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Subaru Outback (BR): Battery charging, fluid level

Before starting any work near a battery, it's crucial to ensure that all sources of ignition, such as cigarettes, matches, and lighters, are completely extinguished. This precaution is vital because batteries emit a gas that is highly flammable and can lead to explosions if exposed to open flames or electric sparks.

To enhance safety in case of an explosion, wear appropriate eye protection or shield your eyes when working near any battery. It's advisable never to lean directly over a battery to minimize potential risks. The gas emitted by batteries can be harmful, and precautionary measures like these can prevent accidents and injuries.

Battery charging, fluid level Subaru Outback (BR)

Battery fluid contains corrosive acid, making it essential to avoid any contact with eyes, skin, fabrics, or painted surfaces. In case of accidental contact, immediately flush the affected area with water and seek medical attention promptly, especially if the acid enters the eyes or is swallowed. Drinking a large amount of milk or water can help mitigate the effects if battery fluid is ingested.

To minimize the risk of sparks and short circuits, it's recommended to remove rings, metal watchbands, and other metal jewelry before handling batteries. Additionally, ensure that metal tools do not come into contact with the positive battery terminal or any connected metal parts while in contact with other metallic portions of the vehicle. This precautionary measure can prevent potential accidents and damage.

Keep everyone, including children, away from batteries and the areas where battery-related work is being performed. Charging batteries should always be done in a well-ventilated area to avoid exposure to harmful gases and fumes.

It's important to note that battery posts, terminals, and associated accessories contain lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Therefore, always wash hands thoroughly after handling batteries to minimize exposure to these chemicals.

CAUTION: Avoid using a charging current exceeding 10 amperes, as this can lead to a shorter battery lifespan. While periodic checks of battery fluid levels or refills with distilled water are unnecessary, regular maintenance and adherence to safety protocols are crucial for safe battery handling and optimal performance.

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