2009 Polaris Scrambler 500 4x4 2x4 factory service manual, Page 244Get this manual

2009 Polaris Scrambler 500 4x4 2x4 factory service manual, Page 244

ELECTRICAL from frame and body to prevent contact with electrolyteAvoid skin contact with electrolyte, as severe burns could
or greaterEngage the starter and observe the battery voltage while cranking the engineContinue the test for 15 secondsDuring
cranking the observed voltage should not drop below 9.5 voltsIf the beginning voltage is 12.6 volts or higher and the cranking
voltage drops below 9.5 volts during the test, replace the battery CONVENTIONAL BATTERY TESTING Whenever service complaint
is related to either the starting or charging systems, the battery should be checked firstFollowing are three tests which
can easily be made on battery to determine its condition: OCV Test, Specific Gravity Test and Load Test CONVENTIONAL BATTERY
OCVOPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE TEST Battery voltage should be checked with digital multitesterReadings of 12.6 volts or less require
further battery testing and chargingSee charts and Load Test on belowNOTE:Lead-acid batteries should be kept at or near full