BS EN IEC 62281:2019 - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport

BS EN IEC 62281:2019

Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport

Status : Under review, Current   Published : June 2019



IEC 62281:2019 is available as

IEC 62281:2019 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 62281:2019 specifies test methods and requirements for primary and secondary (rechargeable) lithium cells and batteries to ensure their safety during transport other than for recycling or disposal. Requirements specified in this document do not apply in those cases where special provisions given in the relevant regulations, listed in 7.3, provide exemptions. NOTE Different standards may apply for lithium-ion traction battery systems used for electrically propelled road vehicles. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision.This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) button cell definition revised, moved to coin (cell or battery);

b) addition of provisions for batteries forming an integral part of equipment (5.4);

c) all tests for secondary cells and batteries now also contain a requirement for 25 charge and recharge cycles prior to the test;

d) addition of alternative tables for Table 1 and Table 2 in Annex B;

e) addition of "forcible" to the rupture criteria;

f) test report 6.8 merged with test certificate 6.9 and replaced with the items listed in [13];

g) addition of an informative Annex B with important deviations from the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Chapter 38.3.

Keywords: transport of primary lithium cells and batteries

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 62281:2019
TitleSafety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport
StatusUnder review, Current
Publication Date12 June 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 62660-1, EN 60068-2-27, UN/SCETDG/46/INF.11, EN 60086-4, Guide ISO/IEC 51, IEC 60068-2-6, EN 61960-3, EN 62133-2, IEC 60050-482, IEC 61960-3, IEC 60086-4, EN IEC 62660-1, IEC 62133-2
ReplacesBS EN 62281:2017
International RelationshipsEN IEC 62281:2019,IEC 62281:2019
Draft Superseded By17/30370380 DC
DescriptorsElectrical testing, Electrical safety, Marking, Packages, Sampling methods, Test specimens, Transportation safety, Electric cells, Safety measures, Reproducibility, Primary batteries, Freight transport, Type testing, Testing methods, Storage batteries, Lithium
Title in FrenchSécurité des piles et des accumulateurs au lithium pendant le transport
Title in GermanSicherheit von Primär- und Sekundär-Lithiumzellen und -batterien beim Transport
ISBN978 0 580 52312 0
File Size1.061 MB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months