BATTERY CERTIFICATION

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BATTERY CERTIFICATION

The capability of these test houses allows our design engineers to collaborate and problem-solve more effectively, as well as provide you confidence in product quality, and the regulatory certifications you require for your product that you are purchasing from us.

Our testing labs are assessed for their capabilities to perform testing for certification. We provide complete design verification & validation, and product certification testing including safety, EMI/EMC and energy efficiency compliance when appropriate.

These facilities evaluate our products we are selling to most worldwide standards, and projects typically include: IEC 61960, IEC 62133, CE, UN38.3 [DOT], UL1642, UL2054, UL913, IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, IEC 60601-1, UL 60601-1, IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-29, IEC 60065, IEC62368, and other safety standards. They offer critical testing, such as:

  • Cell qualification
  • Cell-cycle life
  • Impedance measurements (DC and AC)
  • Overcharging
  • Over-discharging
  • Short circuits
  • Hotbox performance
  • Impact resistance
  • Environmental (temperature, humidity)
  • Thermal and mechanical shock / vibration
  • Altitude simulation

These test houses audit our factories to ensure we are maintaining production to the same materials and processes that have been declared, inspected and tested.

UN38.3 CERTIFICATION

Lithium batteries have been designated by the United Nations as “Dangerous Goods” as far as transport regulations are concerned. This means that the transport of Lithium batteries on their own or with equipment is regulated by national and international agreements to ensure the product is safely transported. UN38.3 certification is therefore required.

The transportation of primary and rechargeable Lithium batteries is regulated by the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road: ADR 2015, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Technical Instructions and corresponding International Air Transport Association (IATA), Dangerous Goods Regulations, and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

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UN38.3 TESTS

Under the terms of these regulations it is necessary to show that lithium batteries meet the requirements of a series of safety tests defined by the United Nations, often referred to by the relevant section number as UN38.3 tests. These tests only have to be performed once for each cell or battery type of a given design. Additional testing may be required when a previously tested cell or battery undergoes design or construction changes. 

  • T1: Altitude Simulation
  • T2: Thermal Test
  • T3: Vibration
  • T4: Shock
  • T5: External Short Circuit
  • T6: Impact
  • T7: Overcharge
  • T8: Forced Discharge

IEC CERTIFICATION

The IEC, or International Electrotechnical Commission, writes international standards for all electrical, electronic, and related technologies. IEC standards address general, safety and transportation specifications and ensure electronic devices perform and operate safely. The IEC 62619IEC 62133 and IEC 60086-4 standards are the main IEC standards for Lithium batteries.

EPower Solutions offers the possibility to have the batteries that we have developed together certified by approved laboratories with whom we have privileged relations.

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IEC 62133 & IEC 60086-4 STANDARDS

The IEC 62133-1:2017 standard for nickel systems, the IEC 62133-2:2017 standard for secondary lithium systems and the IEC60086-4 standard for primary lithium cells and batteries specify the requirements and tests for non-acid, portable, and leak-proof batteries (with the exception of button cells), to ensure the safety of their operation under intended use and any reasonably foreseeable misuse.

The IEC62133 standard is increasing requested. In the past, it was most commonly found in the medical sector. Nowadays, is has become more and more widespread and is now found in a wide range of market sectors.

IEC 62619 STANDARD

The IEC 62619 standard specifies the requirements and tests for secondary lithium cells and batteries for use in industrial applications.

IEC 62619 certification is important for exporting batteries used in stationary applications, telecommunications, UPS, back-up power and motive applications, rail and off-road electric vehicles such as forklift trucks, AGV and marine.

UL 2054 CERTIFICATION

These American standards cover portable primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries used as a power source in a product and are intended to reduce the risk of fire or explosion when batteries are used in a product.

UL 2054 certification is intended to cover batteries in general use, which does not include the combination of the battery in its host equipment. This in turn must be covered by the requirements governing its application. UL standards are also intended to reduce the risk of injury to persons through fire or explosion when batteries are transported, stored or disposed of, once removed from the application. The UL 2054 standard does not cover toxic risks resulting in ingestion of a battery or its contents, nor the risk of injury to persons that occurs in the instance of a battery being cut open to reveal its contents.

EPower Solutions offers Certified Body Testing Laboratories located in Europe and Asia for manufacturers requiring UL certification. In order to perform the tests required by UL standards, it is necessary to provide samples.

UL 2054 TESTS

  • External Short Circuit
  • Abusive Overcharge / Discharge
  • Moulded Case Stress / Mold Stress
  • Freefall / Drop
  • Forced Discharge
  • Abnormal Charge
  • Limited Power Source
  • Components and Surface Temperature
  • 250N Force
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