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Reference EN 50342-1:2006
Title Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 1: General requirements and methods of test
Project Number 13745
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 for normal use, - batteries for commercial and industrial vehicles for severe use. This standard is not applicable to batteries for other purposes, for example the starting of railcar internal combustion engines.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-04-27
Current Stage code deadline 2006-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 21
Reference Document  
ICS 01.080.20 - Graphical symbols for use on specific equipment
29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Starter; Lead-acid; Test; Numbering
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
2.1 Waste - Hazardous waste Recovery B2B
5.8 Water consumption Use B2B
3.1.6 Water consumption Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2006-04-27 2006-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
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5099 2004-12-01 2005-06-01  
5061 2004-10-27 2004-12-01  
5020 2004-03-12 2004-09-10  
3090 2004-02-24 2004-03-31  
3020 2003-05-20 2003-10-30  
3093 2002-06-06 2003-06-30  
3020 2001-09-30 2001-11-30  
1000 2000-03-09 2002-05-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-04-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-12-01


Supersedes EN 50342:2001
EN 50342:2001/corrigendum Mar. 2003
EN 50342:2001/A1:2001
EN 50342:2001/A2:2001
EN 50342:2001/A3:2004
EN 50342:2001/A1:2001/corrigendum Mar. 2003
EN 50342:2001/A2:2001/corrigendum Mar. 2003
Superseded by prEN 50342-1:2014
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.