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Because battery failure is a real risk (and sometimes a desired outcome), environmental chambers need safety systems to protect from harmful explosions and ensure operator safety. Based on your testing needs and safety requirements, ESPEC can help with the following options to create a complete testing system. Common test standards for secondary lithium ion battery cells or modules: • UL 1642 - Standard for Lithium Batteries • UL 2054 - Household and Commercial Batteries • IEC 62133 - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells • IEC 62660-2 - Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 2: Reliability and abuse testing • SAE J2464 - Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) For more information on the test specifications see the table in the brochure or on our FAQ page: Battery Test Methods and Specifications.
Batteries need to be able to withstand drastic changes in temperature. The thermal shock and temperature cycling tests called out in the IEC, UL, and SAE standards test the battery’s integrity.
Hot and cold thermal testing determines the performance of batteries at various temperatures. These chambers are designed to incorporate various safety features for hot and cold testing of secondary lithium-ion batteries.
Note: Chambers for hot/cold testing are also suitable for heat-only tests
Industrial ovens for heat-stress testing of batteries at elevated temperatures, according to UL, IEC, and other standards. The ovens include safety features in the event of catastrophic battery failure.