Testing Lead-Acid Batteries
Learn how to test lead-acid batteries for commercial and industrial applications according to Australian and New Zealand Standards.
This section of the course covers:
According to Australian Standards for Installation, Maintenance, Testing and Replacement of Secondary Batteries in Buildings (AS 2676.1 and .2), in general, in a capacity test, a battery’s ability to deliver a specified current for a specified time is measured.
A capacity test may be carried out on a battery for the following reasons:
- To determine whether the battery complies with its specification, or the manufacturer’s rating, at the time of commissioning.
- To periodically determine whether the capacity of the battery is being maintained.
- To determine whether the battery is able to operate satisfactorily at the duty-cycle required of it by the DC system to which it is connected.