The standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are among the most important groups of standards for the certification and safety of electronic products. They include both cells and batteries and span primary cells, secondary cells, battery packs and portable device batteries. In addition to the requirements for the devices and central rules for the
Lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries are special in many ways; with 3.6 volts, they have the highest cell voltage of any primary batteries available. They are also extremely durable and can be safely stored for long periods of time. This excellent shelf life is the result of another special feature of LiSOCl2 batteries called “passivation”.
Like many things that have their roots in the Black Forest, the Jauch Quartz success story begins with clocks and watches: one of the biggest hits of the 1950s, along with wrist watches and longcase clocks, was the alarm clock in a metal case. After all, no one wanted to miss out on the economic