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UL 5800

UL STANDARD FOR SAFETY Battery Fire Containment Products

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Organization: UL
Publication Date: 8 December 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 30
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These requirements provide fire test and performance criteria to evaluate fire containment products intended for a battery-powered portable electronic device (PED).

The containment product may include active fire suppression features without manual intervention beyond arming the suppression agent.

These requirements cover fire containment products that are intended to be used by a qualified/trained person.

This standard covers installed and uninstalled lithium ion batteries and cells.

The fire condition represented by the testing in this standard simulates the ignition of a battery-powered portable electronic device (PED), combustible components, and assemblies associated with the device.

These requirements cover containment products intended to be used for inhabited aircraft compartments.

The fire condition represented by this test is limited to devices with electrical energy with a maximum of 300 Wh.

This standard evaluates the containment product performance from the time that the batterypowered portable electronic device (PED) is inside the containment product which is closed in accordance with the containment product manufacturer's instructions.

This standard covers containment products to be used for only one thermal runaway event.

These requirements do not cover fires caused by non-battery operated devices.

These requirements cover visible smoke, but do not cover the mitigation of gas (toxic, flammable).

These requirements do not cover containment products intended to be used for cargo protection.

These requirements do not cover fire containment products with active fire suppression means requiring manual operation beyond arming the suppression agent, such as utilizing separate handheld fire extinguishers.

Document History

UL 5800
December 8, 2020
UL STANDARD FOR SAFETY Battery Fire Containment Products
These requirements provide fire test and performance criteria to evaluate fire containment products intended for a battery-powered portable electronic device (PED). The containment product may...
December 8, 2020
UL Standard for Safety Battery Fire Containment Products
These requirements provide fire test and performance criteria to evaluate fire containment products intended for a battery-powered portable electronic device (PED). The containment product may...

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