General purpose lead-acid batteries (valve-regulated types) – Part 1: General requirements, functional characteristics – Methods of test
This Part of IEC 61056 specifies the general requirements, functional characteristics and methods of test for all general purpose lead-acid cells and batteries of the valve-regulated type : • for either cyclic or float charge application; • in portable equipment, for instance, incorporated in tools, toys, or in static emergency, or uninterruptible power supply and general power supplies. -- The cells of this kind of lead-acid battery may either have flat-plate electrodes in prismatic containers or have spirally wound pairs of electrodes in cylindrical containers. The sulphuric acid in these cells is immobilized between the electrodes either by absorption in a microporous structure or in a gelled form. -- NOTE The dimensions, terminals and marking of the lead-acid cells and batteries which are applied by this standard are given in IEC 61056-2. -- This part of IEC 61056 does not apply for example to lead-acid cells and batteries used for • vehicle engine starting applications (IEC 60095 series), • traction applications (IEC 60254 series), or • stationary applications (IEC 60896 series). -- Conformance to this standard requires that statements and claims of basic performance data by the manufacturer correspond to these test procedures. The tests may also be used for type qualification.