Safety Engineering and You and The UL Xtreme Test Zone


Two interactive virtual tests simulate the way that hoverboards, including their battery packs, are tested in the UL lab. In the overcharge test, students choose a charger for a hoverboard and see a thermal image of the hoverboard interior once the chosen charger is plugged in. In the drop test, a hoverboard is dropped from a selected height, observed for damage, then put into a test run to look for overheating due to the damage. Both tests can be done multiple times using different variables. This virtual test is included in the full module or can be used separately to demonstrate the way products containing li-ion batteries are tests, and/or observing tests using different variables to determine safety outcomes.