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Member Benefits

Writing Industry Standards and Providing Timely Industry News

Battery Replacement Data Book: Regarded as the standard-setting publication for the industry, the Data Book contains information and listings of group numbers and specifications for batteries used in domestic and foreign automobiles, trucks and more. The Data Book is updated and revised annually.

Source BCI: An electronic catalog version of the Battery Replacement Data Book, Source BCI contains everything in the printed version, plus battery data from industrial road and miscellaneous equipment, power scrubbers and aerial lifts. Source BCI is updated and revised as new information is available. 

The Storage Battery Service Manual: This publication focuses on battery theory, including construction, testing methods, proper maintenance, installation and problem handling. The information is compiled by engineers of the BCI Technical Committee. 

The Battery Technical Manual: This reference book is prepared for users of automotive industrial-type lead batteries with specific references to laboratory analyses and test methods for evaluation of battery performance, major component pars and raw materials used in their construction.

The Energy Beacon: A quarterly, members only electronic newsletter, The Energy Beacon keeps members abreast of happenings within the organization and the industry.  

Stay Educated

BCI undertakes initiatives to advocate for issues of interest industry-wide. They actively educate state and federal officials about the battery manufacturing and recycling industries in an effort to enact uniform battery recycling requirements. BCI also provides strong technical assistance to states when implementing battery recycling programs. 

BCI publishes an annual battery recycling rate study that documents the industry’s progress in increasing the overall battery recycling rate. In addition, BCI helps create the most current statistical industry reports including the Failure Mode Report and Shipment Report, which are exclusive to BCI members.

Gain Connections and Industry Knowledge at BCI’s Annual Convention

The Annual Convention offers members the opportunity to exchange ideas and views with industry members from around the world. The Convention gives members a better insight to the workings of BCI and its numerous committees. The Annual Convention focuses on relevant issues relating to the industry in both North America and worldwide. Members also hold the exclusive privilege of exhibiting at the Power Mart Expo. 

Be Affiliated. Be Informed. 

BCI is a member Association of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest and most respected organization. As an association member of NAM, BCI members have access to many of NAM’s programs and services including Virtual University, a data bank of 500 courses and training programs on running a business . BCI also maintains affiliations with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Eurobat, International Lead Association (ILA), the International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO) and the Portable Recharge Battery Association (PRBA).