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BS EN 50272-3:2002

Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations. Traction batteries

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : October 2002 Replaced By : BS EN 62485-3:2014

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What is BS EN 50272-3:2002?

BS EN 50272-3 sets out the safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations used in electric vehicles. These include the storage batteries and electric cells in battery powered industrial trucks – lift trucks, tow trucks and cleaning machines , locomotives and electric road vehicles, such as passenger and goods cars, golf carts and wheelchairs. The nominal voltages are limited to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. This standard describes the principle safety measures to protect goods and people from hazards, including electricity, gas emission and electrolyte.

How does it work?

BS EN 50272-3 looks at the principles for the protection against electric shock, the prevention of short circuits and measures that should be taken to avoid the explosion of hazards due to ventilation. The standard also covers various battery containers and enclosures, as well as the accommodation for charging maintenance. BS EN 50272-3 concludes with more information on identification labels, warning notices and instructions of use, installation and maintenance.

Who should buy it?

  • Manufacturers of storage batteries
  • Anyone responsible for the installation and maintenance of storage batteries
  • Suppliers of components for electric cells
  • Regulatory bodies

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Standard NumberBS EN 50272-3:2002
TitleSafety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations. Traction batteries
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date24 October 2002
Withdrawn Date17 July 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60364-4-41:1992, IEC 60050-486:1991, IEC/TR3 61431:1995, EN 1987-1:1987, HD 22.1 S3:1997, EN 60204-1:1986, EN 61429:1996/AMD 11:1998, EN 61140:2001, EN 60900:1993, EN 61429:1996, EN 166:1995, IEC 61140:1997, EN 1175-1:1998, ISO 7000:1989
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 62485-3:2014
ReplacesBS 6287:1982
Amended ByAMD 16575
Corrigendum, September 2006
DescriptorsSafety measures, Electrical safety, Battery-powered industrial trucks, Electric vehicles, Electric road vehicles, Electric cells, Locomotives, Storage batteries
Title in FrenchRegles de securite pour les batteries et les installations de batteries. Batteries de traction
Title in GermanSicherheitsanforderungen an Batterien und Batterieanlagen. Antriebsbatterien fuer Elektrofahrzeuge
ISBN0 580 40642 3
File Size381 KB

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