Battery Safety Testing

Chilworth offers a full range of Battery Performance Testing.

Chilworth Dekra is a leading entity in providing battery safety testing services. We can test your product to various safety and regulatory standards, including IEC 62133 and UN 38.3. Our battery safety testing laboratory is IEECE CB approved and we are a Certification Body (CB) in the CB scheme.

IEC 62133

IEC 62133 is an International Standard that specifies requirements and tests for the safe operation of portable sealed secondary cells and batteries (other than button) containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolyte, under intended use and reasonably foreseeable misuse. Effective May 1, 2012, all batteries classified as secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes for use in portable applications must be tested and certified to IEC 62133.

IEC 62133 is the most important standard for exporting Lithium-Ion batteries, including those used in IT equipment, tools, laboratory, household and medical equipment. The various tests including the acceptance criteria requirements are provided in the Table below:

IEC 62133 – Tests List
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UN Transportation Testing (UN/DOT 38.3)

In the United States, lithium primary and rechargeable cells and batteries are regulated in accordance by Part 49 Code of Federal Regulations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Under the HMR, 49 CFR parts 171-180, most lithium batteries and equipment packed with lithium batteries are regulated as Class 9 materials. For shipping of lithium batteries, most of them have to pass the testing requirements of Part III, sub-section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria.  The various tests including the acceptance criteria requirements are provided in the Table below:

UN/DOT 38.3 – Requirements and Tests List
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