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The design and installation of storage batteries and related equipment shall comply with Sections 1206.2.10.1 through 1206.2.10.8.
1206.2.10.1 Listings
Storage batteries and battery storage systems shall comply with the following:
  1. Storage batteries shall be listed in accordance with UL 1973.
  2. Prepackaged and preengineered stationary storage battery systems shall be listed in accordance with UL 9540.
Exception: Lead-acid batteries are not required to be listed.
1206.2.10.2 Prepackaged and Preengineered Systems
Prepackaged and preengineered stationary storage battery systems shall be installed in accordance with their listing and the manufacturer's instructions.
1206.2.10.3 Energy Management System
An approved energy management system shall be provided for battery technologies other than lead-acid and nickel cadmium for monitoring and balancing cell voltages, currents and temperatures within the manufacturer's specifications. The system shall transmit an alarm signal to an approved location if potentially hazardous temperatures or other conditions such as short circuits, over voltage or under voltage are detected.
1206.2.10.4 Battery Chargers
Battery chargers shall be compatible with the battery chemistry and the manufacturer's electrical ratings and charging specifications. Battery chargers shall be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 1564 or provided as part of a listed preengineered or prepackaged stationary storage battery system.
1206.2.10.5 Inverters
Inverters shall be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 1741. Only inverters listed and labeled for utility interactive system use and identified as interactive shall be allowed to operate in parallel with the electric utility power system to supply power to common loads.
1206.2.10.6 Safety Caps
Vented batteries shall be provided with flame-arresting safety caps.
1206.2.10.7 Thermal Runaway
Where required by Section 1206.2.12, storage batteries shall be provided with a listed device or other approved method to prevent, detect and control thermal runaway.
1206.2.10.8 Toxic and Highly Toxic Gas
Stationary storage battery systems that have the potential to release toxic and highly toxic gas during charging, discharging and normal use conditions shall comply with Chapter 60.

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