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Reference EN 61959:2004
Title Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Mechanical tests for sealed portable secondary cells and batteries
Project Number 15387
Abstract/Scope This International standard specifies tests and requirements for verifying the mechanical behaviour of sealed portable secondary cells and batteries during handling and normal use


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-03-23
Current Stage code deadline 2004-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 21A
Reference Document IEC 61959:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.220.99 - Other cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Secondary cell; Alkaline; Sealed; Portable
Note Partially supersedes EN 61960-1:2001 and EN 61960-2:2001 (in their mechanical aspects) * Corrigendum to EN issued June 2004
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-03-23 2004-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-03-01 2004-05-01  
5061 2004-01-26 2004-03-01  
5020 2003-10-17 2003-12-19  
4099 2003-01-31 2003-07-31  
4020 2002-08-02 2003-01-10  
3099 2002-07-29 2002-08-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-03-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-03-01


Supersedes EN 61960-1:2001
EN 61960-2:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-486:1991
EN 60068-2-6:1995
EN 60068-2-32:1993
EN 60068-2-47:1999
corr. June 2000

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.