faq

PT GS Battery

What is CCA?
CCA or Cold Cranking Amps is the battery's capacity to deliver starting power to a vehicle. The higher the CCA rting, the more power the battery is able to provide.
What is RC?
RC or Reserve Capacity is the battery's capacity to provide power without the use of the vehicle's charging system. if you leave your lights on or listen to your car stereo with the key off, you are using the battery's Reserve Capacity. The higher the RC rating, the longer the battery will last under these conditions.
When Should I Replace My Car Battery?
Even if your battery appears fine, you should replace it before the 4th winter seaseon of use. Cold temeperatures can reduce you batery's ability to perform at its speak.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Premature Car Battery Failures?
Electrolytes loss accounts for over 50% of car battery failures. under hood heat and ovechanging are the major causes of electrolyte loss. Other common causes for car battery failure include:
- Leaving your lights on
- Misaplication or using an undersized battery
- Underchanging or loose alternator belts
- Excessive vibration (due to a loose hold down clamp)
- Corrosion on battery terminals and/or cable)s)
How Do I Jumpstart My Vehicle?
First, connect the positive (+) booster cable to the positive terminal of the duscharged battery. THen, connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive terminal of the assisting battery. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative terminal of the assisting battery. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to the engine block of the stalled vehicle, away from the battery. Start vehicle and remove cables in reverse order of connections.
How To Putting Battery Into Service?
(1) Fill cell with electrolyte (refined sulphuric acid) having a specific gravity as given in TABLE 1 to the proper level as    given in TABLE 2. When filling the electrolyte, temperature must not be lower than 15 C (60 F) nor higher than 30 C (86 F).
Note: If battery vent plugs are selaed with tapes, discard sealing tapes.
(2) Allow battery to stand for sometime after filling before placing on charge. If electrolyte level has dropped, add more electrolyte until proper level is reached.
(3) Place on charge at the proper rate as given in TABLE 2. Charge until all cells gas freely, and the voltage and specific gravity are constant over three time successive readings taken at 30 minutes intervals.
(4) During the charge, do not allow electrolyte temperature to rise above the value as given in TABLE 1. Should this temperature be reached, reduce charging current.
(5) If electrolyte decreases during the charge, refill it to proper height with refined water.
(6) When battery is fully charged, the specific gravity of electrolyte should be as given in TABLE 1. If the specific gravity is above the maximum value, a portion og the electrolyte should be the withdrawn and replaced with ditilled water. If below the minimum value, replace with a small amount of 1.400 specific gravity sulphuric acid. After adjusting, batteries ahould be place on charge to mix the electrolyte for one hour or more.

TABLE 1

Specific Gravity of

Electrolyte required under full charge

*1.240 (20° C.68°F.)

1.260 (20° C.68°F.)

1.280 (20°C.68°F.)

Specific Gravity of Sulphuric Acid for filling in new cells

0 ~ 1.250

(20°C.68°F.)

1.250 ~ 1.270

(20°C.68°F.)

1.270 ~ 1.290

(20°C.68°F.)

Gravity of electrolyte at end of charge (fully charged)

1.230 ~ 1.250

(20°C.68°F.)

1.250 ~ 1.270

(20°C.68°F.)

1.270 ~ 1.290

(20°C.68°F.)

Maximum Permissible

Temperature of

Electrolyte during charge

50°C

(122°F)

45°C

(113°F)

45°C

(113°F)

           * For Tropical Climate

(7) After completion of charge, adjust electrolyte level to the proper height as given in TABLE 2.
(8) Fasten the vent plugs tightly.
Wash off any electrolyte which is spilled on the battery.

Battery is then ready for service.
What Is Daily Maintenance For Battery?
Check battery, terminal parts, battery holder, specific gravity of electrolyte and electrolyte level periodically if there are
problems.
And adjust them, if required.
(1) Adding water
     Keep electrolyte level to the proper height (See TABLE 2) by adding distilled water only.
     1. Electrolyte level should be maintained properly.
         (Don't expose active plates to the air and don't overfill)
     2. Never use diluted sulphuricacid in lieu of distilled water.
     3. In the cold, electrolyte should be agitated fully by gassing during charge after adding water.
(2) Charging
      
If engine does not start, head light becomes dim or horn sounds weak, or specific gravity of electrolyte is below
      of the following value,

S.G of electrolyte required under full charge (20°C.68°F)

1.240

1.260

1.280

Value of S.G of electrolyte

Less than 1.190 (20°C.68°F)

Less than 1.200 (20°C.68°F)

Less than 1.220 (20°C.68°F)

     battery is insufficiently sharged. So. place on charge untl each cell gases freely, the voltage stops rising, and the
     specific gravity reaches to the value for more than one hour.
(3) Keeping battery clean and dry
      
Keep the outside of battery clean and dry. If terminal parts get rusty, ignition becomes hard and charge becomes
      impossible.
      If cable terminal rust is observed, remove the rust with water or hot water and dry up and apply a film of vaseline
      after polishing.
         
How To Install?
To avoid the handling fault, please follow this procedure as below

1. Make sure your car key is in off position.
   

2. Release the wire from the negative (-) terminal first, then the positive (+) one.
   

3. Release the battery holder and replace old battery with the new one.
   

4. Set the battery on holder tightly. Set the wire to the positive (+) terminal first, then the negative (-) one.