Whether it’s batteries or energy storage systems, the VDE Institute is your reliable test partner
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2021-01-14 Testing + Certification

Testing and Certification of Batteries at VDE

The VDE 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. 

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Battery and environmental test center at the VDE

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, household appliances, tools for house and garden or energy storage systems – the experts at VDE 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 extensively test batteries
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Chemical, electrical, mechanical, environmental and thermal battery tests at VDE

At VDE, we perform mechanical, thermal and chemical tests on batteries
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High demands are placed on the safety and reliability of batteries worldwide. As a result, the experts at VDE conduct battery and energy storage testing services in state-of-the-art laboratories with over 3.000 sqm test area in Germany and Singapore (coming soon: USA and China). 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).

Benefits of working with VDE:

  • One stop for extensive testing possibilities
  • Customer-specific testing
  • Certification based on national and international standards by the VDE certification body
  • Engineers are high-level experts providing 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.

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Unser Leistungsangebot im Überblick

We offer various services for testing batteries
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  • Performance and power tests on cells, modules and battery systems
  • Cyclical / calendrical service life tests
  • Vibration tests with climatic overlay and electrical operation
  • Electrical and mechanical abuse testing
  • Testing the functional safety of battery management systems (BMS)
  • Fulfillment of customer-specific testing requirements
  • Certification and standards-based testing
  • Safety testing (electrical, thermal, mechanical)
  • Transport safety (e.g. UN 38.3 transport test)
  • Product safety
  • Height simulation / negative pressure
  • Environmental simulation tests (chemical, mechanical and thermal) (e.g. according to DIN EN 60068 series)
  • Ingress Protection (IP)
  • EMC
  • Chemical analyses
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