UL 9450a: The Latest on New Battery Regulations

30.08.23 12:53 AM By melinakorine

With wildfires and other natural disasters on the rise, emergency preparedness is on everyone’s minds these days. Do you have a plan for your home and business? Portable power solutions are a smart investment to protect yourself against outages. 

At Power Up, we’ve been researching the latest trends in portable power. Staying informed is how we can create better products for you, our customers. 

One such development is the UL 9540a regulation. This important testing update impacts batteries and battery management systems. In this post, we’ll go into the specifics of the regulation and what it means for you as you create an emergency plan. 

What is UL 9540a?

UL Solutions, a global safety science company, has released a new test method for evaluating thermal runaway fire propagation in battery energy storage systems called UL 9540a. This test method helps us understand how batteries perform under a thermal event. Ultimately, this research helps us develop better, safer batteries. It’s one of many exciting developments in the portable power world.

How We’re Responding

Our customers deserve the very best. As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality equipment possible, we always stay on top of changing industry standards. Technology regulations change frequently, so we continually assess and update each of our products.

In response to UL 9540a, we’re expanding our Solar Charging Trailers to include an option that meets the new requirement. We’ll be updating the durable power station battery to ensure that it meets UL 9540a and is an even more reliable, powerful solution. 

Keeping You Connected

Whether it’s keeping you posted on the latest news or providing emergency power solutions, Power Up is here to help. If you have any questions about our charging trailers or our other products, don’t hesitate to contact us