Testing Lead-Acid Batteries

Learn how to test lead-acid batteries for commercial and industrial applications according to Australian and New Zealand Standards.

AU/NZ 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.