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Batteries are truly the future of energy storage – and to ensure they are able to perform safely and reliably, they need to
be put through their paces in tests. To conduct tests on lithium-ion batteries, BINDER offers temperature and climate
chambers equipped with a range of safety packages that are aligned with EUCAR Hazard Standards, environmental requirements,
or test types.

Battery test chambers are used in research and development, quality assurance, and battery production alike.
The packages can be adapted to a variety of BINDER models in order to meet test requirements relating to temperature
range, climate range, and test area size.

Batteries are an integral part of mobile systems like smartphones and laptops – but they can also be found storing large
quantities of energy in stationary storage systems. These days, electromobility is one of the most significant fields in which
they are used, with lithium-ion batteries being integrated into hybrid and electric vehicles with increasing frequency.

What tests can be performed with BINDER safety packages?

Anwendungen Battery Testing

Aging tests:
These involve testing at a certain temperature without the battery load cycle. They are performed within a safe temperature range 1 for the battery.
BINDER solution: package A

Performance tests:
Various battery-specific parameters, such as the load state, are tested with overlapping temperature ranges. These tests are performed within a safe temperature range for the battery.
BINDER solution: package P | Package P Plus

Stress tests:
Various battery-specific parameters, such as the load state, are tested with overlapping temperature ranges. These tests are performed at the limit of the safe temperature range for the battery. This category also includes tests with higher charging and discharging currents overlapping with constant or dynamic temperatures.
BINDER solution: package S

What classifications apply to handling energy storage devices?

The EUCAR Hazard Levels are used to assess the level of danger associated with handling batteries. They have been defined by EUCAR (the European Council for Automotive R&D) by classifying the hazards presented to batteries and describing the consequences of them. BINDER offers three packages with additional safety measures based on these effects on batteries.

No effect, No loss of functionality

No defect; no leakage; no venting, fire, or flame; no rupture; no explosion; no exothermic reaction or thermal runaway. Cell reversibly damaged. Repair of protection device needed.

Same as hazard classification 1; however, the cell is damaged irreversibly and must be replaced.

No venting, fire, or flame; no rupture; no explosion. Weight loss <50% of electrolyte weight (electrolyte = solvent + conducting salt)

No fire or flame; no rupture; no explosion. Weight loss > 50% of electrolyte weight (electrolyte = solvent + conducting salt)

No rupture; no explosion (e.g., no flying parts)

No explosion, but flying parts of the active electrode mass

Explosion (e.g., disintegration of the cell)

Testing in line with industry standards

Our battery test chambers meet all market-relevant standards, such as DIN EN IEC or ISO. You can find a selection here:

DIN EN IEC 62660-1: Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles Part 1: Performance testing

  • Temperature tests at -20°C, +25°C, and +45°C
  • Storage testing at +45°C for 28 days
  • Discharge cycle at 0°C, +25°C, and +45°C

DIN EN IEC 62660-2: Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles Part 2: Reliability and abuse testing

  • Temperature tests at 0°C, +25°C, and +40°C
  • Temperature cycling test from +65°C to -20°C

ISO 12405-4: Electrically propelled road vehicles – Test specification for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems Part 4: Performance testing

  • Temperature tests at -25°C, -18°C, -10°C, 0°C, +25°C, and +40°C

Do you conduct tests in line with standards? Tell us your requirements and we’ll find the right solution!

Application examples | Tips and tricks and references

BINDER products for your application

Paket A for aging tests

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This safety package is ideal for tests that present a low potential hazard level and is exactly in line with EUCAR hazard
classification 2.

Solution:

  • Class 2 independent temperature safety device when temperature is set to 120°C
  • Temperature range limited to 110°C on the controller
Temperature range limitation

Temperature range limitation

Class 2 independent temperature safety device when temperature is set to 120°C

Paket P for performance tests

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The equipment in this safety package is designed for tests on lithium-ion batteries and is exactly in line with EUCAR
hazard classification 4.

Solution:

  • Class 2 independent temperature safety device when temperature is set to 120°C
  • Temperature range limited to 110°C on the controller
  • Stainless-steel pressure relief flap installed in the middle on top of the unit
  • Enhanced door-locking mechanism with reinforced brackets
  • Inert gas connections
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Temperature range limitation

Class 2 independent temperature safety devicewhen temperature is set to 120°C
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Door-locking mechanism

Strong closing brackets on the sideof the chamber to lock it shut
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Reversible pressure relief flap

Pressure relief flap on the top of the unit with a diameter of 150 mm. Exhaust air vent can be connected to the customer’s exhaust air
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Inert gas connections

Inert gas connections for flushing (e.g., for nitrogen)

Package P Plus for extended performance tests

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The equipment in this safety package is designed for tests on lithium-ion batteries and is exactly in line with EUCAR hazard level 5.

Solution:

  • Class 2 independent temperature safety device when temperature is set to 120°C
  • Temperature range limited to 110°C on the controller
  • Stainless-steel pressure relief flap installed in the middle on top of the unit
  • Enhanced door-locking mechanism with reinforced brackets
  • Inert gas connections
  • CO2 fire suppression equipment
Temperature range limitation

Temperature range limitation

Class 2 independent temperature safety devicewhen temperature is set to 120°C
Door-locking mechanism

Door-locking mechanism

Strong closing brackets on the sideof the chamber to lock it shut
Reversible pressure relief flap

Reversible pressure relief flap

Pressure relief flap on the top of the unit with a diameter of 150 mm. Exhaust air vent can be connected to the customer’s exhaust air
Inert gas connections

Inert gas connections

Inert gas connections for flushing (e.g., for nitrogen)
Temperature monitoring

Temperature monitoring

The temperature of the testing area is detected and monitored
Warning indicator lamp

Warning indicator lamp

An audible and visual warning signal indicates if the fire suppression equipment has been activated
CO2 fire suppression equipment

CO2 fire suppression equipment

CO2 fire suppression equipment is activated either manually or if a specific temperature is exceeded.
Manual activation

Manual activation

Activation of the CO2 fire suppression equipment

Paket S for stress tests

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The extensive equipment in this safety package is designed for tests on lithium-ion batteries and is exactly in line with
EUCAR hazard classification 6.

Solution:

  • Class 2 independent temperature safety device when temperature is set to 120°C
  • Temperature range limited to 110°C on the controller
  • Stainless-steel reversible pressure relief flap installed in the middle on top of the unit
  • Enhanced door-locking mechanism with reinforced brackets
  • Monitoring of CO, H2, and O2 in testing area atmosphere
  • N2 permanent inertization
  • CO2 flushing device
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Temperature range limitation

Class 2 independent temperature safety device when temperature is set to 120°C
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Door-locking mechanism

Strong closing brackets on the side of the chamber to lock it shut
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Reversible pressure relief flap

Pressure relief flap on the top of the unit with a diameter of 150 mm. Exhaust air vent can be connected to the customer’s exhaust air
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Gas detection

CO, H2, and O2 are detected and monitored in the testing area atmosphere
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Inertization equipment

Option of inertization in customer test area; flow meter, needle valve, and solenoid valve included with equipment
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Warning indicator lamp

Audible and visual signals indicate various operating states
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CO2 fire suppression equipment

Extinguishing equipment which is triggered automatically when the CO concentration value is exceeded; CO2 then flows directly into the interior
Manuelle Handauslösung

Manual activation

Activation of the CO2 fire suppression equipment

BINDER INDIVIDUAL | Adaptations in line with customer requirements

Individual extras for your simulation chamber – BINDER INDIVIDUAL makes it possible. Even though the BINDER portfolio contains an incredibly wide variety of products and equipment options, some highly specific customer requirements still cannot be met by a unit manufactured in series production. We can, however, adapt these units to fit your individual requirements profile. Battery test chambers can be converted by our BINDER INDIVIDUAL department according to special customer requirements, and equipped with additional functions.

Teleskopauszugsschienen

Telescopic rails for simpler loading
of the chamber

Signalleuchte

Program sequence display using indicator lamps

Elektromechanische Türverriegelung

Electromechanical door-locking mechanism controlled via time program or manual operation

Zusätzliche Durchführungen

Additional access ports available in almost all sizes and locations

Schwerlastrollen

Heavy-duty castors and supports provide reinforcement for particularly heavy loads.

Einschubgitter und Einschubbleche

Choice of racks and shelves,
including those for heavy loads

Durchführungssicherung

Access port protection in the event of overpressure for stable test conditions

Do you have questions about our battery test chambers? Our team of experts will be happy to advise you!