United Nations Testing

The UN Publication "Recommendations on the Transport Of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations" and its counterpart "Recommendations on the Transport Of Dangerous Goods Manual of Tests and Criteria" are the internationally recognized authority for the testing, packaging, and shipping of Dangerous Goods.

Epec follows these documents and provide our customers with safe, tested battery assemblies that can weather the rigors of transport. New battery assemblies requiring testing are certified for transport against a series of tests as applicable.

T.1 Altitude

This test simulates air transport under low-pressure conditions.

T.2 Thermal

This test assesses cell and battery seal integrity and internal electrical connections. The test is conducted using rapid and extreme temperature changes.

T.3 Vibration

This test simulates vibration during transport.

T.4 Shock

This test simulates possible impacts during transport.

T.5 External Short Circuit

This test simulates an external short circuit.

T.6 Impact

This test simulates an impact. (Cell Only)

T.7 Overcharge

This test evaluates the ability of a rechargeable battery to withstand an overcharge condition.

T.8 Forced Discharge

This test evaluates the ability of a primary or a rechargeable cell to withstand a forced discharge condition.

UN Regulations

Please visit http://www.iata.org/ and http://live.unece.org/ for more information regarding the UN Regulations and Testing.

Custom Battery Pack Certifications

Download IATA - Lithium Battery Guidance PDF document for more information on the transportation of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries. Also see, UN Test Manual for Lithium Battery Requirements.

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As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year plus story of Epec is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry.

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  • Epec Founded in 1952
  • IPC Founded in 1957
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