before shipping
, however batteries will self-discharge when not in use during transportation and storage
. The rate of self discharge is a function of grid alloy and storage
temperature. Basically, for all lead-acid batteries, the rate of self discharge increases with storage temperature. The total charge lost
is a function of the time in storage at a given temperature.
The first charge brings the battery
to an operational state. Before this charging
process, the cell electrolyte level should be checked, making sure the electrolyte covers the plates. If this isn’t the case, add distilled water
until all the plates are submerged. It is important not to over fill because the level will rise slightlyduring the charge process.
Consult your specific manufacturer’s Installation
Operation and Maintenance
Manual (IOM) for details.
Ie: Rolls ➥ http://rollsbattery.com/uploads/pdfs...ery_Manual.pdf