UL 2580
Batteries for Use In Electric Vehicles

DETAILS
Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2013-12-16DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-06-17
Type:ululc

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover electrical energy storage assemblies such as battery packs and combination battery pack-electrochemical capacitor assemblies and the subassembly/modules that make up these assemblies for use in electric-powered vehicles as defined in this standard.

    1.2 This standard evaluates the electrical energy storage assembly’s ability to safely withstand simulated abuse conditions and prevents any exposure of persons to hazards as a result of the abuse. This standard evaluates the electric energy storage assembly and modules based upon the manufacturer’s specified charge and discharge parameters at specified temperatures. It does not evaluate the assembly's interaction with other control systems within the vehicle.

    1.3 This standard does not evaluate the performance or reliability of these devices.

    1.4 This standard does not include requirements for the evaluation of batteries for light electric vehicles such as electrical assist bicycles, wheel chairs, electric scooters and similar devices as defined in the Standard for Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications, UL 2271 / ULC-S2271.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Reference Publications
          • 6 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 7 Non-Metallic Materials
          • 8 Metallic Parts Resistance to Corrosion
          • 9 Enclosures
          • 10 Wiring and Terminals
          • 11 Spacings and Separation of Circuits
          • 12 Insulation Levels and Protective Grounding
          • 13 System Safety Analysis
          • 14 Protective Circuits
          • 15 Cooling/Thermal Management Systems
          • 16 Cells (Battery and Electrochemical Capacitor)
          • 17 Manufacturing and Production Line Testing and Production Quality
        • PERFORMANCE
          • Sub-Section
          • 18 General
          • 19 Determination of Potential for Fire Hazard
          • 20 Important Test Considerations
          • 21 Single Fault Conditions
          • 22 Test Results
          • 23 Determination of Toxic Emissions
          • 24 Tolerances
          • ELECTRICAL TESTS
          • 25 Overcharge Test
          • 26 Short Circuit Test
          • 27 Overdischarge Protection Test
          • 28 Temperature Test
          • 29 Imbalanced Charging Test
          • 30 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 31 Isolation Resistance Test
          • 32 Continuity Test
          • 33 Failure of Cooling/Thermal Stability System Test
          • MECHANICAL TESTS
          • 34 Rotation Test
          • 35 Vibration Endurance Test
          • 36 Shock Test
          • 37 Drop Test
          • 38 Crush Test
          • ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS
          • 39 Thermal Cycling
          • 40 Salt Spray Test
          • 41 Immersion Test
          • 42 External Fire Exposure Test
          • 43 Internal Fire Exposure Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 44 Markings
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 45 Instructions
        • Section
    • ANNEX A (NORMATIVE)
    • ANNEX B (NORMATIVE)
    • ANNEX C (NORMATIVE)