The new AS/NZS 3001:2:2022 came into effect on the 20th of November 2023. All new recreational vehicles that the new standards apply to need to be compliant from this date. The major impact for users of Lithium batteries and associated electrical systems is the new rules about where lithium batteries can be installed within vehicles and transportable structures. Unfortunately, as is often the case with the release of major standards, there has been debate and conjecture about the standards, meaning some inaccurate misinterpretations have been widely spread. Amptron has been liaising with regulatory bodies across different states in Australia since the draft standards were released. We believe we are now in the position to advise our partners and customers, and we have summarised our take on the standards below.
SCOPE OF STANDARDS DIAGRAM:
The scope diagram below gives the best overview of what recreational and not recreational vehicles the new standards apply to: