Shock and Vibration Battery Testing Solutions
Batteries power many of the things that enable and fulfill our everyday lives. As our lives have become less tethered – devices have surely become more efficient – but also – batteries now provide higher energy densities.
Think for a moment about shipping all these batteries…In very real terms – a shipment can represent a huge energy density – and in a mishap – that energy could be released in a very undesirable way.
Most batteries undergo transportation simulation tests to comply with international shipping standards. This is especially true for lithium ion batteries. To ensure safety during shipment, lithium batteries must be tested per UN/DOT specifications. The UN Manual of Tests and Criteria section 38.3 (UN/DOT 38.3) outlines the tests for lithium batteries. Lansmont has the Test Equipment and expertise to perform (UN/DOT 38.3) tests–T3 (Vibration), T4 (Shock), and T6 (Impact).
Transport hazards are not the only dynamic conditions that battery designs must survive. When a portable electronic device sheds it packaging upon receipt, you may find the everyday use environment to be more rigorous than the shipping environment. In an automotive electric / hybrid application, batteries will be exposed to endless vibration as a matter of course. A variety of industry specifications exist for testing batteries to ensure that they can stand up to this type of use:
- IEC 62133 (Vibration, Drop, Shock)
- SAE J2464 (Shock, Drop, Data Acquisition)
- UL 2054 (Shock, Vibration)
- UL 2202 (Vibration, Drop)
- UL 2231 (Drop, Shock, Vibration)