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ASTM F3235-22

Standard Specification for Aircraft Storage Batteries

Standard Specification for Aircraft Storage Batteries F3235-22 ASTM|F3235-22|en-US Standard Specification for Aircraft Storage Batteries Standard new BOS Vol. 15.09 Committee F44
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This specification establishes the requirements for the electrical storage battery aspects of airworthiness and design for ”small” aircraft. It prescribes the Aircraft Type Code (ATC) compliance matrix based on airworthiness level, number of engines, type of engine(s), stall speed, cruise speed, meteorological conditions, altitude, and maneuvers. An ATC is defined by taking into account both the technical considerations regarding the design of the aircraft and the airworthiness level established based upon risk-based criteria. The installation requirements defined by this specification cover nickel cadmium batteries. For each nickel cadmium battery installation capable of being used to start an engine or auxiliary power unit, there must be provisions to prevent any hazardous effect on structure or essential systems that may be caused by the maximum amount of heat the battery can generate during a short circuit of the battery or of its individual cells.


1.1 This specification covers electrical storage battery aspects of airworthiness and design for aeroplanes. The material was developed through open consensus of international experts in general aviation. This information was created by focusing on Normal Category aeroplanes. The content may be more broadly applicable; it is the responsibility of the Applicant to substantiate broader applicability as a specific means of compliance. The topics covered within this document are electrical storage batteries, Nickel Cadmium Batteries, and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries.

1.2 An applicant intending to propose this information as Means of Compliance for a design approval must seek guidance from their respective oversight authority (for example, published guidance from applicable civil aviation authorities (CAAs)) concerning the acceptable use and application thereof. For information on which oversight authorities have accepted this standard (in whole or in part) as an acceptable Means of Compliance to their regulatory requirements (hereinafter “the Rules”), refer to the ASTM Committee F44 web page ( Annex A1 maps the Means of Compliance described in this specification to EASA CS-23, amendment 5, or later, and FAA 14 CFR Part 23, amendment 64, or later.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.09
Developed by Subcommittee: F44.50
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/F3235-22
ICS Code: 49.020