Battery testing and assurance is a critical criterion for all batteries irrespective of the industry they belong to. Customers must have a safe experience, which is why it is vital to check all your products’ components.
The chemistry of batteries has a fixed equation, and everything related to the production of batteries can be handled using those equations. But, practically, things don’t harmonize that way. The efficiency of any reaction is rarely 100% accurate in real life. Even a fraction of change can bring significant changes in the battery’s overall performance and might even lead to major accidents.
Let us have some insight into the types of battery testing reports you need to take into consideration:
1.) Transportation Testing Report:
No matter how sensitive and sophisticated your logistics are, there is always some scope of jerks and hits. If the batteries aren’t made with properly strengthened material and aren’t fitted well, they may leak or break. This test puts the batteries and cells in a simulating condition they are likely to experience during the process of shipping and handling, including extreme temperature conditions, shock, jerk, and short circuit testing. This test is done to ensure the stability of the batteries.
This test is a must-do while manufacturing large batteries that are to be used in the EVs (Electronic Vehicles). The mobile batteries must also go through this testing by simulating simple human activities like jumping, running, or walking with the phone in hand. Some drop tests (preferably from a height of 6 to 10 feet) might also be considered.
2.) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Report
Humans are always surrounded by multiple devices that emit radiation. Some of these are none other than Electromagnetic Radiations. Some Electromagnetic radiations are weak and don’t pose a big problem. While other radiations are intense and can cause devices to deteriorate over a long-term (or even short-term) exposure.
EMC testing works to ensure that any device containing lithium-ion batteries will not malfunction due to a high level of electromagnetic interference (EMI). It is also made sure that the appliances themselves will not create EMI, causing nearby devices to have a problem in functioning. This testing should be done in the batteries of mobiles, laptops, EVs, and other equipment types in day-to-day life. It is also an essential test for devices that are in close contact with humans for an extended period.
3.) Charging Safety Test Report
It is common knowledge that devices tend to heat a little while charging. If this heat is more than a standard parameter, it denotes some problem within the battery. An unregulated heat can lead to severe problems like burning or explosion of the device.
Thus, the charging tests must be done with an accurate thermometer. If the change in the temperature is more than 5 degrees Celsius, it should be discarded. All the equipment’ batteries must go through this testing as it poses a risk for loss of human life.
4.) Physical Abuse Testing Report
Many people have this habit of opening the battery to see what’s inside, putting the battery on fire or just hitting it on the surface. Even if it is done by 1% of the customers, it can cause a vast mishap and other mayhem in the media. Thus, this testing must also be done by simulating such activities and bringing the hazard levels to the least.
There are a lot of industry-coded tests other than the tests mentioned above. The standards differ from nation to nation, but all the battery testing procedures have one thing as their primary concern: safety. These battery testing reports will ensure that your batteries are suitable to be released along with several devices and are considered safe for regular usage.