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BATTERY
Revision: 2005 August 2005 350Z
CHARGING THE BATTERY
CAUTION:
? Never ?quick charge? a fully discharged battery.
? Keep the battery away from open flame while it is being charged.
? When connecting the charger, connect the leads first, then turn on the charger. Never turn on the
charger first, as this may cause a spark.
? If battery electrolyte temperature rises above 55 C (131 F), stop charging. Always charge battery
at a temperature below 55 C (131 F).
Charging Rates
Never charge at more than 50 ampere rate.
NOTE:
The ammeter reading on your battery charger will automatically decrease as the battery charges. This indi-
cates that the voltage of the battery is increasing normally as the state of charge improves. The charging amps
indicated above refer to initial charge rate.
? If, after charging, the specific gravity of any two cells varies more than 0.050, the battery should be
replaced.
16 (60) ?0.008
10 (50) ?0.012
4 (40) ?0.016
?1 (30) ?0.020
?7 (20) ?0.024
?12 (10) ?0.028
?18 (0) ?0.032
Corrected specific gravity Approximate charge condition
1.260 - 1.280 Fully charged
1.230 - 1.250 3/4 charged
1.200 - 1.220 1/2 charged
1.170 - 1.190 1/4 charged
1.140 - 1.160 Almost discharged
1.110 - 1.130 Completely discharged
Battery electrolyte temperature C (F) Add to specific gravity reading
Amps Time
50 1 hour
25 2 hours
10 5 hours
5 10 hours

Nissan 350Z Workshop Maunual 2005 (39) Summary of Content

SC-6BATTERYRevision: 2005 August 2005 350ZCHARGING THE BATTERYCAUTION: Never quick charge a fully discharged battery. Keep the battery away from open flame while it is being charged. When connecting the charger, connect the leads first, then turn on the charger. Never turn on thecharger first, as this may cause a spark. If battery electrolyte temperature rises above 55 C (131 F), stop charging. Always charge batteryat a temperature below 55 C (131 F).Charging RatesNever charge at more than 50 ampere rate.NOTE:The ammeter reading on your battery charger will automatically decrease as the battery charges. This indi-cates that the voltage of the battery is increasing normally as the state of charge improves. The charging ampsindicated above refer to initial charge rate. If, after charging, the specific gravity of any two cells varies more than 0.050, the battery should bereplaced.16 (60) 0.00810 (50) 0.0124 (40) 0.0161 (30) 0.0207 (20) 0.02412 (10) 0.02818 (0) 0.032Corrected specific gravity Approximate charge condition1.260 - 1.280 Fully charged1.230 - 1.250 3/4 charged1.200 - 1.220 1/2 charged1.170 - 1.190 1/4 charged1.140 - 1.160 Almost discharged1.110 - 1.130 Completely dischargedBattery electrolyte temperature C (F) Add to specific gravity readingAmps Time50 1 hour25 2 hours10 5 hours5 10 hours