Energy Assurance utilizes extensive knowledge of batteries and testing to provide the battery industry with a comprehensive, and responsive battery safety and performance testing partner. Of course, we are an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited lab for the testing of portable batteries to a number of US and international standards.  Our scopes of accreditation include IEC 62133, IEC 61960-1, UN 38.3, UL 62133, UL 1642 and UL 2054 as well as other international battery standards. As such, Energy Assurance offers a full range of battery safety and performance testing and certification capabilities.  Correspondingly, we have accreditations through ANAB as well as maintaining membership in the UL Certificated Agent Program (CAP), TUV Certification After Review of Agent Testing (CARAT).  Also, we are certified as a CB Test Laboratory for IEC 62133:2012, IEC 62281:2012, and IEC 60086-4:2014.  Additionally, we provide extensive support for obtaining international certifications required for battery packs, this includes areas such as India, China, Korea, and Japan.

SAFETY & TRANSPORTATION TESTING

Energy Assurance can provide testing and certification to the following safety and transportation standards:

  • UN 38.3 RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS – UN MANUAL OF TESTS AND CRITERIA, 5TH REVISED EDITION
  • IEC 62133 SECONDARY CELLS AND BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE AND OTHER NON-ALKALINE-ACID ELECTROLYTES – SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR PORTABLE SEALED SECONDARY CELLS, AND FOR BATTERIES MADE FROM THEM, FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS
  • UL 1642 STANDARD FOR SAFETY OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
  • UL 2054 STANDARD FOR SAFETY OF COMMERCIAL AND HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES
  • IEC 60086-4 PRIMARY BATTERIES – PART 4: SAFETY OF LITHIUM BATTERIES
  • IEC 62281 SAFETY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LITHIUM CELLS AND BATTERIES DURING TRANSPORT

PERFORMANCE TESTING

We have capabilities to provide a full range of performance testing for cells and batteries, including:

  • IEC 61960 SECONDARY CELLS AND BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROCHTES – SECONDARY LITHIUM CELLS AND BATTERIES FOR PORTABLE APPLICATIONS
  • ANSI C18.1M PORTABLE CELLS AND BATTERIES WITH AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE
  • ANSI C18.2M PORTABLE RECHARGEABLE CELLS AND BATTERIES
  • IEC 60086-2 PRIMARY BATTERIES
  • Cell and battery cycle life testing
  • Cell and battery capacity checks

CUSTOMIZED TESTING

In addition to providing full-service battery safety and performance testing, we have extensive testing capabilities to perform individual verification tests in the following areas:

Individual Test Capabilities:

  • Cell and battery cycle life testing
  • Cell and battery capacity checks
  • Temperature cycling
  • Storage at temperature
  • High and low temperature performance
  • High rate discharge performance
  • Oven exposure, heating
  • Short circuit at room and elevated temperature
  • Overcharge and overvoltage testing
  • Low pressure/altitude simulation
  • Vibration (slip table)
  • Forced discharge
  • Drop/free fall to various surfaces
  • Impact

Engineering Support – Risk Mitigation:

  • Compliance planning
  • Test regime development
  • Product validation support

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