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Reference EN 50342-5:2010
Title Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 5: Properties of battery housings and handles
Project Number 16770
Abstract/Scope This European Standard covers multicell battery housings produced of polypropylene as the preferred material for lead-acid batteries as an energy storage device for cranking combustion engines, for lighting and for additional equipment used in road vehicles. These batteries are all referred to as starter batteries. This European Standard describes battery housings for batteries usable within the engine compartment and for installation under conditions where they are protected from light. Batteries of this European Standard do not provide additional features for special protection from light. Therefore, batteries with limited protection from light are to be treated as a special case. The purpose of this European Standard is to describe the properties of battery housings for its use in combustion vehicles by means of uniform examination procedures and by defining the requirements for the raw material and the complete part. The test procedure and requirements for the complete housing are described in the main part. Test procedures for the raw material are determined in Annex A. Annex B recommends possible test procedures for the material properties taken out of the complete housings, without being normative.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-11-05
Current Stage code deadline 2011-11-01
Deadline date for vote 2008-11-21


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Lead-acid starter; Housing; Handle
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-11-05 2011-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-11-01 2011-03-01  
5061 2010-09-30 2010-11-01  
5060 2010-07-12 2010-08-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-02-05 2010-07-09 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2009-12-18 2010-04-18  
3090 2009-12-18 2010-01-18  
2020 2006-04-27    
1099 2005-03-01 2005-09-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-11-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-11-01


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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.