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Reference EN 50272-4:2007
Title Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 4: Batteries for use in portable appliances
Project Number 7315
Abstract/Scope This standard applies to the safety aspects associated with the accommodation, the arrangements of circuits and the operation of secondary cells and batteries in portable appliances. Requirements are specified which oblige the manufacturers of appliances and secondary batteries to prevent the misuse of batteries in the course of operation to provide protective measures avoiding injury to persons in case of battery failure and to provide sufficient information to users.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-03-16
Current Stage code deadline 2007-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Mandate(s) M/024
Order Voucher BC/CLC/93-09


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 21
Reference Document  
ICS 29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Secondary battery; Portable appliances; Installation; Safety
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
4 Waste - Batteries Disposal B2B, B2C
10 Hazardous substances - Batteries Recovery B2B
10 Hazardous substances - Heavy metals Recovery B2B
Annex A2 Waste Disposal B2C


Deadline Date
6060 2007-03-16 2007-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-03-01 2006-09-01  
5061 2006-01-26 2006-03-01  
5060 2005-11-30 2005-12-14  
5020 2005-09-23 2005-11-25  
3099 2005-07-14 2006-01-14  
5092 2005-04-14 2005-07-01  
5092 2004-07-01 2005-01-01  
5061 2004-05-17 2004-07-01  
5020 2004-03-05 2004-05-07  
3090 2003-12-01 2004-06-01  
5061 2003-10-27 2003-12-01  
5020 2003-04-18 2003-10-17  
3090 2003-03-14 2003-09-14  
3020 2002-05-13 2002-11-13  
2020 2001-05-17 2001-12-31  
2020 2000-11-09 2001-06-30  
2020 1997-11-19 2000-06-30  
2020 1995-11-15 1997-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-03-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-03-01


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(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.