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UL 2849 Updated to Cover Additional Technologies
UL 2849 now addresses the most recent critical safety issues to support the safe use of e-bikes, e-motorbikes and e-scooters (single rider, but may be able to accommodate passenger; typically considered over-the-road; typically sit to operate; may have pedals). This standard helps minimize risks from battery fires/explosions and shock hazards.
Safety standards, including UL 2849, are essential to ensuring the energy is governed and used appropriately through the thousands of cycles of e-bike and e-scooter charges and discharges. Designing, sourcing, testing and validating safety of the battery packs and battery management systems are the foundation for these products. As this technology continues to evolve, special strategies or protective circuitry will be required to minimize the potential risk of electrocution during real-world use.