India BIS: New guidelines for secondary cells and batteries

India BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) released guidelines for Implementation of Revised Standards IS 16046 (Part 1): 2018/IEC 62133-1: 2017 and IS 16046 (Part 2): 2018/ IEC 62133-2: 2017 superseding IS 16046:2015/ IEC 62133: 2012 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes. Effective date: 2019.3.11 (Implementation date: 2020.3.14)

Major changes:

IS 16046 (Part 1): 2018/ IEC 62133-1: 2017
a. Part 1 Nickel Systems: separation of lithium systems into a separate part
b. Inclusion of button/coin cell requirements.

IS 16046 (Part 2): 2018/ IEC 62133-2:2017
a. Part 2 Lithium Systems: separation of nickel systems into a separate part
b. Inclusion of button/coin cell requirements.
c. Update of assembly of cells into batteries (5.6)
d. Mechanical tests (vibration - 7.3.8.1, shock - 7.3.8.2)

The last date for implementation of the revised Standards is March 14,  2020 after which the old standard IS 16046:2015/IEC 62133: 2012 will be withdrawn.

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