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Generic Requirements for Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery Systems for Telecommunications Use

Document Number GR-3168
Issue Number 02
Issue Date Oct 2014

    This Generic Requirements document (GR) presents the Telcordia and participating industry representatives' view of proposed generic criteria for Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries ("batteries") intended to function seamlessly with DC power plants and provide reliable backup power to load equipment located in a network environment of a typical telecommunications service provider.

    NiMH batteries compliant with the criteria in this document are recommended for deployment in the Central Office (CO) and Outside Plant (OSP), and at locations such as Controlled Environmental Vaults (CEVs), Electronic Equipment Enclosures (EEEs), and huts, and in uncontrolled structures such as cabinets.

    Issue 2 includes:

    • Safety documentation requirements and language to align with the Global Harmonized Standard (GHS) formats and regulations.
    • Information regarding additional battery safety documentation, which will assist end users with fire-fighting measures and chemical safety issues and reporting.
    • Requirements requesting definitive information on battery electrolyte properties at mixtures and concentrations specific to the batteries under review.
    When using GR-3168, you may need to refer to GR-63, GR-78, GR-474, GR-513, GR-1089, and GR-3108.

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