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Battery Test Laboratory

In the battery test laboratory, batteries are examined in detail at cell, module and system level. This includes electrical tests, as well as an evaluation of safety through misuse tests.

Electrical tests

  • Support in selection of cell technology
  • Function checks
  • Characterization of batteries
  • Simulation of driving cycles
  • Durability studies
  • Calendar aging
  • Cyclic aging
  • Investigation of the influences of different environmental conditions

Safety tests

  • Thermal

           - Thermal stability

           - Elevated temperature storage

  • Mechanical

          - Internal short circuit 

          - Controlled crush

          - Drop

  • Electrical

         - Overcharge

         -  External short circuit

         - Rapid charge / discharge

Accreditations

  • IEC 62660-1: Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 1: Performance testing
  • ISO 12405-4: Electrically propelled road vehicles — Test specification for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems — Part 4: Performance testing
  • IEC 62133-2: Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary lithium cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications - Part 2: Lithium systems
  • IEC 62281: Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport
  • IEC 62660-2: Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 2: Reliability and abuse testing
  • UN38.3: UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Lithium Battery Testing Requirements