Storage and handling
The battery self-discharge rate increases with the temperature. A lead battery should therefore be stored at low temperatures.
At room temperature, self-discharge between 2-10% / month depends on the type battery chosen.
Storage batteries should be stocked regularly.
Depending on the type selected, storage charge is recommended at 2-5 month intervals.
Always handle the battery with insulated tools and safety goggles. Although the system voltage is usually lower than the LVD’s 42.4V (Low Voltage Directive), the battery contains considerable amount of energy.
A short-circuit pole-to-pole melts a wrench unimpededly!
Corrosive acid can also be thrown out of the battery at a short circuit.