The Top-10 FAQs about IEC 62133, 2nd Edition

The 2nd Edition of IEC 62133 was published in December, 2012 but our Intertek battery experts continue to field questions that companies have regarding their portable batteries and the testing requirements. We’ve compiled the Top 10 most frequently asked questions in a helpful guide to take some of the mystery out of compliance and help you navigate the standard revisions and applicable safety requirements.

Among the 10 questions answered, are:

  • I have heard that UL 1642 and UL 2054 are harmonizing with IEC 62133. Is this true and will IEC 62133 be accepted for North American Listings?
  • I have a lithium polymer battery; it’s not Lithium Ion. What do I do?
  • IEC 62133 2nd edition referenced the UN 38.3 Transportation tests. Are these required for both Cell and Battery (Packs)? How are they handled for CB Scheme certifications?
  • And 7 more!

BONUS DOWNLOAD: For additional information, we’ve also included the IEC 62133, 2nd Edition Tip Sheet which helps outline some of the changes from the first to second edition of the standard. Download both items today!

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