This article provides an overview of current standards applicable to rechargeable lithium and lithium-ion batteries.
Beginning with its initial release in 2002, the IEC 62133 family of standards has enabled international harmonization of safety testing for small-format cells and batteries. Since then, the standard has seen a major revision in 2012 and, most recently, a very significant change in 2017. This article will detail those latest changes and their impact on compliance activities.
New Release: IEC 62133-1:2017 for Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 62133-1:2017