4-30. STORAGE BATTERIES, CONNECTIONS, AND BATTERY COMPARTMENT (cont)
Repair cracks, dents, and door of battery compartment by welding and straightening as required. Grind welds
Remove corrosion by washing compartment with a water/soda solution.
Remove rust by sanding and using a metal conditioner. Prime bare metal and paint with rubberized paint.
Remove rings, bracelets, wristwatches, and neck chains before working around the locomotive.
Jewelry can catch on equipment and cause injury, or may short across an electrical circuit and
cause severe burns or electrical shock.
High voltage is used in the operation of equipment. Do not be misled by the term LOW
VOLTAGE. Potentials as low as 50 volts may cause death.
Be careful not to short out battery terminals. Do not smoke or use open flame near batteries.
Batteries may explode from a spark. Battery acid is harmful to skin and eyes.
Place batteries (5) in position in battery compartment. Install wooden blocking (6) as noted in removal.
Clean battery connectors and ends of five cables (4). Place cables on battery connectors. Install eight bolts (3)
and nuts (2). Apply a thin coating of petrolatum. Wipe off excess with a clean rag.
Close and secure door (1).