Arbin’s RBT battery pack test equipment provides a reliable and safe testing environment for electric vehicle, military, and stationary grid storage applications with Voltage up to 1000V and power up to 1MW.
Pack Voltage up to 1000V
Max Power up to 1MW
A variety customized and standard solutions are available.
Arbin offers battery pack testing systems for basic charge/discharge cycling, and simulating complex real-world applications such as drive profiles, cranking amp applications, and other custom profiles.
Arbin’s Regenerative Battery Testing (RBT) series is designed for testing high power battery packs. Today’s applications like electric vehicles, military technology, and stationary grid storage demand high-reliability and safe testing environments. The latest generation of Arbin’s RBT series has improved thermal management, redundant microcontrollers to help ensure failsafe testing, and built-in UPS to help ensure proper shutdown sequence in the case of input power failure.
The dependability and safety of Arbin’s RBT products are core principles. The regenerative circuitry within the system allows power to be discharged back to the grid, providing a more economical test solution. A full range of customizable options are available. The RBT series is intended to provide a safe, economical, and high performance solution for high-power testing applications. 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 & analysis.
Life Cycle Testing
- EV Drive Cycle Simulation (EX: Federal Urban Drive Schedule – FUDS)
- Hybrid Pulse Power Characterization Test – HPPC
- Cranking Amp Tests
- R&D of battery packs for electric vehicle and grid storage applications
- Validate internal battery management system via CANBus
Measurement Resolution: 16-bit
Control Accuracy: <0.1%
Minimum Step Time: 100ms
Data Logging Rate: 200 points per second, per system
Connection for PC: TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Ventilation Method: air-cooled with variable speed fans
- Fully independent test channels with potentiostatic, galvanostatic control
- Uses true Bipolar circuitry guaranteeing no switching time between charge and discharge
- Each channel provides multiple current ranges with 16‐bit resolution
- Redundant embedded microcontrollers provide a safe environment, and allow fast data logging and control flexibility for the most advanced test requirements
- Any number of channels can be operated in parallel for increased current‐handling capacity
- Simulate real-world profiles directly from data files without programming
- Communicate with internal battery management system (BMS) via CANBus or SMBus protocols
- Each channel in the test station is safely controlled by a user‐defined individual voltage clamp applied at the hardware level
- Systems are air-cooled so no additional facility infrastructure or regular maintenance is needed.
- 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
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. This also makes it easy to add auxiliary options to existing systems.
Auxiliary Voltage – Used as additional reference electrodes to measure voltage.
Temperature Thermocouple/Thermistor – Used to record temperature as well as control the test schedule
TCI (Chamber Interface) – Interface with a 3rd party temperature chamber so Arbin software can turn chamber 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.
CANBus – Communicate with internal pack circuitry using CANBus protocols.
UPS – Uninterrupted power supply for PC so tests can resume automatically after brief power outages.
RSMS – Fully redundant safety monitoring systems that can disconnect the device being tested in case of failure.
Multiple levels of fusing are provided inside the system for protection as the channel/board and power supply levels.
A small UPS is built into the system for a controlled startup and shutdown
Each channel module has a fully redundant microcontroller dedicated for safety monitoring.
Arbin’s software has safety functions for entire tests, and for individual steps within a test to help the user avoid overcharging, over‐discharging, over‐heating, etc.
Tests begin with a built‐in safety check of all control values.