NEMA - ANSI C18.2M PART 1
For Portable Rechargeable Cells and BatteriesGeneral and Specifications
|Publication Date:||1 January 2003|
This publication applies to portable rechargeable, or secondary, cells and batteries1 based on the following electrochemical systems:
b) Nickel-metal hydride
c) Sealed lead-acid2
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.
1 Unless otherwise noted, the word "battery" is used to refer to either cell or battery or both in the remainder of this document.
2 "Sealed lead-acid" is the commonly accepted descriptor, although technically these batteries are not completely sealed.