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.
This test simulates air transport under low-pressure conditions.
This test assesses cell and battery seal integrity and internal electrical connections. The test is conducted using rapid and extreme temperature changes.
This test simulates vibration during transport.
This test simulates possible impacts during transport.
T.5 External Short Circuit
This test simulates an external short circuit.
This test simulates an impact. (Cell Only)
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.
Please visit http://www.iata.org/ and http://live.unece.org/ for more information regarding the UN Regulations and Testing.
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.