C8000 BATTERY TESTING SYSTEM

BY ALL IMAGINATION, THE CADEX C8000 MAY WELL BE THE MOST COMPLETE BATTERY TESTING SYSTEM AVAILABLE.

The Cadex C8000 delivers the versatility needed to ensure you get the right performance from the batteries used in your applications. The C8000 is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to optimize batteries at every stage of product life.

You can capture load signatures of power tools and laptops and then perform simulated battery runtime by replying the stored data. Add a thermal chamber,
external load bank and other accessories, and you begin realizing that the
Cadex C8000 stands in a class by itself at an affordable price.

  • Device Simulation helps you choose the right battery
  • Life Cycle Testing helps you characterize the battery
  • Custom Programming helps you monitor quality and performance
  • Service Programs help you maintain the battery

Product Description

DIGITAL ADVANTAGE








Digital technology has the advantage of delivering extended test range, ultimate stability and high power in a compact housing. Each of the four channels can be programmed to 10A charge and discharge. Power handling is 100W per channel on charge and 80W on discharge, or 400W on charge and 320W on discharge on all four channels.

The Cadex C8000 is more than a programmable power supply and load bank; the instrument provides intelligence to assist in battery testing. Protected charge and discharge algorithms with redundant safety features identify a faulty battery and safely terminate the service if so needed. The system can be overridden for destructive tests.

I/O PORTS PROVIDE INDEPENDENT SERVICE









Each channel features a Battery Port and I/O Port for individual programming. The system includes:

  • Positive/negative input; 4-wire Kelvin

  • Analog thermistor input

  • 4 differential analog voltage inputs

  • 2 analog outputs

  • 4 input/output control for switching

  • SMBus, clock, data for smart packs


C8000 Ports

BUILDING A LABORATORY SYSTEM









The C8000 can be configured as a command center
to control accessories as follows:

  • Thermal chamber

  • External charger

  • Digital load bank

  • Heating element

  • Pressure gauge

  • Cell monitoring

  • Safety circuit

  • Alarms*


* Alarms are available with custom programs using the included PC-BatteryLab™ software
Building a Laboratory System

MONITORING INDIVIDUAL CELLS









Four differential (floating) analog inputs enable voltage check of up to 5 cells; 4 direct and one by voltage extraction. Monitoring Individual Cells

LOAD CAPTURE









The Cadex C8000 captures load signatures and applies the simulated load as discharge protocol to check battery runtime. Learn how your battery will respond to your device.

  • Load capture and playback capability

  • Internal loads to 10A or external loads to 240A

  • Standard (GSM) or custom waveforms


Building a Laboratory System

LOAD CAPTURE UNIT (LCU)









Captures load signatures of up to 100A and digitizes the information for reply in the C8000. The LCU is optional. Load Capture Unit

C8000 WITH EXTERNAL LOAD BANK









For higher load currents than 10A per channel, you can connect the C8000 to a designated external load bank, enabling loads of up to 2,400 watts and 48 volts. Only one channel supports the external load bank. C8000 with External Load Bank

DUAL POWER PORT CABLE (DPPC)









The Dual Power Port Cable allows parallel connection of channels 1 and 2, or 3 and 4, to double the current handling from 10A to up to 20A. Only applies to discharge. C8000 Dual Power Port Cable

SMART BATTERY TESTING









The Cadex C8000 reads the register settings of SMBus batteries. This verifies correct battery use and identifies anomalies. Smart Battery Testing

LOAD TEST









The Cadex C8000 allows testing batteries under GSM, CDMA or other discharge protocols. Programming is in 50μs intervals and the minimum setting is 500μs. The C8000 also offers dynamic stress tests to examine batteries under three different load conditions. Load Test

LIFECYCLE TEST









This program assists in the selection of battery models and performs incoming inspection. The programs are fully automated, and PC-BatteryLab™ plots and stores the test results. Lifecycle Test

BATTERY INTERFACE MADE EASY









The Adapter Unit provides a simple interface of over 1,500 Custom Battery Adapters, as well as the user-programmable Smart Cable and RigidArm™. C8000 Optional Adapter Unit

Datasheet

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