VDE 0510-101:2012 / DIN EN 50342

Lead-acid starter batteries – Part 1: General requirements and methods of test; German version EN 50342-1:2006 + A1:2011

Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V. / 01-Oct-2012 / 32 pages

This standard is applicable to lead-acid batteries with a nominal voltage of 12 V, used primarily as a power source for the starting of internal combustion engines, lighting and also for auxiliary equipment of internal combustion engine vehicles. These batteries are commonly called "starter batteries". Batteries with a nominal voltage of 6 V are also included within the scope of this standard. All referenced voltages have to be divided by two for 6 V batteries.

This standard is applicable to batteries for the following purposes:

  • batteries for passenger cars,
  • batteries for commercial and industrial vehicles for normal use,
  • batteries for commercial and industrial vehicles for severe use.
  • This standard is not applicable to batteries for other purposes, for example the starting of railcar internal combustion engines.

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