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3304-6-01 of the
charging system. Any vehicle modification which adds electrically powered
equipment not originally designed for that vehicle creates a load on the
battery and charging system which may compromise vehicle reliability.
(1) When an adaptive device requires an
auxiliary battery to operate, whether for current draw, incompatibility with
other equipment, environmental conditions or any other reasons, the auxiliary
battery and a compatible isolation system (circuit) shall be supplied or
specified by the manufacturer. The installation method shall be specified in
the manufacturer's installation manual.
(2) When a second battery is required by the
manufacturer of an adaptive device or equipment, that battery shall be
installed according to the manufacturer's specifications.
While the auxiliary battery isolation
circuitry and the installation information shall be provided by the
manufacturer, the following guidelines shall be utilized for lead/acid
(a) Non lead/acid batteries, when
required by a manufacturer, shall be installed according to the manufacturer's
instructions for the device.
The preferred location of the auxiliary battery is under the hood.
(c) When lack of space under the hood
prevents this installation, the battery shall be placed under the floor in a
suitable battery carrier.
ground clearance precludes an under floor location, the auxiliary battery may
be placed in the passenger compartment but only in an enclosure designed for
this purpose. The enclosure shall be vented to the outside, properly secured in
the event of an accident, and totally sealed from the passenger
(e) Any auxiliary
battery installation shall be accessible for inspection and maintenance without
the removal of major vehicle components, the use of special tools, or the
necessity to raise the vehicle.
Other electrical modifications. Other
modifications or additions to the vehicle's electrical system or devices
powered by the vehicle's electrical system not covered by paragraph (F) of rule
of the Administrative Code and paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(3) of this rule shall
be subject to individual consideration and approval by
the RTSU of RSC
Retail dealers shall not cut, modify, or attach anything to the OEM electrical
system beyond the battery unless they have detailed, up to date instructions
from the manufacturer of the modification related to the make and model of the
vehicle being modified or they have information about that electrical system
and are knowledgeable about the impact of the changes.
Ohio Admin. Code
119.032 review dates:
Effective Dates: 05/10/1995, 08/02/1999, 06/03/2002,