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Lithium Ion Battery and RoHs

Started by Unknown August 6, 2013
Hi, 


I am considering using the following battery 

http://ultralifecorporation.com/be-commercial/products/rechargeable/ubp001/


Its not RoHs approved. I heard that Europe does not accept electronics devices if they are not RoHs approved. 


Does LiIon battery need to be RoHs approved? This battery is UL approved and the company says that they sell this battery in europe.

jess
On Tue, 6 Aug 2013 13:24:24 -0700 (PDT), jsscshaw88@gmail.com wrote:

>Hi, > > >I am considering using the following battery > >http://ultralifecorporation.com/be-commercial/products/rechargeable/ubp001/ > > >Its not RoHs approved. I heard that Europe does not accept electronics devices if they are not RoHs approved.
I have some European colleagues who say that CE stands for Can't Enforce. But you really should make things ROHS if you want to sell them in the US or Japan.
> > >Does LiIon battery need to be RoHs approved? This battery is UL approved and the company says that they sell this battery in europe.
If it's not ROHS, then it isn't. Maybe it has lead solder joints inside. Lithiums now need explicit overcharge/short circuit protection, which is a fairly new requirement. Even if a shorted battery does nothing dramatic. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc jlarkin at highlandtechnology dot com http://www.highlandtechnology.com Precision electronic instrumentation Picosecond-resolution Digital Delay and Pulse generators Custom laser drivers and controllers Photonics and fiberoptic TTL data links VME thermocouple, LVDT, synchro acquisition and simulation
On Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:38:40 -0700, John Larkin
<jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 6 Aug 2013 13:24:24 -0700 (PDT), jsscshaw88@gmail.com wrote: > >>Hi, >> >> >>I am considering using the following battery >> >>http://ultralifecorporation.com/be-commercial/products/rechargeable/ubp001/ >> >> >>Its not RoHs approved. I heard that Europe does not accept electronics devices if they are not RoHs approved. > >I have some European colleagues who say that CE stands for Can't >Enforce. But you really should make things ROHS if you want to sell >them in the US or Japan. > >> >> >>Does LiIon battery need to be RoHs approved? This battery is UL approved and the company says that they sell this battery in europe. > >If it's not ROHS, then it isn't. Maybe it has lead solder joints >inside. > >Lithiums now need explicit overcharge/short circuit protection, which >is a fairly new requirement. Even if a shorted battery does nothing >dramatic.
Batteries are covered under a different directive. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:266:0001:0014:EN:PDF I think ELV and WEEE directives take care of the disposal aspect. Cheer
ROHS is not enforced, and there are exemptions e.g. Control and
Monitoring equipment (yes very useful :))

The real issue is if you are sent a form to fill in by a large
customer which actually asks you to state there is no lead and sign
it. They are not legally entitled to do that IF you can use the
exemption but they are free to do it in a business context e.g. they
are free to insist the product contains no copper...


jsscshaw88@gmail.com wrote

>Hi, > > >I am considering using the following battery > >http://ultralifecorporation.com/be-commercial/products/rechargeable/ubp001/ > > >Its not RoHs approved. I heard that Europe does not accept electronics devices if they are not RoHs approved. > > >Does LiIon battery need to be RoHs approved? This battery is UL approved and the company says that they sell this battery in europe. > >jess