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Reference prEN 50342-1:2014
Title Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 1: General requirements and methods of test
Project Number 24057
Abstract/Scope 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. This standard is not applicable to batteries for other purposes, for example the starting of railcar internal combustion engines or for motorcycles. NOTE Separate standard for motorcycle batteries is under preparation.
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Current Stage code 4020
Current Stage code date 2014-03-21
Current Stage code deadline 2014-08-21
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Lead-acid; Starter batteries; Batteries
Note 2013-12-12 - Enquiry editing allocated to * Will supersede EN 50342-1:2006 + A1:2011 * 2013-02-18: 9 months tolerance allocated on TC request.
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Supersedes EN 50342-1:2006
EN 50342-1:2006/A1:2011
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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.