Alert Battery Explosion

ABIA has received a number of requests from a Fire Pump maintainers and others concerned whether or not the battery they were using was suitable for the application . Please download the warning (see below) that was written back in 2002 by WorkSafe Victoria.

Installers and end users should take note of the potential for  a WH&S incident (and financial risk to business) if they install product that is not fit for purpose.

Please first make sure that the replacement battery that you are installing has a CCA rating that matches the engine start specification. (Do NOT replace based on AH rating.) Next, make sure that the charger is suitable for the battery type. Most chargers are float chargers which are not suitable for most automotive batteries, especially the "so called" maintenance free. 

ABIA Members are aware of these requirements and are able to supply the correct replacement product.

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