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Reference EN 50547:2013
Title Railway applications - Batteries for auxiliary power supply systems
Project Number 21418
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies rechargeable lead acid and NiCd-batteries for 110 V voltage auxiliary power supply system for railway vehicles. This standard may be applied to other rolling stock types (e.g. light rail vehicles, tramways, metros…) if these are not in the scope of another specific standard. Others technologies like NiMh or Lithium are not covered by this standard at present. The standard focuses on: - the description of mechanical interfaces: dimensions of the cells or monobloc batteries, main terminals and preferred sizes of the mounting space of the battery systems for lead acid batteries, - the description of mechanical interfaces: dimensions of the trays and main terminals for NiCd batteries (as they have different characteristics depending on the technology), - description of electrical interfaces: capacity, voltage and charging characteristic. This standard restricts the variety of different types provided by EN 60254 and EN 60896 for lead acid batteries and defines the use of cells compliant to EN 60623 and EN 62259 for NiCd-Batteries. The main objective of this standard is to achieve interchangeability of the battery cells and monobloc for lead acid batteries and the interchangeability of the battery trays for NiCd batteries.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-04-05
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-04
Deadline date for vote 2011-12-31


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 29.220.01 - Galvanic cells and batteries in general
45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Keywords Railway;Battery;Vehicles
Note 2013-01-29 - Publication editing allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-04-05 2014-03-04 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2013-03-04 2013-04-01  
5060 2013-01-28 2013-02-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-11-23 2013-01-25  
4099 2012-08-22    
4060 2011-12-19 2012-03-19 export to doc file  EN
4020 2011-07-15 2011-12-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2011-04-29 2011-06-17  
2060 2010-06-07    
2020 2008-04-14 2008-10-14  
1099 2008-03-06 2008-06-30  
1099 2007-09-11 2008-05-31  
1000 2007-06-26 2007-09-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-03-04
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-04-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-04
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-03-04
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-03-04


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.