VDE Testlab Offenbach
2020-02-26 TOP

Battery testing

Offering extensive testing services (electrical, mechanical, environmental, abuse) in state-of-the-art laboratories with over 3.000 sqm test area, our VDE Prime Labs can support your battery and energy storage testing requirements.


Dr. Jochen Mähliß
Frauke Schütte

The VDE Prime Labs' network is a one-stop shop offering comprehensive testing services and extensive technical expertise for the battery and energy storage industry, through testing laboratories around the world.

  • State-of-the-art testing laboratories with over 3,000 sqm test area, accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025
  • Operating worldwide (Germany, Singapore, [coming soon: USA and China]) - guaranteeing customers fast local market access
  • One stop for extensive testing possibilities:
    - Performance and efficiency
    - Lifetime
    - Safety testing (electrical, thermal, mechanical)
  • Certification based on national and international standards by the VDE certification body  
  • Technical engineers are high-level experts providing combined decades of battery experience, high-quality work and competence
  • Value-adding guidance for customized testing, technology scouting and research and development / product development to support companies that are manufacturing batteries / energy storage and those utilizing batteries / energy storage in their products or systems / power plants.
Battery test lab 1

Electrical testing

Testing of batteries, modules and battery assemblies, consisting of multiple modules, intended for use in electric vehicles and stationary ESS

  • Performance
  • Life-cycle/Ageing
  • External short circuit
  • Internal short circuit
  • Overcharge
  • Overdischarge


  • Voltages from 0 V to 1 kV DC
  • Currents up to 1.440 A
  • Power rates up to 500 kW 
Mechanical testing

Mechanical testing

  • Vibration
  • Shock: half sine, saw tooth, rectangle
  • Drop
  • Crush


  • Shaker 120kN
  • 1.2 m x 1.2 m base
  • 1.000 kg max. load
  • With climate chamber 

Environmental testing

  • Altitude simulation (2.4 m3)
  • Temperature shock and cycling
  • Corrosion
  • Sun simulation
  • Ingress protection
  • EMC
  • REACh/RoHS


  • More than 30 climate chambers
  • Up to 1200L
  • -70 °C to +180 °C
  • 25 K/min 
Battery abuse testing

Abuse testing

  • Crush
  • Nail penetration
  • Short circuits
  • Overcharge
  • Overdischarge
  • Overheat / Thermal abuse
  • Fire Propagation (coming soon)
  • Battery forensics


  • Four abuse chambers
  • Innovative fire fighting Equipment
  • Venturion gas washer (100 m3/min) 


BESS certifications