IEC 60086-1:2021 

Primary batteries - Part 1: General

Note: a redline version of this publication exists
IEC 60086-1:2021 RLV


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IEC 60086-1:2021 is available as IEC 60086-1:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 60086-1:2021 is intended to standardize primary batteries with respect to dimensions, nomenclature, terminal configurations, markings, test methods, typical performance, safety and environmental aspects. This document on one side specifies requirements for primary cells and batteries. On the other side, this document also specifies procedures of how requirements for these batteries are to be standardised. As a classification tool for primary batteries, this document specifies system letters, electrodes, electrolytes, and nominal as well as maximum open circuit voltage of electrochemical systems. The object of this part of IEC 60086 is to benefit primary battery users, device designers and battery manufacturers by ensuring that batteries from different manufacturers are interchangeable according to standard form, fit and function. Furthermore, to ensure compliance with the above, this part specifies standard test methods for testing primary cells and batteries.
The contents of the corrigendum of June 2022 have been included in this copy.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2021-04-27
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 35 - Primary cells and batteriesrss
ICS29.220.10 - Primary cells and batteries
Stability date  2024
File size2469 KB

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