EUROBIKE, 27 - 30 August 2014. Battery Safety Organization (BATSO) at the LEV Components Special Exhibition.
Get information on BATSO e.V. at the LEV Components Special Exhibition.
In 2014, the LEV Components Special Exhibition has been shown at Taipei Cycle Show/Taiwan, CeBIT/Germany, China Cycle Show/China, Battery Conference/Germany, and VivaVelo Conference/Germany.
Upcoming shows are EUROBIKE/Germany, INTERMOT/Germany, eBikeTec/Germany and Challenge Bibendum/China.
About BATSO e.V.
When in 2003 ExtraEnergy was confronted with the first major fire started by a lithium bicycle battery, this led to discussions with contractual partners Deutsche Post AG (the German post office) and to the consideration of a series of tests with the various batteries then in trial service on postal workbikes. Consequently Deutsche Post AG commissioned ExtraEnergy to carry out a test which would investigate the safety of pedelec batteries in use.
ExtraEnergy cooperated in this with the leading institutions and individuals with experience in the field of lithium battery safety at the time: Dr. Mo-Hua Yang form the ITRI Institute in Taiwan (today HTEnergy), Prof. Dr. Martin Winter from the University of Graz (now at Uni Münster) and with the Centre for Solar and Hydrogen Technology in Ulm.
The test criteria from 2003 and 2004 were the following year evaluated in Germany and Taiwan for numerous battery packs in two test chambers built by ExtraEnergy, and in collaboration involving many meetings with two international testing and certification bodies, UL Underwriter Laboratories and TÜV Rheinland, the results were brought together in a well structured Test Manual, and presented as part of the LEV Conference in Hsinchu in 2008, on the 18th March.
Since then the Test Manual has continued to evolve its technical requirements o the Hazardous Goods regulations of the United Nations (UN 38.3), for which the awarding of a BATSO seal o approval is confirmation of compliance.
Since 2010 the first battery packs to comply with the BATSO 01 industry standard were tested at a battery laboratory in Shenzen (China) and consequently certified.
On the BATSO.org website there is a listing of all BATSO certified batteries.
>> www. BATSO.org
Because the technical development of batteries is very fast moving, repeated tests are carried out by the issuing certification authority to ensure batch consistency, and inspectors chech whether criteria are complied with in production operations, to ensure products continue to match the tested level of quality.
From the 7th April 2011 the seperate BATSO became BATSO e.V. based in Berlin. This foundation welcomes new members who wish to promote battery safety in transport and use, by collaboration in committee and through communication work. Since the 31 May 2012, BATSO is on course for an EN Standard, as a precursor to it becoming longer term an IEC Standard worldwide.
Text: Prepared within the EU GoPedelec! project: GoPedelec! Handbook (German version), Go Pedelec! Handbook in Czech, Dutch, English, Hungarian, and Italian
Photo: BATSO e.V.
28 July 2014