International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

 
Electromanetic Compatibility

Accumulators, primary cells and primary batteries

Rechargeable batteries are becoming increasingly important to support mobility in the Single Market. In full alignment with international work, CLC/TC 21X 'Secondary cells and batteries' addresses the requirements covering the aspects of safety installation principles, performance, applications, dimensions, labelling and testing. The TC is notably responsible for the EN IEC 62485 series on Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations. CLC/SR 35 develops European Standards for primary cells and batteries, particularly those relating to specifications, dimensions, performance, along with guidance on environmental and safety matters.

Those activities take place in the context of the EU Strategic Action Plan on Batteries, which defines a strategy to create a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing industry in Europe. The Action Plan 'combines targeted measures at EU level, including raw materials, research and innovation, financing, standardization/regulatory, trade and skills development, in order to make Europe a global leader in sustainable battery production and use, in the context of the circular economy'.

 

For more information contact Geert MAES.