How to install aircraft battery

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  • 1. HOW TO INSTALL YOUR AIRCRAFT BATTERY STEP 1
    • When performing any inspection or maintenance on the powerplant, propeller or that requires turning on the master switch, or pulling the propeller through by hand; treat the propeller as if the ignition switch were on. DO NOT stand, nor allow anyone else to stand, within the arc of the propeller as a loose or broken wire or component malfunction could cause the propeller to rotate.
  • 2. STEP 2
    • When you have finished viewing this presentation, use the “CAPS” program found on the home page of www.apex- inc .biz . Select the proper aircraft battery for your aircraft.
    Supplies needed to perform this task can be found under “ Aircraft Battery Accessories ” at the bottom of the web page.
  • 3. STEP 3
    • Remove the necessary cowling, access panels or battery box cover to gain access to the aircraft battery.
  • 4. STEP 4
    • CAUTION: Remove negative (-) wire from battery first by removing wing nut. Battery is marked NEG by battery post.
  • 5. STEP 5
    • Remove positive (+) wire from battery by removing wing nut. Battery is marked POS by battery post.
    • Remove battery from aircraft.
  • 6. STEP 6
    • Inspect condition of wire terminals at this time. Clean any corrosion from terminal and battery box, if necessary use Permatex SA-8 or equivalent.
    • Service new battery by following manufacturer’s directions and install new battery in same position as removed battery. This is a good time to mark the battery with the date for future reference.
  • 7. STEP 7
    • Install positive (+) wire first using new wing nut and hardware. Torque wing nut to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 8. STEP 8
    • Install negative (-) wire using new wing nut and hardware. Torque wing nut to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 9. STEP 9
    • For corrosion protection, coat battery terminal with battery protector. (Whip)
  • 10. STEP 10
    • Remove any tools or supplies from the aircraft or engine compartment.
    • If removed, reinstall battery box cover, access panels or cowling.
  • 11. STEP 11
      • Perform battery inspection every 90 days. Check condition of terminals and check electrolyte level.
  • 12. AIRCRAFT BATTERY INSTALLATION COMPLETE
    • Make appropriate logbook entry of the work performed. The FAA has a sample logbook entry shown in the free video on our home page at www.apex- inc .biz .
    • This presentation contains information that is consistent with FAR 65.83 “Recent Experience Requirements.”
    • Please visit www.apex- inc .biz to view a free video that reviews Basic Maintenance for Pilots and Technicians as part of FAR 43 and 91. Click on “Watch the video” located about half way down on the left side of the page.