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Energy Assurance extends lithium-ion battery testing capabilities with new laboratory

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 15:37 -- paul Crompton

Start-up Energy Assurance has expanded its battery analysis capabilities to include large-format cell testing for the electric/hybrid automotive and energy storage systems with the purchase of a laboratory.

The 20,000-square-foot laboratory will enable the firm to expand beyond small-to medium-format battery testing to deliver a third-party resource for battery testing.

The company has begun operating out of the building in Massachusetts, US.

The acquisition extends Energy Assurance's capacity to around 3,000 cell and battery test channels with the ability to test lithium-ion and other chemistry cells and batteries up to 150V and 1,350A.

The centre is in addition to it’s testing laboratory in Atlanta, US. 

The new laboratory uses all MACCOR channels, and was previously owned by an unnamed “leading battery cell manufacturer” for automotive use.

Cindy Millsaps, CEO of Energy Assurance, said: "As the market for larger and more energy-dense batteries grows exponentially, so does the demand for testing to support the growth, making the timing right for this acquisition.

"The acquisition dramatically increases our high-current cycling capacity, and we can now test the full gamut of lithium-ion cells for high-performance products—from small to large and from low to high current—within our facilities." 

Energy Assurance was founded by Millsaps and John Copeland, both former Motorola test laboratory engineers, in 2018.

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