Test Procedure for Battery Flame Retardant Venting Systems
This SAE Standard details procedures for testing lead-acid SLI (starting, lighting, and ignition), Heavy-Duty, EV (electric vehicle) and RV (recreational vehicle) batteries to determine the effectiveness of the battery venting system to retard the propagation of an externally ignited flame of battery gas into the interior of the battery where an explosive mixture can be present.
NOTE: At this time 2011, there is no known comparable ISO Standard.
Rationale: The standard requires review to determine if it applies to new battery technologies as is or if modifications are required. It has also been over 5 years since the last reaffirmation of this standard.
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