480.4 Battery and Cell Terminations
Informational Note: The battery manufacturer's installation and instruction manual can be used for guidance for acceptable materials.
Informational Note: Conductors sized to prevent a voltage drop exceeding 3 percent of maximum anticipated load, and where the maximum total voltage drop to the furthest point of connection does not exceed 5 percent, may not be appropriate for all battery applications. IEEE 1375—2003, Guide for the Protection of Stationary Battery Systems, provides guidance for overcurrent protection and associated cable sizing.
Informational Note: Conductors are commonly pre-formed to eliminate stress on battery terminations. Fine stranded cables may also eliminate the stress on battery terminations. See the manufacturer's instructions for guidance.