RCV – Multi-Circuit Reserve Capacity Testing

  • Configurations for testing to industry standards: IEC, SAE, BCI
  • Test control and data management with Bitrode’s VisuaLCN Lab Client software suite
  • Parallel circuit operation for greater flexibility in test specification
  • Constant current or power control
  • Program execution is independent from the PC with VisuaLCN software
  • Remote Binary Protocol via Ethernet connection available for 3rd party software control
  • Up to three current ranges per circuit
  • Temperature, pressure, flow rate, and cell voltage monitoring
  • Digital inputs and Digital outputs with function assigned per individual program
  • Expression-based program limit conditions
  • Internal resistance calculation
  • Ramp charge/discharge
  • Temperature compensation adjusts voltage per battery temperature
  • Constant resistance discharge
  • Remote Input Output (RIO) box reduces excessive cable lengths when connecting to remote test stations
  • Custom-designed test leads
  • Drive Cycle Conversion utility automates test program development from acquired battery usage data
  • Reserve Capacity Testing: Perform a constant current discharge to see how long a useful voltage can be maintained on the battery
  • Discharge testing

Click HERE to see the datasheet PDF

General Specifications

Voltage: 1.5-36V

Current: 0-50A (800 in parallel)

Circuits: up to 16

Network: Ethernet

Accuracy: ±0.1% of FS*

Data Sampling Rate: up to 10mS*

*Accuracy values are conservative assuming operation will be through the standard temperature range of 0-40˚ C and RH from 10-90% (non-condensing). Units calibrated and maintained in a temperature and humidity controlled environment can expect an accuracy of 0.02-0.05%FS.

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Bitrode’s model RCV is a low-current life cycle test system for development of primary and rechargeable batteries in various chemistries. Operating from a common microprocessor, multiple circuits in the RCV module can run individual test programs.  Additionally, the RCV is designed and built for ease of maintenance and service.  The modular construction means that most subassemblies, large or small, remove easily for service outside the cabinet and fast replacement.