New edition of IEC 60086-1:2015 for primary batteries published

IEC 60086-1:2015 is now published. This twelfth edition cancels and replaces the eleventh edition (2011) and constitutes a technical revision.

The standard is intended to standardize primary batteries with respect to dimensions, nomenclature, terminal configurations, markings, test methods, typical performance, safety and environmental aspects.

The major technical changes with respect to the previous edition are:
- the order of the Annexes was changed to the order in which they appear in the document and a caption was added to indicate where the Annex information first appears in the document;
- the humidity conditions for non P-system batteries in Table 3 was modified;
- the standard discharge voltage for the Y and W chemistries was determined to be at 3,5 V and 2,8 V respectively;
- details on capacity measurement were moved from Annex E to Subclause 5.1.
- the coin/button cell and battery definition was clarified in order to better address issues with the swallowing of coin cells.

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