Battery Testing

Battery testing affects the lives of both civilians and service people by enforcing performance and safety standards. Halt HASS tests from Qualmark use combined testing scenarios in a testing chamber to stress multiple failure types. The standards below use Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screen to push batteries to their limits in both consumer and industrial applications. Contact a Qualmark Professional Services representative to learn more about how we can help you design a program to meet standards such as IEC 62133.

Testing Standards

Description

This SAE Recommended Practice is intended as a guide toward standard practice and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances. It describes a body of tests which may be used as needed for abuse testing of electric or hybrid electric vehicle batteries to determine the response of such batteries to conditions or events which are beyond their normal operating range. This document is derived from a similar document originally developed by the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium.

Standard

J2464

Testing For

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle - Rechargeable Energy Storage

Description

These requirements cover portable primary (nonrechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries for use as power sources in products. These batteries consist of either a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in series, parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by chemical reaction.

Standard

UL 2054

Testing For

Household and Commercial Batteries

Description

These requirements cover primary (nonrechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries for use as power sources in products. These batteries contain metallic lithium, or a lithium alloy, or a lithium ion, and may consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in series, parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an irreversible or reversible chemical reaction.

Standard

UL 1642

Testing For

Lithium Batteries – long life critical devices - pacemakers, electronic, medical devices; less critical - toys, clocks, cameras, oceanographic applications.

Description

IEC 62660-1 specifies the performance (reliability and abuse) testing for automobile traction lithium-ion cells that differ from the other cells including those for portable and stationary applications specified by the other IED standards. It is specific to electric vehicle applications.

Standard

IEC 62660-2

Testing For

Secondary Lithium-ion cells for Propulsion of Electric Road Vehicles - Part 2: Reliability and abuse Testing

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