Batteries are being used in a growing 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 utilises a wide selection of technologies for solar energy storage and other applications.
Our battery testing 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.
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.
Simulate extreme environmental conditions and scenarios to test your battery beyond its limits (download Infosheet to learn more). Our range of tests includes but is not limited to:
Demonstrate the efficiency of batteries. Our experts can customise testing programs to suit specific customer requirements such as performance testing under various climatic conditions.
Demonstrate the quality and reliability of your battery. Our tests include vibration, shock, EMC, thermal cycling, corrosion, dust, salt and humidity tests.
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.
A dynamic impact test simulates a real vehicle accident to determine the true safety performance of the battery when the car body is deformed. TÜV SÜD can perform dynamic impact tests for electric vehicle batteries and provide advice on the optimum test design. The tests are conducted at our crash test facility, which utilises impactors with variable mass and geometry.
Batteries are tested at all levels, with tests that cover investigations such as electrical, chemical, corrosive, mechanical and abuse. The standards that we test to include, but are not limited to:
TÜV SÜD formulated and issued the standard PPP 59034A:2014 for RESS (Renewable energy storage Systems) ahead of international standardisation organisations aimed at helping customers bridge gaps in current RESS standards.
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.
Through our expanding network of laboratories throughout North America, Germany, China, Korea and Singapore, we are ready to serve the needs of customers. This global testing network provides the full range of testing services and validation planning. Out interdisciplinary expertise will add value to your product development and you can also rely on our global network of experts for international market access and in-country experience.
Our laboratories are fully equipped to support the following tests:
Abuse testing, examples: