Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Order of precedence. In the event of conflict between the text of this document and the
references cited herein, the text of this document takes precedence. Nothing in this
document, however, supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specified
exemption has been obtained.
Determine if cell jars only, or cell jars and covers shall be fire-retardant.
System characteristics. The storage batteries will be used to supply DC power [under
] at the DC voltages and for the DC power system
emergency conditions] [
listed below. The batteries shall be in accordance with article 480 of NFPA 70. The
batteries shall be complete in all respects, with all required accessories. Only flooded-type
lead-acid cells are acceptable. The cells provided shall have fire-retardant [jars] [jars and
covers] and shall be provided with flame-arrester type vents.
In items a through h below, enter the basic battery description of each battery string being purchased, as well as
how each is to be identified and named. If there is more than one battery string, please indicate battery strings will
be connected in a parallel configuration. Also enter the nominal system bus voltage and whether or not the battery
will be used in a grounded system. DC systems usually operate ungrounded, except for telecommunication
systems which generally have one side grounded. The number of cells per battery, multiplied by 2 volts per cell,
should equal the nominal system voltage.
a. Designation of Battery String
No.  [
] [Parallel Configuration]
b. Nominal DC System (Battery) Voltage