New Edition of ISO 12405-3:2014 Published

Plug-In 2010

A new edition of ISO 12405-3 was published by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO 12405-3 applies to “Electrically propelled road vehicles — Test specification for lithium-ion traction battery packs and systems — Part 3: Safety performance requirements.” The new edition is available on the ISO website.


“ISO 12405-3:2014 specifies test procedures and provides acceptable safety requirements for voltage class B lithium-ion battery packs and systems, to be used as traction batteries in electrically propelled road vehicles. Traction battery packs and systems used for two-wheel or three-wheel vehicles are not covered by ISO 12405-3:2014. ISO 12405-3:2014 is related to the testing of safety performance of battery packs and systems for their intended use in a vehicle. ISO 12405-3:2014 is not intended to be applied for the evaluation of the safety of battery packs and systems during transport, storage, vehicle production, repair, and maintenance services.”

*Description from IEC website