Battery Technical Manual – Download

BCI’s comprehensive manual prepared for all uses of automotive type lead batteries with specific reference to laboratory analyses and test methods for evaluation of battery performance major component parts and raw material used to manufacture these batteries. The Technical Manual includes the following sections.

    • BCIS-00: Disclaimer Statement, Introductions, Safety Chapter and Safe Booster Cable Operation Revised 5/22
    • BCSI-01: BCI Method for Assignment of Group Numbers Revised 10/17
    • BCIS-02: BCI Recommended Test Procedures for Battery Materials Specifications, Vehicular, Ignition, Lighting and Starting Types Revised 4/14
    • BCIS-03A: BCI Recommended Test Methods for VRLA-AGM Battery Separators Revised 1/21
    • BCIS-03B: BCI Recommended Battery Material Specifications, Flooded Battery Separator Test Methods Revised 1/21
    • BCIS-04: BCI Recommended Storage Battery Electrical Specifications Starting, Lighting and Ignition Types Revised 11/16
    • BCIS-04C: SAE J3012 Recommended Practice for Start-Stop Revised 12/20
    • BCIS-05: BCI Recommended Specifications for Electric Vehicle Batteries Revised 5/17
    • BCIS-06: ended Specifications for Cycle Life Testing of Electric Vehicle & Cycling Batteries (note, current standard covers BCIS-06, 07, and 08) Revised 5/17
    • BCIS-09A: BCI Battery Flame Retardant Venting Systems Revised 6/15
    • BCIS-09B: BCI Recommended Electrolyte Retention Test
    • BCIS-11: BCI Recommended Standardized Testing Methods for Polypropylene Resin Revised 5/15
    • BCIS-12A: BCI Recommended Test Procedures for Leady Oxides Revised 3/21
    • BCIS-12B: BCI Recommended Test Procedures for Electrode Active and Unformed Materials Revised 3/21
    • BCIS-12C: BCI Mechanical Perspectives of Plate Properties
    • BCIS-13: BCI Specification Reference for Standby Batteries Revised 10/18
    • BCIS-14: BCI Determination of Capacity of Lead-Acid Industrial Storage Batteries for Motive Power Service Revised 10/17
    • BCIS-15: BCI Life Cycle Testing of Lead-Acid Industrial Storage Batteries for Motive Power Service Revised 10/17
    • BCIS-16: BCI Recommended Practice for Deep Cycle Battery Chargers Revised 6/21
    • BCIS-17: BCI Procedures for Evaluating Plastic Jars and Covers for Motive Power Industrial Batteries Revised 5/15
    • SAE J240 Life Test for Automotive Storage Batteries
    • SAE J537 Standard Test Procedures for Storage Batteries
    • SAE J539 Voltages for Diesel Electrical Systems
    • SAE J541 Voltage Drop for Starting Motor Circuits
    • SAE J930 Storage Batteries for Off-Road Self-Propelled Work Machines
    • SAE J1495 Test Procedure for Battery Flame Retardant Venting Systems
    • SAE J2185 Life Test for Heavy-Duty Storage Batteries
  • BCIS-20: BCI Recommended Procedures for Concentrated Sulfuric Acid for Use in Preparing Lead-Acid Electrolyte Revised 12/21
  • BCIS-21: BCI Specification for ‘Non-Spillable’ Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Batteries Revised 10/20
  • BCIS-22: Partial State of Charge (PSOC) Life Test of Lead-Acid Industrial Storage Batteries for Motive Power Service Revised 4/14

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Roger Miksad

Lead batteries have a bright future, and some incredible innovations are on the horizon.

Roger Miksad, President, Battery Council International