Category: Power Electronics Test Systems

NEW! Modular 120V DC Load – 4312 Series, from NH Research, Inc.

A Digitizing DC Load with Built-In Measurements that Eliminates the Need for Seperate External Devices

removable modular dc load model 4350NH Research, Inc. (NHR) has launched its new 4312 Series 120V Modular DC Load that expands the 4300 family of modular power supply testing instruments. The new multi-range DC load provides the precision loading as well as output measurements for characterizing USB (5V), LPS (20V), and virtually any external AC-DC power supply. The modular, front-loading 4300 chassis supports any combination of 4312 Series DC loads as well as the existing 4350 Series 500V DC loads and 4301 AC/DC Power Analyzers in a single 16-slot 8 ¾” (5U) chassis. All of the 4300 instruments use the same driver installation resulting in the most compact, fully integrated test and measurement system available today.

NHR’s 4300 chassis supports the 4312 Series of 120V DC Loads, the 4350 Series of 500V DC Loads, and the 4301 AC/DC Power Analyzer. Each instrument embeds a 1 mega-sample/second digitizer, multiple measurement ranges, and additional support features commonly found in comprehensive power supply test systems. In fact, NHR offers a comprehensive test system based on the 4300 family of instruments called the S600 Series. NHR’s S600 test system consists of a 4300 chassis, any combination of DC loads & power analyzers, a programmable AC/DC power supply, and a controller pre-loaded with NHR’s emPower® test sequencing software.

As a standalone instrument or as the core of a complete test system, the 4300 instruments provide the loading flexibility & the measurement options needed to optimize and accelerate power supply testing.

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Advanced Test Equipment Rentals & NH Research, Inc. Announce 9200 Rental Agreement

Battery Test System Rentals 9200 Series - NH Research, Inc. (NHR)

ATEC An Authorized Battery Test System Rentals Partner for NH Research Inc.’s 9200 Series

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) and NH Research, Inc. (NHR) today announced an agreement for ATEC as an authorized battery test system rentals partner of the NHR 9200 Battery Test System. The 9200 provides Automated Characterization, Power Cycling & Life-Cycle Testing of Battery Modules & Pack.

NHR is a leader in power electronics test instruments and complete turn-key test systems for universities, military, and companies involved in space, defense, battery manufacturing/research and other applications. ATEC is a worldwide leading rental company of test equipment for military, defense, aerospace, communications, semiconductor, consumer electronics and many other sectors, and now the only NHR authorized rental partner to provide high-power battery charge/discharge test systems.

The NHR 9200 Battery Test System is designed for all battery chemistries including lead-acid, nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion. The 9200 is configured with independent, 12kW DC bi-directional loads that can be dynamically programmed both within a cabinet and from cabinet-to-cabinet to run in parallel or independently. The 9200 features high voltage with multiple current options, emulates realistic transient stop and battery conditions, and provides energy savings with regenerative clean energy returned to the facility AC line.

ATEC provides companies the opportunity to use the latest technologies in test and measurement equipment for their specific tests through renting equipment on short- and long-term basis, saving companies time and money. The experienced technical and customer support staff helps provide the knowledge, equipment and solutions customers need to perform their tests and ATEC also offers many other NHR products, including standalone AC and DC loads, and power supplies.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the NHR 9200 Battery Test System as a rental solution for our customers performing battery tests,” said Chris Reed, Rentals and Sales Manager at ATEC. “Our long-standing relationship with NHR continues to grow with this latest agreement. State-of-the-art systems like the 9200 can really make a difference for our customers facing tough testing challenges.”

“The 9200 has been an essential tool for battery testing and regenerative DC loading over the last 4 years,” said Mike Nolan, National Sales Manager at NHR. “In June, we announced over 100 of these test systems installed, and now companies have the opportunity to rent the 9200 from a highly trusted name in the industry, Advanced Test Equipment Rentals.”

About Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals is a leading high tech equipment rental company with ISO-9001, ISO/IEC 17025-2005, and ANSI/NCSL Z540 accreditation that provides complete general and special purpose test equipment solutions for analysis, inspection, measurement, monitoring, simulation, powering, certifying, and commissioning of electrical and fiber optic infrastructure as well as product development. ATEC serves an incredibly diverse customer base, made up of aerospace, automotive, biomedical, communications, consumer electronics, defense, environmental, engineering, marine, power grid, transportation, and compliance testing companies.

To find out more about ATEC visit http://www.atecorp.com.

About NH Research, Inc.

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.

To find out more about NH Research, Inc. visit https://nhresearch.com.

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NH Research, Inc. Releases 9210 Series Single Channel Battery Charge/Discharge Test System

A Single Channel Battery Test System with Smaller Footprint Allowing For Better Optimization of Laboratory Space

single channel battery charge discharge test system 9210NH Research, Inc. has released the 9210 series, a single channel version of its popular multi-channel 9200 series high–power battery charge discharge test systems. The 9200 series can house up to 3 channels (power modules) in its cabinet, whereas the new single channel 9210 system is a smaller footprint allowing better optimization of laboratory and/or manufacturing space.

The 9210 further extends its 9200 family of high-power battery charge/discharge test systems, which are especially suitable for xEV electric vehicle and grid storage battery cycling as well as drive-cyclesimulations and grid-energy simulations. Like the successful 9200 systems, the new single module test battery system (9210) utilizes any of the 40V, 120V, or 600V modular, independent 12-kilowatt DC power modules which enable testing of a number of smaller batteries, each with a different test plan, power level and start/stop times. The smaller footprint makes it easier to move within a laboratory and/or manufacturing, allowing the tester to be brought to the engineer’s workspace.

The new 9210 cabinet has an internal controller, software, and connections for an external monitor and keyboard. Through this interface, the operator is able to create, run, monitor, chart and report UUT (unit under test) profiles without writing any code.

Alternatively, for complex test programs and for tests that require additional data acquisition hardware, users can employ either NH Research’s Enerchron® test sequencer software, or their own custom LabVIEW or Python application using the supplied drivers. For cost-efficiency, up to 90 percent of the energy removed from a battery is returned as usable AC power. This process, called regeneration, lowers the total utility consumption of the facility and reduces the amount of generated waste-heat. Further advantages of regeneration include a much cooler work environment, reduced air conditioning loads, and the elimination of elaborate water-cooling systems. The 9200 and 9210 series testers simulate real-world conditions with fast voltage, current and mode transition times; include a digital measurement system with high-resolution waveform capture and a digital chart recorder; provide custom waveform/profile generation; and have multiple battery-protection safety features.

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