Basic terms

Portable battery or accumulator is a battery, button cell, set of batteries or accumulator that:
a) is hermetically sealed,
b) is manually transportable,
c) is not an industrial battery or accumulator, nor automotive battery or accumulator.


Article 42 paragraph 7 of the Waste Act

Button cell is a small round portable battery or accumulator with a diameter higher than its height that is used for a special purposes, especially in the equipment for deaf people, watches, small portable equipment and back-up power supplies.


Article 42 paragraph 8 of the Waste Act

Set of batteries is a group of batteries or accumulators that are mutually  interconnected or that are closed in an outer package in order to form a unit that is not intended to be dismantled by the end user.


Article 42 paragraph 5 of the Waste Act

Automotive battery or accumulator is a battery or accumulator that is used for starter, lighting or ignition of a motor vehicle * and its lighting.


* Article 2 paragraph 2 point. a) of the Act No. 106/2018 Coll.

Article 42 paragraph 9 of the Waste Act

Industrial battery or accumulator is a battery or accumulator that is intended exclusively for industrial or professional use or that is used in a vehicle powered by electrical energy.


Article 42 paragraph 10 of the Waste Act

Distributor of batteries and accumulators is a person who supplies BaA in the framework of its entrepreneurship to the end user.


Article 42 paragraph 15 of the Waste Act


You can learn more in the Manual for producers.