Lead Acid battery testing

The lead-acid battery represents one of the oldest rechargeable battery technologies. Lead-acid batteries can be found in a wide variety of applications, including, starting, lighting, and ignition power sources for automobiles, small-scale power storage such as UPS systems, along with large, grid-scale power systems. It is important that these batteries are of good quality which is confirmed via testing.

The uYilo testing laboratory is currently the only accredited battery testing laboratory in South Africa.

The uYilo Battery Testing Laboratory is set up, but not limited to, support full specification testing of Start Lighting Ignition (SLI) lead-acid batteries according to IEC60095-1 (2006) and SANS2:2013. The battery testing laboratory is also the only battery testing laboratory to provide dynamic charge acceptance testing of Start/Stop vehicle batteries according to EN50342-6. Other services include postmortem analysis of lead-acid batteries that have failed in the field. We at the at the uYilo testing laboratory are committed to provide quality testing services and have been operating for than 8 years.

Our laboratory is run in accordance with the ISO17025:2017 quality system and our certification provides local and international recognition that we have met an continue to meet the requirements of the standard, which is audited by the South African National Accreditation System body called SANAS on an annual basis. We have a fully equipped laboratory at our offices in Gqeberha and provide off site and testing services according to specifications or tailored to your needs.

Testing will allow you as the consumer to take control and judge the performance of your product according to a set of criteria as laid out in the standard test method.

Testing services offered

The uYilo Battery Testing Laboratory offers a variety of testing services, which includes, but not limited to:

  • Capacity Testing
  • Cold Crank Ability (Discharge currents up to 2,000A)
  • Endurance tests for batteries (Cycling at elevated temperatures)
  • Charge Acceptance
  • Dynamic Charge Acceptance
  • Charge Retention
  • Water consumption
  • Vibration resistance (with and without battery load)
  • Electrolyte retention tests
  • Post mortem (Teardown) analysis

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