• International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code Special provisions 188
    According to UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Test and Criteria, lithium battery is classified as dangerous goods in class 9. However, in marine transport, if lithium cells and batteries meet the requirement in SP188, which means they are not subject to provisions of the test and criteria, then, they can be transported as Non-Dangerous Goods . Special provisions 188: (a)For a lithium metal or lithium alloy cell, the lithium content is not more than 1 g, and for a lithium-ion cell, the Watt-hour rating is not more than 20Wh. (b)For a lithium metal or lithium alloy battery, the aggregate lithium content is not more than 2 g, and for a lithium-ion battery, the watt-hour rating is not more than 100Wh. Lithium ion batteries subject to this provision shall be marked with the Watt-hour rating on the outside case, except those manufactured before 1 January 2009. (c)Each cell or battery is of the type proved to meet the requirements of each test in the Manual of Tests and Criteria, PartⅢ, sub-section 38.3. (d)Cells and batteries, expect when installed in equipment, shall be packed in inner packaging that completely enclose the cell or battery. Each cell or battery must be protected to prevent short circuits including protection against contact with conductive materials within the same packaging that could lead to a short circuit. The inner package must be packed in a strong outer packaging that is conforming to and (e)As for cells or batteries that are installed in equipment shall be protected from damage and short circuit, and the equipment shall be equipped with an effective means of preventing accidental activation. When batteries are installed in equipment, the equipment shall be packed in strong outer packaging constructed of suitable material of adequate strength and design in relation to the packaging's capacity and its intended use unless the battery is afforded equivalent protection by the equipment in which it is contained. (f)Except for packages containing button cell batteries installed in equipment (including circuit boards), or no more than four cells installed in equipment or no more than two batteries installed in equipment, each package shall be marked. Lithium battery meet these condition should be ordered and transported as dangerous goods, but it can be exempted from requirements for packaging, stowage and isolation of dangerous goods. In summary, Lithium ion battery has passed UN38.3 test, lithium content is within required limit and the package is suitable, then it can be transported as non-dangerous good. (g)Except when batteries are installed in equipment, each package is capable of withstanding a 1.2 m drop test in any orientation without damage to cells or batteries contained therein, without shifting of the contents so as to allow battery to battery (or cell to cell) contact and without release of contents; (h)Except when batteries are installed in or packed with equipment, packages shall not exceed 30 kg gross mass. As used above and elsewhere in this provisions, the "lithium content" means the mass of lithium in the anode of a lithium metal or lithium alloy battery. UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Test and Criteria, Sub-section 38.3  Test content Series Standard requirement Altitude Simulation Cell and battery shall no leaking, venting, disassembly, rupture or fire. The open circuit voltage of test cell or battery shall not be less than 90% of the pre-test voltage after testing. The voltage requirements do not apply to test cell and battery in a fully discharged state. Thermal Test Cell and battery shall no leaking, venting, disassembly, rupture or fire. The open circuit voltage of test cell or battery shall not be less than 90% of the pre-test voltage after testing. The voltage requirements do not apply to test cell and battery in a fully discharged state. Vibration Cell and battery shall no leaking, venting, disassembly, rupture or fire during and after the test. And the open circuit voltage of each test cell or battery in the third perpendicular mounting positions shall not be less than 90% of the pre-test voltage after test. The voltage requirements do not apply to tested cell and battery in a fully discharged state. Shock Cell and battery shall no leaking, venting, disassembly, rupture or fire. The open circuit voltage of test cell or battery shall not be less than 90% of the pre-test voltage after testing. The voltage requirements do not apply to test cell and battery in a fully discharged state. External Short Circuit Cell or battery case temperature does not exceed 170°C.  During test and within 6 hours after test, there shall be no disassembly, rupture or fire. Impact/Crash Test Impact ( applicable to cylindrical cells not less than 18mm in diameter) Cell or battery case temperature does not exceed 170°C.  During test and within 6 hours after test, there shall be no disassembly, rupture or fire. Crush(applicable to prismatic, pouch, coin/button cell and cylindrical cell less than 18mm in diameter.) Cell or battery case temperature does not exceed 170°C.  During test and within 6 hours after test, there shall be no disassembly, rupture or fire. Overcharge During the test and within 7 days after the test, The charged battery shall be no fire or disassembly. Forced Discharge During the test and within 7 days after test, original or charged battery shall be no fire or disassembly.
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  • Battery duty-free inspection
    Summary As portable battery, mobile power source, has been applied in every aspect of modern life, become a indispensable necessities of human life, industrial production, but the resulting environmental problems, are increasingly being more and more attention. All countries have adopted measures to control the battery pollution problem.  As battery production power, the Chinese government is to spare no effort to develop environmentally friendly battery products. On January 26, 2015, the national Treasury, according to the joint administration of taxation jointly issued a since February 1, 2015 for batteries, paint, in the production, processing and import links, impose consumption tax, in order to pass the tax means, to achieve the purpose of environmental protection. AGC battery detection type lithium battery: Lithium Ion Battery、Li-polymer Battery、telecom equipment power supply、Model aircraft power supply、Medical equipment power supply、Beauty equipment power supply、large power batteries、Energy storage power supply etc; power battery: Such as dynamic vehicle batteries、Electric vehicle road car battery、Power tools battery、Hybrid electric vehicle batteries, etc; lead-acid battery: Such as car start with lead-acid battery、stationary lad-acid batteries、Small valve-control sealed lead-acid battery, etc; Small secondary battery: Such as laptop battery、Digital camera battery、camera battery、All kinds of cylindrical batteries、The wireless communication battery、Portable DVD battery、CD and MP3 battery, etc; primary battery: Such as alkaline zinc manganese batteries, lithium manganese battery, nickel metal hydride batteries, etc Standards and Regulations The United Nations about the proposal for dangerous goods transportation test and standard manual "in the part 3 38.3 requirements (lithium battery UN38.3); IEC 62133-2012; GB/T 18287-2013; GB 31241 2013/56/EU battery directive test; UL 1642-2012; UL 2054-2011; IEC 61960-2011; IEC 61951.1-2013; GB/T8897.2-2013; Other kinds of battery test standard. Routine Test items: Items Requirement safety requirements Overcharge, over discharge, short circuit, heavy impact, thermal shock, high current discharge, squeezing, forced discharge, etc Discharge Performance 20℃ Discharge, high and low temperature discharge performance; environmental suitability test Such as temperature cycle, constant humid heat, vibration, impact, free fall, etc safety performance test: Such as over charging protection, discharge protection, short circuit protection performance, etc Accounts receivable battery consumption tax exemption for environmental testing Mercury etc. Other Charged retention/cycle life/altitude simulation test/electrostatic discharge (ESD) test, etc Lithium battery UN38.3 test: Height imitation test External short circuit test temperature test Collision/extrusion test vibration test Excessive charging test impact test Forced discharge test 1.2 meters drop test
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  • Large power battery detection
    Summary Lithium power battery which is a kind of new high-energy battery successfully developed in the 20th century, is the main force in power battery and has been widely applied to military and civilian small appliances. Nowadays lithium-ion battery must pass UN38.3 test by air. Lithium-ion battery has the characteristics of large size, large capacity, which easily leads to inconvenient transportation inconvenience. For the convenience of the majority of lithium power battery manufacturers and distributing businesses, AGC expand business for more than 100 v large power battery. Professional battery testing laborator AGC laboratory battery in Shenzhen covers an area of nearly 300 square meters, has a highly educated and experienced technical team and is equipped with safety inspection equipments for detecting all kinds of batteries such as lithium battery, nickel metal hydride, nickel cadmium, storage battery, power battery, fuel cell and solar cell. Recently AGC expand a new business for new large power battery including power car battery, electric car battery, power tools battery, hybrid car battery, etc. Professional and Efficient Battery Test and Consultation Service  AGC provides UN, IEC, UL, GB, EN and so on certification service and does safety test according to UN38.3, UL1642, UL2054, IEC62133, IEC61960, QB/T2502 SN/T1414.3, IEEE1725, UL60950 GB18287 and so on. Test items ■ altitude simulation ■ temperature test ■ vibration ■ impact ■ short circuit ■ strike ■ overcharge ■ forced discharge ■ extrusion ■ needling ■ insulation resistance test ■ cycle life Expanded and Updated Battery Service Test Items Applicable Battery Category Notes insulation resistance test all batteries range from 100kΏ to 100TΏ needling test all batteries --- extrusion test all batteries or auto components range from 250N to13kN internal resistance test all batteries --- hardness test all batteries and its components battery case charge-discharge cycle test, life test, circulation test for large power battery all batteries including large power battery below 120V/40A altitude simulation test, low-voltage test all batteries including large power battery size in 80×60×80cm
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  • Battery Authentication
    UN38.3 In order to ensure the lithium battery air transport safety, the international air transport association make rules in 《the dangerous goods regulations》 that the precondition of transportation for the Lithium battery air transport must conform to the requirements of the UN38.3 lithium-ion batteries testing.Our China's civil aviation administration is also very strict with the lithium battery air monitoring measures,demands clearly that every airline company and the airport cargo receiving department must examine every kind of lithium battery UN38.3 test report strictly,without qualified test report,the batteries can’t be shipped by air freight. AGC testing company can do testing for different kinds of batteries and provide one-stop integrated service.  UN38.3 test standard has been made according to the United Nations on the transport of dangerous goods proposal - test and standard manual "revision 1 & 2,including 8 test items: highly simulation, temperature test, vibration, mechanical shock, external short circuit, extrusion/impact, overcharge, discharge forcibly. For shipping lithium-ion batteries,it not only needs to pass UN38.3 test, but also needs to pass 1.2m drop testing according to lithium batteries single transportation and lithium batteries with equipment transport package,the package must conform to the requirements of the laws and regulations.  The package rules about Lithium ion battery and lithium metal battery are as follows: CB In June of 2009,IECEE CB Certification Management Committee made the IEC62133 standard ACAG/1398/DSH which Lithium batteries need to follow and formulate the corresponding import schedule, since May 1st,2012,all the products such as power tools, medical equipment, household appliances, lighting lamps and lanterns with battery must meet the IEC 62133 requirements. At the same time,EN60950-1:2006/A2:2013 has been carried out formally since July 2nd,2013.Whereby 4.3.8 stipulate that all the acidic portable secondary battery must meet the requirements of  IEC62133,which means from July 2nd,2014,the batteries of all the mobile phones, BT earphones, BT speakers etc. have to do IEC62133 test when apply for CE certification. Besides, the International Electrical Commission published the safety standard IEC 62133:2012 on new version of the portable sealed secondary battery core and battery fluid cell (containing alkaline and acidic solution) ,EN 32133:2013 was carried out since Oct.10th,2013,the battery manufacturer should make the product conform to the new standard when do the design. CB certification use IEC62133:2012 standard to do the test,the test items are as follows: Type Test  Item IEC62133-2012 Nickel batteries) Low range continuous charging, vibration, temperature cycle, monomer battery incorrect installation,external short circuit, free fall, mechanical shock, heat misuse, extrusion, depression, charging forced discharge Nickel batteries or battery pack vibration,high temperature molding shell stress,temperature cycle, external short circuit, free fall, mechanical impact, over charging Lithium battery or the battery pack molding shell stress,external short circuit, free fall,over charging lithium core continuous charging, external short circuit, free fall, hot misuse,squeezing, forced discharge, Transport, mandatory internal short circuit AGC testing company owns the 3ird party lab. with interdependent certifications, professional technique team and maintains very good, mutual cooperation with many certification institutions, can provide one-stop testing and certification services to battery manufacturers, distributions and exporters to get CB certificate fast and conveniently. BIS The Bureau of India Standards,which is short for BIS is India's standardization and certification authority.It was formally established in 1987.The Bureau of India Standards is the only official certification organization that connects with custom  in India at present.Without BIS certification,the products in the BIS compulsive list can’t enter Indian custom. The Indian DEITY gave formal announcement and expanded the law about Electronics and information technology products (mandatory registration requirements),the new product range include 15 kinds of new products such as adapter,uninterrupted power supply, invertor, LED lamps,secondary battery, mobile power supply, mobile phone etc. Statement for portable devices used in alkaline or acid battery liquid secondary battery/battery pack will be effective after nine months from the date of release, that is ,from  August 7, 2015. The new test standard IS 16046:2012 will be carried out formally since August 7th,2015,which is the same as IEC62133:2012 edition.The test items are as follows: To lithium system: continuous charging, external short circuit, free fall, thermal abuse, squeezing, forced discharge,      transportation, mandatory internal short circuit, molding shell stress and over-charge To nickel system: continuous charging, vibration, temperature cycle, monomer battery incorrect installation, external short circuit, free fall, mechanical shock, thermal abuse, extrusion, depression, over-charging, forced discharge, high temperature molding shell stress Based on India's national conditions, BIS certification has its own unique characteristics: requires a lot of documentation, certification procedures are very complicated, has very strong sense of hierarchy,fussy procedures,need very strict factory audit or spot check.To inexperienced service organization,one BIS certification needs at least 1 year.While AGC testing company can provide you with BIS certification with shorten lead time and make your products clear custom smoothly. UL (1) Introduction of UL Certification UL is short for (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.),an Independent,unprofitable professional organization,is the most authoritative, also a big non-government institution which works on safety test and authorization.The UL certification covers building materials, electrical appliances, electrical engineering, materials, Marine equipment, oil and gas equipment, dangerous storage equipment, product with flame retardant requirement etc. At present,there are 66 lab.,testing and certification organizations in 104 countries in the global,the branches and service networks are all over the world. Its branch company in China is UL Meihua Certification Co.,Ltd., UL test and certification for battery can be completed in China.  (2) Battery UL certification UL certification is required for battery before enter the American market.Though UL is voluntary,but the American custom usually release the products with UL logo easily,while products without UL logo need complicated inspection procedures.Besides,if the products without UL mark cause accidents,the CPSC will judge it according to the UL standard.So,in the USA,to avoid trouble,a lot of re-tailors refuse to sell products without UL logo. Product scope: Lithium batteries (group), backup battery (group), residential and commercial battery (group) Test standard and items: Standard Test item UL1642 Lithium batteries (group) standards   Electrical test Short circuit at room temperature Short circuit under 55℃  abnormal charging forced discharge  Mechanical test vibration heavy body impact test extrusion impact  Environment test heating temperature cycling altitude simulation    ignition test UL 2054 Residential and commercial cell (group) Electrical test Short circuit at room temperature Short circuit under 55℃ abnormal charging over-charging forced discharge output limit External test 250N external force test dropping Mould pressure test  ignition test    label PSE Before April 1st,2001,the Japanese DENTORI divide the control product into class A and class B products: Class A mainly include 165 kinds of products such as power cord, fuses, switches, transformers, ballasts, etc.; Class B mainly include lighting, home appliances, office equipment etc. Category A product must obtain the government compulsory certification,that is, T symbol which can only be issued by MITI in Japan. Class B product conformity must do self claims or apply for third party certification. After April 1st,2001,DENAN replaced DENTORI,Japan canceled T symbol at the same time,the government didn’t issue the certificates anymore but authorize the third party certification to do the Conformity assessment test for the products. The new rules divide the products into Sps and NSPs.Thereinto,the SPs include 112 kinds of products and NSPs include 340 kinds of products. The Sps products which enter Japanese market must have the third party certification with PSE( diamond) logo; the NSPs products must have self claims or apply for third party certification with PSE(round) logo. Since Nov.20th,2008,the lithium ion battery--the secondary lithium ion battery with energy density over 400 wh/L.(used by mobile equipment,desktop etc.) was included in the range of NSPs.  The following lithium battery is out of range: The lithium ion battery used for medical equipment, industrial equipment and car equipment; The batteries that cannot be easily removed from the products fixed by soldering or other methods; The batteries with special structure. The certification use JIS C 8712 as test standard for portable sealed secondary cell or battery safety requirement and JIS C 8714 as test standard for Portable devices’small lithium ion battery and storage battery.We can provide PES round mark certification service and help your products enter Japanese market smoothly. The PSE certification (Round mark) test items are as follows: continuous low voltage charging, vibration, high temperature stress, temperature cycle, the external short circuit, free fall, heat shock (collision), misuse (thermal shock), extrusion, low pressure, over-charging, forced discharge, high rate of charging protection function, Cell compulsory internal short circuit, electrical free fall KC South Korea standard technology institute announced on August 20th, 2008 that the new KC certification system will be carried out from on January 1st, 2009 ,MIKE(Ministry of Knowledge Economy)has made all the logo change to be KC logo as Korea certification logo with purpose of making consumer understand the certification logo on the purchased goods more clearly and reduce the burden cost for different certification from  manufacturers.  Korea KATS announced the standard used by Portable lithium secondary battery and lithium batteries:Self-Regulatory Safety Confirmation,Annex05 which was carried out since July 1st,2009 formally.At present,the test for Portable lithium secondary battery and lithium batteries must be done by the authorized lab. in Korea and can’t be changed from the CB report of IEC62133.After the product passed the evaluation,a 5-year Confirmation Letter of Declaration will be issued to the manufacturer and needn’t do factory audit during this period of time. the main product range of KC certification: Mainly to the lithium batteries and lithium battery pack which are portable and the energy density is more than 400 wh/L,the batteries are mainly used in electronics,such as navigation,Medical devices, bar code, MP3, laptop, digital camera etc. Vehicle driving battery and button cell are out of range. Test standard: Self-Regulatory Safety Confirmation, Annex 05 Test item: High temperature test, high temperature cycle, external short circuit, extrusion, ratio test charging protection, overheating
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  • Battery testing
    Summary In recent years, frequent global battery safety accident sparked international market concerns about the safety of the battery; At the same time, the national market regulators have stepped up efforts to produce those who taste quality to selective examination to the battery, make domestic battery manufacturers are faced with the challenge of raising the quality of the product. AGC Group Cell division focus in the field of mainstream country battery test requirements change, with major institutions to maintain good relations of cooperation, dedicated team for battery manufacturers, sellers and exporters provide one-stop battery testing and certification services, ensure the quality of the battery can meet the requirements of the relevant international standards. Battery testing classification is as follows: Fuel Cell Alkaline manganese cell dry cell Cellphone Li-ion battery button battery Laptop Battery Lithium Ion Battery Import and export of battery Cellular phone use lithium ion batteries Portable lithium secondary monomer battery NiMH battery NiCd Battery Standards and Regulations IEC 62133 Portable secondary batteries and battery safety standards IEC 61960 Portable secondary batteries and battery performance standards UN 38.3 The dangerous goods transportation test and standard manual revision 1 &2 fifth edition 38.3 clause ANSI C18.2 Portable secondary batteries and battery safety standards GB/T 18287 Mobile phone use lithium ion battery and battery pack specification IEEE 1725 Mobile phone standard of rechargeable batteries standards IEC 62281 Primary and secondary lithium batteries of transportation safety IEC 60086-4 A lithium battery safety standards IEC 61951-1 Portable rechargeable batteries, nickel cadmium battery IEC 61951-2 Portable rechargeable batteries - nimh batteries UL 1642 lithium battery UL 2054 Residential and commercial battery Test items Environmental test Electrical Testing low-pressure rated capacity temperature cycling Discharge Performance Thermal abuse Over discharge Mechanical testing Overcharging vibrate forced discharge mechanical shock high rate charge Free fall External short circuit extrusion Endurance life Heavy shock internal resistance Electrostatic discharge Charged to maintain and restore EMC Lab Evironment
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