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NEMA Publishes Standard on Rechargeable Cells and Batteries



The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2007 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries-General and Specifications.


By CP Editorial Staff   Power & Communication

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2007 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries-General and Specifications.

Part 1 of the standard covers general requirements and information, such as applicable definitions, general descriptions of battery dimensions, terminal requirements, marking requirements, general design conditions, and test requirements, as well as specification sheets for various types of cells and batteries.

Safety requirements are covered in ANSI C18.2, Part 2 for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries-Safety Standard, a separate document.

According to Ramesh Shah, chairman of the ANSI C18.2 subcommittee, this publication applies to portable rechargeable, or secondary, cells and batteries based on nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium-ion electrochemical systems, which include rechargeable batteries interchangeable with primary batteries - AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.

The contents and scope of ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2007 are available for $75 by visiting  www.nema.org/stds/c18-2m1.cfm or by calling (800) 854-7179.


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