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Operating


Daily Operating Checklist

o Test safety systems.

o Check tire pressure.

o Check brakes and park brake operation.

o Tighten loose hardware.

o Check area below machine for leaks.

o Check charger and vehicle battery receptacle for damage.

o Visually inspect condition of batteries.

o Charge battery set.

Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces

• Do not wipe plastic parts unless rinsed first.

• Insect repellent spray may damage plastic and painted surfaces. Do not spray insect repellent near machine.

• Be careful not to spill fuel on machine. Fuel may damage surface. Wipe up spilled fuel immediately.

Operator Station Controls

Dash

MX35381

A - Cargo Box Dump Switch (Optional)

B - Charge Meter/Hour Meter

C - Directional Control Switch

D - Headlight Switch

E - Key Switch

Foot/Platform Controls

MX35382

MX35383

A - Foot Brake Pedal

B - Accelerator Pedal

C - Park Brake Lever

D - Service/Drive Switch

Using Hand Holds


MX35385

Hand holds (A) are provided for passenger balance when driving over rough terrain. Use dash bar and side rails on seats for stability.

Adjusting Standard Seat

1. Stop machine and press the directional control switch into the neutral “N” position.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Lift and tip seat forward.

NOTE: If seat is removed, install seat hardware in the correct slots in the bracket. Always use set of slots closest to center of vehicle when installing seat.


M78512

Picture Note: Operator seat shown.

4. Loosen hardware (A).

5. Slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.

6. Tighten seat bracket hardware to 9 N•m (80 lb-in.).

Adjusting Driver Seat with Lever System (If Equipped)

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Never adjust seat while machine is moving. Stop machine before adjusting seat to prevent loss of machine control.

1. Stop machine and press the directional control switch into the neutral “N” position.

2. Lock park brake.


MX35383

3. Pull up on lever (A), and slide seat forward or rearward until seat locks in place (for desired position).

4. Release lever.

Testing Safety Systems

Use the following checkout procedure to check for normal operation of the utility vehicle.

If there is a malfunction during one of these procedures, DO NOT operate the vehicle. (See a John Deere dealer for service.)

Perform these tests in a clear open area. Keep bystanders away.

Test 1 (REVERSE WARNING ALARM)

NOTE: Perform this test with the vehicle parked on a hard, level surface.

1. Move the service/drive switch to the DRIVE position.

2. Sit on the operator’s seat.

3. Lock park brake/emergency stop.

4. Turn the key switch to the ON “1” position.

5. Press the directional control switch to the REVERSE position.

• The reverse warning alarm should be a continuous tone.

Test 2 (ROLL-AWAY ALARM)

NOTE: Perform this test with the vehicle parked on a hard, level surface.

1. Move the service/drive switch to the DRIVE position.

2. Sit on the operator’s seat.

3. Unlock park brake/emergency stop.

4. Turn the key switch to the ON “1” position.

5. Press the directional control switch to the FORWARD position.

6. Roll vehicle forward and rearward slightly.

• The vehicle should resist movement and the roll away alarm should begin an intermittent tone.

7. Press the directional control switch to the NEUTRAL position.

8. Roll vehicle forward and rearward slightly.

• The vehicle should resist movement and the roll away alarm should begin an intermittent tone.

NOTE: When the directional control switch is placed into REVERSE, the reverse warning alarm a continuous tone will sound.

9. Press the directional control switch to the REVERSE position.

• The reverse warning alarm should start a continuous tone.

10. Turn the key switch to the OFF “0” position.

11. Repeat steps 5-9.

• The vehicle should resist movement and the roll away alarm should begin an intermittent tone.

Test 3 (OPERATOR PRESENCE)

1. Move the service/drive switch to the DRIVE position.

2. Sit on the operator’s seat.

3. Lock park brake/emergency stop.

4. Turn the key switch to the ON “1” position.

5. Move the directional control switch to the forward or neutral position.

6. Raise from operator’s seat.

• After approximately two seconds, the alarm should sound a continuous tone.

Test 4 (CHARGER INTERLOCK)

1. Move the service/drive switch to the DRIVE position.

2. Lock park brake.

NOTE: It is not necessary to connect the charger AC input plug to an electrical outlet when performing this test.

3. Connect the battery charger DC cable plug to the vehicle battery receptacle located below the operator seat on the left side of the vehicle.


M98018

• Grasp DC plug handle (A) and push plug straight into receptacle to the full engagement mark (B).

4. Turn the key switch to the ON “1” position.

5. Move the directional control switch to the reverse position.

• The reverse warning alarm must not sound.

6. Disconnect the DC cable plug from the vehicle receptacle.

• The reverse warning alarm should start a continuous tone.

Using the Directional Control Switch

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not press the directional control switch while the vehicle is in motion. Always bring the vehicle to a full stop before pressing the directional control switch.


MX35387

The directional control switch (A) is located on the dash panel. There are three positions:

• FORWARD: Press the switch forward to position (B).

• NEUTRAL: Press the switch into the middle position (C).

• REVERSE: Press the switch downward to position (D).

Using the Charge Meter and the Hour Meter

NOTE: Key switch must be turned to the ON “1” position to activate the charge meter LED display.


MX35388

Charge Meter

When activated and during normal operation the charge meter will continuously monitor the battery charge.

The charge meter (A) has a multicolored 10-bar LED that displays vehicle state of charge. Only one LED will illuminate at a time.

• A double flashing RED 2-bar LED signals “empty” at 80% of battery discharge. This signals to the operator that the battery charge is very low and the vehicle should return to an area where the battery set can be charged.

• A flashing YELLOW 3-bar LED signals “energy reserve” at 70% of battery discharge. This signals to the operator that the battery charge is getting low.

• A GREEN 5-bar LED signals that the vehicle “energy reserve” is between 50 and 100% of battery charge.

Hour Meter

• The hour meter (B) shows number of hours the vehicle has run.

• The service interval chart gives necessary service intervals. Use the hour meter and the service interval chart to determine when the vehicle will need service. (See SERVICE INTERVALS section.)

Using the Service and Drive Switch

This utility vehicle is equipped with a two position service/drive toggle switch.


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Service Position

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! When the service/drive switch is moved to the SERVICE position there is still electric battery voltage present in all vehicle electrical harnesses.

When the vehicle service/drive switch (A) is moved to the SERVICE position (B) the vehicle is disabled and prohibited from being driven.

The service/drive switch should be moved to the SERVICE position when:

• Performing any service function on the vehicle.

• The vehicle is not going to be in service for an extended period of time (one month or more).

• The vehicle is being towed.

Drive Position

When the vehicle service/drive switch (A) is moved to the DRIVE position (C) the vehicle controller is energized. When the key switch is turned to the ON “1” position, controls are energized and the vehicle is ready for normal operation.

Using Park Brake

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always lock the park brake when the vehicle is left unattended.

This utility vehicle is equipped with a roll away alarm. An audible beeping alarm will sound if the park brake is not locked and the vehicle should begin to roll downhill.

NOTE: Applying foot brake pedal while engaging and disengaging park brake decreases effort required to pull or push park brake lever.

To lock park brake:


MX35383

• Pull up lever (A) and latch into position.

To unlock park brake:

• Pull up on lever (A).

• Depress button (B).

• Push lever (A) down.

NOTE: Make sure the park brake release button (B) is released. While the vehicle is in motion the park brake must be fully unlocked for the vehicle to operate properly.

Starting the Vehicle

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! When the accelerator pedal is depressed, the vehicle will move. Direction of travel will be dictated by the position of the directional control switch.

Remain alert for bystanders, especially children, when choosing an area of vehicle operation.

Do not move the directional control switch while the vehicle is in motion. Always bring the vehicle to a full stop before moving the directional control switch.

NOTE: The charger DC cable plug must be removed from the vehicle receptacle before starting the vehicle.

1. Sit on vehicle operator’s seat.


MX35389

2. Turn key switch to the ON “1” position (A).

NOTE: Reverse warning indicator will sound anytime the key switch is in the ON “1” position and the directional control switch is placed in the reverse position.

3. Select direction of travel.


MX35387

• FORWARD: Press the directional control switch (B) forward to position (C).

• REVERSE: Press the directional control switch (B) downward to position (D).

NOTE: An alarm will sound if the key is on, service switch in drive mode, park brake unlocked, machine is shifted into forward, and the operator is off the seat.


MX35382

4. Depress the foot brake pedal (E) and release the park brake.

5. Slowly depress accelerator pedal (F) to start vehicle movement.

Stopping and Parking the Vehicle

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not turn the key switch to the OFF “0” position while the directional control switch is in forward or reverse and the vehicle is in motion. The vehicle will brake.


MX35382

1. Release the accelerator pedal (A) fully and depress the foot brake pedal (B).

2. Allow vehicle to come to a complete stop.


MX35389

3. Turn key switch to the OFF “0” position (C).


MX35387

4. Press directional control switch (D) into the center NEUTRAL “N” position (E).

5. Unlock the park brake.

6. Remove key.

Engaging and Disengaging the Cargo Box Lock

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Prevent unintentional movement of the cargo box. Make sure the vehicle is parked on hard, level surface and the park brake/emergency stop is locked before disengaging the cargo box lock.

Engage Cargo Box Lock


MX4243

1. Loosen bolt (A).

2. Rotate lock (B) against latch (C).

3. Tighten bolt.

Disengage Cargo Box Lock


MX4244

1. Loosen bolt (A).

2. Rotate lock (B) completely away from latch (C).

Raising and Lowering Cargo Box

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Park vehicle on a level surface and lock park brake before raising cargo box.

The cargo box is heavy. A cargo box without a Power Lift option should not be raised manually when loaded. Empty the cargo box by hand.

NOTE: The manual lift and lower procedures should only be done after cargo box is emptied.

Raising Cargo Box Manually

1. Park the vehicle safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Empty cargo box by hand.


MX35390

3. Release latch by pushing inward on end of support rod (A). Raise cargo box manually with lift handle (B) on side of cargo box.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! To prevent electrical shock, do not touch battery terminals, connectors, or wires that are not insulated.


M98038a

4. Support rod (A) will slide along slotted channel (C) and lock into latch slot (D).

NOTE: Be sure support rod is locked before leaning into battery and axle area.

Lowering Cargo Box Manually


MX35391

1. Raise cargo box slightly using handle (B), release support rod (A) from latch slot by pulling up on rod.

2. Slowly lower cargo box, support rod will slide along slotted channel.

3. When cargo box is fully lowered, rod will latch at front of cargo box.

Raising and Lowering Cargo Box with Power Lift (Optional)

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! A “clicking” or “ratcheting” sound when cargo box is fully raised or lowered or when box is heavily loaded indicates actuator clutch slippage. To prevent unnecessary wear or damage, keep clutch slippage to a minimum. Do not operate the Power Lift actuator beyond full stroke or exceed the cargo box weight capacity.


NOTE: Support rod should be discarded if Power-Lift option is installed.

1. Park the vehicle safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


MX35389

2. Turn key switch to the ON “1” position (A).

3. Raise cargo box.


MX35392

• Depress TOP of rocker switch (B) mounted on the left side of the vehicle dash.


M98048

• Power Lift actuator (C) is mounted under the right side of the cargo box.

4. Lower cargo box.


MX35392

• Depress BOTTOM of rocker switch (B) mounted on the left side of the vehicle dash until cargo box is fully lowered.

NOTE: To avoid battery drainage, turn key to OFF (“0”) position after using the Power LIft option.


MX35389

5. Turn key switch to the OFF “0” position (D).

Emptying the Cargo Box

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Raising a loaded cargo box changes the center of gravity. Keep vehicle a safe distance from the edge of ravine or drop-off when raising cargo box to empty.

A loaded cargo box can be very heavy. Do not attempt to manually raise a loaded cargo box. Unload cargo box before raising it by hand.


M78552

1. Back up vehicle to dump site.

2. Park the vehicle safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

3. Release tailgate latches.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Stop emptying immediately if actuator clutch slippage occurs. Lower cargo box completely and remove excess load by hand before dumping.


4. Raise cargo box to empty cargo box.

5. Lower cargo box when empty.

6. Latch tailgate closed. Do not drive vehicle with cargo box in raised position.

Operating the Tailgate

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Seating is provided for the operator and one passenger. Do not allow riders in the cargo box or on the tailgate. Extra riders can fall off and be seriously injured or killed.


MX31765

1. Push in and down on loop (A) of tailgate latch rods to unhook rods from slot (B) in tailgate.

2. Pull latch rods out and down.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! When raising or lowering tailgate, latch rods can swing outward abruptly towards operator. Stand in center of tailgate and slowly lower or raise tailgate to make sure latch rods do contact operator.


MX31766

3. Lower tailgate until it rests on ends of latch rods (C).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Lower tailgate completely to unload cargo box only. Never drive with the tailgate hanging down. Tailgate can contact tires and cause damage.


4. To raise tailgate, slowly push tailgate upward. Push inward and upward on loop of latch rod to engage rod in slot in tailgate.

Removing Cargo Box Tailgate

NOTE: Latch rods on early model vehicles are not equipped with rubber hose sleeves.


MX4255

1. Remove and retain rubber hose sleeves from latch rod ends (A).

2. Raise tailgate (B) slightly. Rotate latch rod ends (A) to disengage from slots in cargo box sides.

3. Remove latch rods from sides of tailgate. Install rubber hose sleeves to rod ends for storage.

4. Support tailgate by hand.


MX31008

5. Remove retaining ring (C) and bushing (D) from each tailgate rod end.

6. Slide tailgate sideways so tailgate rod end is clear of the cargo box bracket.

7. Pull the detached end of tailgate away from the cargo box just enough to clear the cargo box bracket and allow the tailgate to slide in opposite direction to complete removal.

8. To replace, reverse steps.

Replacing Cargo Box Tailgate Latch Rods


M78493

1. Identify right (A) and left (B) latch rods.

NOTE: Latch rods on early model vehicles are not equipped with rubber hose sleeves.

2. Remove and retain rubber hose sleeves from latch rod ends.


M98000

3. Route each latch rod through the bottom of tailgate slot (C).

4. Slide and rotate each latch rod within slots (C) and (D) until required position within tailgate and cargo box brackets is accomplished.

5. Install rubber hose sleeve onto rod end, if equipped.


MX35393

6. Raise tailgate and push in and up to engage latch rod in slot (E) in top rail.

Carrying and Distributing a Load

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Prevent bodily injury from loose or shifting loads. Keep all shields in place. Be sure load guard is installed.

Help prevent bodily injury from loss of control due to overloading or uneven loading.

When stopping and starting on a grade with a loaded cargo box, use of the foot brake is recommended to help manage vehicle speed.


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• Reduce load and ground speed when operating over rough or hilly terrain.

• Do not overload utility vehicle. Limit loads to those that can be safely controlled.

• On level terrain, maximum cargo box payload capacity for this utility vehicle is 227kg (500 lb).

• When loading objects into utility vehicle, be sure load is securely anchored and evenly distributed in cargo box. Shifting loads will affect stability.

• Avoid concentrated loads at rear or side of cargo box to prevent vehicle from tipping over.

• Do not carry loads above height of load guard.

Avoid Overloading

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Loads can shift forward. Do not load cargo box above the height of load guard. Do not exceed load capacity of vehicle.

Payload is more then just pounds carried, load density is more for judging load. An example of load densities and volumes is listed using sand as a material.

NOTE: Because of the difference in weight between dry and wet sand, the only way of getting true weight of the load you are carrying is by using a weigh scale.

• For this vehicle, dry sand weighting 227 kg (500 lb) would be approximately 1/2 of cargo box volume.

• For other material such as these that are bagged, weight is normally printed on the bag.

• The load carrying capacity of this vehicle for example is 227 kg (500 lb). Five bags of material weighing 45.5 kg (100 lb) would be a full load.

Towing Loads

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Excessive towed load can cause loss of traction and loss of control on slopes. Stopping distance increases with speed and weight of towed load.

Do not tow a load that exceeds the maximum allowable towing load for this vehicle, as specified in this operator’s manual.

• Be sure to load cargo box of utility vehicle before towing a load.

• DO NOT tow a load with this vehicle that exceeds 227 kg (500 lb).

• DO NOT exceed a tongue weight of 45 kg (100 lb).

• Never exceed 16 km/h (10 mph) when towing a load. Tow load at a speed slow enough to maintain control.


M78554

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Extreme angles such as high railroad crossings can place high bending loads on hitch connection (A). Traversing terrain where the preceding conditions exist, use a ball or pintle type hitch.



M78520

• Always use hitch point provided on, and hitches approved for, the utility vehicle. They are the approved hitch point and hitches. DO NOT modify in any way.

Towing the Utility Vehicle

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Remove any load from the vehicle cargo box or attachment before towing. Towing a loaded vehicle could cause either vehicle to lose control.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not tow utility vehicle in excess of 24 km/h (15 mph) or motor may rupture or disintegrate.


NOTE: When the service/drive switch is moved to the SERVICE position the utility vehicle can be towed with the directional control switch in any position.


MX35384

1. Move the service/drive switch (A) to the SERVICE position (B) before towing the utility vehicle. (See Using the Service/Drive Switch in this section.)

2. Attach a tow line to the utility vehicle.


MX35395, M98050

• If equipped with the optional front bumper, attach the tow line securely to the front bumper mounting assembly (C).

• If vehicle is not equipped with a front bumper, attach the tow line inside the front axle (D) in the position shown.

3. Unlock park brake.

4. Tow vehicle slowly and carefully to desired location.

Transporting the Utility Vehicle

NOTE: Space limitations may vary from one truck manufacturer to another. Short bed trucks do not have the necessary length requirement to accommodate the vehicle. Vehicle width to outside of tires is 1524 mm (60 in.).


W00905

• Use a heavy-duty trailer, full size pick-up or flatbed truck to transport the utility vehicle.

• Turn key switch to the off “O” position.

• Press directional control switch into the NEUTRAL “N” position.

• Lock park brake.

• Remove key.

• Fasten machine to trailer with heavy-duty straps, chains, or cables. Both front and rear straps must be directed down and outward from the vehicle.

• Trailer or truck must have signs and lights required by law.

Use Care In Handling and Servicing Batteries


TS204

Prevent Battery Explosions

Batteries contain sulfuric acid and produce explosive mixtures of hydrogen. Because hydrogen gas is present even when the utility vehicle is not in operation, make sure batteries are stored and serviced in a well ventilated area.

• Always wear proper eye, face and hand protection.

• Keep sparks, lighted matches, and open flame away from the top of battery.

• Remove all jewelry (watches, rings, bracelets, etc.) before servicing the electrical system or batteries.

• Make sure work area is well ventilated.

• Never lean over battery while testing or charging.

• Keep removable vents tight and level except when servicing electrolyte.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use extreme caution when using tools, wires or metal objects near batteries. A short circuit and/or spark could cause an explosion. Wrap tools with vinyl tape to prevent shorting out of batteries.


Wrench

• Exercise caution while working with tools or conductors to prevent short circuits and sparks.

• Never check battery charge by placing a metal object across the posts. Use a battery tester, voltmeter or hydrometer.

• Do not charge a frozen battery; it may explode. Warm battery to 16?C (60?F).

Charging Safety

• Never attempt to charge a battery set without first reviewing the instructions provided with the charger

• Use only the battery charger provided with the utility vehicle. Do not use substitutes.

• Always wear proper eye, face and hand protection.

• Keep sparks, lighted matches, and open flame away from the top of battery.

• Make sure work area is well ventilated.

• Never lean over battery while testing or charging.

• Keep removable vents tight and level except when servicing electrolyte.

• To avoid dangerous sparks, make sure the charger AC plug is disconnected before disconnecting the DC plug to the vehicle receptacle.

• Never try to charge a visibly damaged or frozen battery.

• Be sure that the key switch and all electrical accessories are turned off.

• Make sure the charger leads are not broken, frayed or loose.

• If the battery becomes hot, or if violent gassing or spewing of electrolyte occurs, unplug the charger AC source first before removing the DC plug.

• If battery set is on charge, unplug the charger AC plug before disconnecting the charger DC cable plug to avoid dangerous sparks.

Using the Battery Charger


M95703

The battery charger is included with every E-GATOR™ Utility Vehicle. The charger is totally automatic and has no controls.

The charger monitors the battery set state of charge and contains an electronic timer that automatically turns the charger off as the batteries reach full charge.

The charger is a taper charge type which automatically decreases the rate of charge to provide good equalization of battery cells and reduce water usage.

Battery Charger Safety

M97970

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Help reduce the risk of a fire, electrical shock or an explosion:

• Each charger should have its own (15 ampere maximum) branch circuit protection in accordance with National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA and local codes and ordinances.

• Make sure AC and DC cords, plugs, and receptacles are in good condition. DO NOT use if cords, plug, or receptacles are damaged, loose, or feel hotter than normal. Replace worn or damaged parts immediately.

• DO NOT use charger near flammable materials or vapors such as fuels, grain dust or solvents.

• DO NOT use extension cords.

• Explosive mixtures of hydrogen gas are present within battery cells. DO NOT service or charge vehicle batteries in an area where open flames, sparks, cigarettes, or any other source of combustion are present.

• Use this charger only on 48 volt, 24 cell wet lead acid systems of 140 to 270 amp hours
(20 hour rate).

• DO NOT use a charger other than the type supplied with this vehicle.

• Make sure the charger is sufficiently elevated above the ground to permit maximum ventilation underneath and around the charger.

• DO NOT touch portions of output connector or battery terminals that are not properly insulated.

• Connect only to properly grounded three wire outlets.

• DO NOT insert objects into charger housing ventilation slots.

• DO NOT use the charger outdoors. Charger and power cords must be kept dry and not exposed to any form of moisture.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Read and follow all safety warnings and operating instructions supplied with and inscribed on top of the charger.


Charging Procedure

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! An improper battery charging procedure may shorten battery life.

Do not use battery additives, since the life of the batteries can be shortened.


• Become familiar with the operating instructions issued with the charger

• Batteries are to be charged after each period of use.

• Charging for short intervals when the vehicle is not being used is permissible.

• In cold weather batteries should be taken off charge just prior to use.

• Do not charge the batteries if the utility vehicle is not used that day.

• Do not allow batteries to set in a state of discharge.

• Prior to using the utility vehicle each day, always make sure the batteries are fully charged.


M95703

1. With the battery charger DC output cable plug (A) disconnected from the vehicle, connect the AC input plug (B) to a properly grounded outlet.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not disconnect the DC output cord from the battery receptacle when the charger is on. The resulting arcing and burning will damage the connector and could cause the batteries to explode.

Disconnect the AC power supply cord to turn the charger off before disconnection the DC output plug.

NOTE: The vehicle battery set can be charged with the service/drive switch in the SERVICE or DRIVE position.


M98017A

2. Connect the DC output cable plug to the battery receptacle (C) located below the operator seat on the left side of the vehicle.

NOTE: This utility vehicle is equipped with a charger interlock feature. Electrical current to the ignition is locked out when DC outlet plug is connected to the vehicle battery receptacle.


M98018

• Grasp the DC output plug handle (A) and push the plug straight into the receptacle to the full engagement mark (D).

• The charger will turn on with an audible “click” and “hum” after a short 3-10 second delay.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not allow the battery charger to operate more then 30 minutes with the charge rate over 25 amperes. This operations will cause overheating and transformer burnout.



M95704, M98019a

3. Monitor the ammeter (E) for the initial charge rate.

NOTE: If the batteries are heavily discharged, or the AC input line voltage is higher then nominal, the charge rate may exceed 25 amperes. Under normal conditions, the charge rate will taper to less then 25 amperes within 30 minutes.

• The initial charge rate will vary between 16 and 25 amperes depending upon the state of battery discharge and AC line voltage.

• The charge rate will decrease to 4–9 amperes for the last few hours of charge if all batteries are good.

• The charger turns off automatically when the batteries reach full charge.

• As batteries age, it is normal for the charge rate to increase above the 4 to 9 amp finish rate. The charger will still determine when the batteries are as charged as they can be and then turn off.

• The required charge time varies with the depth of the discharge. Under normal conditions, the typical charge time is 10–12 hours. This is the normal charge time for batteries which have been discharged to 80% of their capacity.

As much as four additional hours may be required to properly charge the batteries under the following conditions:

• Heavily discharged batteries (more than 80% discharged).

NOTE: When charging new or cold batteries, a higher then normal finishing charge voltage can be expected. This results in a low finish charge rate (2 - 5 amperes), and additional time is required to achieve equalization of all battery cells.

• Charging new batteries (batteries with less than 20 to 50 discharge/charge cycles).

• Charging cold batteries.

• Charging optional larger batteries.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not disconnect the DC output cord from the battery receptacle when the charger is on. The resulting arcing and burning will damage the connector and could cause the batteries to explode.

Disconnect the AC power supply cord to turn the charger off before disconnecting the DC output plug.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not leave the charger DC output cable plug connected while unattended for two or more days in a row. Severe overcharging and possible damage to the batteries will result if the charger electronic timer should fail and not turn off, or turn back on.

Avoid damage to the output cord, plug and receptacle. Do not pull cord. Do not twist, bend, or pull output cable plug sideways.


4. Disconnect the DC output cable plug from the vehicle receptacle.


M98018

• Grasp the DC output plug handle (A) and pull the plug straight out of the receptacle.