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Six-cell battery simulator delivers 300mA

Posted: 24 Nov 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:battery simulator  automotive  chassis 

41-752 battery simulator

Pickering Interfaces offers the 41-752 battery simulator for automotives as a part of expansion of its range of customer focused PXI instrumentation modules.

Developed in association with systems integrator DMC, the 41-752 is a six-cell battery simulator that provides up to 300mA of current from each cell. Each cell has a fully adjustable output voltage of up to 7V and includes its own sense lines to improve regulation performance. Each cell can be configured to operate as a current sink in a battery charging circuit of up to 100mA.

Cells and modules can be series-connected to emulate the battery stacks being used in new generation electric vehicles. A single Pickering Interfaces PXI or Modular LXI Chassis can have more than 100 cells stacked in series to allow the testing of battery management charging systems. The independently controlled channels allow the cells to be set to different output voltages to simulate different charge and capacity states. A safety interlock system ensures that voltage generation is inhibited when the cables are disconnected from the front panel. Outputs are made available on high voltage D Type connectors permitting the generation of voltages of up to 750V.

"The 41-752 demonstrates the desire of Pickering Interfaces to work with end users and integrators to develop products in PXI that address new markets and applications. Our ability to work closely with a partner and produce new products with a fast turn round time was evident in this effort," said David Owen, business development manager for Pickering. "We worked closely with DMC to refine the specification for the 41-752 and provided working modules within eight weeks of the order receipt. PXI is a development platform for Pickering Interfaces that makes fast product development a normal part of our business."

Frank Riordan, president of DMC, added "Pickering clearly showed their expertise and ability to work with others on this project. Their communication, product definition, and planning were first rate. The fact that our end customer is extremely happy with the result means that we will partner with Pickering Interfaces again in the future."

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