IEC 60086 Battery Standard

Battery Testing and Certification

Achieve battery safety

Achieve battery safety

Ensure Safety and Reliability

Batteries are used in a range of applications such as transportation, renewable energy, grid storage, grid balancing, backup applications and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The safety and reliability of electric cars, rail and marine applications and aerospace transportation depends on the quality of its batteries. Battery safety and reliability is also a key concern for the renewable energy industry, which utilizes a wide selection of technologies for solar energy storage and other uses.

our testing services

Battery Abuse Testing - Simulate extreme environmental conditions and scenarios to test your battery beyond its limits. Our tests include nail penetration, short circuit, and thermal stability.

Battery Environmental Testing/Battery Durability Testing - Demonstrate the quality and reliability of your battery. Our tests include shock and vibration, EMC, thermal cycling, corrosion, dust, salt and humidity tests.

Battery Lifecycle Testing - Verify how long a battery lasts and demonstrate the quality of the product to customers. Our tests include cycle life testing, battery environmental cycle testing and battery calendar life testing.

Battery Performance Testing - Demonstrate the efficiency of batteries. Our experts can customize testing programs to suit specific customer requirements such as performance testing under various climatic conditions.

Battery Transport Testing - Ensure your batteries can be transported safely. We conduct tests for the United Nations requirements (UN 38.3) for the safe transportation of lithium batteries.

Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Battery Certification - Verify compliance of cellular products in accordance with the standard IEEE 1725 ‘Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones’ or IEEE 1625 "Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Multi-cell Mobile Computing Devices” and associated CTIA documents. TÜV SÜD is appointed by the CTIA as an CTIA Authorized Testing Laboratory (CATL), and can obtain CTIA Battery Certification on your behalf via our two dedicated laboratories based in Asia and Europe.

Dynamic Impact Test for Electric Vehicle Batteries - Develop safer batteries through comprehensive impact tests that model the actual conditions of a crash that may cause major deformation of the battery.

List of GLOBAL Battery testing standards

Our battery testing services are provided at all levels, with tests that cover investigations such as electrical, chemical, corrosive, mechanical and abuse. The standards that we test and certify to include, but are not limited to:

  • DOE/ID-11069 - FreedomCAR battery test manual for power-assisted hybrid electric vehicles
  • DOE/ID-11173 - FreedomCAR ultracapacitor test manual
  • IEC 62660-1/2 - Secondary batteries for the propulsion of electric road vehicles
  • IEC 62133 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes. Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications
  • ISO 12405-1/2 - Electrically propelled road vehicles — Test specification for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems
  • SAE J2464 - Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing
  • SAND 2005-3123 - Abuse test manual for electric and hybrid electric vehicles applications
  • SBA S1101 - Subsidy for stationary rechargeable energy storage system
  • UN 38.3 - UN Transportation Testing

Your trusted testing expert

Our holistic approach and commitment to safety will optimize the reliability of batteries and other energy storage devices products. We are known as a neutral and independent third-party technical service provider that focuses on delivering value to stakeholders rather than shareholders.

Through our expanding network of laboratories throughout North America, Germany, China, Korea and Singapore, our battery testing services are ready to serve the needs of clients. This global testing network provides the full range of testing services and validation planning. You can rely on our global network of experts for international market access and in-country experience. Also, our interdisciplinary expertise will add value to your product development.

Using TÜV SÜD for your battery testing needs allows your organization to:

  • Stay ahead of developments – with experts who are at the forefront of the rechargeable battery industry.
  • Benefit from a single-source provider – for testing and certification, extending through the entire value chain from component to final product.
  • Gain customer confidence – by leveraging on TÜV SÜD’s reputation as the preferred third-party testing partner.
  • Save time and money – with reliable tests that reduce warranty claims, time to market and R&D activities.
  • Enhance credibility – by working with a premium quality provider

Learn More About Our Laboratory Capabilities


A “Second Life” for Lithium-Ion Battery Modules
White paper

A “second life” for lithium-ion battery

Learn more about the current technologies

Learn More

Designing li-ion abuse tests
White paper

Designing Li-ion abuse tests

Find out the gaps in current lithium-ion EV battery standards and how different test methodologies impact safety performance results

Learn More

Internal Fire Testing
White paper

Safety of Lithium-ion Battery Systems

Read more about testing of potential effects of internal battery fires on electric vehicles and their intended occupants

Learn More

Lithium Ion Battery Storage and Handling
White paper

Lithium Ion Battery Storage and Handling

Avoid fire and explosion risks through proper storage and risk mitigation

Learn More


Next Steps

Site Selector