High-Voltage Handling And Storage Considerations: Genesis

High-voltage (HV) vehicles have some special considerations for handling and storing HV batteries and other components. The dangers of HV batteries are potential even after removal that is why certain precautions are needed. Let’s see what Genesis has to say.

Genesis provides information about HV systems storage and handling. This information pertains to performing a repair of the HV system and is found in multiple areas of the shop manual or body repair manual (BRM).

  • Body Repair ➤ BRM ➤ Safety And Precautions
    • Precautions For Working On High Voltage System
    • Handling Precautions For Accident Vehicles
  • Shop ➤ Battery Control Systems ➤ Handling Precautions For High Voltage Battery
  • Within HV part removal and installation procedure
    • Precautions For High Voltage Battery In Case Of Danger
    • Guide For Storing, Transporting, And Disposing Of Battery System

In Precautions For Working On High Voltage System, Genesis states: "Organize and store the removed high voltage parts on an insulated mat to prevent a short circuit." Also found here are recommendations for using insulated tools and covering HV terminals with insulating tape.

The Guide For Storing, Transporting, And Disposing Of Battery System document provides a chart to guide a technician to determine the condition of the battery. Another chart includes damaged and undamaged battery storage, transportation, and disposal considerations.

Within removal procedures, there may be notes that state what type of material to place an HV part on. This may include recommendations such as wood or rubber mats.

All precautions, including placards and personal protective equipment (PPE), must be observed when performing repairs on HV vehicles. Make sure to utilize vehicle-specific Genesis repair information prior to beginning any repairs.

For additional Genesis information, check out the Genesis OEM Information page.

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