High-Voltage Handling And Storage Considerations: Audi

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 which is why certain precautions are needed. Let’s see what Audi has to say.

Audi provides information pertaining to HV systems storage and handling when performing a repair. Per a 2023 Audi Q5 e in the 4-Cylinder Direct Injection 2.0L 4V TFSI (EA 888 Generation III) Repair Manual under:

  • 3.1 Clean Working Conditions When Working On High-Voltage System
    • Protecting surfaces for removed parts
    • Covering and sealing of openings and parts
    • Safety practices and precautions
  • Within HV component procedures
    • Connector protection
    • Surface preparation
    • Special tools

More information may be found in the High-Voltage System - General Information Repair Manual under 00-Techincal Data:

  • 6.4 Lithium-Ion High-Voltage Battery, Handling, Storing And Transporting
    • Temporary storage of lithium-ion high-voltage batteries
    • Replacing the lithium-ion high-voltage battery
  • 6.3 High-Voltage Battery Packaging
    • Preparing batteries for transport
  • 6.5 Procedure For Faulty Or Accident-Damaged High-Voltage Vehicles

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

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

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