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How do I properly stack Hawker® ARMASAFE™ Plus 6TAGM batteries that are stored in my battery room?
Far too often, vehicle batteries (which weight a lot) are improperly stacked…which results in battery damage…and creates a potentially dangerous situation, especially if they fall onto an unprotected foot! You see, the standard 6TMF battery weighs in at 75 lbs. Due to the type, amount, and density of the materials used in a Hawker® ARMASAFE™ Plus 6TAGM battery…it weighs in at 88 lbs. Therefore, vehicle batteries should never be stacked more than two high.Ideally, Hawker® batteries should be stored in their original ruggedized corrugated cardboard shipping container…which safely allows for stacking two high.
However, what if you no longer have the original shipping container, but still need to stack them? Then…
1. Place nonconductive(plastic, rubber, cardboard, wood, etc.) dunnage on the plastic top of the bottom battery (but not on top of the terminals).
2. Stack dunnage until it rises at least ¼ inch above the bottom battery’s terminals.
3. Place the second battery on top of the dunnage –insuring it does not touch the bottom battery’s terminals.
4. Do not stack a third battery on top of the second battery!
Also, by keeping your batteries off the ground, you’ll reduce the likelihood of damage caused by rolling stock (from such items as hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, etc.).
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