Electric Vehicle Battery Testing

It is forecasted that Electric Vehicles will account for 35% of total new car sales by 2025.
As one of the most critical parts of an electric vehicle the associated batteries are undergoing furious development to fulfil the requirements from the Electric Vehicle manufacturers. The testing standards and procedures are also being evaluated continuously. Tests look to assess the life expectancy of battery cells, modules and packs; determine battery safety in a wide range of situations; and evaluate the performance of batteries under a range of different environmental conditions.

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The specific tests required for an EV are: 

  • vibration tests
  • thermal shock and cycling
  • mechanical integrity
  • fire resistance
  • overcharge/discharge protection test
  • over temperature protection
  • vehicle watertightness 
  • external/internal short circuit protection tests

All these tests have independent procedures to check the battery capability.

The Vibration and Shock Testing is an essential element in order to ensure the safety and robustness of the battery technology. Presently, there are three international test standards which are commonly used for Vibration and Shock Testing. They are UN 38.3, ISO 12405-1, and SA J2380. Some vehicle manufacturers also have their own test standards.

The ETS SHAKER SERIES with IPA Amplifier technology, available from CentraTEQ, is designed to meet the requirement of Battery vibration and shock test standards. The Vibration Controller software has also been developed to ensure the utmost testing accuracy.

Do you have questions about EV battery testing? 

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