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Batteries – standards are harmonizing

Whether you are browsing the internet on your smart phone or cleaning your teeth with an electric toothbrush, batteries are an essential part of many of today's high-technology products. Whether it's high performance lithium ion (Li-ion) or more conventional nickel-metal hydride cell (NiMH), batteries present potential safety issues and therefore the use of batteries is addressed by a number of different standards.

Is the transitional period from old to new standards too long?

October 2011 sees the end of the transitional period from previous versions of EN55022 to the latest version which now requires testing above 1GHz for the first time. At the same time (beginning of October 2011) the Official Journal of the EU listing the harmonised standards for the EMC Directive has also been updated.