Technical Manual BCIS-13: Specification Reference for Standby Batteries

Battery Technical Manual Section BCIS-13: BCI Specification Reference for Standby Batteries

Revised 04/18

BCIS-13 provides a list of BCI equivalent standards that BCI recommends for Standby Batteries. This specification is focused on full float applications where the batteries’ primary function is to provide power upon loss of the utility grid. The majority of the time the batteries are on float charge. The list includes North American and International Standards.

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