Energy Assurance expands CBTL Scope to Include IEC 60086-4 4th Edition

Energy Assurance was recently granted an expansion to our CBTL scope to include IEC 60086-4, 4th edition.  Our scope already included the 3rd edition of IEC 60086-4, as well as IEC 62133, both 1st and 2nd editions, and IEC 62281 2nd edition.  CB reports to either the 3rd or 4th edition can be completed in coordination with our NCB, Underwriters Laboratories.  With a scope that covers the safety of primary Lithium cells and batteries, the standards test program is very similar to the primary battery and cell level testing required by the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria.  Energy Assurance is committed to providing our customers with access to certifications and testing to the latest domestic and international standards for both primary and secondary small portable batteries. This latest revision of the IEC 60086-4 standard was released in September of 2014 and includes minor revisions from the 3rd edition.  View our full scope here.

The CB Scheme is an international program created by the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) for the acceptance of product safety test results among participating laboratories and certification organizations around the world.  A CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) is a laboratory recognized in the CB Scheme to conduct testing and issue CB Test Reports in one or more product categories under the responsibility of its associated NCB(s). CBTLs may operate in the Scheme for different NCBs with which they are associated however when employed by multiple NCBs a determined category, i.e. OFF, can only be operated with one NCB. A National Certification Body (NCB) is a certification organization that grants nationally recognized conformity certificates to electrical products each CBTL is associated with an NCB, Energy Assurance is associated with Underwriters Laboratories as our NCB for battery testing and certification (BATT).