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September 2012 Maintenance Matters Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Batteries?

October 05, 2012
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Before anything else, make sure you have read "The Wave Of The Future," which ran on pages 36 and 37 of our September 2012 issue.

 

1. Of the following, which type of battery has been used in professional cleaning equipment for the longest amount of time?

  • AGM battery
  • Flashlight battery
  • Lead-acid battery
  • Gel battery

 

2. Of the following, which type of battery typically requires the least amount of maintenance?

  • AGM battery
  • Deep-cycle battery
  • Gel battery

 

3. Which of the following is most similar to the type of battery found in an automobile?

  • Gel battery
  • Deep-cycle battery
  • AGM battery

 

4. Which of the following batteries do not need to be filled with water?

  • Gel batteries and deep-cycle batteries
  • AGM batteries and deep-cycle batteries
  • AGM batteries and gel batteries

 

5. According to a recent survey, what is the biggest benefit of battery-powered floor care machines?

  • Having no power cords reduces the possibility of a slip-and-fall accident and increases safety
  • Worker productivity is enhanced because there are no power cords to pull and replug
  • The added weight improves contact pressure with the floor
  • The machines are lighter and easier to maneuver
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

 

6. According to a recent survey, what is the biggest concern about battery-powered floor care machines?

  • The machines are too heavy because of the batteries
  • The batteries need to be recharged too frequently
  • The machines are much more expensive
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

 

7. How do the batteries in floor care equipment compare to a decade ago?

  • Safer
  • Last longer between recharging
  • Require less maintenance
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

 

8. True or false: In most cases, the battery should not be fully discharged before needing a charge.

  • True
  • False

 

9. True or false: When using a machine with a deep-cycle battery, the battery should be left in the machine if it is not to be used for a week or more.

  • True
  • False

 

10. Some manufacturers now install “low-battery cut-off systems.” These perform which of the following functions?

  • Turn off the machine before the battery is fully discharged
  • Automatically disconnect the battery from the machine
  • Prevent the machine from being used unless fully charged

 

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