Battery Management System
The n3-BMS by Sensata Technologies (Attleboro, MA) is an ISO 26262 certified, flexible, cell chemistry agnostic distributed BMS consisting of a master control unit and up to 30 cell monitoring units with next-gen features implemented to address some of the most pressing automotive, safety, and performance challenges heavy vehicle OEMs face. Even though the n3-BMS is a certified product, the n3-BMS maintain software flexibility by using a unique software structure that allows users to adjust key BMS parameters and even include their own code and algorithms without any risk on the ISO 26262 certification. The n3-BMS’s master control unit is fully compatible with Sensata Technologies / Lithium Balance’s other high voltage distributed BMS solution, the n-BMS, allowing customers to easily and cost-efficiently upgrade from n-BMS to n3-BMS once a certified solution is required.
The Battery Simulator 1200 by Bloomy (South Windsor, CT) provides 12 programmable cell channels that sink and source current for testing battery management systems and battery-sensitive electronics. The cell channels are isolated to enable series connections for simulating battery modules, strings, and packs. The instrument is controlled from a computer connected via Ethernet or high-speed CAN. The 1U rackmountable instrument can operate on a benchtop or stacked within a 19” rackmount enclosure. A soft front panel provides easy access to the unit for basic testing and initial startup, while software drivers and CAN database are ideal for automated test system integration. Built-in voltage and current readback sensing provide accurate cell voltage measurements and control without external monitoring equipment. The Battery Simulator 1200 is FCC and CE certified and relied upon by electrification companies globally.
Li-ion Battery Cabinet
The Schneider Electric (Andover, MA) exclusive Galaxy Lithium-ion Battery Cabinets for 3-phase UPSs are sustainable, innovative energy storage solutions for data centers, industrial processes, and critical infrastructures. This UL9540A-compliant battery solution reduces battery footprint and weight by up to 70 percent, allowing more effective use of space. Lithium-ion batteries reduce total cost of ownership, both by doubling battery life and by operating at higher temperatures, reducing cooling requirements. The included battery management system improves battery system visibility, predictability, and manageability, and the modular, touch-safe design simplifies maintenance. Optimize installation costs with the redundant internal power supply. Aesthetically matching the industrial design of Schneider Electric’s Galaxy V series UPSs, the Green Premium-certified Galaxy Li-ion battery solution is the ideal energy storage solution.
Battery Materials Testing
Instron’s (Norwood, MA) pneumatic side action grips feature a versatile design for testing various battery materials and components. They are most commonly used for testing foil, separator film, and welds used in the production of batteries. Featuring adjustable clamping pressure and quick-change jaw faces, these grips can be adapted to test a variety of specimens. Repeatable gripping force and speed of operation make pneumatic grips the ideal choice for a wide range of testing applications. In addition, the 2712-04x and 2712-05x grips also have a number of enhanced features to further improved ease of use, repeatability and operator safety including jaw face shields, super-quick jaw face changes and an optional specimen centering device.
Delta Q (British Columbia, Canada) IC Series are compact, flexible, user-friendly industrial chargers that optimally charge lead-acid (wet, AGM, gel) and lithium battery packs to provide the best performance for the intended application. The IC Series offers a versatile user interface for easy configuration, operation, and diagnostics, charge cycle data logging for insight into usage and troubleshooting, as well as common width and feature set enables seamless upgrading for larger packs or faster recharge times and provides familiar interface for all users. The IC Series provides charge quality for different lead-acid battery chemistries or can support lithium charging via CAN bus communication. A button on the charger’s display enables the easy selection of another pre-loaded charge algorithm, providing flexibility for service technicians.
Battery Disconnect Unit
Featuring Breaktor® circuit protection, Eaton’s (Mountainside, NJ) battery disconnect unit (BDU) is designed to efficiently distribute power throughout the electric vehicle (EV) system. The BDU provides improved quality and simplified architecture by combining current switching and resettable bidirectional short-circuit protection with fast actuation (up to 900V). Enabling reduction of up to 15 components from the PDU assembly, Breaktor’s integrated coil driver, economizer, and sensing/triggering circuit reduce overall cost and complexity. Additionally, it’s self-triggering design, diagnostic electronics, and mirror contact help to ensure utmost safety and reliability.