Going hand in hand with the growing popularity of Hoverboards, the need for safety also increases. Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) emphasizes on providing peace of mind to consumers with testing and certifying everyday products and hoverboards are no different. What does it take to make a hoverboard safe?
What is Underwriter's Laboratories?
Underwriter's Laboratories is a global independent safety science company founded in 1894. Constantly striving for safety, UL tests and validates products, allowing customers to have ease of mind on understanding compliance and safety of products, not limited to hoverboards. This in turn allows smoother facilitation of trade and a better understanding for consumers.
What is UL 2272?
UL2272 is the electrical systems certifications specifically designed for hoverboards. Putting hoverboards through various intensive and rigorous tests, UL 2272 evaluates the electrical and fire-safety related issues in the drive train system and battery and charger system combination.
The list of tests that are conducted are the following:
- Overcharge Test
- Short Circuit Test
- Over discharge Test
- 20mm End Product Flame (Test that determines flame resistance.)
- Temperature Test (Determines the temperature of a product when it fails to function)
- Imbalanced Charging Test
- Dielectric Voltage Test
- Isolation Resistance Test (Testing Isolation Transformer.)
- Water Exposer Test
- Thermal Cycling Test (Testing the effects of extreme differential temperature change.)
- Label Performance Test (Comparing products against other leading brands.)
- Strain Relief Tests
- Motor Overload Test
- Motor Locked Rotor
- Vibration Test
- Shock Test
- Crash Test
- Drop Test
- Mold Stress Test