Valence strives to make the safest lithium ion batteries possible. Our batteries have been rigorously tested and are certified to be safely used in specific applications around the world. All Valence batteries confirm to UN-DOT 38.3 shipping regulations.
Valence batteries proudly hold the following certifications from these premier standards institutions:
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.
ABS’ core service is the provision of classification services through the development of standards called ABS Rules. These Rules form the basis for assessing the design and construction of new vessels and the integrity of existing vessels and marine structures.
DNV is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Their history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels.
Since then, their core competence has been to identify, assess, and advise on how to manage risk. DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas provides classification, verification, risk management and technical advisory services to the global maritime and oil and gas industries.
Certification for secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes – Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications.
Certification for secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes – Safety requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries, for use in industrial applications.
These requirements cover primary (nonrechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries for use as power sources in products. These batteries contain metallic lithium, or a lithium alloy, or a lithium ion, and may consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in series, parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an irreversible or reversible chemical reaction. These requirements are intended to reduce the risk of fire or explosion when lithium batteries are used in a product.
These requirements cover electric energy storage systems as defined by this standard for use as energy storage for stationary applications such as for PV, wind turbine storage or for UPS, etc. applications. These requirements also cover electric energy storage systems (EESS) as defined by this standard for use in light electric rail (LER) applications and stationary rail applications such as rail substations. These systems are intended for installation within either the rail car or within a sheltered stationary location such as a rail substation.
These requirements cover electrical energy storage assemblies such as battery packs. 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.
Ingress Protection (IP) of Solids 5
Ingress Protection (IP) of Water 6
Protected against harmful deposits of dust
Protected against strong jets of water
All battery modules and BMS enclosures.
RoHS, also known as Lead-Free, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. RoHS impacts the entire electronics industry and many electrical products as well.
All Valence products are RoHS compliant.
Nearly all lithium batteries are required to pass section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria (UN Transportation Testing) to ensure the safety of lithium batteries during shipping.
All Valence Batteries are certified UN/DOT 38.3
Products bearing the FCC mark comply with the conducted and radiated electromagnetic emission limits approved by the US Federal Communications Commission.
All battery modules and BMS’s.
The CE marking is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
All battery modules and BMS’s.
Valence Technology is proud to be a part of these prestigious associations:
The nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association.
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members.
NY-BEST positions New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology, including applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics and serves as an expert resource to energy storage-related companies and organizations seeking assistance to grow their businesses in New York State.
CALSEIA promotes the growth of the solar industry and expands the use of all solar technologies throughout California.
PRBA has develops cooperative working relationships with transportation and environmental organizations ranging from local and national groups throughout North America to national and international industry related trade associations and government agencies in Europe and Asia.