VRL/VRX – High Current Production Line Tester


  • Solid state Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) load switching for superior reliability and repeatability
  • Units available to discharge at current from 0 up to 1500 or 3000 amperes with voltage control from 0 to 14 volts
  • Manual control and monitoring on the Model VRL
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) interface for Model VRX—stores up to 100 battery test profiles locally, displays up to 10 test results
  • Test duration programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.1 to 9.9 second discharge
  • Manual or PLC controlled models available
  • Open circuit test and reject for up to 25 volts
  • Connection to a Bitrode Model TFX automatic test fixture for unattended high current discharge testing
  • Water cooling for heat generating components with automatic over temperature and low water level shutdown control
  • Available discharge of 6 or 12 volts
  • Single or two step discharge testing
  • VisualTFX for shared storage of unlimited number of battery program ‘recipes’ – multiple test fixtures can use common pool of battery test parameters and probe position data
  • High rate discharge testing of automotive and commercial batteries
  • High current production line testing

General Specifications

Voltage: 20V

Current: up to 3000A

Circuits:  1

Accuracy: ±1% of FS

Overview

The Bitrode VRX/VRL family of equipment is designed for high current production line discharge testing of automotive and industrial 6 and 12 volt batteries, allowing manufacturers to test for defects such as poor welds, reversed plates and poorly formed batteries.  While they perform the same function, the VRL is manually controlled while the VRX is PLC controlled.