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AS62368.1 (clause 4.8) | Mechanical performance evaluation of components for other | Non-Nata | button, coin cell batteries safety

This standard is as outlined:

AS/NS 62368.1 (clause 4.8) Specify safety requirements for safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 volts.

Crucial information:

  • Mandatory standards take effect on 22nd June 2022, which marks the end of an 18 month transition period
  • The legislation applies to all consumer goods with button/coin batteries
  • The category of batteries applies to single cell batteries with a diameter greater than their height
  • Enforcement action (including fines) will apply for non-compliance

Which batteries does this cover?

  • Button/coin batteries are small, single cell batteries with a diameter greater than their height.
  • Button/coin batteries are available in different sizes, shapes and electrical charges. Button/coin batteries generally operate using one of 4 chemistries: lithium, alkaline, silver oxide and zinc-air.
  • In industry, the term ‘coin’ is associated with lithium batteries and the term ‘button’ is associated with non-lithium batteries. The new rules apply to both types, but a distinction is sometimes made in the Standards between battery types, based on their chemistry.

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