Because battery failure is a real risk (and sometimes a desired outcome), environmental chambers need safety systems to protect from harmful explosions and ensure operator safety. Based on your testing needs and safety requirements, ESPEC can help with the following options to create a complete testing system.
Common test standards for secondary lithium ion battery cells or modules:
Battery Fast Temperature Cycling & Shock - Batteries need to be able to withstand drastic changes in temperature. The thermal shock and temperature cycling tests called out in the IEC, UL, and SAE standards test the battery’s integrity.
Battery Hot/Cold Testing - Hot and cold thermal testing determines the performance of batteries at various temperatures. These chambers are designed to incorporate various safety features for hot and cold testing of secondary lithium-ion batteries.
Battery Heat Testing - Industrial ovens for heat-stress testing of batteries at elevated temperatures, according to UL, IEC, and other standards. The ovens include safety features in the event of catastrophic battery failure.