Batteries are getting smaller and more energy efficient to meet consumer’s demand for smaller devices such as Bluetooth headsets and wearable devices. These small but powerful batteries pose a fire risk if a manufacturing flaw goes undetected.
Manufacturers can improve brand reputation by taking proactive steps to comply with battery safety standards and protect consumer safety. For decades, UL’s expert engineers and advisers have been helping manufacturers fulfill safety requirements and boost confidence and innovation in batteries. Benefiting from UL’s truly global overview, manufacturers can access multiple markets, quickly and without restriction.
Drawing on more than 120 years of expertise in product safety science, UL tests and certifies standby, primary and secondary batteries for various applications, with a focus on lithium types, to key national and international regulations, such as UN38.3, IEC 62133, UL 2054, IEEE 1625 or IEC 60086.
For decades, UL’s expert engineers and advisers have been helping manufacturers fulfill safety requirements and boost confidence and innovation in batteries.
With so many types of batteries, standards, and regional demands, the safety compliance process is time intensive but not with UL’s assistance. We’ll help identify the potential safety issues, develop a plan for standards testing, while also helping you understand how your products perform.
We test and certify virtually every type of battery available —including lithium-ion battery cells and packs, power banks, chargers, and adapters—to UL Standards as well as key international, national and regional regulations. For example, as a CTIA Authorized Test Laboratory (CATL), UL can test and certify cell phone rechargeable batteries and systems to CTIA Battery Certification Program.
Global Market Access
UL helps to simplify multiple market compliance by bundling product tests and certifications to meet all relevant national and regional market standards. Regardless of your location, this ‘one-stop-shop’ simplifies the process, reduces administrative and project management costs, and accelerates access to the global market.