Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations – Part 3: Traction batteries
|Publication Date:||1 July 2014|
|ICS Code (Alkaline secondary cells and batteries):||29.220.30|
|ICS Code (Acid secondary cells and batteries):||29.220.20|
|ICS Code (Electrical and electronic equipment):||43.040.10|
This part of the IEC 62485 applies to secondary batteries and battery installations used for electric vehicles, e.g. in electric industrial trucks (including lift trucks, tow trucks, cleaning machines, automatic guided vehicles), in battery powered locomotives, in electric vehicles (e.g. goods vehicles, golf carts, bicycles, wheelchairs), and does not cover the design of such vehicles.
This International Standard covers lead dioxide-lead (lead-acid), nickel oxide-cadmium, nickeloxide- metal hydride and other alkaline secondary batteries. Safety aspects of secondary lithium batteries in such applications will be covered in their own appropriate standards.
The nominal voltages are limited to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. respectively and the principal measures for protection against hazards generally from electricity, gas emission and electrolyte are described.
It provides requirements on safety aspects associated with the installation, use, inspection, maintenance and disposal of batteries.