Thursday, 26 November 2020

Energizing the Future with REGATRON's New Battery Tester Series

Read why REGATRON's G5.BT series is best suited for battery module/pack-testing in your laboratory or test bench environment.

REGATRON's regenerative bidirectional G5.BT Battery Test System is safe, reliable, and modular. It features an exceptional current accuracy of <0.02% FS, an additional high-resolution current measurement range, and a fast current rise time in the 100 µs range.

Working with high-power batteries is very demanding. Voltages, currents and temperatures must be monitored and kept within a safe range. In addition, connecting a battery to a load or battery tester also requires appropriate attention to polarity and voltage levels. Today's batteries are no longer simple battery cell stacks, but complex modules with superposed power electronics that require highly accurate data acquisition and fast response times.

The REGATRON Solution

REGATRON's G5.BT Battery Tester Series is designed specifically for testing energy storage devices and fully meets the above mentioned requirements. To increase personnel safety and equipment protection, the G5.BT series includes the field-proven RPP feature against the two main risk factors that are given when a battery is physically connected to the battery tester. First, RPP reliably prevents all serious damage caused by accidental reverse polarity between battery and battery tester. Second, RPP provides overcurrent protection/soft start in case of unmatched voltages between the battery and the battery test system. Another valuable function of the integrated RPP feature is the prevention of deep battery discharge at 'Voltage Off' state.

The excellent current and voltage accuracy, the fast current rise time, and the powerful integrated CAN multi-protocol interface enable tests with a high temporal and electrical resolution. The specialized application software BatControl allows the user to set many test parameter values and even to define complex test procedures. Therefore, the versatile G5.BT series is best suited for testing all types of batteries and energy storage systems.

Modular and Easy Scalable Systems

The output of an individual battery module/pack-testing system is in the range from 0...18 kW to 0...2000+ kW, up to 1500 VDC. Higher voltages are available on request. The advantageous modularity of REGATRON power supply solutions allows the system to be easily adapted to ever changing test requirements. Not only is it possible to reconfigure between parallel, series, and mixed operation, but also to expand the system with additional power supply units or to split it into smaller units. Therefore, the purchase of a REGATRON battery tester is a solid investment for the future.




G5 RSS Regenerative DC Source Sink Power Supply

162 kW in a mobile rack

Height 1,9 ... 2,1 m
             75 ... 83 in



Technology and Exceptional Features

  • Technologically advanced, fast switching, compact 19-inch power supplies
  • Current accuracy of <0.02% FS, additional high-resolution current measurement range
  • Voltage accuracy of 0.01% FS
  • Current rise time in the 50...200 µs range – even at higher power levels
  • Detection of reverse polarity connection, avoiding sparks, fire, welding, and other damages to battery and battery tester
  • Overcurrent protection in case of unmatched voltages between battery and tester
  • Avoidance of deep battery discharge at 'Voltage Off' state
  • Current ripple modulation up to 10 kHz
  • Wide current-voltage range with an auto-ranging factor of 3
  • CV, CC, CP, CR, and Ri-Sim control modes
  • Power regeneration and a high degree of efficiency, resulting in significant reduction of energy consumption and heat dissipation

System Capability

  • Parallel, series, and mixed operation with a digital high-speed bus
  • Simple master-slave configuration with the operating software
  • Turn-key cabinet solutions up to IP54 or project-specific system integration according to customer specification
  • Integrated safety relay ISR for increased emergency stop reliability supporting performance level PL c / PL e according to EN ISO 13849

System Control and Options

  • Operating software: extended analysis, parameterization options, and calibration
  • CAN multi-protocol interface with 1 kHz data rate and 16-bit resolution
  • Powerful application programming interfaces APIs
  • Application software BatControl with visualization, parameterization, programming, and data logger
  • Front-panel-integrated control unit HMI with touch screen
  • Switch-selectable setting of parallel and series configuration
  • Insulation monitoring


Do you have any questions or need any further information? Are you interested in a quote? REGATRON's inside sales and application engineers will be happy to assist you.

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Product Related Key Words

Electrical energy storage testing and research ∙ Battery cycling ∙ NiCd ∙ NiMH ∙ Li-ion ∙ Lithium-polymer (LiP, LiPo, or Lipoly) ∙ LiFe, lead-acid and further electrochemical battery types ∙ Capacitive storage elements ∙ Super caps ∙ Gold caps ∙ Sweep function for current ripple modulation 0...10 kHz ∙ TFE function generator for time-dependent programming (sine, triangle, square, and user-defined data points) ∙ Battery aging ∙ Battery lifetime ∙ Power factor 0.99 ∙ Wide-band AC input ∙ Efficiency 95…96%

 


The newly developed G5 family includes both universal, programmable DC power supplies as well as power supply solutions for specific applications.

Universal Power SuppliesApplication-Specific Power Supplies
  • G5.RSS Programmable Regenerative DC Source Sink Series
  • G5.SRC Programmable DC Power Supply Series
  • G5.RLD Regenerative DC Electronic Load Series
  • G5.UNV Universal Regenerative DC Source Sink Series
  • G5.BT Battery Tester Series
  • G5.CT Charger Tester Series
  • G5.DT Drivetrain Tester Series
  • G5.SAS Solar Array Simulator Series
  • G5.BS Battery Simulator Series

 


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