The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will organise on May 15th in Madrid, in cooperation with CENELEC, a scientific workshop on High-Temperature Durability Tests for Advanced Lead-Acid 12-V Batteries. This workshop will be the opportunity to discuss further new technical developments, regarding high-temperature ageing versus established 60 and 75 degrees laboratory tests, the mechanism of both, and particularly the important oxygen cycle in enhanced flooded batteries. The workshop will explore next generation test proposals, aiming at more appropriate assessment of carbon additives and other technology options.
Many experts are expected to contribute to the discussions on the future of the batteries used for modern car applications, which are based on the work carried out by CLC/TC 21X ‘secondary cells and batteries’ and notably the standards developed by its Working Group 3 ‘Starter batteries EN 50342 – General requirements’. EN 50342-1 is notably applicable to lead-acid batteries with a nominal voltage of 12 V, used primarily as a power source for the starting of internal combustion engines, lighting and also for auxiliary equipment of internal combustion engine vehicles. These batteries are commonly called "starter batteries". Therefore, this workshop will be the opportunity to further develop the excellent link between European standardization and international research, to produce high-quality standards for the batteries used for modern car applications.
Download the programme of the workshop.
Contact person: Constant KOHLER