Batteryguard safe certifications

It is important to always charge lithium-ion batteries in a special battery cabinet, because you read more often about bicycle or power-tool batteries suddenly bursting into flames or even exploding. But what requirements does such a safe have to meet?

Reliable battery safe, fire-resistant construction

So, it’s important to charge your batteries up in a safe that can withstand a battery fire and the force of an explosion. That makes sure that the fire can’t get out, because a battery fire is extremely intense and is otherwise almost unstoppable.

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Fire-resistance certification

That’s why the basis for the Batteryguard is a safe with an ECB-S EN 15659 fire-resistance certification. This means that the safe has double walls filled with fire-resistant concrete and insulating material. All the welds on the safe are also completely sealed.

This is all to ensure that any battery fire and smoke and poisonous gasses stay in the cabinet and that the doors stay closed. Very reassuring!

Burglar-resistance certification

The Batteryguard is not only fire resistant but burglar resistant. Is that relevant? Yes, it is, because to keep a burglar out of the safe, it has to have a robust lock and solid hinges and fittings. A battery cabinet has to have precisely the same features in order to withstand a battery fire and the pressure of an explosion.

This is why the Batteryguard cabinet is based on a fire and burglar resistant safe construction.


Independent institute MPA Dresden tests Batteryguard safe

There aren’t any specific regulations yet for storing lithium-ion batteries, which is why we have taken the initiative of asking the independent institute MPA Dresden, a subsidiary of the Kiwa group, to test our Batteryguard cabinet. The result? The battery fire was contained by the safe and the doors stayed shut.

The Batteryguard safe has been tested and certified and satisfies the strictest standards and guidelines.

Difference between EN 14470-1 and Batteryguard safes

A cabinet with an EN 14470-1 label is a chemical cupboard that protects paints and solvents from fire from outside of it. These EN 14470-1 cabinets are frequently offered as suitable for charging and storing lithium-ion batteries in them, but in reality, they are inadequate.

Chemical cabinets have been designed to keep fire out, but with a battery fire, the fire starts inside the cupboard. If a battery catches fire in a cabinet like that, the flames literally burst out on all sides. You can see in the video here what happens.

This can’t happen with Batteryguard. This is because Batteryguard is not a cabinet, but a fire-resistant safe, with a solid construction and robust hinges and fittings, and is the only one on the market that has been tested by MPA Dresden. Choosing the Batteryguard safe means choosing proven safety.

Battery safe with CE-marking

Batteryguard cabinets are all CE-marked. This means that the battery cabinets satisfy the European standards and safety requirements that apply.

Batteryguard safe

  • MPA Dresden (Kiwa) test report

  • ECB-S EN 15659 fire-resistance certification
  • ECB-S EN 14450 burglar-resistance certification
  • CE-marking
  • Satisfies EN 14470-1 (PSG 37)

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