Bicycle & E-Bike Testing
ACT Lab is here to help you navigate the complicated world of bicycle safety and compliance. ACT’s strong foundation in the bicycle industry allows us to provide superior testing and consultation services within all aspects of the supply chain. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure product compliance with regional and international standards such as CPSC, ISO, EN, GB, and more.
Whether you manufacture e-bikes, bicycles, or both, making sure you comply with standards and regulations surrounding your product is crucial to keeping your company and your consumers safe. In some cases, failing to follow requirements can even lead to your product becoming banned under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.
No matter your product, ACT LAB can help you to perform the proper tests to make sure your bike or e-bike meets all necessary requirements so you can go to market with confidence.
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Electric bicycles, also known as e-bikes, have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation in urban and rural areas alike. As riders look for an economical, fast, safe, and eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, the market for e-bikes has continued to grow.
Whether your bike is throttle-assisted or pedal-assisted, e-bikes in the US must meet the following requirements: To comply with standards in the United States, companies must meet the following standards:
- UL 2849 – this standard evaluates the electrical system.
- UN 38.3 – this standard ensures the safety of lithium-ion or lithium metal batteries during shipping.
- 10 CFR 430.32(z) – this regulation by the Department of Energy (DOE) outlines energy consumption requirements for battery chargers.
- 47 CFR 15 – this FCC regulation covers radio/wireless concerns with two separate sections: Subpart B for unintentional radiators, and Subpart C for intentional radiators.
Our standard bicycle testing is comprehensive and will help manufacturers ensure that they meet all local and global requirements before going to market.
Depending on where you plan to sell your bicycle, you may be subject to certain requirements dependent on regional regulations. Requirements for children’s bicycles (bicycles manufactured for children 12 and under) also differ from the regulations placed on traditional bicycles.
Our bicycle testing includes the following items:
- Intended age of the user
- Intended markets for distribution
- Construction and performance testing
- Independent component part testing (i.e. reflectors, handlebars, etc.)
- Quality Assurance of Labels, markings, and instruction manuals
- Chemical Testing