Expanded CBTL Scope
In August of 2017, Energy Assurance successfully completed an update to our CBTL scope. Our new scope includes the new IEC 62133 standards. The new standards now separate Nickel based cells and batteries from Lithium ion. IEC 62133-1:2017 (first edition) covers only Nickel based cells and batteries, while IEC 62133-2:2017 (first edition) covers Lithium ion (including rechargeable coin cells). In February of 2017 these standards were released and then included in the IECEE system in mid-2017. There are no changes to the testing for nickel based cells and batteries, only some minor editorial changes. Since this chemistry older, we would expect that this standard will remain very stable with little need for changes or updates. However, the IEC 62133-2:2017 for the Lithium rechargeable cells and batteries have some changes to the testing parameters and requirements.
Changes in IEC 62133-2:2017
Some notable changes are the following: (more…)