Diesel locomotive batteries work as prime mover in any diesel engine. Diesel vehicles are considered to be best in terms of efficiency and have a longer lifespan while maintaining a great overall mileage.
Diesel-electric Locomotive Starting Batteries are the most common and popular range of diesel batteries.
They have bolt-on inter connector cells inside due to which they do not need much maintenance, however, like every industrial batteries, detail inspection is a must to keep them working more efficiently.
- To have a proper idea on how to handle these batteries always read and follow the manual for basic guidelines.
- With its easily removable cells, any faulty cells can be removed and replaced immediately.
- Always try to be specific about the position of pilot cells. There must be specific Gravity of pilot cells- rotate pilot cells.
- Before using diesel batteries, collect a sufficient amount of electrolyte to fill the battery cells. While filling electrolyte, make sure the temperature must be between 77°F and 90°F
- Maintain a decent electrolyte level. Inspect if the level has dropped, it add more electrolyte.
- Never remove the special airtight valves from the moist batteries (which comes without electrolyte) until it is ready to be used.
- Cleanliness is of utmost importance while keeping a check on the batteries. Check the connections and wiring regularly.
- Diesel batteries should be kept at a cool, clean and dry place. Prohibit smoking or source of heat near the batteries.
- Before storage of batteries, it is necessary that the batteries be fully charged. Disconnect if it is not in use, this will reduce the possibility of discharge.
- Do not overcharge the batteries more than the required current. This might damage battery cells and reduce its longevity.