Equipment and Installations (continued)

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a battery.

Batteries should be well secured and maintained in well ventilated areas that are easily accessible. Never locate batteries in crew quarters.

closeup of a battery being charged. vent hydrogen gas to outside atmosphere.

Batteries being charged give off explosive hydrogen gas. Smoking and open flames must be prohibited. The battery box should be made of material that will not corrode. Terminals should be protected against shorting out by metal objects.

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