Press Release Summary:
Model 9200-4904 comprises independent 12 kW DC power modules that enable testing ofÂ smaller batteries, each withÂ different test plan, power level, and start/stop times. Alternatively,Â higher-power battery can be tested by connecting power modules in parallel. GUI touch panel lets operator create, run, monitor, chart, and report unit under test profiles without writing any code. Along with regeneration, features include digital measurement system andÂ custom waveform/profile generation.
Original Press Release:
NH Research Adds 40V Model to Its Successful 120V and 600V Members
NOVI, Mich. – NH Research, Inc. (www.nhresearch.com) – a leading producer of automatic test equipment and instruments – introduced a 40-volt model in its 9200 family of high-power battery charge/discharge test systems, which are especially suitable for xEV electric vehicle battery power cycling and drive-cycle simulations.
Like the series’ successful 120V and 600V members, the new 40V test system (Model 9200-4904) comprises independent 12-kilowatt DC power modules that enable testing of a number of smaller batteries, each with a different test plan, power level and start/stop times. Alternatively, a higher-power battery can be tested by connecting the power modules in parallel. This configurable flexibility allows a facility to optimize test resources.
The series’ units provide walk-up usability through a graphic user-interface touch-panel mounted on the system. 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 new Enerchron™ – an easy-to-use, time saving test management software that requires no programming skills – or their own custom LabVIEW application using the supplied drivers.
For cost-efficiency, up to 90% of the energy removed from a battery under test 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 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.
NH Research is accepting orders for the 9200-4904 with delivery in eight to 10 weeks. More information, including pricing, is available from NH Research, 16601 Hale Ave., Irvine, Calif., 92606, telephone 949-474-3900, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About NH Research
NH Research (www.nhresearch.com) designs and manufactures AC and DC electronic loads and automated test equipment for the power electronics and the battery industries. The products are used worldwide by manufacturers of power supplies, UPS, electric vehicles, batteries and battery chargers for development, design characterization, product validation, and manufacturing final test. NH Research has been supplying testing solutions for more than 40 years with company headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and regional sales and operations facilities in Shenzhen, China.