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INSTRUCTOR GUIDE: Batteries

Publication Date: 
May 01 / 2019
Every vehicle you work on will have a battery, and it is easy to forget how dangerous they can be. Batteries contain sulphuric acid, which is very corrosive. They also contain oxygen/hydrogen gases, which can be explosive. They produce electrical energy that can quickly make metal tools burning hot if there is shorting between battery terminals. Finally, they are heavy and awkward to lift.