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UL 1236

8th Edition, March 2, 2016

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

Includes all amendments and changes through Revision Page(s) , March 2, 2016

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 8th Edition, March 2, 2016
  • Published Date: March 2, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: UL (UL)
  • Page Count: 127
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

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.

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. 

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