Equipment

We have a well-equipped lab with state-of-the-art equipment enabling a variety of testing to be completed. This includes degradation testing, impedance spectroscopy, cell characterisation, full thermal characterisation, OCV testing, and we are continuously working to further expand these capabilities.

An equipment list and their capabilities can be found listed below. If you have any specific inquiries please reach out at hves@brookes.ac.uk.

Image of an Arbin LBT21084 Cell tester connected to a Gamry EIS unit with cables coming out to connect to the test set up
ARBIN LBT21084 – 8CH CELL TESTER

Voltage: 0V to 5V
Current: 60A Single / 480A Parallel
No. of Channels: 8
Measurement Accuracy: 0.035% FS
Temperature Sensors: 16 channels – type E, J, K, or T
Control: Arbin PC Software / Embedded CAN Module

REGATRON RSS BI-DIRECTIONAL PSU

Voltage: 0V to 1000V
Current: 162 A
Power: 54 kW
Measurement Accuracy: 0.02% FS
Transient Response: 280 μs
Input Impedance: >1.2 MΩ
Current Modulation: 0 to 10 kHz

Image of ESPEC PU-4J Thermal Chamber in a lab setting
ESPEC PU-4J THERMAL CHAMBER

Temperature Range: -40°C to + 100°C
Temperature Fluctuation: 0.3°C
Internal Dimensions: 1m x 1m x 0.8m
Volume: 800L
Maximum Heat Rejection: 2.85 kW
Refrigeration Capacity: 3.0 kW

4 X BINDER KT115 THERMAL CHAMBERS

Temperature Range: -10°C to + 100°C
Temperature Fluctuation: 0.1°C
Temperature Variation: 0.2°C
Internal Dimensions: 0.6m x 0.4m x 0.48m
Volume: 115L
Nominal Power: 0.7 kW

Image of a Gamry Interface 5000P Potentiostat on top of a cell tester

GAMRY 5000P POTENTIOSTAT

Maximum Applied Potential: ± 6V
Maximum Current: ± 5A
EIS Frequencies: 10 μHz – 20kHz
Measurement Accuracy: ± 1 mV / ± 25 pA
Noise and Ripple (typ.): < 20 μV rms

ASECOS BATTERY STORE PACK STORAGE

Fire Rating: EN14470-1 / EN1363-1
Inner Dimensions: 1.05m x 0.5m x 1.65m
Fire Suppression: Three Step Automatic Warning / Fire Suppression