Battery Charge/Discharge Test System – 9210 Series

Battery Charge/Discharge Test Equipment for Automated Characterization, Power Cycling, Life-Cycle Testing & More!

Features

  • R&D and Production Lab Testing
  • Bidirectional DC Source and Load
  • Smaller footprint – mobile friendly (half the size of the 9200)
  • Scalable power from 12 to 252kW with 40, 120, or 600V
  • Regenerative Power > 87% energy efficiency
  • Current, Voltage & Mode Transitions <1 mSec
  • Built-in digital measurements with charting & scope displays
  • Battery Emulation Mode
  • Multiple layers of safety, built-in
  • Touch Panel, LabVIEW® & IVI Drivers
NH Research Battery Charge/Discharge Test System for R&D and Production Lab Testing - NH Research (NHR)

Applications

NHR’s Battery Charge/Discharge Test Equipment simulates real-world conditions with fast voltage, current and mode transition times. The Regenerative Single Channel Battery Test System (9210 Series) further extends the 9200 Series, a 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-cycle simulations and grid-energy simulations. NHR’s battery test equipment covers a wide-range of applications such as EV, solar PV, aerospace, energy storage, and critical power industries.

Like the 9200 battery pack test system, the single module (9210) uses any of the 40V, 120V, or 600V modular, independent 12kW 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 battery test system to be brought to the engineer’s workspace. The modular functionality of the 9210 Battery Charge/Discharge Test System enables additional flexibility along with the key features of the 9200 Series which includes bi-directional DC source/loads, regenerative power cycling, battery emulation, modularity, safety and precision.

Additional NHR Battery Cyclers include:

Advantages

  • Battery emulation using OCV & series resistance
  • Designed for testing &mp: 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 252kW)
  • Safely simulate and emulate “Real World” conditions
    – Sub-mS voltage, current, & mode transition times
    – Emulate over/under charged batteries
    – Safely emulate BMS & battery failures
  • Small footprint for easy movement

9210 Series Single Channel Battery Test System Specifications

Model Number 9210-4904 9210-4912 9210-4960
Programming Capability
Operating States Charge (Source), Discharge (Load), Standby, Battery
Charge/Discharge Modes Constant Voltage (CV), Current (CC), Power (CP), Resistance (CR)
Charging Envelope 0-40V, 8kW, 600A 0-120V, 8kW, 200A 0-600V, 8kW, 40A
Discharging Envelope 1-40V, 12kW, 600A 4-120V, 12kW, 200A 10-600V, 12kW, 40A
Programming Rng Accy1 Res1 Rng Accy1 Res1 Rng Accy1 Res1
Voltage 0-40V 0.1%+0.1% 0.005% 0-120V 0.1%+0.1% 0.005% 0-600V 0.1%+0.1% 0.005%
Current ±600A 0.21%+0.21% 0.005% ±200A 0.21%+0.21% 0.005% ±40A 0.21%+0.21% 0.005%
Power ±8/-12kW 0.41%+0.41% 0.005% ±8/-12kW 0.41%+0.41% 0.005% ±8/-12kW 0.41%+0.41% 0.005%
Resistance 0-34Ω 02% 0.005% 0-100Ω 02% 0.005% 0-500Ω 02% 0.005%
Slew Rate      
  Voltage 0.011V/s-80V/ms 0.033V/s-240V/ms 0.165V/s-600V/ms
  Current 0.17A/s-3000A/ms 0.55A/s-1000A/ms 0.011A/s-40A/ms
  Resistance 0.01Ω/s-34Ω/Ms 0.28Ω/s-100Ω/Ms 0.14Ω/s-500Ω/Ms
  Power 2W/s-8kW/s 2W/s-8kW/s 2W/s-8kW/s
Test Measurement Rng Accy1 Res1 Rng Accy1 Res1 Rng Accy1 Res1
Voltage, DC Avg 0-40V 0.05%+0.05% 0.005% 0-120V 0.05%+0.05% 0.005% 0-600V 0.05%+0.05% 0.005%
Current, DC Avg, A-Hr 0-600A 0.1%+0.1% 0.005% 0-200A 0.1%+0.1% 0.005% 0-40AV 0.1%+0.1% 0.005%
Power, Ah, kWh ±12kW 0.2%+0.2% 0.005% ±12kW 0.2%+0.2% 0.005% ±12kW 0.3%+0.2% 0.005%
Time 1ms-1Yr 0.1% 0.005% 1ms-1Yr 0.1% 0.005% 1ms-1Yr 0.1% 0.005%
Physical
Size (HxWxD) 43.5 x 28 x 31"/1105 x 711 x 787mm (w/ casters)
Weight 500lbs/227kg
1 All Accuracies are % os set + % of Range, all Resolutions are % of Range unless otherwise indicated. 2 Input Voltage set at placement of order.

Downloads

Resources

Data Sheet
App Note: The Fundamentals of Battery Test
Webinar: Get Your Battery Project Back On Track in 2021
Webinar: Battery Module/Pack Test Requirements
EV Module and Pack Battery Cycling - NH Research (NHR)

Testing Applications

Battery Test:

  • EV/ESS Battery Module/Pack Test
  • Start - Stop Test
  • Battery Characterization
  • Cycling, Life-cycle
  • Charge, Discharge
  • Fuel Cell Test – Cell, Module, Stack

Battery Emulation:

  • EV Powertrain, Avionics Propulsion Systems
  • DC Charger
  • Power Conversion: DC/DC Converters, Inverters
  • On-board Charger, UPS, Power Distribution Unit (PDU)
  • Microgrid, ESS, PV Emulation

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