top of page



To support abuse testing, EAI has developed specialized test facilities, including its Hazard Containment Room. The EAI Hazard Containment Room (HCR) is a dedicated facility for high risk battery testing. It provides a hardened facility for testing that may result in the release of heat or flammable gasses. The Test Room is provided with ventilation that injects outside air into the HCR and exhausts the air through a series of exhaust filters to trap particulate matter. The room is designed to mitigate the heat release of a thermal event occurring during testing and to immediately dilute and exhaust any flammable gases that are released. It is equipped with a sprinkler system to provide water suppression, if required  and its hardened nature will also contain any limited explosive battery .

Safety Testing:

  • Altitude

  • Thermal

  • Vibration

  • Shock

  • External Short Circuit

  • Impact

  • Overcharge

  • Forced Discharge 


EAIs application experience and its standards development involvement provide a foundation for providing certification planning services. Developing a comprehensive plan for navigating certification requirements, defining their impact on product design and coordinating testing requirements to minimize required tests, minimizes both cost and time to market for introducing new battery products or certifying exiting products to new requirements. Following the planning process, EAI has the capability to support the conduct of all required testing including both electrical and mechanical abuse. EAI will also coordinate required interface with NRTLs to obtain required product stamps.

Some of the more notable test standards EAI routinely performs are:

  • UN 38.3 Certification for Lithium Batteries

  • UN ECE R100 UN Provisions for Electric Vehicles

  • UL 1989 Standard for Safety Standby Batteries

  • UL 2271 Standard for Safety Batteries for Use In Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications

  • UL 2580 Standard for Safety Batteries for Use In Electric Vehicles

  • UL 1973 Standard for Safety Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applications

  • UL 9540 Battery Energy Storage System (ESS) Testing

  • RTCA DO-311 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Rechargeable Lithium Battery Systems

  • RTCA DO 293 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel Metal-Hydride, and Lead Acid Batteries

  • RTCA DO 227 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Non-Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

  • Telcordia GR-3150 Generic Requirements for Secondary Non-Aqueous Lithium Batteries

  • Telcordia GR-0232 Generic Requirements for Vented Lead-Acid Batteries

  • SAE J2464 Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing

  • IEC 62133 Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications

bottom of page