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Manufacturers of portable medical devices need to rethink. Certification to US standards UL 1642 and UL 2054 for lithium and commercial batteries is no longer enough. Any company today that wants to sell medical technology with grid-independent power supply on the global market adheres to the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) standards.

For mobile medical technology, manufacturers require certification to IEC 60601. Lithium-ion batteries used in this technology must be tested against IEC standard 62133. SGS tests portable power supplies at its Battery Test House in Munich. The testing institute can also issue the required certificates to manufacturers. SGS is an accredited certification body (CB), and its laboratory is authorized to perform safety tests on portable electronic and electrical products.

SGS performs safety tests on portable electronic and electrical products

For IEC 62133-compliant battery tests, SGS follows the CB Scheme, which is recognized in more than 60 countries worldwide. The final report includes the results of short-circuit, overcharge and drop tests, amongst others. SGS also offers transportation tests for lithium batteries against UN 38.3 requirements. Manufacturers of medical technology devices can turn to SGS for a one-stop service for all tests and thereby eliminate the costs of duplicate testing. The reports compiled are suitable for further approval processes and enable manufacturers to access international markets for portable medical technology.

Interested companies can contact the SGS Battery Test House in Munich:

SGS Germany GmbH
Battery Test House
Hofmannstraße 50
D-81379 München
Phone: +49 (0)89 787475 101