IEC 60896-22 – Stationary lead-acid batteries – Part 22

IEC 60896-22 Stationary lead-acid batteries – Part 22

Valve regulated types – Requirements

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Scope: This part of IEC 60896 bear to all stationary lead-acid cells and monobloc batteries of the valve-regulated type for float charge applications, (i.e. permanently connected to a load and to a d.c. power supply), in a static location. These batteries are not generally intended to be moved from place to place and incorporated into stationary equipment or installed in battery rooms for use in telecom, UPS or similar applications.

Objective: The objective of this part of IEC 60896 is to guide the specifier in the understanding of the purpose of each test contained within IEC 60896-21 and provide instructions on a suitable requirement that will result in the battery meet the needs of a particular industry application and operational condition. This standard is used in conjunction with the common test methods described in IEC 60896-21 and is associated with all types and construction of valve regulated stationary lead-acid cells and monoblocs used in standby power applications.

This standard does not apply to

  • Lead acid cells & batteries used for vehicle engine starting applications
  • solar photovoltaic applications
  • general purpose applications (IEC 61056 series)

Functional test as per clause 6:

Clause 6: Safe operation characteristics

Clause 6
6.1 Gas Emission
6.2 High current tolerance
6.3 Short Circuit Current and d.c Internal resistance
6.4 Protection against internal ignition from external spark shocks
6.5 Protection against the ground short propensity
6.6 Content and durability of required marking
6.7 Material identification
6.8 Valve operation
6.9 Flammability rating of the material
6.10 Intercell connector performance
6.11 Charge retention during storage
6.12 Discharge capacity
6.13 Float service with a daily discharge
6.14 Recharge behavior
6.15 Service life at an operating temp of 40 °C
6.16 Impact of a stress temperature of 55°C or 60 °C
6.17 Abusive over discharge
6.18 Thermal runaway sensitivity
6.19 Low-temperature sensitivity
6.20 Dimensional stability at elevated internal pressure and temperature
6.21 Stability against mechanical abuse of units during installation


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