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September 2012 Maintenance Matters Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Batteries?

October 05, 2012
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1. Of the following, which type of battery has been used in professional cleaning equipment for the longest amount of time?

  • Lead-acid battery


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

  • AGM battery


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

  • Deep-cycle battery


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

  • 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


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

  • The batteries need to be recharged too frequently


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

  • All of the above


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

  • True


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.

  • 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


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