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§111.15-2 Battery construction.
(a) A battery cell, when inclined at 40 degrees from the vertical, must not spill electrolyte.
(b) Each fully charged lead-acid battery must have a specific gravity that meets section 22 of IEEE 45-2002 (incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 110.10-1).
(c) Batteries must not evolve hydrogen at a rate exceeding that of a similar size lead-acid battery under similar charging condition.
(d) Batteries must be constructed to take into account the environmental conditions of a marine installation, including temperature, vibration, and shock.
[CGD 94-108, 61 FR 28277, June 4, 1996, as amended by USCG-2003-16630, 73 FR 65196, Oct. 31, 2008]