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SGS’s battery testing service – including nail penetration testing, crush, overcharge, short circuit, high temperature and temperature shock – allows you to meet battery safety standards and other regulatory requirements.

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In addition to assisting in your compliance, we help you produce safe products and reduce your risk of liability claims.

Testing traction batteries to ensure they are safe is integral to the development and widespread recognition of electric mobility (e-mobility). We can evaluate functional safety, test for electrical and electromagnetic compatibility, and assess performance and reliability. Additionally, our testing can help to ensure safety in extreme conditions such as accidents and abnormal use.

Using our ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratories, we conduct charging and discharging tests (up to 1000 V, 600 A, 240 kW) and drive cycle simulation, as well as abuse and accident tests. We are equipped to cover hazards up to level seven for cells, modules and packs, and perform the following tests:

  • Overcharge
  • Short circuit
  • Nail penetration
  • Altitude
  • Vibration
  • Mechanical shock
  • Impact drop
  • Roll over
  • Crash/crush
  • Heating
  • Fuel Fire
  • Temperature shock immersion

Any emitted substances such solids or gas can be analyzed to discover their flammability and/or toxicity.

With the world’s largest network in this sector and extensive technical know-how, we can help you get through the entire safety life cycle – wherever you are based. We perform testing for all relevant standards including IEC 62133 and IEC 62660, IEEE 1625 and IEC 1725, ISO 12405, SAE J2464 and SAE J2929, BATSO 01, Freedom Car, UL 1642, UL 2054, QC/T 743, JIS D5305 and the OEM-specification of relevant car manufacturers.

Combined test programs together with the UN 38.3 Transportation Regulation are available. Our experts also prepare advice and conduct tests according to draft and prospective regulatory requirements such as new revisions of UN ECE R 100 (UN ECE RESS).

Contact SGS now to find out how our battery testing services can help you meet regulatory requirements.