Radio frequency identification (RFID) of stationary lead acid cells and monoblocs – Tentative requirements
IEC/TR 62540, which is a technical report, applies to all stationary lead-acid cells and monobloc batteries for float charge applications (i.e. permanently connected to a load and to a d.c. power supply), in a static location (i.e. not generally intended to be moved from place to place) and incorporated into stationary equipment or installed in battery rooms for use in telecom, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), utility switching, emergency power or similar applications. These batteries are covered by IEC 60896-11, IEC 60896-21 and IEC 60896-22. -- The objective of this technical report is to assist the supplier and user of radio frequency identification devices (RFID) in the understanding of the requirements for performance, durability, data content and structure, the write/read capability of such devices, and to provide guidance so that the RFID tag on the battery will result in meeting the needs of a particular industry application and operational condition. -- This technical report does not directly apply to lead-acid cells and batteries used for vehicle engine starting applications (IEC 60095 series), solar photovoltaic applications (IEC 61427), or general purpose applications (IEC 61056 series) but nevertheless can also be the base of standardization activities for these types of lead acid batteries.