Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 2: Dimensions of batteries and marking of terminals

This European Standard is applicable to lead-acid batteries used for starting, lighting and ignition of passenger automobiles and light commercial vehicles with a nominal voltage of 12 V. All batteries in accordance with this European Standard can be fastened to the vehicle either by means of the ledges around the case or by means of a hold-down device engaging with the lid.

Blei-Akkumulatoren-Starterbatterien - Teil 2: Maße von Batterien und Kennzeichnung von Anschlüssen

Die vorliegende Europäische Norm gilt für Blei-Säure-Batterien, die für das Starten und die Zündung des Motors sowie die Beleuchtung von Personenkraftwagen und leichten Nutzfahrzeugen mit einer Nennspannung von 12 V verwendet werden. Alle Batterien nach dieser Europäischen Norm können am Fahrzeug mit den Bodenleisten um das Gehäuse herum oder mit einer Niederhaltevorrichtung, die in den Deckel eingreift, befestigt werden.

Batteries d'accumulateurs de démarrage au plomb - Partie 2: Dimensions des batteries et marquage des bornes

La présente Norme Européenne est applicable aux batteries d’accumulateurs au plomb d'une tension nominale de 12 V utilisées pour le démarrage et l'allumage des moteurs ainsi que pour l'éclairage des véhicules de tourisme et des véhicules utilitaires légers. Toutes les batteries d’accumulateurs conformes à la présente Norme Européenne peuvent être fixées au véhicule au moyen de listeaux autour du bac ou au moyen d'un dispositif de fixation s'appuyant sur le couvercle.

Svinčene zaganjalne baterije - 2. del: Mere baterij in označevanje priključkov

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Status
Published
Publication Date
29-Nov-2007
Drafting Committee
Parallel Committee
Current Stage
6060 - Document made available
Due Date
30-Nov-2007
Completion Date
30-Nov-2007

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Lead-acid starter batteries -- Part 2: Dimensions of batteries and marking of terminals

Blei-Akkumulatoren-Starterbatterien -- Teil 2: Maße von Batterien und Kennzeichnung

von Anschlüssen

Batteries d'accumulateurs de démarrage au plomb -- Partie 2: Dimensions des batteries

et marquage des bornes
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SIST EN 50342-2:2008 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 50342-2:2008
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 50342-2
NORME EUROPÉENNE
November 2007
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 29.220.20 Supersedes EN 60095-2:1993 + A11:1994
English version
Lead-acid starter batteries -
Part 2: Dimensions of batteries and marking of terminals
Batteries d'accumulateurs Blei-Akkumulatoren-Starterbatterien -
de démarrage au plomb - Teil 2: Maße von Batterien
Partie 2: Dimensions des batteries und Kennzeichnung von Anschlüssen
et marquage des bornes

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2007-07-01. CENELEC members are bound to

comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and

notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the

Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,

Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
CENELEC
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Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2007 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 50342-2:2007 E
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Foreword

This European Standard was prepared by the Technical Committee CENELEC TC 21X, Secondary cells and

batteries.

The text of the draft was submitted to the Unique Acceptance Procedure (as prEN + prAA) and was

approved by CENELEC as EN 50342-2 on 2007-07-01.
This European Standard supersedes EN 60095-2:1993 + A11:1994.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2008-07-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2010-07-01
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Content

1 Scope ..............................................................................................................................5

2 Normative references ........................................................................................................5

3 Definitions........................................................................................................................5

4 General requirements........................................................................................................5

4.1 Marking ...................................................................................................................5

4.1.1 Safety labelling..............................................................................................5

4.1.2 Marking of the polarity of terminals ..................................................................5

4.2 Recycling.................................................................................................................6

4.2.1 Recycling of lead ...........................................................................................6

4.2.2 Recycling of plastic material ...........................................................................6

4.3 Dimensions and design .............................................................................................7

5 Recommended types .........................................................................................................7

5.1 Recommended types LN and LBN ..............................................................................7

5.2 Main dimensions of batteries .....................................................................................7

5.3 Handles...................................................................................................................8

5.3.1 General ........................................................................................................8

5.3.2 Handles, if any ..............................................................................................8

5.4 Standard fastening on the bottom...............................................................................8

5.4.1 Design of ledges............................................................................................8

5.4.2 Notches ........................................................................................................8

5.4.3 Arrangement and dimensions of ledges and notches .........................................8

5.4.4 General concerning permissible alternative fastening ........................................9

5.4.5 Terminals......................................................................................................9

5.4.6 Marking of polarity and dimensions of corresponding symbols ............................9

5.5 Special features of lid ............................................................................................. 10

5.5.1 Semi bloc lid ............................................................................................... 10

5.5.2 Spray water proof ........................................................................................ 10

5.5.3 Central degassing........................................................................................ 10

5.5.4 Recessed holes........................................................................................... 10

5.5.5 Removable cell plugs ................................................................................... 10

5.5.6 Information for tooling the lid......................................................................... 10

5.6 Welded lid.............................................................................................................. 10

5.7 Handling of starter batteries by robot-equipment ........................................................ 11

5.8 Reinforcement of battery side walls .......................................................................... 11

6 Other battery types.......................................................................................................... 22

6.1 Battery series......................................................................................................... 22

6.1.1 Wide series................................................................................................. 22

6.1.2 Narrow series.............................................................................................. 22

6.2 Handles, if any ....................................................................................................... 22

6.3 Standard fastening.................................................................................................. 22

6.3.1 Fastening by ledges at the long sides ............................................................ 22

6.3.2 Notches ...................................................................................................... 22

6.4 Dimensions of batteries........................................................................................... 23

6.4.1 Main dimensions of series L, LB, E and EB .................................................... 23

6.4.2 Dimensions and arrangement of ledges and notches ....................................... 23

6.4.3 Supplementary dimensions of batteries with permissible alternative fastening.... 23

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6.5 Terminals............................................................................................................... 24

6.5.1 Location of terminals.................................................................................... 24

6.5.2 Dimensions of terminals (‘P’) ........................................................................ 24

6.5.3 Marking of polarity of batteries and dimensions of corresponding symbols......... 24

6.6 Handling of starter batteries by robot-equipment ........................................................ 24

6.6.1 General ...................................................................................................... 24

6.6.2 Position and dimensions of robot grips........................................................... 24

Bibliography ......................................................................................................................... 31

Tables

Table 1 – Position of sensor holes ‘S’ (see Figure 12)............................................................... 10

Table 2 – Main dimensions of batteries of standard series LN with standard fastenings with 5

notches at length side and 3 notches at width side (see Figures 4 and 5)..................... 15

Table 3 – Main dimensions of batteries of standard series LBN with standard fastenings with 5

notches at length side and 3 notches at width side (see Figures 4 and 5)..................... 15

Table 4 – Dimensions of grips in accordance with Figures 13 a) and 13 b).................................. 21

Table 5 – Main dimensions of batteries with standard fastening (see Figure 14) .......................... 26

Table 6 – Supplementary dimension I additional to Table 5 see Figure 15 of batteries with permissible

additive fastening by ledges on the short side of the container ................................................. 27

Table 7 – Dimension of grips in accordance with Figure 18........................................................ 30

Figures

Figure 1 – Marking of polarity ...................................................................................................6

Figure 2 – Marking of polypropylene .........................................................................................6

Figure 3 – Main dimensions of batteries and arrangement of standard fastening system, the top

clamping area ‘M’, the terminals, recessed holes ‘K’ and the integrated handles

(if any) .................................................................................................................. 12

Figure 4 – Main dimensions of batteries and arrangement of standard fastening system............... 13

Figure 5 – Main dimensions of batteries and arrangement of standard fastening system............... 14

Figure 6 – Details of ledges ................................................................................................... 16

Figure 7 – Dimensions of positive and negative terminal ‘P’....................................................... 17

Figure 8 – Reinforcement by thicker walls on short sides .......................................................... 17

Figure 9 – Reinforcement by additional ribs on short sides ........................................................ 18

Figure 10 – Degassing outlet (Detail ‘E’).................................................................................. 18

Figure 11 – Recessed holes for terminal protection cover (Detail ‘K’) ......................................... 19

Figure 12 – Plugs ‘V’ and position of sensor holes ‘S’ ............................................................... 19

Figure 13 – Dimensions and positions of grips ......................................................................... 21

Figure 14 – Main dimensions of batteries and arrangement of the standard fastening system

(ledges, notches) and of the terminals.................................................................... 25

Figure 15 – Supplementary dimensions of batteries with permissible alternative fastening,

arrangement of ledges, notches and terminals ........................................................ 27

Figure 16 – Details of ledges and notches ............................................................................... 28

Figure 17 – Dimensions of positive and negative terminal ‘P’..................................................... 28

Figure 18 – Position and dimensions of robotic grips ................................................................ 29

Figure 19 – Robotic grips, Detail ‘X’ (in Figure 18).................................................................... 29

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1 Scope

This European Standard is applicable to lead-acid batteries used for starting, lighting and ignition of

passenger automobiles and light commercial vehicles with a nominal voltage of 12 V.

All batteries in accordance with this European Standard can be fastened to the vehicle either by means of

the ledges around the case or by means of a hold-down device engaging with the lid.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 50342-1 Lead-acid starter batteries – Part 1: General requirements and methods of test

EN 61429 Marking of secondary cells and batteries with the international recycling

symbol ISO 7000-1135 and indications regarding directives 93/86/EEC and
91/157/EEC (IEC 61429)

IEC 60050-482 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary – Part 482: Primary and secondary

cells and batteries
IEC 60417 Graphical Symbols for use on Equipment

EN ISO 1043-1 Plastics – Symbols and abbreviated terms - Part 1: Basic polymers and their

special characteristics (ISO 1043-1)
3 Definitions

For the purpose of this document, the definitions of IEC 60050-482, International Electrotechnical

Vocabulary, are applicable.
4 General requirements

The following specifications are common to all vehicle batteries, not only for the batteries of this standard.

4.1 Marking
4.1.1 Safety labelling

The batteries shall bear the six coloured safety symbols in accordance with EN 50342-1.

4.1.2 Marking of the polarity of terminals

The batteries shall be marked with signs for both polarities that have to be positioned near to or on the top

face of the terminals.
4.1.2.1 Marking of positive terminals

This marking shall take the form of the symbol ‘+’ either on the upper surface of the positive terminal or on

the lid adjacent to the positive terminal.
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4.1.2.2 Marking of negative terminals

This marking shall take the form of the symbol "–" either on the upper surface of the negative terminal or on

the lid adjacent to the negative terminal.
4.1.2.3 Design and dimensions of marking of terminals

The symbols used for marking the terminals shall be in accordance with the IEC 60417, symbol 5005 a for

the positive and symbol 5006 a for the negative polarity.
Figure 1 – Marking of polarity
The polarity symbols may be either indented or embossed by (0,4 ± 0,1) mm.
4.2 Recycling
4.2.1 Recycling of lead

The batteries shall be marked with the recycling symbol and the EC-Symbol of a crossed through roll out

container, both in accordance with EN 61429.
4.2.2 Recycling of plastic material

The marking of plastic moulded parts has to be fixed in the tooling of the battery container e.g. on the bottom

or on one short wall side near the ledge.

For the polypropylene-polyethylene copolymer the marking > PP < or > PP/PE < in accordance with

EN ISO 1043-1 is the minimum requirement.
As supplementation is permissible
– the recycling symbol (ISO 7000-1135),
– the number 7 or 07 for PP/PE and
– the addition of “other" in case of additives to PP.
Figure 2 – Marking of polypropylene

The marking shall be achieved by moulding in relief. The recommended thickness is (0,3 ± 0,1) mm. The

height of the marking characters shall be between 5 mm and 7 mm.
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4.3 Dimensions and design
All dimensions are in millimetres.

Details of the design that are not indicated in the generic drawings have to be chosen appropriately.

The illustrations in this standard, especially those of the design of the lid, handles, ribs, ledges, vent caps

and their locations are not mandatory.
5 Recommended types

The object of this clause is clearly to update the previous edition of this standard and to introduce an

updated version of LS and LBS models. Those updated versions LN and LBN are designed so that they may

replace the earlier models LS and LBS. Therefore, for new battery developments, only the recommended

series LN and LBN shall be used.
This clause specifies

– the main dimensions of starter batteries of the two preferred series LN and LBN;

– the location of the positive and negative terminals with respect to the fastening system;

– the dimensions of tapered terminals of starter batteries;
– the main dimensions and design of the ‘Semi Lid’ (SL);
– the top clamping area (M) for fastening on the upper part.
The preferred series LN replaces LS and series LBN replaces LBS of 6.1.
5.1 Recommended types LN and LBN

Starter batteries in accordance with this part of the standard are marked with LN and LBN (N = new).

Both battery series have the same width (L = large) but different height:
LN = standard height (H = 190 mm)
LBN = low height (H = 175 mm)

Of the two series, the model LN (large, standard height, new) shall be considered as the most preferred

series.
5.2 Main dimensions of batteries

The main dimensions of the batteries are represented by symbols as indicated on the drawings. These

schematic drawings do not represent any design details of the top of the battery.

The dimensions corresponding to the symbols below shall be in accordance with Figure 3, Figure 4,

Figure 5, Table 2 and Table 3.
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Symbols used: a = Overall length at the battery base with ledges
a = Length at the battery base without ledges
a = Length at battery lid
H = Overall height including lid, plugs and terminals
h = Height of the upper surface M, supporting the hold-down device
a = Distance of the inside notches
a = Distance between terminal and the edges of the lid at the short side (see
Figures 4 and 5)
a = Distance of the robotic-grips-segments (see Figure 13 and Table 4)
5.3 Handles
5.3.1 General

Batteries with a weight less than or equal to 20 kg can be designed with or without handles. Batteries with a

weight of more than 20 kg must have handles.
5.3.2 Handles, if any

If the batteries have handles, the handles must be integrated in the lid (see Figure 3).

NOTE The handle design shown in all the pages of this standard is for information only. It is left to the battery manufacturer to propose

a design in accordance with this standard with respect to overall dimensions.
5.4 Standard fastening on the bottom

All batteries in accordance with this clause shall have ledges for fastening over the length of all sides as an

integral part of the battery container and allowing the battery to be fixed by means of the bottom of the

container.
5.4.1 Design of ledges

The profile of the ledges must be in accordance with Figure 6. The length of the ledges on the rear side of

the battery shall be reduced (see Figure 3); 20 mm from both ends compared to the one on the front side.

5.4.2 Notches

The hold-down clamps of the support shall match with the ledges and the notches to provide secure

fastening in either direction.

To allow a symmetrical rotation for fastening the opposite ledges contain a equal number of notches and to

secure correct positioning of the battery on the support the ledges shall have 5 notches on the long sides

and 3 notches on the short sides.
5.4.3 Arrangement and dimensions of ledges and notches

The shape and dimensions of ledges and notches shall be in accordance with Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5

and Figure 6 (details ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’).
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