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-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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Lead batteries will be the primary stored power source for these systems. Based upon our insights, we believe lead AGM – or absorbed glass mat batteries – will be the battery of choice for the next 20-plus years.
Pete Stanislawczyk, Senior Vice President Transportation Division, East Penn Manufacturing Company