NEMA - ANSI C18.2M PART 1
For Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries — General and Specifications
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
This publication applies to portable rechargeable, or secondary, cells and batteries1 based on the following electrochemical systems:
b) Nickel-metal hydride
c) Lithium-ion including lithium ion polymer
Section 1 of this standard contains general information and all standardized performance and mechanical tests upon which all the specifications in Section 2 are based.
Section 2 specification sheets list those tests and requirements described herein that are required for each battery. Not all tests in Section 1 are necessarily required on every specification sheet.
Part 2 of this standard describes all safety tests and requirements.
The purpose of this publication is:
a) To ensure the electrical and physical interchangeability of products from different manufacturers;
b) To minimize proliferation of cell and battery types;
c) To define standard performance tests and provide guidance for their assessment; and,
d) To provide guidance to consumers, manufacturers, designers, and other end users.
This is achieved by specifying designations, dimensions, polarity, terminals, markings, test conditions, and procedures.