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Safe Battery Charging

How to Safely Recharge an ODYSSEY® Battery

Before beginning the charging operation, carefully read the instructions that come with the charger. Never attempt to charge a battery without first reviewing the instructions for the charger being used.

In addition to the charger manufacturer's instructions, the following general precautions should be taken:

Safe Booster Cable Operation

When jump-starting, always wear proper eye protection and never lean over the battery. Do not jump start a damaged battery.

Inspect both batteries before connecting booster cables. Be sure the vent caps are tight and level, and place damp cloths over the vent caps for both batteries. Make certain that the vehicles are not touching, and both ignition switches are turned to the "OFF" position.

  1. Connect positive (+) booster cable to positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery
  2. Connect other end of positive (+) cable to positive (+) terminal of assisting battery
  3. Connect negative (-) cable to negative (-) terminal of assisting battery
  4. Make final connection of negative (-) cable to the engine block of the stalled vehicle, away from the battery
  5. Start vehicle and remove cables in reverse order of connections