battery for How to Store a Lawn Mower Battery for Winter

by:MERITSUN     2019-06-23

When summer is over, it's time to call you-Start using the mower in winter, pay attention to properly store the mower battery.Careful winter storage includes cleaning the battery and charging it before the battery installation season.This will maximize the life of the battery and ensure that the battery can start the mower when spring grass starts growing again.Remove the battery from the mower.Access the battery by opening the hood of the mower, if fully equipped, then use a wrench or screwdriver to remove any covers, Shields or panels that prevent access to the battery.Disconnect the black or negative Cable first.Use a wrench to loosen the bolt or nut that holds the cable to the battery terminal.Unplug the cable from the terminal and remove it to ensure that the cable end does not touch the metal.Disconnect the red or front cable in the same way.Loosen the bolts or nuts that fix any battery stand-Drop the frame or clip, move the bracketLet go.Put on working gloves, enter the battery box and remove the battery.Some batteries have straps.If there is a hand, grab it with one hand and guide the battery with the other when you lift the battery from the mower.Set the battery on a solid table or workbench to perform other storage steps.Clean the outside of the battery with a 1/4 cup baking soda solution dissolved in 6 quarts of clear water.Wet the rag in the solution and wipe the outside of the battery.Scrub the top of the battery using a soft brush soaked in baking soda solution.Be careful not to put the baking soda solution in the battery.Let it stand for five minutes and completely neutralize any acid residue.Wet another clean rag with clear water and wipe the entire outside of the battery.Wipe the whole outside with a clean and dry rag to wipe the dry battery.Check the fluid electrolyte level in the battery by unscrewing each battery cover and looking inside the hole.The liquid should completely cover the internal panel.Add distilled water to improve the level if needed.Do not use tap water.The sealed battery does not have a removable lid to check its level.Connect a 12-V. the battery charger is connected to the front post of the battery by first connecting the clip of the red or front cable, and the front post of the battery will be marked with a plus sign or "pos."Then attach the clip of the black or negative cable to the Post marked with the word minus sign or" neg.Plug in the charger and let it run all night to charge the battery.If your charger has an amp meter, please note the position of the meter needle at the beginning of the charge.When the needle drops to about half the initial rate, the battery will be fully charged.For example, if the initial charging rate is 12 am ps, the battery will be fully charged when the needle drops to 6 amps.Disconnect the fully charged battery from the charger, place it in a sturdy carton, close the box and place it in a sturdy rack or other dry position in the garage or shed.
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