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Reference EN 62133:2003
Title Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications
Project Number 14532
Abstract/Scope This International Standard specifies requirements and tests for the safe operation of portable sealed secondary cells and batteries (other than button) containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolyte, under intended use and reasonably foreseeable misuse.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-04-25
Current Stage code deadline 2003-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 21A
Reference Document IEC 62133:2002 (EQV)
ICS 29.220.30 - Alkaline secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Non_aceid electrolyte; Portable; Sealed; Safety
Note Supersedes EN 61809:2000 and partially supersedes EN 61960-1:2001 & EN 61960-2 (in their safety aspects) * Superseded by EN 62133:2013
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
6.3 Hazardous substances - Batteries Disposal B2C


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6060 2003-04-25 2003-11-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-12-03 2003-04-03  
5061 2002-10-29 2002-12-01  
5020 2002-07-19 2002-09-20  
4099 2002-07-16 2002-07-19  
4020 2001-06-08 2001-11-09  
3099 2001-06-06 2001-06-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-12-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-04-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-12-01


Supersedes EN 61809:2000
EN 61960-1:2001
EN 61960-2:2001
Superseded by EN 62133:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC 60050-486:1991
EN 60051-1:1998
EN 60285:1994
IEC 60485:1974
EN 61436:1998
IEC 61438:1996
EN 61440:1997
EN 61951-1:2001
EN 61951-2:2001
EN 61960:2004

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