UL 1236
Standard for Battery Chargers for Charging Engine-Starter Batteries

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Edition Number:8SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-04-21DOD Approved: 1982-12-17
Price Code:CANSI Approved: 2016-02-29
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover battery chargers rated 600 volts or less and intended for household or commercial use to charge lead-acid engine-starter and other starting, lighting, and ignition (SLI) type batteries, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. The requirements also cover a battery charger intended to be permanently installed on a boat.

    1.2 A battery charger for use with an internal combustion engine driving a centrifugal fire pump shall comply with the requirements of this Standard and the applicable requirements for the end product.

    1.3 These requirements do not cover the following types of battery chargers:

    a)    Battery chargers for use in industrial applications as covered by the Standard for Industrial Battery Chargers, UL 1564;

    b)    Battery charger systems for use in electric vehicle applications covered by the Standard for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment, UL 2202;

    c)    Battery chargers for use with portable tools or household appliances as covered by the Standard for Power Units Other Than Class 2, UL 1012, or the Standard for Class 2 Power Units, UL 1310; and

    d)    Battery chargers for fire protection signaling service.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 General
          • 7 Frame and Enclosure
            • 7.1 General
            • 7.2 Mounting
            • 7.3 Integral meters
            • 7.4 Supporting materials
            • 7.5 Materials
            • 7.6 Barriers
            • 7.7 Protection against injury to persons
            • 7.8 Outdoor enclosures
          • 8 Accessibility of Live Parts
          • 9 Assembly
          • 10 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 11 Supply and Output Connections
            • 11.1 Permanently connected battery chargers
            • 11.2 Cord connected battery chargers
            • 11.3 Output wiring
            • 11.4 Specialized Vehicle Connector
          • 12 Live Parts
          • 13 Internal Wiring
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Tubing
            • 13.3 Protection of wiring
            • 13.4 Electrical connections
            • 13.5 Separation of circuits
            • 13.6 Barriers
          • 14 Insulating Materials
          • 15 Motors
          • 16 Transformers
            • 16.1 General
            • 16.2 Insulation
          • 17 Resistors
          • 18 Switches and Controllers
          • 19 Overload Protective Devices
          • 20 Fuses and Fuseholders
          • 21 Lampholders
          • 22 Printed Wiring
          • 23 Spacings
          • 24 Grounding
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 25 General
          • 26 Leakage Current Test
          • 27 Power Input Test
          • 28 Normal Temperature Test
            • 28.1 General
            • 28.2 Non-continuous current rating temperature test
            • 28.3 Discharge temperature test
          • 29 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
            • 29.1 General
            • 29.2 Induced potential test
          • 30 Water Spray Test
          • 31 Impact Test
            • 31.1 General
            • 31.2 Ball impact test
            • 31.3 Drop test
          • 32 Stability Test
          • 33 Static Load Test
          • 34 Strain Relief Test
          • 35 Push-Back Relief Test
          • 36 Overload of Switches and Controls Test
          • 37 Strength of Handles Test
          • 38 Abnormal Tests
            • 38.1 General
            • 38.2 Output short-circuit test
            • 38.3 Reverse polarity test
            • 38.4 Switch position test
            • 38.5 Blocked fan test
            • 38.6 Component short and open test
            • 38.7 Intermediate abnormal test
            • 38.8 Relay and solenoid burnout
            • 38.9 Transformer burnout test
            • 38.10 Transformer overload test
            • 38.11 Printed wiring board abnormal operation test
          • 39 Fifteen Day Abnormal Tests
          • 40 Tests on Insulating Materials
          • 41 Tests of Connector Guards
          • 42 Accelerated Aging of Gaskets, Sealing Compounds, and Adhesives
          • 43 Automatic Battery Chargers
          • 44 Grounding Conductor Tests
          • 45 Hot, Flaming Oil Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 46 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 47 Grounding Continuity Test
        • RATING
          • 48 Details
        • MARKINGS
          • 49 General
          • 50 Cautionary Markings
          • 51 Permanency of Marking
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 52 Instruction Manual
          • 53 Important Safety Instructions
          • 54 Assembly Instructions
          • 55 Operating Instructions
          • 56 Maintenance Instructions
          • 57 Moving and Storage Instructions
          • 58 Packaging
    • BATTERY CHARGERS FOR ENGINE-DRIVEN EMERGENCY AND STANDBY POWER SYSTEM GENERATORS
    • APPENDIX A
    • APPENDIX B