Storage Batteries for Off-Road Self-Propelled Work Machines
|Publication Date:||1 May 2016|
This SAE Standard applies to all types of heavy-duty storage batteries for use on off-road machines as described in SAE J1116. Included are definitions of industry terms, test procedures, general requirements, application recommendations, standard sizes, overall dimensions, and electrical values.
Lead Acid Storage Battery Types
Battery types covered by this document include, but are not limited to, the following:
Flooded Battery types which require periodic watering during use. These battery types shall have a method of accessing the electrolyte.
Flooded Battery types which do not require periodic watering during use. These battery types may or may not have access to the electrolyte.
Valve Regulated (VRLA)
Battery types which contain absorbed (AGM) or gelled (Gel)electrolyte. These batteries do not permit access to electrolyte and are maintenance free.
Battery Performance Ratings
Performance ratings shall be at a 90% compliance level as described in SAE J537.