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Reference EN 61960:2011
Title Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications
Project Number 22710
Abstract/Scope IEC 61960:2011 specifies performance tests, designations, markings, dimensions and other requirements for secondary lithium single cells and batteries for portable applications. The objective of this standard is to provide the purchasers and users of secondary lithium cells and batteries with a set of criteria with which they can judge the performance of secondary lithium cells and batteries offered by various manufacturers. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. It is a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - 7.6 Endurance in cycles: addition of an accelerated test procedure.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-08-26
Current Stage code deadline 2012-04-21
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 21A
Reference Document IEC 61960:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.220.99 - Other cells and batteries
Keywords Lithium cell; Battery; Secondary; Portable; Alkaline
Note Supersedes EN 61960:2004
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


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6060 2011-08-26 2012-04-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-07-21 2011-08-18  
5060 2011-04-18 2011-05-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-11 2011-04-15  
3090 2010-07-23 2010-09-30  
5060 2010-04-19 2010-05-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-11-13 2010-04-16  
1090 2009-11-10 2009-11-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-07-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-08-26
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-10-21
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-04-21
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-07-21


Supersedes EN 61960:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-482:2004
EN 61000-4-2:2009

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