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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Topping up the electrolyte

Warning

Before carrying out any operations on the battery, keep in mind the safety standards (sect.1 - 3, General safety rules).

The electrolyte in the battery is toxic and can cause burns if it comes into contact with the skin because it contains sulphuric acid. Wear protective clothing, a face-mask and goggles when adding electrolyte. If the liquid comes into contact with the skin, wash thoroughly with cold water. If it comes into contact with the eyes, wash thoroughly with water for 15 minutes and consult an ophthalmologist. In the event of accidental ingestion, drink large quantities of water or milk, and continue with milk of magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil. Do not allow sparks, flames, cigarettes or any other heat source to come near the battery, as it produces explosive gases. When recharging or using the battery indoors, make sure that the room is adequately ventilated. Do not inhale the gases produced during recharging. Keep out of reach of children.

Place the battery on a flat surface. Remove the protective film (1).

Topping up the electrolyte


Warning

Make certain that the electrolyte is of the specific type for your battery.

Remove the container with the electrolyte from the plastic bag. Remove the cap strip (3) from the container (2).

Topping up the electrolyte


Topping up the electrolyte


Important

Keep the cap strip (3) to hand because it will be used later as plugs for the battery cells.

Warning

Do not peel or perforate the sealed areas.

Place the electrolyte container (2) upside down. Align the six sealed elements with the six filler holes on the battery.

Push the container (2) downwards with sufficient force to break the seals and allow the liquid to flow out.

Topping up the electrolyte


Note

Do not tilt the electrolyte container as this could interrupt the flow temporarily or even permanently.

Make certain that air bubbles emerge from all six filler holes. Leave the container in this position for at least twenty minutes.

If no bubbles emerge from one of the holes, tap gently on the bottom of the respective container.

Topping up the electrolyte


Important

Never move the container away from the battery. Do not cut or puncture the liquid container.

Make sure that all the electrolyte has flowed out. Carefully extract the container (2) from the battery.

Fit the cap bar (3) -previously removed from the electrolyte container (2)- to the battery, ensure the caps plug off all filler holes.

Topping up the electrolyte


3 -12 Ah batteries: leave to stand for at least 30 min.

12 Ah batteries: leave to stand for at least 1 hour.

Rest the cap strip on the filler holes without fixing it. Recharge the battery as described in the paragraph "recharging the battery".

Note

When using an automatic reduction battery charger, check that the charger current (ampere) is equal or higher than the value of standard charging system (std) indicated on the battery itself.

Topping up the electrolyte


Press firmly downwards with both hands until the caps are firmly in place (do not use a hammer).

Topping up the electrolyte


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