Category: EV Testing

EV Testing

Battery Test Systems for EVs

The EV industry is constantly improving technologies, through EV testing, to meet the evolving market demands for more features, lower emissions and higher performance, which are driving the development of improved battery performance, more efficient power converters and faster charging. Many EV sub-assemblies utilize NHR test equipment including: batteries, chargers, alternators, DC/DC converters, inverters, lighting control modules (LCM), and fuse boxes. For example, NHR’s test equipment is used to test EV batteries using drive-cycle simulation and emulating real-world transients. Additionally, a state of the art battery emulation mode dramatically simplifies the testing of chargers, DC/DC converters, inverters, and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) features.

NHR’s test equipment and software tools simplify testing. Our products provide engineering and manufacturing with the right tools needed to validate designs and confirm manufacturing processes by using real-world simulations. Testing performed using real-world simulations reduces cost, reduces risk, improves test coverage, and improves overall design confidence. Refer to the following page for some example solutions for Electric Vehicle sub-assembly testing.

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NHR Presents Live Webinar: Electric Powertrain Next Gen Test Solutions, on May 13th

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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 on Electric Powertrain Next Gen Test Solutions on May 13th, 2020.

In this live webinar, Ben Jackson, Senior Applications Engineer at NHR, will discuss key industry trends impacting electric powertrain developments, current challenges and opportunities, and key factors in selecting the right test approach. This session will cover modern electric powertrain test solutions and key considerations for battery emulation.

Webinar Description:
As electrification continues to accelerate in automotive and aerospace, engineers must address new testing challenges for hybrid and electric powertrain. Modern propulsion system architectures are fundamentally different and present new challenges and risks. 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.

Electric powertrain systems are complex and raise new testing challenges including increased voltage and power levels, long test times, and different safety risks. Traditional powertrain test approaches rely on unidirectional devices that have drawbacks and limitations. Next generation battery emulation provides a bi-directional approach that sinks and sources to maintain voltage regulation, accepts back EMF which prevents safety hazards, and has isolated input and output paths to eliminate single points of failure.

This session will review how modern solutions for emulating batteries are the right approach for faster, scalable and more repeatable testing of electric powertrain systems. As electrification is evolving to higher power demands, the ability to emulate a battery with speed and precision is critical. Battery emulation can substantially reduce test time, risk, energy consumption and operating costs.

In this webinar, learn about:

  • Key Industry Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
  • Electric Powertrain Test Solutions
  • Battery Emulation Differentiators – What to Look for in a Battery Emulator
  • Cohesive, Scalable, Intuitive Software Solutions

If you cannot attend the live event, please register and we will send you the recording.

  • Webinar Event: Electric Powertrain Next Generation Test Solutions
  • Dates: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2-3pm EDT
  • Register now

For more information on our EV Powertrain Solutions, visit our application page.

About 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 in aerospace, defense, automotive and energy industries require.

For more information, visit www.nhresearch.com.

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NHR Presents & Exhibits at International Battery Seminar 2020 in Orlando, Florida

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NH Research Inc., a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems for the automotive, industrial, energy storage, and critical-power markets, will be presenting at International Battery Seminar 2020.

Martin Weiss, Product Director at NHR, will present in a lightning talk entitled, “Battery Module/Pack Testing: Current Challenges & Opportunities”. In this session, participants will learn what unique battery module/pack testing capabilities are the right approaches for faster, scalable and more repeatable testing. We’ll also share next generation techniques for testing various lithium-ion battery applications from design to production.

NHR will also exhibit its industry leading Battery Module/Pack Testers and Battery Emulators. Visit booth # 413 to learn about NHR’s flexible and battery and fuel cell test equipment. Application engineers will be on-hand to demonstrate NHR’s flexible 9200 & 9300 series battery module and pack test systems,

Event: International Battery Seminar
Location: Orlando, Florida
Dates: March 30 ‐ April 2, 2020
Visit Booth: #413

NHR Presentation: Battery Module/Pack Testing: Current Challenges & Opportunities
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 3:25pm-3:55pm
Track: C4B Battery Management Systems conference

Description: Battery module/pack testing is critical across all stages of battery R&D and production, but traditional methods of battery testing are an extremely time-consuming and costly challenge. Today, testing requires more flexibility and scalability to meet the growing demands of electrification and high performance. This presentation will equip battery manufacturers with cutting-edge technologies, trends, and test solutions for battery module/pack testing.
For more information, visit our Battery Test Solutions webpage.

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NHR Presents & Exhibits at APEC 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Battery Test Systems & Grid Simulator - NH Research, Inc. (NHR)NH Research Inc., a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems for the automotive, industrial, energy storage, and critical-power markets, will be presenting at APEC 2020.

Martin Weiss, Product Director at NHR, will present in an industry session entitled, “Using Battery & Fuel Cell Emulation for testing EV batteries, DC fast chargers & Powertrains”. In this session, he’ll discuss new technology trends in battery and fuel cell emulation, and key factors in selecting the right test solution. This session will  cover how technologies are used today in R&D and production for DC Fast Chargers, Powertrain, and other EV applications.

NHR will also be presenting at the Exhibitor Seminar on APEC’s opening day. We’ll be showcasing industry leading test solutions including our Battery Module/Pack Testers, Battery Emulation Systems, Grid-Simulators, and AC Loads. Visit booth # 1717 to learn about NHR’s flexible and expandable test solutions for advanced battery technologies, electric and hybrid vehicles, and critical power technologies. Application engineers will be on-hand to demonstrate NHR’s flexible 9200 & 9300 series battery module and pack test systems, 9410 regenerative grid simulator, and 9430 4-Quadrant AC loads.

Event: APEC 2020
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates: March 15 – 19, 2020
Visit Booth: #1717

NHR Exhibitor Seminar: Battery Emulation Test Solutions: Technology Trends & Opportunities
Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Exhibit Theater 3

NHR Industry Presentation: Using Battery & Fuel Cell Emulation for Testing EV Batteries, DC Fast Chargers & Powertrains
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 2:35 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: R01

For more information on our Battery Test Solutions or our EV Powertrain Testing Solutions, visit our application page.

About NH Research

NH Research, Inc. (NHR) enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional test of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power supply test systems we provide world class test instruments and systems. Our solutions provide the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers desire.

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