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Secondary cells and batteries



Reference EN 50342-4:2009
Title Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 4: Dimensions of batteries for heavy vehicles
Project Number 14970
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 60095 is applicable to lead-acid batteries used for starting, lighting and ignition of heavy trucks, commercial vehicles, busses and agricultural trucks. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1989 and its Amendment 1 (1996). It constitutes a technical revision. The main technical changes in this new edition relate to the reduction of the number of European battery types, the standardization of dimensions and locations of battery terminals and the updating and inclusion in the standard of Amendment 1(1996), related to North America & East Asian battery types.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-07-17
Current Stage code deadline 2010-07-01
Deadline date for vote 2003-12-04


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 21
Reference Document  
ICS 29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Lead-acid starter; Truck starter; Dimensions
Note Supersedes EN 60095-4:1993 + A11:1994
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2009-07-17 2010-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-07-01 2009-11-01  
5061 2009-05-27 2009-07-01  
5060 2008-09-09 2008-10-09 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 2007-03-12 2007-05-25 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-10-06 2007-03-09 export to doc file  EN
3099 2005-11-15 2006-08-26  
1090 2005-09-15 2006-03-15  
2020 2005-04-14 2005-06-27  
2020 2004-04-27 2004-10-27  
1098 2003-05-15    
1000 2001-12-04 2002-06-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-07-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-07-01


Supersedes EN 60095-4:1993
EN 60095-4:1993/A11:1994
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(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.