NH Research 9200 Series High-Power Battery Charge/Discharge Test System

Product Overview:

  • Best configuration flexibility
  • Custom waveform/profile generation
  • Microsecond voltage, current & mode transition times
  • Built-in digital measurements with charting & scope displays
  • 3 test system control options including a Touch-Panel interface
  • Expandable from 12 to 252kW with 40 ,120 or 600V bi-directional DC loads
  • Regenerative, 87% efficiency of discharge power returned to AC mains
  • Multiple safety layers to protect battery being tested
  • Battery emulation and burn-in applications

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The Battery Module/Pack Test System (9200 Series) is designed for all battery chemistries including lead-acid, nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion. This battery test system is ideally suited for applications where maximum tester configuration flexibility is needed to adapt to a broad range of battery voltage, current and power requirements now and in the future (see diagram).

Another good fit is where high-speed set & measurement are necessary to better characterize battery transient performance.

A third application is where easier and faster test program creation is desired.

All applications benefit from the battery test systems discharge power recycling capability, which results in both a cooler test environment and system cost recovery in a few years. Other battery pack test system applications such as battery emulation, battery charger test and power supply burn-in are covered in supplemental product bulletins.

Advantages

  • Battery emulation using OCV & series resistance
  • Designed for testing & emulating all battery chemistries
    • Automatic energy integration (full & 1/2 cycle)
    • Multiple safety layers to protect UUT
  • Software tools to shorten test development time
    • PC-based Softpanel GUI with charting
    • Supplied LabVIEW & IVI-C/IVI-COM drivers
    • Optional: Enerchron® test sequencer

Benefits

  • Regenerative, returns greater than 87% of power to the facility, which provides significant electrical savings.
  • Modular – full function tester per channel design
  • Parallels for high power testing (up to 144kW)
  • Safely simulate and emulate “Real World” conditions
    • Sub-mS voltage, current, & mode transition times
    • Emulate over/under charged batteries
    • Safely emulate BMS & battery failures
  • Flexible configuration (any 3 modules per system)

Individual Test Channel Specifications

Power Module Versions Model 4904 Model 4912 Model 4960
Charge Envelope 0-40V, 600A, 8kW 0-120V, 200A, 8kW 0-600V, 40A, 8kW
Discharge Envelope 1.2-40V, 600A, 12kW 4-120V, 200A, 12kW 10-600V, 40A, 12kW
UUT Connection Buss Bar Anderson EBC A32 Anderson SB75X
Voltage 40V 120V 600V
Measurement Accuracy 0.05% + 20mV 0.05% + 60mV 0.05% + 0.3V
Set Accuracy 0.1% + 40mV 0.1% + 120mV 0.1% + 0.6V
Resolution 0.005% (2mV) 0.005% (6mV) 0.005% (30mV)
Current (Per Module) 600A 200A 40A
Measurement Accuracy 0.1% + 0.6A 0.1% + 0.2A 0.1% + 40mA
Set Accuracy 0.2% + 1.2A 0.2% + 0.4A 0.2% + 80mA
Resolution 0.005% (30mA) 0.005% (10mA) 0.005% (2mA)
Power (Per Module)      
Range (Charge) 8kW 8kW 8kW
Range (Discharge) 12kW 12kW 12kW
Measurement Accuracy 0.3% + 36W 0.3% + 36W 0.3% + 36W
Set Accuracy 0.4% + 48W 0.4% + 48W 0.4% + 48W
Resolution 0.005% (0.6W) 0.005% (0.6W) 0.005% (0.6W)
Series Resistance      
Range 0-33Ω 0-100Ω 0-500Ω
Set Accuracy 2% 2% 2%

The 9200 Series Battery Module/Pack Test System is useful for testing the following products & applications:

Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) Testing, Battery Cycler, Battery Packs, Chargers, Electric Vehicles (EV), Electric Vehicles Supply Equipment (EVSE), Flow Batteries, Fuel Cells, In-Device Testing, Microgrid Testing, Pack Controllers 9v & 12v Batteries, Primary Battery Systems (Alkaline, Lithium), Redox Batteries, Secondary Battery Systems (Rechargeable, Lithium-Ion), Service Disconnects, Super Capacitors, Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Testing, Wire Harnesses

More Product Information

  • Wide Operating Envelope at 100kW per cabinet
  • Scalable to 1.2MW/4000A
  • Regenerative, greater than 90% efficiency of discharge power returned to AC mains
  • Built-in digital measurements with charting & scope displays
  • Current, Voltage & Mode transitions in <2 mSec
  • Battery Emulation Mode
  • Touch Panel, LabVIEW® & IVI Drivers
  • Enerchron® Test Executive

Automated Characterization, Power Cycling, & Life-Cycle Testing of Low Voltage/High Current Batteries
  • Single output up to 40V/3,600A/72kW per system
  • Parallel expansion up to 7,200A
  • Built-in digital measurements including Ah & kWh
  • Multiple safety layers to protect battery/DUT
  • SCPI, VXI-11, & LabVIEW control via LAN interface
  • NI-Compliant LabVIEW Drivers
  • 87% efficiency returning discharge power to facility
  • Crane/hoist lifting hangers & robust casters

  • Smaller footprint makes it easier to move within a lab (roughly half the size of the 9200)
  • Custom waveform/profile generation
  • Sub-mS voltage, current & mode transition times
  • Built-in digital measurements with charting & scope displays
  • Internal controller with software & connections for an external monitor & keyboard
  • Expandable from 12 to 252kW with 40, 120, or 600V bi-directional DC loads
  • Regenerative, 87% efficiency of discharge power returned to AC mains
  • Multiple safety layers to protect battery being tested
  • Battery emulation & burn-in applications
  • Create, run, monitor, chart & report UUT profiles without writing any code

  • Preconfigured fully-capability test system in a 35” rack
  • Interchangeable DC loads and sources
  • Embedded Measurement System (EMS)
    • 100 kSamp/s waveform capture
    • 12 channel measurement system
  • emPower™ test executive control
    • PC/Serial interface
    • USB-Serial ∓ LAN-Serial available

  • Digital measurement system (DMS)
    • 2 waveform digitizers
    • 2×16, 100MHz multiplexer
    • Expandable input measurement channels
  • Maximum configuration flexibility
  • Turn-key test system with included test controller
    • emPower™ test executive

  • Maximum test throughput through parallel testing of multiple devices & outputs
  • Ease of reconfiguration or expansion through front-loading, card-based instruments
  • Built-in waveform digitizers on all instruments
  • Space-saving design
  • emPower® Test Executive

  • NEW! Tektronix MDO-Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
  • Unlimited voltage, current & timing measurements relative to digital signals.
  • Library of design verification test routines reduces program development time
  • Configuration flexibility

  • Voltage Range – 175/350VRMS, 200/400VDC
  • 7 models – 8kW/21kVA to 96kW/252kVA
  • Unique configuration flexibility provides for single, split, three-phase operation plus full-power DC
  • HiVAR design eliminates derating nominal power due to reactive loads
  • Frequency – 30 to 880Hz
  • High-resolution waveform digitizer & scope display
  • Precision ultra-low current measurements
  • Seamless, constant-power operating envelope
  • Built-in 9” touch-panel user interface for manual control & measurement display
  • Graphical waveform editor for user-defined waveforms
  • High-level line disturbance programming Macros
  • External PC option to host NHR emPower® Test Sequencer
  • Alternate programming in LabVIEW, native SCPI, & other IVI-compliant languages
  • Improved power density results in half the panel height of a traditional AC source

  • Full-capability test system in a 6-slot chassis for interchangeable loads and DC sources
  • 3-sizes of compact, space-saving cabinets
  • Embedded measurement system with 12 input channels and 100kSamp/sec waveform capture
  • emPower™ Test Executive
  • PC-LAN control

NH Research

NH Research, Inc. (NHR) designs and manufactures power electronics test instruments and complete turn-key test systems. Its products are used worldwide by manufacturers in the switching DC power supply, UPS, battery and battery charger industries. Applications typically involve either characterization or final test of customer products where a combination of advanced measurements, rapid test times and ease of setup & use are important. NHR has been in the power electronics test business for over 50 years (more about NHR) and has fully equipped facilities with highly skilled employees in Irvine, California and Shenzhen, China.

We have over 50 years experience working with, supporting and manufacturing power electronic test instruments and systems to some of the biggest names in the industry. Including, but not limited to:

Argonne Labs, BAE, Boeing, Chrysler, EADS, Ford, General Dynamics, General Electric, General Motors, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Mercedes-Benz, NASA, Northrop Grumman, NREL, Oak Ridge Labs, Raytheon, Sandia, Textron, UL, & UTC

NH Research, Inc. power electronics test systems and instruments deliver the power, precision and flexibility needed to meet or exceed your test solution needs.

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