Battery Mechanical Shock Testing

At a glance

A mechanical battery shock test simulates sudden acceleration and deceleration due to an impact. It supports the development of batteries for safe transportation and vehicle type approval.

Automotive UN 38.3 and R100 battery shock test using a sled facility at Millbrook
Engineer assessing battery mechanical impact and shock through sled pulse data at Millbrook

Millbrook is able to safely perform dynamic impact tests on batteries of all sizes, using its sled and crash test facilities in the UK.

Engineer assessing battery mechanical impact and shock through sled pulse data at Millbrook

Battery Shock Test Capabilities

Millbrook can test battery cells, modules and packs up to 2m x 1.4m x 1.5m indoors and up to any size outdoors.

Millbrook supports battery shock testing to a range of standards.

Customers are provided with a test report and post-test photography. Battery strip and inspection can also be conducted, as required, after the shock test. Millbrook can manage battery disposal and transportation through an approved third party.

Millbrook also conducts full scale crash testing of electric and hybrid vehicles, and a range of electric vehicle battery tests, including against UN38.3 and UNECE R100 battery test requirements.