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Reference EN 60254-2:2008
Title Lead-acid traction batteries - Part 2: Dimensions of cells and terminals and marking of polarity on cells
Project Number 21129
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 60254 is applicable to lead-acid traction batteries used as power sources for electric propulsion. The object of the present standard is to specify: - the maximum external (overall) dimensions of traction battery cells, that is, the width, the height and the length; - the form of the marking of traction battery cell polarity and dimensions of corresponding symbols; - the basic dimensions of some commonly used traction battery terminals designed to connect output cables to the battery; - the dimensions of cells commonly used in Asia and North America. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 1997 and its Amendment 1 (2000). It constitutes a technical revision. The main modification concerns the introduction of new dimensions.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-04-11
Current Stage code deadline 2008-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 21
Reference Document IEC 60254-2:2008 (EQV)
ICS 29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Lead-acid traction battery; Dimensions
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6060 2008-04-11 2008-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-03-01 2008-05-01  
5060 2008-02-11 2008-02-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-12-07 2008-02-08  
3090 2007-11-09 2007-11-30  
5060 2007-07-09 2007-07-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-02-02 2007-07-06  
1090 2007-01-30 2007-02-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-04-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-03-01


Supersedes EN 60254-2:1997
EN 60254-2:1997/A1:2000
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60417-DB

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Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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