Battery Testing Services - TÜV SÜD America

By: Tüv Süd America  09-12-2011
Keywords: Testing Services

Development and production of electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles are increasing each year.  A critical component to the success of these vehicles is the battery system.  Many automakers and suppliers are facing new safety standards and test methods as these vehicles are developed. 

TÜV SÜD provides an array of engineering and battery testing services to support e-mobility programs and has now added the capability to perform abuse, durability, and life cycle testing for automotive batteries, including, but not limited to:

FreedomCar Battery Durability and Abuse Testing

  • Static Capacity
  • Pulse Power Characterization
  • Self Discharge
  • Cold Cranking
  • Thermal Performance
  • Operating Set Point Stability
  • Cycle Life
  • Calendar Life
  • Reference Performance
  • Impedance Spectrum Measurements
  • Thermal Management Load
  • System-Level Combined Life Verification
  • Controlled Crush (cell/module)
  • Penetration (cell/module)
  • Drop
  • Immersion
  • Roll Over Simulation
  • Mechanical Shock
  • Thermal Stability
  • Elevated Temperature Storage
  • Rapid Charge/Discharge
  • Thermal Shock Cycling
  • Overcharge/Overvoltage
  • Short Circuit
  • Over Discharge/ Voltage Reversal
  • Partial Short Circuit

UNDOT – Transportation of Dangerous Goods

  • T1-Altitude Simulation
  • T2- Thermal Test
  • T3- Vibration
  • T4- Shock
  • T5- External Short Circuit
  • T6- Impact
  • T7- Overcharge
  • T8- Forced Discharge

SAE J 2464 Rechargeable Energy Storage System Safety and Abuse Testing

  • Shock
  • Drop
  • Penetration
  • Roll Over
  • Immersion
  • Crush
  • High Temperature Hazard
  • Thermal Stability
  • Life Cycling
  • Thermal Shock
  • Passive Propagation Resistance
  • Short Circuit
  • Over Charge
  • Over Discharge
  • Separator Shutdown Integrity
TÜV SÜD has been appointed by the CTIA as a CTIA Authorized Testing Laboratory (CATL), allowing us to obtain CTIA Battery Certification on your behalf. CTIA Battery Certification is becoming increasingly necessary to satisfy U.S. network operators that your cellular product system is safe. Without certification you may find that the network operators refuse to accept your products.

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Sales Manager- East Region 
Phone: 248-670-0200 

Keywords: Testing Services

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