Precision Linear Battery Testing

Precision Linear Battery Testing
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Precision Linear
Battery Testing
Index
■
Linear Battery Testing for Cell Applications
+/- 5V, 0-5V with current ranges from 200mA to 10A .......................P1
■
Linear Battery Testing for High Current Cell Applications
0-5V with current ranges from 25A to 500A .......................................P7
■
Linear Battery Testing For Module-Scale Applications
0-10V, 0-25V with current ranges from 10A to 100A...........................P13
■
Linear Battery Testing For High Power Module Applications
0-40V, 0-60V & 0-100V with current ranges from 10A to 150A........P19
■
High-accuracy EIS Integrastion and AC Impedance scanning capabilities of Gamry ..........P26
■ Life Cycle Chamber .............................................................................P27
■ Redundant Safety Monitoring System ..................................................P28
Multiple Modules placed in series.
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Linear Battery Testing
for Cell Applications
Cell
Why Does Precision Matter?
Measurement precision is more critical for long-term testing and long-term projections than control accuracy
alone. Most other battery testing systems do not correctly specify their precision and/or have relatively poor
precision, which hinder the conclusions drawn from results data. Important trends and electrochemical
indicators may remain unnoticed; lost in the measurement noise.
Derived from Arbin’s ARPA-E project with Ford Motor Company and Sandia National Lab, our new Precision
series of equipment incorporates technology developed during this time. High precision current and voltage
measurements, and allows for more accurate columbic efficiency, energy efficiency, and dQ/dV calculations
than was previously achievable with a commercially available testing system.
What Affects Tester Precision
■ Resolution of DAC
■ Resolution of ADC
■ Non-linearity of calibration
■ Short-term drift (temperature)
■ Long-term drift (material
properties)
Arbin Tester Improvements
■ Higher Resolution
■ Improved software algorithms
■ New ways of temp. management
■ New patented shunt design
■ New materials
■ New method of time keeping
Product Description
Arbin’s Linear Battery Testing series commercializes technology established
during a 3-year ARPA-E project developing ultra-high precision testing
systems. This product consists of independent potentiostat, galvanostat
channels for testing batteries and other electrochemical devices, and is
intended to provide an economical, yet expandable solution for
applications requiring high-precision measurements and fast data
sampling. All Arbin testing systems come with a PC preloaded with our
MITS 7 and Data Watcher software for creating test profiles, real-time data
monitoring, and data plotting and analysis.
Model
Voltage Range
Current Ranges
LBT ±5V-200mA
-5V to 5V
200mA/10mA/1mA/100μA
LBT ±5V-1A
-5V to 5V
1A/50mA/2mA/100μA
LBT ±5V-5A
-5V to 5V
5A/500mA/20mA/1mA
LBT ±5V-10A
-5V to 5V
10A/500mA/20mA/1mA
LBT 5V-5A
0V to 5V
5A/500mA/20mA/1mA
LBT 5V-10A
0V to 5V
10A/500mA/20mA/1mA
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Product Highlights
Product Features
■
Allows integration with an approved EIS module
for performing scanning AC impedance
measurements.
■
Each channel provides four current ranges with
industry-leading 24-bit resolution
■
Powerful embedded controllers provide fast data
logging (2000 points per second, per system) and
control flexibility for the most advanced test
requirements
■
Fully independent high precision test channels
with full potentiostatic, galvanostatic control.
■
Uses true Bipolar Linear circuitry providing crosszero linearity and zero switching time between
charge and discharge.
■
Any number of channels can be operated in
parallel for increased current-handling capacity.
■
Each channel in the test station is safely
controlled by a user-defined individual voltage
clamp set in the software and applied at the
hardware level.
■
A wide array of auxiliary inputs/outputs are
available for additional data collection or control
such as temperature monitoring, additional
reference electrodes, and more.
■
Arbin’s advanced software package, MITS 7.0,
provides flexible scheduling, a user-friendly
interface, distributed system control, and data
acquisition.
■
Software provides easy data analysis and plotting
based in Data Watcher and Microsoft Excel.
Primary Applications
■
■
■
■
■
■
Electrochemistry, Battery & Supercapacitor Testing
HPC Measurements (Coulombic Efficiency)
Electrochemical Research and Development
Half-Cell Testing and Materials Research
Life Cycle Testing
Simulation of real world test profiles
Chassis Sizes
Channel Size
(W x D x H)
Inches
8 channels †
16” X 17” X 14”
16 channels ǂ
16” X 22” X 24”
24 channels
16” X 22” X 35”
48 channels
27” X 32” X 65”
64 channels
27” X 32” X 79”
96 channels
45” X 32” X 65”
† up to 4 units may be combined.
ǂ up to 2 units may be combined.
6.5U
10U
16U
40U
32U x 2
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Hardware Specifications
Model
LBT ±5V-200mA
LBT ±5V-1A
LBT ±5V-5A
Control Range
(min/max)
-5V to 5V
-5V to 5V
-5V to 5V
<1μV (24-bit)
<1μV (24-bit)
<1μV (24-bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
Measurement Resolution
Voltage Measurement Precision
Standard Ranges
Noise Free Resolution
Current
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
-5V @ 200mA
-5V @ 1A
-5V @ 5A
~100µS
~100µS
~100µS
1W
5W
25W
Model
LBT ±5V-10A
LBT 5V-5A
LBT 5V-10A
Control Range
(min/max)
-5V to 5V
0V to 5V
0V to 5V
<1μV (24-bit)
<1μV (24-bit)
<1μV (24-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
Standard Ranges
10A/500mA/20mA/1mA
5A/500mA/20mA/1m
10A/500mA/20mA/1m
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
-5V @ 10A
0V @ 5A
0V @ 10A
~100µS
~100µS
~100µS
50W
25W
50W
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
Current Rise Time*
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
Voltage
Measurement Resolution
Noise Free Resolution
Current
200mA/10mA/1mA/100μA 1A/50mA/2mA/100μA 5A/500mA/20mA/1mA
Current Rise Time*
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
*Time required for current output to get from 10%-90% of requested value; there is no switching time between charge and discharge.
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Product Specifications
Time
Minimum Step Time
5ms
Data Logging Rate
2000 points per second, per system
Measurement Resolution
Bipolar Linear Circuit Type
Connection for Batteries
100μs
Allows cross-zero linearity and no switching time between charge/
discharge
4-Pin I/V Cable with alligator clips
Option: Various battery holders for coin cells, cylindrical cells, or flat cells.
Connection for Computer
TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Ventilation Method
Computer Specifications
Air cooled, variable speed fans
PC with i7 CPU, 22” flat-screen monitor is included, preloaded with our
MITS Pro testing software
Safety Features
■
Multiple levels of internal fusing and over-temperature control measures
■
System watchdog and over-charging / over-discharging protection.
■
Testing schedules can have layers of global and step-driven safety limits for voltage, current and power.
■
Logic-driven scheduling interface allows for additional safety layers based on testing inputs, including Tests
begin with a built-in logic check of all control values.
Tests begin with a built-in logic check of all control values
■
Training & Support
Arbin’s knowledgeable customer service team is wellknown throughout the industry for their responsiveness
and dedication. Application engineers are always available by phone or email, and with equipment running in
over 50 countries, Arbin has experienced support technicians nearby to help install equipment, answer questions,
and provide any repairs that may be necessary over the
life of your system. Additionally, our expansive library of
video tutorials make it easy for novice users to learn or
experienced users to refresh their knowledge at any time.
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Available Auxiliary Options
Arbin Instruments provides a wide variety of auxiliary modules for expanding the capability of the main
charge/discharge control circuitry. Modules can either be placed in the main chassis, or in a small external
chassis.
EIS
Interface with approved 3rd party EIS modules. Measurements from 10uHz to 20 kHz.
Auxiliary Voltage
Used as additional reference electrodes to measure voltage.
Temperature
Thermocouple/Thermistor used to record temperature as well as control the test
schedule.
MTCI
Interface with a 3rd party temperature chamber so Arbin software can turn chamber
(Chamber Interface) on/off and adjust temperature.
Digital I/O
Send and receive a simple on/off signal to interact with external devices.
Analog I/O
Control any device operating on a 0(2)-10V signal.
Auto-Calibration
Channels may be calibrated automatically when connected to a digital multimeter
(sold separately).
Life Cycle Chamber
Temperature chamber equipped with RTD to provide constant temperature from 10 to
60 degree Celsius.
UPS
Uninterrupted power supply for PC so tests can resume automatically after brief power
outages.
RSMS
An external, fully independent multi-channel programmable relay with touch interface
that allows users to set additional safety limits for voltage, current, power and
temperature.
For more information please visit: www.arbin.com/products/accessories/auxiliaries.htm
Available Accessories
Battery Connections
A variety of battery holders are
available for coin cells, cylindrical cells,
flat/pouch cells, and more.
Battery Rack:
Two standard racks are available for
coincell & cylindrical cells.
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Software Control Specifications
Current† (A)
Voltage Cycle V
Outputs constant current to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Positive current refers to charge and negative
current refers to discharge.
This mode, commonly called Cyclic Voltammetry, permits
the user to create linear sweeps in one step, eliminating the
need to jump steps to reverse sweep directions.
Voltage† (V)
Current and Power Simulation†
Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at
the value specified.
Non-standard time-domain functions may be inputted from
external sources such as ASCII data streams and used as
control parameters for repetitive tests.
C-Rate†
DC Internal Resistance
C-Rate is a method for indicating the discharge as well as
the charge current of a battery. It can be expressed as
I=M*C where I=current (A); C=battery capacity; M is the Crate value.
This function applies a 10-pulse train with 1ms pulse width of
the specified magnitude following a constant-current
charge or discharge step.
Rest†
Formula†
The battery is disconnected from the charge/discharge
circuit but remains connected to the voltage measurement
circuit to enable open-circuit voltage measurement.
Equips the user to control and limit schedule steps according to dynamic mathematical equations in addition to constants or instantaneous channel data.
Power† (W)
End Conditions
Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at
the value specified.
Time, Voltage, Current, Capacity, Energy, ΔV, DV/dt, formula, meta-variables, and other combinations.
Load† (Ohm)
Current Staircase†/Voltage Staircase
Applies a constant resistance load to the battery at the
value specified. The load control type will always produce
a negative current.
Generates a current/voltage staircase with increasing current/voltage, and negative decreasing current/voltage
staircase with adjustable step amplitude.
Current Ramp†/Voltage Ramp
Safety Check
Generates a current/voltage ramp with a positive scan rate Includes control value check (Current, Voltage, Power), abfor increasing current/voltage, and negative scan rate gen- normal behavior check (Step Time, Capacity/Energy), and
erates decreasing current/voltage ramp.
irregular impedance check.
Set Variables†
Network Capabilities
Change test related variables including channel capacity,
energy and all test counter variables.
Provide TCP/IP access for networking.
Channel Paralleling
Data File Content
Channels may be operated in parallel for increased current
-handling capabilities.
Channel data; test time, step time, voltage, current, capacity, energy, first/second derivative of I or V, auxiliary input
NOTE: Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel data (optional). Statistical data: cycle number, cycle camode.
pacity/energy, max voltage, etc.
Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel mode
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Linear Battery Testing
for High Current Cell Applications
Cell-HC
Why Does Precision Matter?
Measurement precision is more critical for long-term testing and long-term projections than control accuracy
alone. Most other battery testing systems do not correctly specify their precision and/or have relatively poor
precision, which hinder the conclusions drawn from results data. Important trends and electrochemical
indicators may remain unnoticed; lost in the measurement noise.
Derived from Arbin’s ARPA-E project with Ford Motor Company and Sandia National Lab, our new Precision
series of equipment incorporates technology developed during this time. High precision current and voltage
measurements, and allows for more accurate columbic efficiency, energy efficiency, and dQ/dV calculations
than was previously achievable with a commercially available testing system.
What Affects Tester Precision
■ Resolution of DAC
■ Resolution of ADC
■ Non-linearity of calibration
■ Short-term drift (temperature)
■ Long-term drift (material
properties)
Arbin Tester Improvements
■ Higher Resolution
■ Improved software algorithms
■ New ways of temp. management
■ New patented shunt design
■ New materials
■ New method of time keeping
Product Description
Arbin’s Linear Battery Testing series commercializes technology established
during a 3-year ARPA-E project developing ultra-high precision testing
systems. This product consists of independent potentiostat, galvanostat
channels for testing batteries and other electrochemical devices, and is
intended to provide an economical, yet expandable solution for
applications requiring high-precision measurements and fast data
sampling. All Arbin testing systems come with a PC preloaded with our
MITS 7 and Data Watcher software for creating test profiles, real-time data
monitoring, and data plotting and analysis.
Model
Voltage Range
Current Ranges
LBT 5V-25A
0V to 5V
25A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
LBT 5V-50A
0V to 5V
50A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
LBT 5V-100A
0V to 5V
100A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
LBT 5V-200A
0V to 5V
200A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
LBT 5V-300A
0V to 5V
300A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
LBT 5V-500A
0V to 5V
500A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
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Cell-HC
Product Highlights
Product Features
■
Allows integration with an approved EIS module
for performing scanning AC impedance
measurements.
■
Each channel provides four current ranges with
industry-leading 24-bit resolution
■
Powerful embedded controllers provide fast data
logging (2000 points per second, per system) and
control flexibility for the most advanced test
requirements
■
■
Fully independent high precision test channels
with full potentiostatic, galvanostatic control
■
Uses true Bipolar Linear circuitry providing crosszero linearity and zero switching time between
charge and discharge.
■
Any number of channels can be operated in
parallel for increased current-handling capacity
■
Each channel in the test station is safely
controlled by a user-defined individual voltage
clamp set in the software and applied at the
hardware level
■
A wide array of auxiliary inputs/outputs are
available for additional data collection or control
such as temperature monitoring, additional
reference electrodes, and more.
■
Arbin’s advanced software package, MITS 7.0,
provides flexible scheduling, a user-friendly
interface, distributed system control, and data
acquisition
■
Software provides easy data analysis and plotting
based in Data Watcher and Microsoft Excel
Simulate complex test profiles from data file of
time-vs-power or time-vs-current data
Primary Applications
■
■
■
■
■
Electrochemistry, Battery & Supercapacitor Testing
HPC Measurements (Coulombic Efficiency
Simulation of real world test profiles
R&D for high capacity cells
Life Cycle Testing
Chassis Sizes
(W x D x H)
Inches
16” X 17” X 14”
16” X 22” X 24”
16” X 22” X 35”
27” X 32” X 65”
27” X 32” X 79”
45” X 32” X 65”
6.5U
10U
16U
40U
32U x 2
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Hardware Specifications
Model
LBT 5V-25A
LBT 5V-50A
LBT 5V-100A
Control Range (min/max)
0V to 5V
0V to 5V
0V to 5V
Measurement Resolution
<1μV (24 bit)
<1μV (24 bit)
<1μV (24 bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
3G Ohm
3G Ohm
10G Ohm
Standard Ranges
25A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
50A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
100A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
<± 0.02%
<± 0.02%
<± 0.02%
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
0V @ 25A
0V @ 50A
0V @ 100A
Current Rise Time*
100µS
300µS
400µS
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
125W
250W
500W
LBT 5V-200A
LBT 5V-300A
LBT 5V-500A
Control Range (min/max)
0V to 5V
0V to 5V
0V to 5V
Measurement Resolution
<1μV (24 bit)
<1μV (24 bit)
<1μV (24 bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
Voltage Measurement Precision
Noise Free Resolution
Measurement Precision
Current
Model
Voltage Measurement Precision
Standard Ranges
Noise Free Resolution
Measurement Precision
Current
Control Accuracy
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
Current Rise Time*
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
200A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA 300A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
500A/ 10A/ 1A/ 100mA
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
<± 0.02%
<± 0.02%
<± 0.02%
0V @ 200A
0V @ 300A
0V @ 500A
1mS
2mS
2mS
1,000W
1,500W
2,500W
*Time required for current output to get from 10%-90% of requested value; there is no switching time between charge and discharge.
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Product Specifications
Minimum Step Time
Time Data Logging Rate
5ms
2000 points per second, per system
Measurement Resolution
Bipolar Linear Circuit Type
Voltage Clamp
Connection for Batteries
100μs
Allows cross-zero linearity and no switching time between charge/discharge
Individual/Channel Based Voltage Clamp
Standard 6ft. Cables with alligator clips.
Option: Various battery holders for cylindrical cells or flat cells.
Connection for Computer
Ventilation Method
TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Air cooled, variable speed fans
Room Operating Temperature
Computer Specifications
10 to 35 degrees C
PC with i7 CPU, 22” flat-screen monitor is included, preloaded with our MITS
Pro testing software
Safety Features
■
Multiple levels of internal fusing and over-temperature control measures
■
System watchdog and over-charging / over-discharging protection.
■
Testing schedules can have layers of global and step-driven safety limits for voltage, current and power.
■
Logic-driven scheduling interface allows for additional safety layers based on testing inputs, including Tests
begin with a built-in logic check of all control values.
■
Tests begin with a built-in logic check of all control values
Training & Support
Arbin’s knowledgeable customer service team is wellknown throughout the industry for their responsiveness
and dedication. Application engineers are always available by phone or email, and with equipment running in
over 50 countries, Arbin has experienced support technicians nearby to help install equipment, answer questions,
and provide any repairs that may be necessary over the
life of your system. Additionally, our expansive library of
video tutorials make it easy for novice users to learn or
experienced users to refresh their knowledge at any time.
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Available Auxiliary Options
Arbin Instruments provides a wide variety of auxiliary modules for expanding the capability of the main
charge/discharge control circuitry. Modules can either be placed in the main chassis, or in a small external
chassis.
Auxiliary Option
Description
EIS
Interface with approved 3rd party EIS modules. Measurements from 10uHz to 20 kHz.
Auxiliary Voltage
Used as additional reference electrodes to measure voltage.
Temperature
Thermocouple/Thermistor used to record temperature as well as control the test
schedule.
MTCI
Interface with a 3rd party temperature chamber so Arbin software can turn chamber
(Chamber Interface) on/off and adjust temperature.
Digital I/O
Send and receive a simple on/off signal to interact with external devices.
Analog I/O
Control any device operating on a 0(2)-10V signal.
Auto-Calibration
Channels may be calibrated automatically when connected to a digital multimeter
(sold separately).
Life Cycle Chamber
Temperature chamber equipped with RTD to provide constant temperature from 10 to
60 degree Celsius.
UPS
Uninterrupted power supply for PC so tests can resume automatically after brief power
outages.
RSMS
An external, fully independent multi-channel programmable relay with touch interface
that allows users to set additional safety limits for voltage, current, power and
temperature.
For more information please visit: www.arbin.com/products/accessories/auxiliaries.htm
Available Accessories
Battery Connections
A variety of battery holders are
available for cylindrical cells, flat/pouch
cells, and more.
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Software Control Specifications
Current† (A)
Voltage Cycle V
Outputs constant current to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Positive current refers to charge and negative
current refers to discharge.
This mode, commonly called Cyclic Voltammetry, permits
the user to create linear sweeps in one step, eliminating the
need to jump steps to reverse sweep directions.
Voltage† (V)
Current and Power Simulation†
Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at
the value specified.
Non-standard time-domain functions may be inputted from
external sources such as ASCII data streams and used as
control parameters for repetitive tests.
C-Rate†
DC Internal Resistance
C-Rate is a method for indicating the discharge as well as
the charge current of a battery. It can be expressed as
I=M*C where I=current (A); C=battery capacity; M is the Crate value.
This function applies a 10-pulse train with 1ms pulse width of
the specified magnitude following a constant-current
charge or discharge step.
Rest†
Formula†
The battery is disconnected from the charge/discharge
circuit but remains connected to the voltage measurement
circuit to enable open-circuit voltage measurement.
Equips the user to control and limit schedule steps according to dynamic mathematical equations in addition to constants or instantaneous channel data.
Power† (W)
End Conditions
Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at
the value specified.
Time, Voltage, Current, Capacity, Energy, ΔV, DV/dt, formula, meta-variables, and other combinations.
Load† (Ohm)
Current Staircase†/Voltage Staircase
Applies a constant resistance load to the battery at the
value specified. The load control type will always produce
a negative current.
Generates a current/voltage staircase with increasing current/voltage, and negative decreasing current/voltage
staircase with adjustable step amplitude.
Current Ramp†/Voltage Ramp
Safety Check
Generates a current/voltage ramp with a positive scan rate Includes control value check (Current, Voltage, Power), abfor increasing current/voltage, and negative scan rate gen- normal behavior check (Step Time, Capacity/Energy), and
erates decreasing current/voltage ramp.
irregular impedance check.
Set Variables†
Network Capabilities
Change test related variables including channel capacity,
energy and all test counter variables.
Provide TCP/IP access for networking.
Channel Paralleling
Data File Content
Channels may be operated in parallel for increased current
-handling capabilities.
Channel data; test time, step time, voltage, current, capacity, energy, first/second derivative of I or V, auxiliary input
NOTE: Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel data (optional). Statistical data: cycle number, cycle camode.
pacity/energy, max voltage, etc.
Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel mode
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Linear Battery Testing
For Module-Scale Applications
Module
Why Does Precision Matter?
Measurement precision is more critical for long-term testing and long-term projections than control accuracy
alone. Most other battery testing systems do not correctly specify their precision and/or have relatively poor
precision, which hinder the conclusions drawn from results data. Important trends and electrochemical
indicators may remain unnoticed; lost in the measurement noise.
Derived from Arbin’s ARPA-E project with Ford Motor Company and Sandia National Lab, our new Precision
series of equipment incorporates technology developed during this time. High precision current and voltage
measurements, and allows for more accurate columbic efficiency, energy efficiency, and dQ/dV calculations
than was previously achievable with a commercially available testing system.
What Affects Tester Precision
■ Resolution of DAC
■ Resolution of ADC
■ Non-linearity of calibration
■ Short-term drift (temperature)
■ Long-term drift (material
properties)
Arbin Tester Improvements
■ Higher Resolution
■ Improved software algorithms
■ New ways of temp. management
■ New patented shunt design
■ New materials
■ New method of time keeping
Product Description
Arbin’s Linear Battery Testing series commercializes technology established
during a 3-year ARPA-E project developing ultra-high precision testing
systems. This product consists of independent potentiostat, galvanostat
channels for testing batteries and other electrochemical devices, and is
intended to provide an economical, yet expandable solution for
applications requiring high-precision measurements and fast data
sampling. All Arbin testing systems come with a PC preloaded with our
MITS 7 and Data Watcher software for creating test profiles, real-time data
monitoring, and data plotting and analysis.
Model
Voltage Range
Current Ranges
LBT 10V-10A
0V to 10V
10A/1A/100mA/1mA
LBT 10V-20A
0V to 10V
20A/5A/100mA/1mA
LBT 10V-50A
0V to 10V
50A/5A/100mA/1mA
LBT 25V-10A
0V to 25V
10A/1A/100mA
LBT 25V-20A
0V to 25V
20A/5A/100mA
LBT 25V-100A
0V to 25V
100A/10A/500mA
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Product Highlights
Product Features
■
Each channel provides four current ranges with
industry-leading 24-bit resolution
■
Fully independent high precision test channels
with full potentiostatic, galvanostatic control.
■
Powerful embedded controllers provide fast data
logging (2000 points per second, per system) and
control flexibility for the most advanced test
requirements
■
Uses true Bipolar Linear circuitry providing crosszero linearity and zero switching time between
charge and discharge.
Communicate with internal battery management
system (BMS) via SMBus or CANBus protocols
■
■
Any number of channels can be operated in
parallel for increased current-handling capacity.
Simulate complex test profiles from data file of
time-vs-power or time-vs-current data
■
■
Each channel in the test station is safely
controlled by a user-defined individual voltage
clamp set in the software and applied at the
hardware level.
■
A wide array of auxiliary inputs/outputs are
available for additional data collection or control
such as temperature monitoring, additional
reference electrodes, and more.
■
Arbin’s advanced software package, MITS 7.0,
provides flexible scheduling, a user-friendly
interface, distributed system control, and data
acquisition.
■
Software provides easy data analysis and plotting
based in Data Watcher and Microsoft Excel.
Primary Applications
■
■
R&D for Battery and Supercapacitor modules
Simulation of real world test profiles
■
Validate battery charger and internal battery
management system using SMBus or CANBus
Life Cycle Testing
■
Chassis Sizes
(W x D x H)
Inches
16” X 17” X 14”
16” X 22” X 24”
16” X 22” X 35”
27” X 32” X 65”
27” X 32” X 79”
45” X 32” X 65”
6.5U
10U
16U
40U
32U x 2
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Hardware Specifications
Model
LBT 10V-10A
LBT 10V-20A
LBT 10V-50A
Control Range
(min/max)
0V to 10V
0V to 10V
0V to 10V
<2μV (24-bit)
<2μV (24-bit)
<2μV (24-bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
10G Ohm
Standard Ranges
10A/1A/100mA/1mA
20A/5A/100mA/1mA
50A/5A/100mA/1mA
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
10V @ 10A
10V @ 20A
10V @ 50A
~100µS
~300µS
~1mS
100W
200W
500W
Model
LBT 25V-10A
LBT 25V-20A
LBT 25V-100A
Control Range
(min/max)
0V to 25V
0V to 25V
0V to 25V
<3μV (24-bit)
<3V (24-bit)
<3V (24-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
Standard Ranges
10A/1A/100mA
20A/5A/100mA
100A/10A/500mA
Noise Free Resolution
Measurement Resolution
Voltage Measurement Precision
Noise Free Resolution
Current
Current Rise Time*
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
Voltage
Current
Measurement Resolution
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
25V @ 10A
25V @ 50A
25V @ 50A
Current Rise Time*
~1mS
~1mS
~1mS
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
250W
500W
2500W
*Time required for current output to get from 10%-90% of requested value; there is no switching time between charge and discharge.
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Product Specifications
Time
Minimum Step Time
5ms
Data Logging Rate
2000 points per second, per system
100μs
Measurement Resolution
Bipolar Linear Circuit Type
Connection for Batteries
Allows cross-zero linearity and no switching time between charge/
discharge
4-Pin I/V Cable with alligator clips or lugs
Option: Various battery holders for cylindrical cells or flat cells.
TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Connection for Computer
Air cooled, variable speed fans
Ventilation Method
Computer Specifications
PC with i7 CPU, 22” flat-screen monitor is included, preloaded with our
MITS Pro testing software
Safety Features
■
Multiple levels of internal fusing and over-temperature control measures
■
System watchdog and over-charging / over-discharging protection.
■
Testing schedules can have layers of global and step-driven safety limits for voltage, current and power.
■
Logic-driven scheduling interface allows for additional safety layers based on testing inputs, including Tests
begin with a built-in logic check of all control values.
■
Tests begin with a built-in logic check of all control values
Training & Support
Arbin’s knowledgeable customer service team is wellknown throughout the industry for their responsiveness
and dedication. Application engineers are always available by phone or email, and with equipment running in
over 50 countries, Arbin has experienced support technicians nearby to help install equipment, answer questions,
and provide any repairs that may be necessary over the
life of your system. Additionally, our expansive library of
video tutorials make it easy for novice users to learn or
experienced users to refresh their knowledge at any time.
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Available Auxiliary Options
Arbin Instruments provides a wide variety of auxiliary modules for expanding the capability of the main
charge/discharge control circuitry. Modules can either be placed in the main chassis, or in a small external
chassis.
EIS
Interface with approved 3rd party EIS modules. Measurements from 10uHz to 20 kHz.
Auxiliary Voltage
Used as additional reference electrodes to measure voltage.
Temperature
Thermocouple/Thermistor used to record temperature as well as control the test
schedule.
MTCI
Interface with a 3rd party temperature chamber so Arbin software can turn chamber
(Chamber Interface) on/off and adjust temperature.
Digital I/O
Send and receive a simple on/off signal to interact with external devices.
Analog I/O
Control any device operating on a 0(2)-10V signal.
Auto-Calibration
Channels may be calibrated automatically when connected to a digital multimeter
(sold separately).
Life Cycle Chamber
Temperature chamber equipped with RTD to provide constant temperature from 10 to
60 degree Celsius.
UPS
Uninterrupted power supply for PC so tests can resume automatically after brief power
outages.
RSMS
An external, fully independent multi-channel programmable relay with touch interface
that allows users to set additional safety limits for voltage, current, power and
temperature.
For more information please visit: www.arbin.com/products/accessories/auxiliaries.htm
Available Accessories
Battery Connections
A variety of battery holders are
available for cylindrical cells and flat/
pouch cells.
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Software Control Specifications
Current† (A)
Voltage Cycle V
Outputs constant current to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Positive current refers to charge and negative
current refers to discharge.
This mode, commonly called Cyclic Voltammetry, permits
the user to create linear sweeps in one step, eliminating the
need to jump steps to reverse sweep directions.
Voltage† (V)
Current and Power Simulation†
Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at
the value specified.
Non-standard time-domain functions may be inputted from
external sources such as ASCII data streams and used as
control parameters for repetitive tests.
C-Rate†
DC Internal Resistance
C-Rate is a method for indicating the discharge as well as
the charge current of a battery. It can be expressed as
I=M*C where I=current (A); C=battery capacity; M is the Crate value.
This function applies a 10-pulse train with 1ms pulse width of
the specified magnitude following a constant-current
charge or discharge step.
Rest†
Formula†
The battery is disconnected from the charge/discharge
circuit but remains connected to the voltage measurement
circuit to enable open-circuit voltage measurement.
Equips the user to control and limit schedule steps according to dynamic mathematical equations in addition to constants or instantaneous channel data.
Power† (W)
End Conditions
Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at
the value specified.
Time, Voltage, Current, Capacity, Energy, ΔV, DV/dt, formula, meta-variables, and other combinations.
Load† (Ohm)
Current Staircase†/Voltage Staircase
Applies a constant resistance load to the battery at the
value specified. The load control type will always produce
a negative current.
Generates a current/voltage staircase with increasing current/voltage, and negative decreasing current/voltage
staircase with adjustable step amplitude.
Current Ramp†/Voltage Ramp
Safety Check
Generates a current/voltage ramp with a positive scan rate Includes control value check (Current, Voltage, Power), abfor increasing current/voltage, and negative scan rate gen- normal behavior check (Step Time, Capacity/Energy), and
erates decreasing current/voltage ramp.
irregular impedance check.
Set Variables†
Network Capabilities
Change test related variables including channel capacity,
energy and all test counter variables.
Provide TCP/IP access for networking.
Channel Paralleling
Data File Content
Channels may be operated in parallel for increased current
-handling capabilities.
Channel data; test time, step time, voltage, current, capacity, energy, first/second derivative of I or V, auxiliary input
NOTE: Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel data (optional). Statistical data: cycle number, cycle camode.
pacity/energy, max voltage, etc.
Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel mode
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Linear Battery Testing
For High Power Module Applications
Why Does Precision Matter?
Measurement precision is more critical for long-term testing and long-term projections than control accuracy
alone. Most other battery testing systems do not correctly specify their precision and/or have relatively poor
precision, which hinder the conclusions drawn from results data. Important trends and electrochemical
indicators may remain unnoticed; lost in the measurement noise.
Derived from Arbin’s ARPA-E project with Ford Motor Company and Sandia National Lab, our new Precision
series of equipment incorporates technology developed during this time. High precision current and voltage
measurements, and allows for more accurate columbic efficiency, energy efficiency, and dQ/dV calculations
than was previously achievable with a commercially available testing system.
What Affects Tester Precision
■ Resolution of DAC
■ Resolution of ADC
■ Non-linearity of calibration
■ Short-term drift (temperature)
■ Long-term drift (material
properties)
Arbin Tester Improvements
■ Higher Resolution
■ Improved software algorithms
■ New ways of temp. management
■ New patented shunt design
■ New materials
■ New method of time keeping
Product Description
Arbin’s Linear Battery Testing series
commercializes technology
established during a 3-year ARPA-E
project developing ultra-high precision
testing systems. This product consists of
independent potentiostat, galvanostat
channels for testing batteries and other
electrochemical devices, and is
intended to provide an economical,
yet expandable solution for
applications requiring high-precision
measurements and fast data sampling.
All Arbin testing systems come with a
PC preloaded with our MITS 7 and
Data Watcher software for creating
test profiles, real-time data monitoring,
and data plotting and analysis.
Model
Voltage Range
Current Ranges
LBT 40V-20A
0V to 40V
20A/5A/100mA
LBT 40V-75A
0V to 40V
75A/10A/500mA
LBT 40V-150A
0V to 40V
150A/10A/500mA
LBT 60V-15A
0V to 60V
15A/5A/100mA
LBT 60V-50A
0V to 60V
50A/10A/500mA
LBT 60V-100A
0V to 60V
100A/10A/500mA
LBT 100V-10A
0V to 100V
10A/1A/100mA
LBT 100V-30A
0V to 100V
30A/5A/100mA
LBT 100V-90A
0V to 100V
90A/10A/500mA
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Product Highlights
Product Features
■
Each channel provides four current ranges with
industry-leading 24-bit resolution
■
Fully independent high precision test channels
with full potentiostatic, galvanostatic control.
■
Powerful embedded controllers provide fast data
logging (2000 points per second, per system) and
control flexibility for the most advanced test
requirements
■
Uses true Bipolar Linear circuitry providing crosszero linearity and zero switching time between
charge and discharge.
Communicate with internal battery management
system (BMS) via CANBus protocols
■
■
Any number of channels can be operated in
parallel for increased current-handling capacity.
Simulate complex test profiles directly from a
data file of time-vs-power or time-vs-current data
■
■
Each channel in the test station is safely
controlled by a user-defined individual voltage
clamp set in the software and applied at the
hardware level.
■
A wide array of auxiliary inputs/outputs are
available for additional data collection or control
such as temperature monitoring, additional
reference electrodes, and more.
■
Arbin’s advanced software package, MITS 7.0,
provides flexible scheduling, a user-friendly
interface, distributed system control, and data
acquisition.
■
Software provides easy data analysis and plotting
based in Data Watcher and Microsoft Excel.
Primary Applications
■
R&D for Battery and Supercapacitor modules
■
Simulation of real world test profiles
■
Validate internal battery management system using CANBus protocols
Life Cycle Testing
Cranking amp tests
■
■
Chassis Sizes
(W x D x H)
Inches
16” X 17” X 14”
16” X 22” X 24”
16” X 22” X 35”
27” X 32” X 65”
27” X 32” X 79”
45” X 32” X 65”
† up to 4 units may be combined.
ǂ up to 2 units may be combined.
6.5U
10U
16U
40U
32U x 2
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Hardware Specifications
Model
LBT 40V-20A
LBT 40V-75A
LBT 40V-150A
Control Range
(min/max)
0V to 40V
0V to 40V
0V to 40V
<5μV (24-bit)
<5μV (24-bit)
<5μV (24-bit)
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
Standard Ranges
20A/5A/100mA
75A/10A/500mA
150A/10A/500mA
Noise Free Resolution
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
40V @ 20A
40V @ 50A
40V @ 120A
Current Rise Time*
~1mS
~1mS
~1mS
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
800W
2,000W
4,800W
Model
LBT 60V-15A
LBT 60V-50A
LBT 60V-100A
Control Range
(min/max)
0V to 60V
0V to 60V
0V to 60V
<8μV (24-bit)
<8μV (24-bit)
<8μV (24-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
Standard Ranges
15A/5A/100mA
50A/10A/500mA
100A/10A/500mA
Noise Free Resolution
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
60V @ 20A
60V @ 50A
60V @ 120A
~1mS
~1mS
~1mS
1,200W
3,000W
7,200W
Measurement Resolution
Voltage Measurement Precision
Current
Voltage
Current
Measurement Resolution
Current Rise Time*
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
*Time required for current output to get from 10%-90% of requested value; there is no switching time between charge and discharge.
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Voltage
Current
Model
LBT 100V-10A
LBT 100V-30A
LBT 100V-90A
Control Range
(min/max)
0V to 100V
0V to 100V
0V to 100V
<12μV (24-bit)
<12μV (24-bit)
<12μV (24-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
Input Impedance
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
4M Ohm
Standard Ranges
10A/1A/100mA
30A/5A/100mA
90A/10A/500mAS
Noise Free Resolution
Measurement Resolution
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
0.0003% (18-bit)
Measurement Precision
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
< 100ppm
Control Accuracy
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
< ± 0.02%
100V @ 20A
100V @ 50A
100V @ 120A
~1mS
~1mS
~1mS
2,000W
5,000W
12,000W
Minimum V at Maximum
Current
Current Rise Time*
Max Continuous Power
Output per Channel
*Time required for current output to get from 10%-90% of requested value; there is no switching time between charge and discharge.
Product Specifications
Time
Minimum Step Time
5ms
Data Logging Rate
2000 points per second, per system
Measurement Resolution
Bipolar Linear Circuit Type
Connection for Batteries
Connection for Computer
Ventilation Method
Computer Specifications
100μs
Allows cross-zero linearity and no switching time between charge/
discharge
4-Pin I/V Cable with alligator clips
Option: Various battery holders for cylindrical cells or flat cells.
TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Air cooled, variable speed fans
PC with i7 CPU, 22” flat-screen monitor is included, preloaded with our
MITS Pro testing software
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Safety Features
All Arbin test stations are designed and manufactured based on industry regulations and arrive CE certified.
The Arbin system includes an array of safety features that protect the user, the devices under test,
and the test station.
■
The system itself is secure internally to protect from unintentional
misuse. The system is equipped with an emergency stop button
and multiple levels of fusing are provided inside the system for
protections at the channel/board and power supply level.
Arbin’s Watchdog circuit monitors the machine’s internal
communication between the PC and onboard microcontrollers
and will stop all tests if there is a failure that poses a risk. A light
tower array is used to visually alert the user to potential
problems and the PC can be
programmed to sound an audible alarm.
■ The user is able to implement safety limits in the software for
current, voltage, total power, as well as temperature or other auxiliary
readings. These values can be programmed to send the system into a
rest state for a period of time, or simply stop the test and disconnect
the charge/discharge circuitry. There are separate limits available for
each test schedule as a whole, and individual steps within the test schedule.
■
A Redundant Safety System can be provided to independently monitor the devices under test, and can
disconnect the device if a safety setting has been exceeded. Safety is the highest priority when testing
high power devices, and Arbin’s Redundant Safety System provides an additional safety system,
independent of the Arbin hardware and software, to ensure a safe testing environment. The system has
the ability to monitor current, voltage, and temperature. If any user-defined safety settings are reached,
the device under test will be disconnected from the Arbin test channel. A hardware interlock can also be
provided with this system to completely power off the Arbin test station.
■
The reliability of testing can be increased even further by adding a
smart UPS to the controlling PC. This will allow tests to automatically
resume after a brief power failure if they are in a safe condition and
permits user intervention in the process. There is provision for the user
to intervene if desired before the channels resume. This is an essential
component for any user with an unreliable power source unless the
entire facility is on backup power.
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Available Auxiliary Options
Arbin Instruments provides a wide variety of auxiliary modules for expanding the capability of the main
charge/discharge control circuitry. Modules can either be placed in the main chassis, or in a small external
chassis.
EIS
Interface with approved 3rd party EIS modules. Measurements from 10uHz to 20 kHz.
Auxiliary Voltage
Used as additional reference electrodes to measure voltage.
Temperature
Thermocouple/Thermistor used to record temperature as well as control the test
schedule.
MTCI
Interface with a 3rd party temperature chamber so Arbin software can turn chamber
(Chamber Interface) on/off and adjust temperature.
Digital I/O
Send and receive a simple on/off signal to interact with external devices.
Analog I/O
Control any device operating on a 0(2)-10V signal.
Auto-Calibration
Channels may be calibrated automatically when connected to a digital multimeter
(sold separately).
Life Cycle Chamber
Temperature chamber equipped with RTD to provide constant temperature from 10 to
60 degree Celsius.
UPS
Uninterrupted power supply for PC so tests can resume automatically after brief power
outages.
RSMS
An external, fully independent multi-channel programmable relay with touch interface
that allows users to set additional safety limits for voltage, current, power and
temperature.
For more information please visit: www.arbin.com/products/accessories/auxiliaries.htm
Available Accessories
Battery Connections
A variety of battery holders are
available for cylindrical cells and flat/
pouch cells.
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Software Control Specifications
Current† (A)
Voltage Cycle V
Outputs constant current to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Positive current refers to charge and negative
current refers to discharge.
This mode, commonly called Cyclic Voltammetry, permits
the user to create linear sweeps in one step, eliminating the
need to jump steps to reverse sweep directions.
Voltage† (V)
Current and Power Simulation†
Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at
the value specified.
Non-standard time-domain functions may be inputted from
external sources such as ASCII data streams and used as
control parameters for repetitive tests.
C-Rate†
DC Internal Resistance
C-Rate is a method for indicating the discharge as well as
the charge current of a battery. It can be expressed as
I=M*C where I=current (A); C=battery capacity; M is the Crate value.
This function applies a 10-pulse train with 1ms pulse width of
the specified magnitude following a constant-current
charge or discharge step.
Rest†
Formula†
The battery is disconnected from the charge/discharge
circuit but remains connected to the voltage measurement
circuit to enable open-circuit voltage measurement.
Equips the user to control and limit schedule steps according to dynamic mathematical equations in addition to constants or instantaneous channel data.
Power† (W)
End Conditions
Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at the value
specified. Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at
the value specified.
Time, Voltage, Current, Capacity, Energy, ΔV, DV/dt, formula, meta-variables, and other combinations.
Load† (Ohm)
Current Staircase†/Voltage Staircase
Applies a constant resistance load to the battery at the
value specified. The load control type will always produce
a negative current.
Generates a current/voltage staircase with increasing current/voltage, and negative decreasing current/voltage
staircase with adjustable step amplitude.
Current Ramp†/Voltage Ramp
Safety Check
Generates a current/voltage ramp with a positive scan rate Includes control value check (Current, Voltage, Power), abfor increasing current/voltage, and negative scan rate gen- normal behavior check (Step Time, Capacity/Energy), and
erates decreasing current/voltage ramp.
irregular impedance check.
Set Variables†
Network Capabilities
Change test related variables including channel capacity,
energy and all test counter variables.
Provide TCP/IP access for networking.
Channel Paralleling
Data File Content
Channels may be operated in parallel for increased current
-handling capabilities.
Channel data; test time, step time, voltage, current, capacity, energy, first/second derivative of I or V, auxiliary input
NOTE: Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel data (optional). Statistical data: cycle number, cycle camode.
pacity/energy, max voltage, etc.
Control types marked with (†) are available in parallel mode
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EIS
ARBIN INSTRUMENTS
EIS Integration Feature for LBT
Arbin has collaborated with EIS system manufacturers to
offer turnkey, high-value solutions that offer the best of both
worlds to researchers doing full or half cell characterization.
Now, we have combined our feature-loaded, highprecision cycling capabilities of the Arbin LBT and the highaccuracy EIS and AC Impedance scanning capabilities of
Gamry. This combined solution improves the EIS units duty
cycle by multiplexing across multiple Arbin channels,
improving testing value.
Suitable products: Arbin LBT series, Gamry 5000E/P & 1000E
The Best of Both Worlds
Multi-channel precision cycling capabilities of the
Arbin LBT
■
24-bit resolution (best in industry)
■
Most flexible testing software in the industry
■
Log up to 2000 points per second per system
■
Fully maximizing duty-cycle of a new or existing
EIS workstation
High-accuracy EIS capabilities of Gamry 5000P/E or
1000E
■
EIS capability of 10µHz up to 1MHz
■
Gamry’s full suite of electrochemical
techniques
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Direct Digital Synthesis circuitry generates pure
sine waves, ideal for electrochemical
applications
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Ultra low noise improves measurement
precision
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DSP mode allows for oversampling up to 60kHz
This plot was generated by Gamry Instruments with their 5000 series.
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Auxiliary
LCC
ARBIN INSTRUMENTS
Life Cycle Chamber
Suitable products: HPT, LBT & iBT
Arbin’s Life Cycle Chamber is a compact temperature controlled
environment testing chamber. Regulating cell temperature fluctuation is
one important factor for accurately measuring coulombic efficiency;
therefore, the system gathers each individual cell temperature. These
features are exclusively available with use of the MITS Pro 7 software
and the Arbin LBT, iBT, and HPT systems. This chamber comes with a
digital temperature display and push button control for manual
temperature setting. Various battery trays are available to
accommodate variety of device under testing.
Product Details
Life Cycle Chamber
LC-16ch-Chamber-1060C
Number of Trays per Chamber
4 Trays
Connection
I/V measurements and built-in RTD temperature sensors for each cell using Arbin battery tray listed below.
Temperature Range
10 to 60 degree Celsius
Accuracy
±0.5 degree Celsius
Point of Stability
±0.5 degree Celsius
Controller and Display
Display chamber temperature, control
though software or manual setting.
Modular External Size (WxDxH)
18” x 10” x 14”
Chamber Internal Size (WxDxH)
8” x 7” x 8”
Weight
Less than 50 lbs.
Battery Tray Types
Multiple Modules placed in series.
LC-BT-CC-4ch
LC-BT-18650-4ch
LC-BT-Universal-4ch
Number of Cells per Tray
4 coin cells
4-18650 cylindrical cells
For variety of cells
Tray Size (width x depth)
inch
8” x 3”
8” x 6.5”
8” x 6.5”
Product Description Individual Module
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RSMS
ARBIN INSTRUMENTS
Redundant Safety Monitoring System
Suitable products: Any battery tester
The new Redundant Safety Monitoring System, or RSMS, is a userconfigurable, multi-channel, programmable relay that acts as an
additional layer of safety in any new or existing battery testing setup.
Product Features
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Fully independent from any existing test stand (any brand)
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Multiple, independent channels per RSMS unit
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User-configurable safety limits for: Voltage, Current,
Temperature, & Power
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Intuitive touch-screen interface with standalone software
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View real-time status of each channel (safe vs. unsafe)
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Configurable alarm signals, including an external signal
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Software can be password-protected
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Internal contactor opens if a safety limit is exceeded on a
specific channel, stopping the flow of current to that channel
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Internal, normally-open contactors open if facility power fails
Product Specifications
#CH per Box
4 channels
Temperature Inputs
8 inputs
Voltage
Up to400V
Current
Up to 300A
Dimensions
16" x 20" x 17.5"
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
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