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Certification mark for batteries

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Certification mark for batteries

Scope:

This certification mark applies to battery safety.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is based on the EN 62133 (Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes. Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications) and EN 61960 (Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes. Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications) standards.

Key words of the certification mark:

  • Batteries
    The certification mark is awarded to accumulators, and thus to rechargeable batteries composed of interconnected secondary cells. These cells are used as a source of electrical energy and are characterised by their parameters, including voltage, size, pin arrangement, capacity and admissible charge and discharge currents.
  • IEC/EN 62133
    The basis of certification (see Basis of certification) is the international EN 62133 standard, which defines the requirements and tests for the safe operation of portable closed secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes. In this context, both use as intended and reasonably foreseeable misuse are taken into consideration.
  • IEC/EN 61960
    The basis of certification (see Basis of certification) is the EN 61960 standard. The standard defines usability tests, definitions, labelling, dimensions and other requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications.
  • Safety tested

    The voluntary certification mark with the statement "Safety tested" is issued for products, indicating that the product was tested and certified by the independent third-party organisation of TÜV SÜD Product Service for conformity with the essential technical safety requirements.

  • Production monitored

    Periodic surveillance of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification which includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product check.

    In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

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