BS ISO 20898:2008 - Industrial trucks. Electrical requirements – BSI British Standards
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BS ISO 20898:2008

Industrial trucks. Electrical requirements

Status : Current, Under review   Published : May 2009



BS ISO 20898:2008 Industrial trucks. Electrical requirements

BS ISO 20898 specifies the electrical requirements for the design and manufacture of self propelled industrial trucks including masted and variable reach rough terrain trucks (see BS ISO 5053:1987), and tow tractors with a rated drawbar pull up to and including 20 000 N. It applies to trucks with battery voltages in accordance with BS ISO 1044.

BS ISO 20898 does not apply to:

Trucks used in potentially explosive atmospheres
Issues related to electromagnetic compatibility.

BS ISO 20898 does not repeat all the technical rules which are state of the art and which apply to the material used to construct the industrial truck, for which reference can be made to BS ISO 12100-2.

Contents of BS ISO 20898:

  • Foreword
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • List of hazards
  • Requirements
  • Electrical requirements for battery powered trucks
  • Electrical requirements for internal combustion trucks
  • Verification of battery powered trucks
  • Insulation resistance testing (routine test)
  • Type testing
  • Information for use
  • Minimum markings for electric trucks
  • Charging area
  • Minimum marking internal combustion trucks
  • Bibliography

Standard NumberBS ISO 20898:2008
TitleIndustrial trucks. Electrical requirements
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 May 2009
Confirm Date03 October 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 1044, IEC 60204-1:2005, IEC 60947-5-1, ISO 13849-1, ISO 14121-1, EN 50272-3, ISO 12100-2, IEC 60529, IEC 60384-14
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60227-1, IEC 60695-11-10, IEC 60245-1, IEC 60947-3, ISO 3691-1, ISO 5053:1987
International RelationshipsISO 20898:2008
Draft Superseded By05/30139880 DC
DescriptorsMaterials handling equipment, Control systems, Safety devices, Hazards, Battery-powered devices, Electric conductors, Electrical components, Electrical safety, Verification, Electrical testing, Electric connectors, Internal combustion engines, Industrial trucks, Electric cells, Control devices, Powered industrial trucks
Title in FrenchChariots de manutention. Exigences électriques
Title in GermanFlurförderzeuge. Elektrische Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 54639 6
File Size349 KB

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