Standard Ensures Safety for Lithium Cells and Batteries

Standard Ensures Safety for Lithium Cells and Batteries

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry.

Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA

ANSI C18.3M, Part 2 American National Standard for Portable Lithium Primary Cells and Batteries—Safety Standard specifies tests and requirements for portable lithium primary cells and batteries to ensure their safe operation under normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse.

“This latest edition of ANSI C18.3M, Part 2 takes into account United Nations recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods. It also includes a normative annex on lithium coin packaging and markings, which will become effective within the next 18 months,” said Khaled Masri, NEMA program manager and the secretary of ANSI C18.

ANSI C18.3M, Part 2-2017 is available for $99 in hard copy and as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

NEMA BWCP 1-2017 Aluminum Conductors Used for Building Wire and Cable describes the history of the discovery, application, and acceptance of the AA-8000 series of aluminum conductors for building wire and cable applications. This white paper is available for no cost as an electronic download on the NEMA website.

NEMA LSD 55-2017 Outdoor Lighting and Human/Animal Factors: An Industry Evaluation outlines industry concerns and opinions regarding the subject of light at night and outdoor electric lighting as related to humans, animals, energy conservation, and the environment. It is available for no cost as an electronic download on the NEMA website.


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