Our cells are tested in a fully-equipped test laboratory that can perform the
lithium battery safety tests and verification of compliance now required by
UL1642, UL2054 and SBA-G1101.
The transportation of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium and rechargeable
ion and lithium polymer cells and batteries is regulated in the United States
in accordance with Part 49 of the code of Federal Regulations, (49 CFR Sections
100-185) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The international
transportation of lithium cells and batteries is regulated by the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions and corresponding
International Air Transport Association (IATA) dangerous goods regulations, and
the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code.
UN Transportation Regulations
Under United Nations transportation regulations, all primary lithium and
rechargeable lithium ion and lithium polymer cells and batteries must comply
with the UN T1 - T8 testing requirements prior to being shipped. The following
tests are specified in the Fourth revised edition of the Recommendations on the
Transport of Dangerous Goods Manual of Tests and Criteria (ST/SG/AC.10.11/Rev.
4), Part III, subsection 38.3.
T1 : Altitude simulation
T2 : Thermal
T3 : Vibration
T4 : Shock
T5 : External Short Circuit
T6 : Impact
T8: Forced Discharge