Keysight Launches Scienlab Battery Pack Test System
Keysight Technologies, Inc. has announced the Scienlab SL1700A Series, the next generation battery pack test system for high voltage battery packs - up to 1500 V for automotive and industrial applications.
Customers need vast labs with multiple test channels to develop batteries, but space and power supplies are limited. Keysight's SL1700A Series utilizes new high voltage silicon carbide (SiC) technology to achieve higher efficiency and energy recovery capabilities, which is crucial to reduce overall lab costs. In addition, it provides high power in a small footprint and is modular and upgradable to address future power needs.
"Our next generation battery pack test systems based on high voltage SiC technology, provide more power and higher voltages in less space, when compared to similar systems," said Michael Schugt, managing technology director of Keysight's Automotive & Energy Solutions group. "When combined with the solutions energy efficiency, it allows our customers to design new batteries in their lab with greater flexibility."
A battery pack is a complex system involving high voltages and currents, electrical and mechanical components, cooling systems, and battery management systems (BMS). All components require thorough testing to draw conclusions about the pack's durability, range, efficiency, and heating.