Summer 2014 - Hawker Battery | EnerSys

Whenever you are testing or charging batteries, you should:
 Follow all military safety regulations
 Keep sparks, flames, and cigarettes away from the battery
 Remove jewelry and exercise caution when working with metallic
tools to prevent short circuits and sparks
 Always review charger-specific instructions
 Turn off the charger before the connecting leads
 Not lean over a battery when testing…and especially when charging
 Never charge a frozen battery
 Never charge a visibly damaged battery
Is a load tester sufficient to test and evaluate a battery? Yes, if you have the right
one. Far too often load testers found in military motor-pools are not designed to
accurately load test batteries used in military tactical & tracked vehicle fleets, as
well as GenSets (TQGs). Here’s why…most hand-held carbon pile load testers only
apply about 75-125 amps….and that’s not enough!! Per US Army TB 9-6140-252-13:
If you are testing a battery with a CCA rating < 1000, you’ll need a load tester that
can apply 350 amps; if you are testing a battery with a CCA rating > 1000 (like the
Hawker® Armasafe Plus™) you’ll need a load tester that can apply 550 amps!
that SAE Terminal Conversion Kits are available for your Hawker® MILPC
Group 31 battery (NSN: 6140-01-520-7112)? So you’ve tested the batteries
in your Bradley or RG31 and they’re no good…looks like it’s time to
replace them. But wait, the replacement Group 31 batteries you ordered
have threaded studs instead of SAE terminals! No problem. An
SAE Terminal Conversion Kit is all that’s required! They can be ordered on
DD Form 1348-6 using CAGE Code 0WY95 & Part Number 3217-0049.
Also, suitable kits may be available at your local auto parts store.
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