Arbin Instruments - Caltest Instruments Ltd

Arbin Instruments - Caltest Instruments Ltd
Arbin Instruments
The BT11 is a High Speed Pulse tester with 1 microcontroller and 1 DC
power supply per channel. It is designed to perform sub-millisecond pulses
on batteries or super capacitors, which are common in wireless or
telecommunication applications.
0V to 5V
BT11-10V-500mA 0 to 10V
Arbin’s pulse capability covers a broad range of sub-millisecond
communication profiles, which can handle multi-stage pulses as fast as
100 microseconds per stage and up to 10 stages per pulse. The pulses
have a maximum length of 2700 seconds.
BT11-10V-100mA -10 to 10V 100mA/50mA/100µA
The BT11 integrates the digital controller and power supply circuitry in a
small footprint as a powerful and completely independent channel. The
channel independence allows users to perform channel calibration while
allowing other channels to continue uninterrupted testing.
Each channel of the system functions as an independent potentiostat/
galvanostat. Commonly used charge/discharge functions such as ramps,
staircases and constant current, voltage, power, and load functions may be
used independently on all channels at the same time. The BT11 allows the
user to run independent pulse and simulation profiles on each channel
The circuit is a bipolar design that affords tremendous flexibility by ensuring
cross-zero linearity with no switching time. Our MITS Pro Software further
enhances all these capabilities, which according to customer feedback is a
step above all other software in the industry.
Multiple, independent channels for pulse or simulation
Minimum pulse stage width of 100μs
Rise times as fast as 10μs
Ability to calibrate individual channels without interrupting testing on other channels
Simultaneous pulse generation and data logging
Other custom user-defined pulse profiles with 2-10 stages
Multiple current ranges per channel available
Windows 7 based software
Many input auxiliaries available such as temperature and/or voltage
Voltage clamp to help protect from over or under charge or discharge
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Lithium Battery Testing
Single Cell Recharge-ability
Testing application for cellular phones and other smart communication devices
Cover various standard pulse-testing applications such as GSM, CDMA, iDEN, GPRS, etc.
Number of Micro Controller (MC)
Voltage Range (min/max)
Accuracy of Voltage Control & Reading
Minimum V at Maximum Current
Voltage Measurements Input
Current Ranges (0.05% FSR)
Maximum Continuous Power Output
per channel
One Micro Controller per main channel
0V to 5V
0V to 10V
(-10V) to 10V
± 5mV
0.05% Full Scale Accuracy
± 10mV
0.05% Full Scale Accuracy
± 10mV
0.05% Full Scale Accuracy
0V @ 5A
0V @ 500mA
(-10V) @ 100mA
~ 100GΩ
5A ± 5mA
Medium: 1A ± 1mA
100mA ± 100µA
500mA ± 500µA
Medium: 50mA ± 50µA
1mA ± 1µA
100mA ± 100µA
Medium: 1mA ± 1µA
100µA ± 100nA
Current Rise Time1
Current and Voltage Resolution
Voltage Clamp
11U Chassis
15” X 30” X 25”
Connection for batteries
Connection to Computer
Ventilation Method
Room Operating Temperature
16 Bit
5U Chassis
12.5” X 25” X 10.5”
Individual / Channel Based Voltage Clamp
4 channels
8 channels
8 channels
110VAC-10A with 20A circuit breaker
16 channels
110VAC with
30A circuit breaker
110VAC with
20A circuit breaker
Standard 6ft. Cables with alligator clips. Arbin also provides battery holder system on the side of the
chassis to provide easy engagement system to the battery tester.
Air-cooled, front-to-rear airflow
10 to 35 degrees C
Time required for current output to get from 10% to 90% of requested value.
For BT11-HSP, the voltage clamp accuracy tolerance is 0.2% FSR.
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Pulse Characteristics
Pulse Independency
Maximum Total Pulse Stage (n)
One Pulse Profile per Channel
Minimum Pulse Stage Width
100 microsecond
Pulse Stage Increment Width
20 microsecond
Maximum Total Pulse Length (T)
2700 seconds
Control Type
Standard Pulse Data Logging Characteristics
Data Logging
All channels can log simultaneously
Maximum number of logged data points per stage
2 samplings: near the beginning and end of each stage
1 second4
Standard pulse data logging interval
Burst Pulse Mode Data Logging Characteristics
Data Logging
All channels can log simultaneously
Maximum Total Pulse Stage (n)
Maximum number points logged per stage
Maximum number points logged per pulse
Minimum logging interval range
Pulse Stage Increment Width
Interval between Pulses
1 second
Pulse must contain at least two stages with minimum pulse width.
Software will always log first and last data points.
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Burst mode operation allows user to log data at a very high rate for a maximum time of 500 milliseconds. Up to 300 points per
pulse can be logged across a maximum of 10 stages per single pulse. This application can be useful in instances where fast
data logging is required to catch voltage and/or current data during a transition. By capturing more data, the pulse profile can
be more accurately defined, especially during the charge/discharge transition period (see software screen below). This helps to
identify transition in the charge/discharge process of the objects being tested.
Current (A)
Voltage (V)
Power (W)
Single Pulse Profile—Standard Data Logging
Single Pulse Profile—Pulse Burst Data Logging
2 data points per stage
Up to 300 data points per pulse
Outputs constant current to the cell or battery at the value specified. Positive current refers to
charge, and negative current refers to discharge.
Outputs constant voltage to the cell or battery at the value specified
C-Rate is common 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 C-rate value
The battery is disconnected from the charge/discharge circuit but remains connected to the
voltage measurement circuit to enable open-circuit voltage measurement
Outputs constant power to the cell of battery at the value specified.
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Load (Ohm)
Set Variable(s)
Current Ramp
Voltage Ramp
Current Staircase
Voltage Staircase
Current Pulse
Current and Power Simulation
DC Internal Resistance
End Conditions
Network Capabilities
Data Result File
Data File Content
Applies a constant resistance load to the battery at the value specified. The load control type
will always produce a negative current.
Change test related variables including channel capacity, energy, and all test counter
Generates a current ramp with a positive scan rate for increasing current and a negative scan
rate to generate decreasing current ramp
Generates a voltage ramp with a positive scan rate that increases the voltage ramp, and
negative scan rate generates decreasing voltage ramp
Generates a current staircase with increasing current, and negative decreasing current
staircase with adjustable step amplitude
Positive dV/stair generates increasing voltage staircase, and negative dV/stair generates
decreasing voltage staircase
Applies a predefined or custom current profile to the cell or battery pack under test
Non-standard time-domain functions may be input from external sources such as ASCII data
streams and used as control parameters for repetitive tests
This function applies a 10-pulse train with 100µs pulse width of the specified magnitude
following a constant-current charge or discharge step
Combine constant current control and constant voltage control into one step “CC-CV”
Equips the user to control and limit schedule steps according to dynamic mathematical
equations in addition to constants or instantaneous channel data
Time, Voltage, Current, Capacity, Energy, ΔV, DV/dt, formula, meta-variables, and other
Provide TCP/IP access for networking
Imported into Microsoft Excel; Arbin’s Excel Data Pro macro included for easy data
Channel data: test time, step time, voltage, current, capacity, energy, first/second derivative
of I or V, auxiliary input data (optional). Statistical data: Cycle #, Cycle Capacity/Energy,
Maximum voltage, etc
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Arbin Instruments provides a wide variety of auxiliary modules for expanding the
capability of the main I, V control circuitry. Each module plugs securely to the bus board.
These auxiliary modules are classified as input, input/output, and control modules.
Input Modules:
Auxiliary inputs can be used to record desired data as well as to
terminate or regulate charge and discharge processes based
upon measured conditions. Selectable inputs are of V
T (temperature), and P (pressure).
Input / Output Modules: Digital I/O is an integrated peripheral on/off control. The output commonly is used to control valves and switches. The input
allows an external control signal to control testing procedure.
Control Modules:
Arbin provides control modules for Auto-Calibration, Smart Battery Testing, External Charger, Temperature Chamber Interface
and AC Impedance Measurement.
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Several safety provisions are provided in every Arbin system. There are multiple levels
of fusing provided inside the system for further protection at the channel/board and
power supply levels. The software also has several safety functions with which the user
can avoid over charging the cells, over discharging, overheating, etc.
Smart UPS:
This option uses a small Smart UPS to back up power to the computer only.
This allows the system to automatically resume tests after a stop due to
brief power interruption. 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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