New Safety Standards for Batteries Used in Mobility Devices

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has updated safety standards for electronic vehicle chargers and established a new safety standard for personal mobility devices.

KC 61851-1 and KC 62196-2 for Electronic Vehicle Chargers were revised.

  • The max rated current for type 1 (AC 5 pin) was increased from 32A to 80A to improve the speed of charging.
  • KC 62133-2 has been published and entered into force.

  • KC 62133 has been withdrawn. Until December 31, 2020, KC 62133-2 and KC 62133 may be used in parallel. After that date, only KC 62133-2 may be used.

To enhance the safety of batteries mounted on personal mobility devices with a speed of 25km/h or less, such as electric kickboards, the batteries controlled under the Consumer Goods rule will be moved to the Electrical Appliances rule. This change will be applied to the batteries mounted on personal mobility devices starting on August 1, 2021.

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