Revision of FAQs on the Guidelines for Implementation of Battery and Cell Standards

The Bureau of Indian Standards revises previously provided answers to questions regarding the implementation of guidelines for battery and cell standards.

Standards for which these FAQs pertain to:

  • Nickel Systems: IS 16046(Part-1):2018/IEC 62133-1:2017
  • Lithium Systems: IS 16046(Part-2):2018/ IEC 62133-2:2017

Additional clarification to battery stock is provided and highlighted as follows:

  • Q: We are using batteries as a component in the manufacturing of our product. If the stock of our host product fitted with batteries as per IS 160465:2015 is not be exhausted by the last date of implementation, what can be done?
  • A: Host products incorporating batteries manufactured as per IS 16046:2015 before the last date of implementation can be sold in the market. The date of manufacturing for domestically produced goods and date of landing of consignments in India for goods manufactured overseas would apply for consideration against deadlines notified.

Below are the updates that are new to this revision:

  • Q: Marking of complete Indian standard IS 16046(Part-1):2018 / IEC 61233-1:2017 and IS 16046(Part-2):2018 / IEC 61233-2:2017 with standard mark for Nickel System Cells /Batteries and Lithium System Cells /Batteries respectively is not possible sometimes due to space constraints on the product. Can we mark the Indian Standard as IS 16046-1 and IS 16046-2?
  • A: Standard IS 16046-1/IEC 61233-1 and IS 16046-2/IEC 61233-2 with standard mark may be used on small Cells / Batteries of Nickel System and Lithium System respectively due to space constraints.

  • Q: Our product is Rechargeable Lithium Batteries which are tested and certified as per IEC 62619 Internationally. Will BIS registration be required on these batteries?
  • A: Safety requirements for large format Secondary Lithium Cells and Batteries for Industrial Applications such as Stationary applications (Telecom, UPS, Utility switching, Emergency power and similar applications) and Motive applications (Forklift truck, Golf cart, AGV, Railway, Marine and other mobile applications) are tested as per IEC 62619 whereas BIS registration is compulsorily required for Sealed Secondary Portable Lithium System Cells / Batteries as per IS 16046(Part-2):2018/ IEC 61233-2:2017.

  • Q: Will BIS registration be required on Butten Cells / Coin Cells under Compulsory Registration Scheme?
  • A: Yes, BIS registration is required on Butten Cells as per IS 16046(Part-1):2018/IEC 62133- 1:2017 - Nickel System and on Coin Cells as per IS 16046(Part-2):2018/IEC 62133-2:2017 – Lithium System under Compulsory Registration Scheme.

For the full list of revised questions and answers, please refer to this document.

The Bureau of Indian Standards previously provided answers to frequently asked questions to manufacturers regarding the implementation of revised guidelines for battery and cell standards.

The previous Q and A on the guidelines for battery/cell standard implementation can be found here.

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