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Battery Standard Provides Guidance on Testing Environmental Performance

After technical review, the NEMA/ANSI Dry Battery Section revised ANSI C18.4M American National Standard for Portable Cells and Batteries—Environmental. This standard provides guidance on testing the environmental performance of batteries, the symbols used to convey messages for collection and recycling, and more.

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Battery-powered Safety Analyzer Enables On-the-Go Leakage Testing

The Rigel 288 Plus safety analyzer from Rigel Medical, Tampa, Fla, operates on AA batteries and can be used to complete testing for insulation, earth/ground bond, and touch or point-to-point leakage current. Its small footprint also makes it easier for field engineers to transport from from site to site.

FDA Recognizes UL Battery Standards

According to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the FDA has recognized two UL battery safety standards as consensus standards for certain types of medical batteries. The two standards are UL 2504 for Household and Commercial Batteries and UL 1642 for Lithium Batteries (Cells).

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Service Solutions: Battery Basics

Did you ever wonder why a brand-new battery doesn’t work in a device? Do you know which type of battery has memory? Do you know which types can be thrown in regular trash and which are recycled? If you’re not sure, it’s time for some battery basics.

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