BATTERIES TESTING SERVICES

Our ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories offer an extensive range of services for Testing & Certification of Batteries.

Many who are well versed in the certifications industry, or even those casually browsing, are very well aware that the number of products that are equipped with battery usage, internally or externally, is quite extensive.

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As various sectors, such as the eCommerce industry, have experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years, namely in the electronics department, there’s been a lot of talk surrounding the safety and efficacy of batteries: Why is safety important in testing a battery? What is involved in batteries testing process?

Why is safety important in testing a battery? What is involved in the battery testing process?

The amount of energy a battery can store, its size, how fast can it be charged and discharged for its intended application, and the environment in which it will operate are some of the major parameters to consider, when designing batteries, as well as avoiding possible explosions, and damages to people or property. Another factor to consider are the environmental conditions in which batteries will be installed and operated in or transported, and therefore, how vibration, temperature, and humidity could affect the stability and performance of the batteries.

How can LabTest help?

At LabTest Certifications, we have the expertise to Test and Certify most types of Batteries available in the industry, such as Lithium-ion, Alkaline, Nickel, and more ranging from a small cell to a whole battery pack that might be used in small utility cars, e-mobility devices, or power banks, for ordinary and Hazardous Locations. In addition, we also provide Preliminary Design Review (PDR), a practical solution to technically assess the product against the applicable standards and identify potential issues that could affect the end results.

Battery Cell

Battery Cell

Battery Pack

Battery Pack

Power Bank

Power Bank

Adapters

Adapters

Chargers

Chargers

Lithium Batteries

Lithium Batteries

Cell Testing | Module Testing | Pack Testing

What Tests Do Batteries Need?

We can assist you with Testing services, to national and international standards for Electrical, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Environmental, Durability, Life Cycle Analysis, Transportation, Safety & Performance as well as testing for Renewable Energy storage systems and Energy Efficiency on cells, batteries and modules.

Some examples of tests that batteries are required to go through, as per UL 1642, UL 2054, 62133-1, 62133-2, and UN/DOT 38.3, are:

  • Short-Circuit Test

  • Abnormal charging

  • Abusive Overcharge

  • Forced discharge

  • Limited power source test

  • Construction assembly

  • Component/Surface temperature test

  • Upper limit charging voltage

  • Steady force

  • Vibration

  • Altitude

  • Temperature cycling

  • Crushing of cells

  • Case stress at high ambient temperature

  • Incorrect installation

  • Mold stress relief test

  • Drop impact test

  • Enclosure flammability

  • Free fall

  • Thermal abuse (Cells)

  • Mechanical shock (Crash hazard)

Testing Capabilities

  • CSA C22.2 NO. 62133-1 – Secondary cells and batteries containing Alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes — Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications — Part 1: Nickel systems (Binational standard with UL 62133-1)
  • CSA C22.2 NO. 62133-2 – Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes – Safety Requirements for Portable Sealed Secondary Cells, and for Batteries Made from Them, for Use in Portable Applications – Part 2: Lithium Systems (Binational standard with UL 62133-2)
  • UL 1642 – Lithium batteries
  • UL 2054 – Household and Commercial batteries
  • ANSI/CAN/UL 1973 – Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power, and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applications
  • 60079 series of standards – Equipment used in Explosive Atmospheres
  • UN/DOT 38.3 – Recommendation on the transport of dangerous goods (batteries)
  • As well as IEC/EN/BS deviations

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