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Secondary cells and batteries



Reference EN 62133:2013
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 23189
Abstract/Scope IEC 62133:2012 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. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - update of assembly of cells into batteries (5.5); - addition of design recommendations for lithium system only (5.6.2); - separation of nickel systems and lithium systems (Clause 6); - addition of specific requirements and tests for lithium systems (Clause 8); - addition of charging of secondary lithium-ion cells for safe use (Annex A).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-03-08
Current Stage code deadline 2013-10-10
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 21A
Reference Document IEC 62133:2012 (EQV)
ICS 29.220.30 - Alkaline secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Non_aceid electrolyte; Portable; Sealed; Safety
Note Supersedes EN 62133:2003 * 2012-12-18: Publication allocated to
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6060 2013-03-08 2013-10-10 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-01-10 2013-02-07  
5060 2012-11-12 2012-12-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-09-07 2012-11-09  
3090 2012-09-04 2012-09-07  
5060 2011-04-11 2011-05-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-05 2011-04-08  
1090 2010-11-02 2010-11-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-01-10
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-03-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-04-10
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-10-10
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-01-10


Supersedes EN 62133:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51
IEC 60050-482
EN 61951-1
EN 61951-2
EN 61960

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