Safety and Transport Tests

IEC Safety Test

Secondary cells and batteries, which contain basic or non-acidic electrolytes, must follow certain safety requirements, in order to be used in mobile devices. Since the 1st of May 2012,  IEC62133 is the leading standard, and lithium-ion batteries must be tested accordingly, in order to be used. It deals mainly with batteries, which are used by laboratories, in medical equipment and certain power tools.

Tests according to IEC

  • 8.2.1 Continuous charge
  • 8.2.2 Moulded case stress at high ambient temperature (battery)
  • 8.3.1 External short circuit (Cell)
  • 8.3.2 External short circuit (Battery)
  • 8.3.3 Free fall
  • 8.3.4 Thermal abuse (cells)
  • 8.3.5 Crush (Cells)
  • 8.3.6 Overcharge (Battery)
  • 8.3.7 Forced Discharge (Zellen)
  • 8.3.8 Transport Test
  • 8.3.9 Design evaluation – Forced internal short circuit (cells)

UN 38.3 Transport Test

Nowadays more and more lithium batteries are being produced, and many of them must be transported over long distances, before they reach the end-user. In this process, safety is paramount. The majority is being transported via air cargo. In order to be able to carry out the transport, the airline must fulfill the requirements of the UN38.3 certification (UN Transportation Testing). UN38.3 is a worldwide approved and recognized testing process for the transport of li-ion batteries, which insures, that the customer will receive his products safely and on time.

Tests according to UN 38.3:

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

The long certification process requires knowledge and experience. Our team of experts will gladly support and advise you in the process of testing, certifying and transport of your products. Contact us for more details.