(1) When cleaning the batteries, use soft cloth only. Use of organic solvents such as gasoline or thinner, and application or adherence of oil to the batteries must be avoided. Do not clean the batteries using cloth that contains organic solvents or oil. Also contact with soft polyvinyl chloride or the like must be avoided.
* When organic solvent, oil or soft polyvinyl chloride contacts the batteries, the container and cover may be cracked, softened or deformed.
(2) Do not short batteries.
* The batteries may generate inflammable gas. Therefore this action may cause explosion or fire.
(3) Do not attempt to disassemble the batteries. Avoid contact with sulfuric acid leaked from the broken batteries.
* If the batteries are disassembled (or destroyed), sulfuric acid in the batteries may flow out and injure skin or human body.
(4) If eyes contact with sulfuric acid, wash eyes with a lot of clean water, and consult a physician immediately.
(5) Never dispose of the batteries in fire.
* The batteries may explode if put into the fire.
(6) Avoid mixed usage of the batteries differing in capacity, type, manufacturer or history of use (charge /discharge operation).
* It may damage the batteries, and also the equipment due to the difference in characteristic values.
(7) Do not use the batteries for application other than those specified in this specification.
(8) In medical equipment, a back-up system other than the main battery should be built in, to provide power in the event that the main power or battery fails to work.
(9) When designing the charger, take battery damage modes into consideration, and provide protection against short-circuits, and /or protection for the charger output.
* When the batteries reach end of life, discharge time becomes noticeably shorter, and finally the batteries lose their available power of capacity. This is typically from internal shorting of the plates, and /or dry out of the electrolyte.
(10) When the batteries are used in vibration conditions, such as motor cycles, engine driven lawnmowers etc., proper cushion for protecting vibration should be prepared. Additionally the batteries should be mounted upright position.
* Note: If the batteries are mounted side down position and /or up side down position, internal short circuit, internal breaks and /or electrolyte leakage might be occurred.
(11) Please contact Sway for additional assistance, or for information not described in this handbook or specification.