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Battery Testing Laboratory Capabilities

Battery development and validation testing to current and emerging standards

Our laboratories are fully equipped to support the following tests:

Performance Testing

TÜV SÜD has cell and pack channels that can perform testing of hybrid and electric car batteries, modules and cells.

Transport Testing

Environmental tests according to UN 38.3

Environmental Testing

Environmental Tests

  • Thermal shock
  • Temperature cycling -55°C to +140°C
  • Altitude simulation (UN38.3)
  • Dust
  • Humidity
  • EMC
  • IP testing
  • Roll over test
  • SO 16750

Special environmental tests:

  • Exposure to harmful gases
  • Chemical exposure
  • Salt water immersion testing of packs up to 3m length

Abuse Testing

Our abuse test bunkers are specially equipped to conduct a comprehensive range of abuse tests safely.

Special equipment:

  • High speed video monitoring, infrared camera, spark source
  • 6 m³ immersion basin
  • 1-97 mW short circuit resistance board (max. current 20 kA)

Examples of standards that we can test to:

  • SAE J 2464, US Freedom car, UN38.3, IEC 62660,
  • Customized tests available

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