On an area of approx. 2000 square meters, the traction batteries will be tested in the battery test house on more than 30 test benches for their safety and functionality, by simulating realistic vehicle conditions or accidents. With various equipment, the test engineers test both the individual cells as well as complete battery packs. The use cases range from motorized bicycle to trucks. Even high-performance batteries with a voltage of 1000 volts, a length of up to two meters and a weight of 500 kilograms are tested here.
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Apart from the questions related to safety, further focus is on the performance, reliability and endurance of the traction batteries. The number of possible loading cycles is also controlled as well as the interaction with external factors. Thus the engineers of SGS test on the environmental simulation of how the Lithium-Ion batteries will behave when they are exposed to salt spray, water or dust. All the test equipment is designed in such a way that the batteries can be operated and monitored during the test to examine their functionality under realistic conditions. Even the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of traction batteries is tested by SGS in Munich. Thus the laboratory can produce all the relevant evidence such as for adherence to reliability requirements (ISO 12405, ISO 16750, LV 124), UN transport test for Lithium batteries (UN 38.3) as well as individual specifications of the automobile industry.
However, the new battery test house is only part of the facilities with which the SGS group at Munich location supports the renowned automobile manufacturers and suppliers with the introduction of electrical and hybrid vehicles. Under the guidance of SGS-TÜV Saar the experts also provide support in all questions related to type approval (homologation)
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