Guide to safer micromobility charging equipment
Shared micromobility services not only facilitate public transit but also address congestion, emissions and noise pollution in the urban environment.
With the increased adoption of micromobility for urban transportation, micromobility charging stations and equipment are set to grow at a faster pace.
Commercial micromobility charging stations are usually owned or operated by public-private partnerships and inter-municipal cooperation and provides docking, locking, charging and controls for micromobility vehicles.
Many micromobility charging infrastructures include kiosks, charging interfaces, built-in charging circuits and battery management systems, power conversion units, and field wiring/installation. They are intended to be permanently connected to an electrical grid, located outdoors, and open to public access. In some cases, the stations may also include battery-swapping capabilities.
Hence, there are numerous safety, performance, and durability considerations around micromobility charging equipment, such as:
- Protection against weather and other outdoor influences
- Protection of interconnecting (charging) cables
- Protection of charging interface
- Battery safety
- Safety of field wiring connections
UL Solutions has been supporting the micromobility industry for years, contributing to UL 2849, the Standard for Electrical Systems for e-Bikes, as well as UL 2272, the Standard for Electrical Systems for Personal e-Mobility Devices.
We can provide certification for UL 4900, Outline of Investigation for Safety of Micromobility Charging Equipment. By tapping into our technical expertise and testing capabilities, we can help you demonstrate compliance and evaluate the performance of your micromobility charging equipment.
Our comprehensive range of testing and certification offerings for micromobility charging equipment include:
- UL 4900, Outline of Investigation for Safety of Micromobility Charging Equipment
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing
- E-bike safety testing and certification to UL 2849 or EN 15194
- E-scooter safety testing and certification to UL 2272 or EN 17128
- Battery safety testing and certification to standards, such as UL 2271, the Standard for Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicle Applications
- Other single-product battery chargers:
- UL 62368-1, the Standard for Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements
- UL 1310, the Standard for Standard for Class 2 Power Units
- UL 1012, Standard for Power Units Other Than Class 2
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- Global market access services
- Performance and reliability testing services
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