Whether it’s batteries or energy storage systems, the VDE Institute is your reliable test partner
2020-02-24 Testing + Certification

Testing and Certification of Batteries at VDE Institute


Tobias Daum

The VDE Institute tests and certifies your batteries according to current standards and distinguishes itself with test seals for the national and international market. Because if too little attention is paid to quality during battery manufacturing, it can affect the performance and safety of batteries. Defective batteries can damage devices. In the worst-case scenario, it may even cause fires or explosions and thus, personal injury as well. This is why an increasing number of consumers are also looking out for the independent VDE mark on batteries.

Battery and environmental test center at the VDE Institute

Developments in electromobility and increased demand for wireless electric devices increase the demand for powerful and reliable batteries. Thanks to lithium-ion batteries and other technologies, an increasing number of electrical products that are currently tethered to a power cable can operate "wirelessly" in the future. To test batteries and fuel cells, the VDE Institute has established an ultra-modern test center for battery and environmental simulation tests. Whether it’s for entertainment electronics, medical equipment, tools for house and garden or energy storage systems – the experts at the VDE institute can test all sorts of batteries and storage systems in this test center. They can also perform this testing during product development.

The experts at the VDE Institute extensively test batteries

Chemical, mechanical and thermal battery tests at the VDE Institute

At the VDE Institute, we perform mechanical, thermal and chemical tests on batteries

High demands are placed on the safety and reliability of batteries worldwide. As a result, the experts at the VDE Institute conduct extensive testing. We perform chemical analyses and tests related to compliance of requirements according to Battery Directive 2006/66/EC and assess the corrosion resistance. The effects of shocks, vibrations, vacuum, squashing, piercing, freefall and impact on batteries are tested during mechanical tests. A climate chamber is used to test if batteries can withstand various thermal conditions (climate test, temperature shock, moisture).

VDE Prime Lab Singapur

Demand in the field of renewable energies is increasing worldwide and along with it, the demand for stationary and mobile storage systems. The market for energy storage systems is currently unfolding very dynamically, primarily in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. With laboratories in Asia, Germany and the USA, VDE Renewables is expanding its testing and certification product portfolio for energy storage products and systems on an international scale.

The VDE Prime Lab Singapore’s services and product Portfolio:

  • Energy storage performance and safety tests according to international Standards
  • Tailor-made safety tests beyond the normal Standard
  • Research and development in the field of battery cells
  • Prototype development for battery systems
  • Tailor-made services for the finance industry: Certification for bankability, investability and insurability
  • Advising for energy storage and battery technology

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