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Battery Safety

DANGER
hazard of electric shock, explosion, or arc flash
  • Battery circuit breakers must be installed according to the specifications and requirements as defined by Schneider Electric.
  • Servicing of batteries must only be performed or supervised by qualified personnel knowledgeable of batteries and the required precautions. Keep unqualified personnel away from batteries.
  • Disconnect charging source prior to connecting or disconnecting battery terminals.
  • Do not dispose of batteries in a fire as they can explode.
  • Do not open, alter, or mutilate batteries. Released electrolyte is harmful to the skin and eyes. It may be toxic.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.
DANGER
Hazard of electric shock, explosion, or arc flash
Batteries can present a risk of electric shock and high short-circuit current. The following precautions must be observed when working on batteries
  • Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects.
  • Use tools with insulated handles.
  • Wear protective glasses, gloves and boots.
  • Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of batteries.
  • Disconnect the charging source prior to connecting or disconnecting battery terminals.
  • Determine if the battery is inadvertently grounded. If inadvertently grounded, remove source from ground. Contact with any part of a grounded battery can result in electric shock. The likelihood of such shock can be reduced if such grounds are removed during installation and maintenance (applicable to equipment and remote battery supplies not having a grounded supply circuit).
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.
DANGER
Hazard of electric shock, explosion, or arc flash
When replacing batteries, always replace with the same type and number of batteries or battery packs.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
risk of equipment damage
  • Wait until the system is ready to be powered up before installing batteries in the system. The time duration from battery installation until the UPS system is powered up must not exceed 72 hours or 3 days.
  • Batteries must not be stored more than six months due to the requirement of recharging. If the UPS system remains de-energized for a long period, Schneider Electric recommends that you energize the UPS system for a period of 24 hours at least once every month. This charges the batteries, thus avoiding irreversible damage.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.
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