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Battery Abuse Testing

Ensure your batteries meet the highest standards

Battery Abuse Testing

Ensure your batteries meet the highest standards

TÜV SÜD abuse testing services help customers to design and manufacture products that meet the highest levels of safety and quality, in line with industry and regulatory requirements.

With our modern, fully equipped facilities, we are able to simulate extreme environmental conditions and scenarios to test your battery beyond its limits.

Our range of safety tests includes but is not limited to

  • Nail penetration
  • Overcharge / over discharge
  • Short circuit
  • Thermal stability
  • Cycling without active cooling
  • Crush / crash
  • Drop
  • Fire
  • Immersion
  • Gas analysis

Our services are applicable to an extensive range of applications such as electric vehicles, stationary batteries, rail and marine applications, 2-wheel vehicles, grid storage, grid balancing, backup applications, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), e-bikes, off-road and aerospace.


TÜV SÜD is the trusted battery testing expert. Our holistic approach and commitment to safety will optimise the reliability of battery and other energy storage devices products. We are known as a neutral and independent third-party technical service provider, with a focus on delivering value to stakeholders rather than shareholders.

  • Stay ahead of developments – with global experts who are at the forefront of the electrical energy storage industry and can help you meet customer and regulatory safety requirements.
  • Benefit from a single-source provider – for testing and certification that extends 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.



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