Battery test equipment supplier Bitrode has introduced a battery laboratory testing system for high power applications.
The FTF-HP testing system is designed to produce simulations of rapidly changing power demands in electric or hybrid electric vehicles. The unit has a charging/discharging rate of up to 500kW.
The battery simulation function can programme and control constant voltage, maximum current and internal impedance for motor testing applications. It also supports data collection on a full range of external inputs for specific laboratory requirements, Bitrode claimed.
The testing system is able to operate at 2MW for large-scale applications. Further system options such as drive cycle test features are available.
“Bitrode recognized the need for a reliable high-power laboratory tester, so we worked tirelessly with R&D to develop a system that would raise the bar in the battery testing industry,” said David Rice, general manager of Bitrode.
Bitrode is headquartered in Missouri, US and part of Sovema’s family of companies.