Lithium-ion battery technology now dominates the cordless power tool battery market. As consumer demand increases, there is a growing need for lightweight, compact and longer-running batteries with larger energy density, lower discharge rates and faster charging that can maintain energy density over repeated recharging.
Meeting rigorous regulations for power tool battery safety and performance requires the right knowledge and expertise to navigate critical certification challenges. You can rely on our safety science and regulatory expertise to help bring safer battery-powered products to market.
Testing services for battery-powered tools, lawn and garden machinery
We can test and evaluate your lithium-ion batteries and battery packs for tools, lawn and garden machinery to the relevant standards and regulations in your target markets.
The standards and regulations we test to include:
- UL 2595, the Standard for Safety for General Requirements for Battery-Powered Appliances
- IEC/UL 62841-1, the Standard for Safety for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements
- IEC/UL 60335-2-29, the Standard for safety for household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-29: Particular requirements for battery chargers
- UN38.3, United Nations Manual of Tests and Standards for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
All lithium-ion batteries must be tested to UN 38.3 prior to shipping. This testing process subjects batteries to the conditions they may experience during packing and shipping, including extreme temperatures, shock and impact.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing for lithium-ion batteries
EMC testing assesses how a device that contains lithium-ion batteries responds to a high level of electromagnetic interference (EMI), and whether the device itself creates EMI that may cause malfunctions in nearby devices.
We offer EMC testing services for battery packs and cordless power tool chargers. We can provide you with a customized package that reflects your needs and the requirements of your target markets.
Testing early can help identify and resolve EMC problems, potentially avoiding the need for costly redesigns late in the development process.
The advantages of partnering with UL Solutions
Working with an experienced single service provider can reduce time-to-market and costs. We’ll help you understand what requirements you need to meet to support your business plans. And we can create a customized bundle of services across our extensive portfolio to avoid the costs and delays associated with redundant testing.
Our safety expertise and global regulatory experience support you in solving your business challenges and bringing safer power tool, lawn and garden machinery batteries, battery packs and chargers to markets around the world. Contact us to learn more about services for battery-powered tools, lawn and garden machinery.