Batteries for medical electrical equipment must comply with essential safety, performance, and transportation requirements. Element’s battery safety testing services help to ensure the integrity of your products in both home and professional healthcare settings as well as their compliance with international regulations.

Batteries are subjected to electrical, mechanical, environmental, fire exposure, and performance testing. These battery safety testing services guarantee batteries are designed and constructed so they will not explode or catch fire during their intended use or reasonably foreseeable misuse.

Our battery safety testing services for medical devices

As a ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory, Element offers battery testing to determine the safety, reliability, and performance of lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride batteries used in medical electrical equipment.

We work with manufacturers of medical devices that incorporate rechargeable lithium batteries to identify compliant batteries for both hospital and home use and provide medical device battery testing and reporting through the IECEE safety scheme.

IECEE CB Scheme and Approvals

As a National Certification Body (NCB), Element can test your products under the IECEE CB Scheme and provide internationally recognized certificates based on testing from any associated CB scheme laboratories (CBTL). Our expert teams in the EU and US help your products achieve a faster route to compliance and quicker global market access.

For more information about our battery safety testing for medical devices or to request a quote, contact our experts today.

Battery Safety Testing Methods

Some of the battery safety testing methods we offer for medical devices are:

Electrical testing

  • Short-circuit
  • Abnormal charge
  • Forced-discharge

Mechanical testing

  • Crush
  • Impact
  • Shock
  • Vibration

Environmental testing

  • Heating
  • Temperature cycling
  • Low pressure (altitude simulation)

Fire Exposure Testing

  • Projectile

Standards We Test To

We provide the relevant testing and certification services for batteries that power medical devices to the following standards:

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 62133, IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-1-11

UL Standards

UL 1642, UL 2054

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your laboratory challenges and let’s tailor the best solution together.

Our team are ready to help.