This work package covers pre-charging inspection and testing of batteries.
Before starting to test or recharge any battery, a visual inspection must be performed. Any batteries with physical
damage described below should be disposed of immediately. With a permanent marker label battery as
"DAMAGED". Things to look for consist of the following:
Do not attempt to replace missing vents.
Check top, sides, and bottom for cracks, dents, leaking or swelling in the battery case and lid.
Check that battery lid and case is sealed.
Make sure terminals are not melted, bent, or otherwise damaged.
Check that all vent caps are in place (flush) and do not appear to be elevated. Elevated vent caps are a sign
of a defective vent or that the battery has gassed excessively. Gently tap or screw vent back in place, then
with a permanent marker, mark the vent with an "R". If it elevates again during charging or operational use,
dispose of battery.
If a battery is turned in for recharge and a vent cap with an "R" marked on it is elevated again, disposal is
authorized without further testing. Label battery as "DAMAGED".
END OF TASK