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Reference EN 50342-3:2008
Title Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 3: Terminal system for batteries with 36 V nominal voltage
Project Number 13747
Abstract/Scope This European Standard is applicable to lead-acid batteries used for starting, lighting and ignition of passenger automobiles and light commercial vehicles with a nominal voltage of 36 V. This standard specifies the position, details of design and dimensions of a system of battery terminals. Starter batteries with 36 V nominal voltage may have the same dimensions and means for fixation as 6 V or 12 V batteries. This can be either intentional or unintentional. Therefore, the compatibility of batteries with 36 V nominal voltage down to electric power nets with 6 V or 12 V nominal voltage should be prevented. Such design of a 36 V termination and contacting system must prevent the case to be connected to a 6 V or 12 V power net in order to avoid serious damage in the 6 V or 12 V power net. For the same reason the design of the battery terminals must prevent that standard commercial jumper-cables may be contacted to the 36 V battery terminals if the battery is installed in the vehicle or not. A commercial application of this standard must expressively be agreed upon as the final standard may differ from the present draft.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-10-17
Current Stage code deadline 2009-10-01
Deadline date for vote 2006-12-31


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Lead-acid starter; Terminal system
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-10-17 2009-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-10-01 2009-02-01  
5060 2008-09-09 2008-09-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-03-21 2008-09-05 export to doc file  EN
4099 2007-06-12 2008-04-07  
4060 2007-04-23 2007-06-27 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-11-17 2007-04-20 export to doc file  EN
3099 2006-05-23 2006-09-23  
2020 2005-04-14 2005-12-30  
2020 2004-04-30 2004-10-31  
1000 2003-05-15 2005-04-30  
1000 2001-11-08 2002-05-08  
1098 2000-05-17    
1000 2000-03-09 2000-09-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-10-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-10-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1043-1:2001
EN 50342-1:2006
IEC 60050-482:2004
EN 61429:1996
IEC 60417-DB

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.