IEC 62485-1:2015 

Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 1: General safety information


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IEC 62485-1:2015 specifies the basic requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations. The requirements regarding safety, reliability, life expectancy, mechanical strength, cycle stability, internal resistance, and battery temperature, are determined by various applications, and this, in turn, determines the selection of the battery design and technology. In general, the requirements and definitions are specified for lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries. For other battery systems with aqueous electrolyte, the requirements may be applied accordingly. The standard covers safety aspects taking into account hazards associated with:
- electricity (installation, charging, discharging, etc.);
- electrolyte;
- inflammable gas mixtures;
- storage and transportation.

Additional information

Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2015-04-15
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 21 - Secondary cells and batteriesrss
ICS29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
29.220.30 - Alkaline secondary cells and batteries
Stability date  2021
File size1279 KB

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