With proper care this battery should give the 1ong service life built into it.
A battery which does not function properly is not necessarily worn out or defective. It may need a good recharge. Therefore, if battery trouble is suspected, a full recharge and test by a
competent battery man is recommended.
PUTTING DRY-CHARGED BATTERIES IN SERVICE
Remove wicks or tape covering from vent hole in filler caps. Make sure vent holes are open so battery gases produced when battery is charging can escape. If necessary, run a fine wire in vent hole to be sure it is open and free of all obstructions.
Fill battery with 1.265 specific gravity electrolyte to proper level or 3/16 inch above plates and separators assuming room, battery and electrolyte temperature is 70° to 100° Fahrenheit.
Allow battery to set for 20 minutes. Battery can then be installed but to obtain best results and maximum capacity, place battery on charge after the 20-minute setting period at 6 amperes unfit gravity reading is 1.265-1.275. If room, battery and electrolyte temperatures are below normal a longer charging period will be mandatory to bring the specific gravity
up to 1.265 - 1.275.
Under no conditions should battery be filled more than 3/16" over the plates. We cannot be responsible for damages if this warning is not observed.
CARE IN SERVICE
A hydrometer test of the battery solution should be made monthly. If the specific gravity tests 1.225 or less, the battery should be removed and thoroughly recharged. At the same time the solution level should be examined and distilled water added when necessary to retain the level of 3/t6" over the plates. When necessary to add distilled water [t should always be done lust
prior to recharging to mix the added water thoroughly into the solution.
When recharging is necessary and user does not have his own charging equipment, he should request service station to slow charge the battery at a rate of 4 to 6 amperes.
Any collection of grease or any other substance should be kept removed from the fop of the battery and the top kept dry and clean at all times. The battery should be kept snug in its cradle and not permitted to get loose. If removed for charging, it should be fastened back in snugly enough to prevent any movement when in use. Vent caps should be kept tight and the small vent
holes in top or side of cap be kept open at all times to permit escapage of gases formed in the battery. Care should be exercised not to overfill the battery at any time and to always retain 3/16" of solution above the plates.
If battery will not be used during the winter months it should be removed and stored in a cool, dry place. Any collection of grease or other substance should be removed from the top of the battery. The battery must be recharged monthly or whenever the hydrometer reads less than 1.225. Before reinstalling the battery in the spring, it should always be given a thorough
Source: Owner's Manual, B-207, B-207E, B-208, B-208S, TM-7072/I-70, Rev. 3-70, courtesy of J.C. Stahl