Category: Battery Testing

Battery Testing

Battery Emulator Testing

There are many benefits to battery testing through battery emulator or battery simulator testing, rather than using a real battery. The emulated battery dramatically reduces testing time, provides highly repeatable test results, and creates a safer test environment. Also, preparation time, operator errors, and result variations due to battery temperature or aging, are eliminated.

Using battery emulator or battery simulator testing produces test results faster, provides a consistent test, and can safely test power electronic devices that typically require a real battery. Contact NHR to further discuss how removing real batteries from existing test fixtures will improve both safety and repeatability in testing.

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A123 Systems Selects NH Research 9200 Battery Test Systems for Module and Pack Testing

Testimonial Statement from Tony Gambrel, Director of Test Operations – A123 Systems

“The NHR 9200 battery test systems are flexible, reliable and cost effective. The ability to configure single 9200s, or multiple 9200s, for either multiple low power channels or a single high power channel gives us greater flexibility and efficiency in our test scheduling.

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Figure 1 – NHR 9200 Battery Test Systems at A123 Systems R&D Laboratory

This flexibility has allowed us to perform more of our testing in-house saving us time and money. The power ratings and voltage range of the 9200s allow us to fulfill all of our module, 48V pack and 12V pack testing requirements.

NHR test equipment is very dependable. Our testing requires 24/7 operation and the NHR units have done this with zero downtime. The slew rate capability of the units allows us meet the response-demand and accuracy of our customer drive cycles as well as giving us the capability of performing some specialty testing in-house.

The compact footprint and easy electrical connection make installation of the units very easy. The interface to our external test and monitoring systems was user-friendly, simple and stable. The modularity of the load units adds to the ease of servicing.

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Figure 2 – NHR 9200 Battery Test Systems (back side of test equipment) at A123 Systems R&D Laboratory

The NHR team has been very responsive and delivered on all of the timing requirements. The sales team was responsive without being high pressure. In the early part of the project they were quick to provide technical information and worked well with us in the final specification and quoting stages. The service/training team was very knowledgeable with the product and worked well with our team during the updating and training processes. All of the deliveries were made on time and without damage or issue.”

– Tony Gambrel, Director of Test Operations A123 Systems

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NH Research’s Enerlab Enterprise Software Streamlines Battery Test Lab Management

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NH Research Inc. (NHR), a leading provider of power electronics test solutions for the automotive, aerospace and defense, energy storage and renewable energy industries, announces a new enterprise battery test lab management solution, Enerlab™.

Enerlab lab management software is a top level enterprise software solution that monitors, controls and manages battery test stations using Enerchron®. Enerlab empowers the executive, manager and engineer to improve productivity, utilization, and efficiency while ensuring safety by having real-time access and control to important lab and test information, anywhere at any time. Key capabilities range from live camera views to full control of test programs, and customizable dashboards and reporting tools.

Enerlab Desktop Dashboard - NH Research (NHR)Electrification has put battery testing in the critical path to market. The challenge is that testing takes a very long time and significant resources. Enerchron provides the automation and Enerlab provides access to key test information that a successful enterprise needs to stay on schedule and on budget. Due to Covid-19, many businesses are working from home. Enerlab provides a way to remotely manage all battery test stations within a facility, on a single dashboard from one browser.

“Enterprises need a way to streamline battery testing across R&D labs and production lines. Today, it has become even more important to have secure, remote access and capability. Enerlab provides a convenient and effective way to monitor, control and manage all test stations in real-time.” said Martin Weiss, Product Director at NH Research.

Enerchron is a powerful but easy to use test executive created for battery testing to simplify and accelerate your test automation. It breaks the mold of traditional automated battery cycling through its unique variable-based test sequence editor and easy integration and control of external software and hardware. Now, Enerlab provides the tools required to further accelerate battery testing across the enterprise and answer questions for any level of management.

For more information about battery test system solutions, visit:
https://nhresearch.com/software

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NH Research (NHR) enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional testing of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power electronics test systems and instruments, our test solutions deliver the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers desire.

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NHR Presents Live Webinar: Electric Aircraft Test Approaches

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NH Research Inc., a leading provider of power electronics and battery test solutions for the automotive, industrial, energy storage, and critical-power markets, will be hosting a free live webinar, Electric Aicraft Test Solutions, held on September 1st, 2020.

In this live webinar, Daniel McClelland will provide new insights on how to test traditional, hybrid and full-electric aircrafts. In this session, participants will learn how to recreate an aircraft environment with the right test equipment and test approaches.

Webinar Description:
Electric flight raises unique and unprecedented testing challenges. Therefore, it is important for engineers to use the most effective technologies and test approaches to ensure product performance, safety, reliability and reduced time to market. This webinar will review key technology considerations for battery test systems, battery emulation, loading and sourcing test solutions.

Whether you’re testing a traditional, hybrid, or full-electric aircraft system, modern test solutions are required for faster, scalable and repeatable testing. Learn how you can recreate an aircraft environment using the right test solutions that will substantially reduce test time, risk, energy consumption and operating costs. We’ll share best practices and techniques for testing electric batteries, propulsion systems, power distribution units (PDUs) and power converters/inverters.

In this webinar, learn about:

  • Market Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Key Technology Considerations and Testing Requirements
  • Modern Test Solutions and Approaches
  • Industry Applications and Use Cases

Who should attend? Commercial, military aircraft and private manufacturers and suppliers across traditional, hybrid and fully electric aircraft, e-VTOL, drones, and urban air mobility (UAM) platforms

For more information on our Electric Aircraft Solutions, visit our industry page.

About NH Research

NH Research enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional testing of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power electronics test systems and instruments, our test solutions deliver the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers in aerospace, defense, automotive and energy industries require. For more information, visit https://nhresearch.com