SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has become the first Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) in the world to be accredited by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test against new standards introduced for Personal eMobility Devices and eBikes.
SGS is currently the only NRTL accredited to test and certify against two standards admitted to applicable standard scope under the NRTL program:
- ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 – Standard for Electrical Systems for Personal eMobility Devices
- ANSI/CAN/UL 2849 – Standard for Electrical Systems for eBikes
UL 2272 is applicable to a variety of motor-driven personal mobility devices, such as self-balancing scooters, electric powered scooters, e-skateboards and eBikes (without functioning pedals). It covers the full range of rechargeable battery systems – lithium-ion and lead batteries and super capacitors.
UL 2849 covers two or three-wheel eBikes, powered by lithium-ion batteries, which have functional pedals. These can be either electrically power assisted cycles (EPAC) or non-EPAC, and they typically have a top speed of 45km/h.
John Ciliege, Global Head of NRTL, SGS said: “The speed of development of lithium-ion battery and motor technology has led to a huge boost in popularity for electric powered scooters and eBikes. A lack of valid standards initially resulted in frequent fire accidents. We therefore welcome OSHA’s decision to adopted UL 2272 and UL 2849 as mandatory standards for products destined for US markets. SGS is proud to lead the way as the only NRTL currently accredited to test and certify against these standards.”
The market for power-assisted mobility devices is growing fast in North America. With OSHA’s decision to make these standards mandatory, manufacturers are required to get their products tested and certified by an accredited NRTL.
SGS eBike Solutions
SGS offers comprehensive testing and certification services for manufacturers and retailers of Personal eMobility Devices and eBikes. They provide a one-stop solution that can incorporate restricted substance testing, compliance testing against a wide variety of international and domestic standards, battery cell evaluations and mechanical performance testing. In addition, their experts can support manufacturers in the development and delivery of high-quality, safe and performant products to markets around the world.
SGS is global recognized as a leading OSHA-approved NRTL, offering testing and certification to a wide variety of products. Once a product has been certified it can bear the SGS North America Listed Mark.
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