Ensuring Your Electric Bicycles (eBikes) are Safe and Secure with ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 and UL 2849

Professionals in the bicycle and electrical engineering industries understand the importance of safety in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of electric bicycles (eBikes). There are two standards that apply to eBike testing and certification: 

  • ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 - Standard for Electrical Systems for Personal E-Mobility Devices
  • UL 2849 - Electrical Systems for eBikes

The ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 Standard for Electrical Systems for Personal E-Mobility Devices sets the safety standard for the electrical drive train, including the battery system, of personal e-mobility devices. While initially focused on hoverboards, its principles apply broadly, ensuring that electrical components and systems are designed and tested to operate safely under normal conditions and foreseeable misuse. Compliance with ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), such as Intertek, means an eBike's electrical system has undergone rigorous testing to help prevent electrical fires and mechanical malfunctions, ensuring rider safety.

UL 2849 Electrical Systems for Ebikes specifically addresses the safety requirements for electric bicycles. This standard encompasses electrical, mechanical, and environmental tests to ensure the safety of eBikes under various operating conditions. Compliance with UL 2849 signifies that an eBike not only meets specific electrical safety requirements but also adheres to critical performance criteria, including mechanical stability and environmental resilience, further safeguarding the rider and the environment.

Why UL 2272 and UL 2849 Matter

Together, UL 2272 and UL 2849 form a comprehensive framework for eBike safety, addressing critical aspects from battery integrity and electrical safety to mechanical durability. For engineers and manufacturers, adhering to these standards is not just about regulatory compliance; it's about affirming a commitment to safety, reliability, and quality. For riders, it means peace of mind, knowing their eBike meets rigorous safety benchmarks.

Intertek: Your Partner in Testing Excellence

Intertek stands at the forefront of testing and certification, offering unmatched expertise in battery and charger safety. With a long history spanning over a century, Intertek's value proposition lies in its comprehensive suite of testing services, state-of-the-art facilities, and a global network of experts. With an expertise in battery and charger testing, Intertek ensures your eBike products not only meet but exceed the safety standards set by ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 and UL 2849.

Intertek's commitment to promoting electrical safety in eBikes extends beyond testing. We partner with manufacturers and engineers to navigate the complexities of product compliance, offering guidance through the certification process. Our proactive approach to safety and quality, combined with our deep understanding of global market requirements, positions Intertek as a trusted partner in your product development journey.

In the rapidly evolving world of eBikes, ANSI/CAN/UL 2272 and UL 2849 embody the industry's commitment to protecting riders through stringent safety standards. As manufacturers strive to design and produce eBikes that meet these benchmarks, Intertek is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring your products are safe, reliable, and ready for the global market. Trust in our expertise to navigate the complexities of electrical safety and let us help you lead the way in eBike innovation with precision, pace, and passion.