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More and more lithium batteries are being manufactured nowadays and most of them do not reach retail stores or distributors without first having been transported over some considerable distance. However, there are potential safety concerns, and safety during the transportation of lithium batteries should be a priority issue on every check-list. This is especially the case with the transportation of lithium products by air freight. All manufacturers should check that the carrier they choose has been properly certified to UN38.3 standard. A carrier who has been certified will optimize transportation safety and ensure punctual and safe delivery. We and our partners have comprehensive testing equipment and the technical capability to ensure the safety of batteries during transport with full compliance with the UN38.3 standards and all the relevant legal requirements.

The prevalence of personal mobile devices has encouraged manufacturers to swamp the market with an eye-dazzling range of products. The consumer, in turn, is spending increasing amounts of time interacting with these personal gadgets. This makes battery performance a primary consideration in the choice of electronic products. Manufacturers continue to invest enormous resources in the development of more and more powerful batteries. New materials and technologies are being realized in these myriad of commercial electronic products every day. In their race to reach the market before their competitors, the manufacturers make full use of air transportation services. However, battery products are potentially dangerous if improperly designed or protected and such potential hazards can expose an aircraft or crew members to unexpected dangers.

In view of the global concern about the safety of lithium battery transportaion, many countries have introduced legislation and issued guidelines and standards for the transportation of lithium battery products. Among these are the UN Transportation Testing (UN/DOT 38.3) for Lithium Batteries (section 38.3 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods- Manual of Tests and Criteria commonly known as UN 38.3) which has been widely adopted worldwide. The UN Manual of Tests and Criteria categorizes hazardous substances into nine classes and lithium batteries are specified as one of these. Section 38.3 specifies the testing procedures for the transport of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries and recommendations for assessing the potential for hazardous incidents during transport.

IEC 62281 International Standards set by IECEE (at the same level of UN 38.3) are specific guidelines for transport of primary and secondary lithium cell and batteries by air, sea or land. Currently, UN 38.3 and IEC 62281 are the most commonly used standards in the world for the assessment of conditions for the transportation of lithium batteries.

Our and our partners laboratories are equipped with advanced professional facilities for testing battery performance and safety and offers testing services to manufacturers for the transport of batteries based on the UN 38.3 and IEC 62281 standards, and multinational certification for safety (IEC 62133), performance (IEC 61960), chemical properties (2006/66/EC) and electromagnetic compatibility. For more information and inquiries, please call our service hotline, or use the contact form.

All our services benefit from:

  • Unmatched project timelines to get your products to the global market on your schedule, not your partner lab’s schedule
  • A global network of battery testing laboratories
  • Supply chain management by third party verification of packaging, labeling and certification
  • All testing, approval, certification and inspection services from small cells to heavy vehicle battery systems
  • Support at any stage of the product life cycle, such as generation, operation and disposal
  • Capacity to run multiple large testing projects

Leading the way, our technical experts are active industry committee members, ensuring that our knowledge and understanding is second to none.


We offer testing against the following standards:

Safety:

  • ANSI C18.1M, Part 2
  • ANSI C18.2M, Part 2
  • ANSI C18.3M, Part 2
  • CNS 13438
  • CNS 15364
  • CNS 14336-1
  • GOST R IEC 62133
  • EN/IEC 60086-3
  • EN/IEC 60086-4
  • EN/IEC 60086-5
  • EN/IEC 62133
  • JIS C 8712
  • JIS C 8714
  • TIS 2217-2548
  • UL 1642
  • UL 2054 
  • UL 2575

Performance:

  • ANSI C18.1M, Part 1
  • ANSI C18.1M, Part 2
  • ANSI C18.2M, Part 1
  • ANSI C18.2M, Part 2
  • ANSI C18.3M, Part 1
  • ANSI C18.3M, Part 2
  • BATSO 01
  • CNS 13438
  • CNS 15364
  • EN/IEC 60086-1
  • EN/IEC 60086-2
  • CNS 14336-1
  • EN/IEC 61951-1
  • EN/IEC 61951-2
  • EN/IEC 61960
  • EN/IEC 62281
  • UN 38.3
  • Transportation

Telecommunications:

  • CTIA Certification Requirements for Battery System Compliance to IEEE 1725
  • CTIA Certification Requirements for Battery System Compliance to IEEE 1625
  • IEEE 1725
  • IEEE 1625
  • EN/IEC 60086-1
  • EN/IEC 60086-2
  • EN/IEC 60086-3
  • EN/IEC 60086-4
  • EN/IEC 60086-5
  • EN/IEC 61951-1
  • EN/IEC 61951-2
  • EN/IEC 61960
  • EN/IEC 62133
  • EN/IEC 62281
  • IEEE 1725
  • IEEE 1625
  • JIS C 8712
  • JIS C 8714
  • TIS 2217-2548
  • UL 1642
  • UL 2054
  • UL 2575
  • UN 38.3

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  • "Bevor Lithiumzellen überhaupt befördert werden dürfen, müssen sie bestimmte Tests erfolgreich bestehen. Dieser UN38.3 Test simuliert Transportbedingungen wie Druck, Temperatur, Quetschung, Aufprall und viele weitere. Sprechen Sie uns an, wir beraten Sie gerne zum Thema Transport"
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