Powerful, flexible, ultra-precise battery cycling equipment with EIS capability
BCS-800 series is a modular battery testing system designed to meet the needs of every level of the battery value chain, from R&D to pilot production, from production testing to quality control. Made up of three core products (BCS-805, 810 and 815), these advanced battery cyclers offer 8 independent channels with a maximum current of ±150 mA, ±1.5 A and ±15A, respectively per channel.
The BCS Series: Modularity, flexibility and ultra-precision.
The high-performance BSC-800 series boasts an impressive range of specifications, as standard, that surpasses all other cyclers currently available on the market. This range of ultra-precise cyclers features five current ranges, 18 bit current and voltage resolution, high-precision coulometry, fast bandwidths (rise and fall times), smart sampling, interfacing with external equipment and temperature probes amongst many other high-end functions.
The result is a powerful, modular system suitable for any organization specializing in battery testing and research, from industry to academia, quality control to certification.
High-performance battery cyclers that excel at every level of the value chain.
The BCS-800 battery cycling series is available in three core modules, all of which have been built around the same high-end technological framework, but which each offers specific current ranges targeted at key industrial/academic applications.
The BCS-805 is the smallest unit with a maximum current of ±150 mA per channel, making it highly suited for small batteries such as coin cells. The BCS-810, with a maximum current of ±1.5 A per channel, is a medium-size unit, making it ideally positioned for R&D laboratories and pilot lines. Finally, the BCS-815, the workhorse of the family, with its maximum current of ±15 A per channel is ideally suited for high-power tests, and offers the possibility to connect channels in parallel, in order to reach ±30, ±60 or even ±120 A.
Precision, accuracy & modularity: three reasons to choose the BCS-800 Series.
With an 18-bit current and voltage resolution, the BCS-800 series has been developed to generate high-precision high-accuracy measurements. Five current ranges yield excellent resolution down to 0.2/2/20 nA. Moreover, a large voltage range of 0 – 9*/10 V (815*) with a 40 µV resolution offers a wide potential window for demanding applications with an outstanding resolution. And the calibration offered by BCS-CAL kit will ensure that your instrument continues to consistently perform throughout its lifespan.
An optional built-in FRA (Frequency Response Analyzer) is available for every BCS-800 module enabling Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) experiments over the frequency range of 10 kHz to 10 mHz on each channel in either galvano or potentio mode. EIS measurements are as fast and precise as those obtained with our research-grade equipment – no compromise on quality has been made.
High accuracy and precision for both control and measurement allow users to perform challenging experiments such as dQ/dV or HPC (high precision coulometry). Coupled with EIS, the evolution of your batteries’ parameters can be precisely determined (SOC, SOH, internal resistance Ri). The instrument offers a fast data acquisition with a 2 ms sampling rate and time base.
There is no need to stop your experiment if you want to add a module to your system! The plug and play design of all our BCS-800 modules facilitates the installation, replacement and maintenance of modules without disrupting any units already in operation. Thanks to their modularity and compatibility, different BCS-800 modules can be combined in a single cabinet, in one of 4 units (6U, 12U, 24U and 38U), allowing users to build a custom-made system that meets their exact requirements that can be easily upgraded for the future, if necessary.
Centralized control for external devices.
Your instrument also includes analog input/output and trigger input/output that can be used to control and communicate with an external device, such as a thermostatic chamber. Every BCS-810 and 815 modules are also equipped with a dedicated K-type thermocouple input on each channel to allow temperature measurement on each cell.
BT-Lab®: Powerful, flexible, bespoke battery testing software.
Our powerful control software BT-Lab® is provided with all BCS-Series equipment at no additional cost. Instruments are connected to BT-Lab® software on your computer via an Ethernet connection enabling multi-user or even multi-site network connectivity. Furthermore, this software is not limited to merely controlling the instruments but can manage every aspect of your experiment from beginning to end, including control, advanced analysis and data export (amongst other valuable functions).
For example, it ensures that all of the main battery parameters (capacity, energy, power, Rapp etc) are automatically processed and displayed on-line in real time. More information can be found on the BT-Lab® software page.
From cells under development to the quality control testing of commercial cells, the strength-in-depth of BT-Lab® makes it perfect for a wide range of applications including (but not limited to):
- Battery and supercapacitor cycling
- Suitable for HPC (High Precision Coulometry) (RMSE<10 ppm)
- Incremental capacity dQ/dV measurements
- EIS (Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy)
- Life Cycle
- Capacity slippage
- User profile
- Second life
FSR: Full Scale Range
|805 Series||810 Series||815 Series|
|Channels per module||8||8||8|
|Range||0 V to 10 V||0 V to 10 V||0 V to 9 V|
|Control resolution||150 µV||150 µV||150 µV|
|Measurement resolution||40 µV (18 bit)||40 µV (18 bit)||40 µV (18 bit)|
|Accuracy||<±0.01% of value ±0.3 mV||<±0.01% of value ±0.3 mV||<±0.01% of value ±0.3 mV|
|Slew rate||150 kV/s||150 kV/s||3 kV/s|
|Max (continuous) per channel||±150 mA||±1.5 A||±15 A;
±30 A, ±60 A or ±120 A, with channels in parallel
|Ranges||5: 100 mA down to 10 µA||5: 1 A down to 0.1 mA||5: 10 A down to 1 mA|
|Control resolution||Down to 800 pA||Down to 8 nA||Down to 80 nA|
|Measurement resolution||Down to 0.2 nA (18 bit)||Down to 2 nA (18 bit)||Down to 20 nA (18 bit)|
|Accuracy||< 0.05% of value ±0.015% of FSR||< 0.05% of value ±0.015% of FSR
< 0.1% of value ±0.015% of FSR (1 A range)
|< 0.05% of value ±0.015% of FSR
< 0.1% of value ±0.015% of FSR (1 A range)
< 0.3% of value ±0.04% of FSR (10 A range)
|Built-in||Optional on each module (multiplexed across 8 channels)||Optional on each module (multiplexed across 8 channels)||Optional on each module (multiplexed across 8 channels)|
|Range||10 kHz – 10 mHz||10 kHz – 10 mHz||10 kHz – 10 mHz|
|Acquisition time||2 ms||2 ms||2 ms|
|Time base||2 ms||2 ms||2 ms|
|Analog in||1 (18 bit) on each module||1 (18 bit) on each module||1 (18 bit) on each module|
|Analog out||1 (16 bit) on each module||1 (16 bit) on each module||1 (16 bit) on each module|
|4 terminal leads + Guard||4 terminal leads + Guard||4 terminal leads|
|Weight||5 kg||10 kg||23 kg|
|Power consumption||60 W||220 W||1700 W|
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EC-Lab Technical Notes 03 Computer TCP/IP installation and configuration
EC-Lab Technical Notes 01: VMP, VMP2, MPG or BiStat IP address change
EC-Lab Technical Notes 04: VMP2, VMP or MPG firmware upgrading
EC-Lab Technical Notes 05: Importing an EC-Lab® text file into excel on line
EC-Lab Technical Notes 07: The “compact” Function in the PCGA protocol
EC-Lab Technical Notes 08: Adjustment of the potential control resolution
EC-Lab Technical Notes 09: Various connection modes Part I: Ewe vs. Ece control in the standard mode
EC-Lab Technical Notes 10: “p” low current option: installation and calibration
EC-Lab Technical Notes 11: Other channel to cell connection mode Part II: CE to Ground mode
EC-Lab Technical Notes 12: Low current N’Stat box installation (VMP2, BiStat, VSP, VMP3)
EC-Lab Technical Notes 17: Instantaneous versus averaged current measurement
EC-Lab Technical Notes 18: Channel board: installation and calibration for VMP2, VMP3, VSP
EC-Lab Technical Notes 19: Network parameters configuration with EC-Lab® and EC-Lab® Express software
EC-Lab Technical Notes 20: MEASURE versus CONTROL mode: extended current ranges
EC-Lab Technical Notes 21: External device control and recording
EC-Lab Technical Notes 22: Graphic properties Part I: Graph Style definition
EC-Lab Technical Notes 23: Graphic properties Part II: Graph Representation definition
EC-Lab Technical Notes 24: Potentiostat board installation on SP-300 chassis (BiPotentiostat option)
EC-Lab Technical Notes 25a: Control of the potential/current signal by an external device Part I : control by a Low Frequency Generator (LFG)
EC-Lab Technical Notes 25b: Control of the potential/current signal by an external device Part II : control by a channel of the potentiostat
EC-Lab Technical Notes 26: How to configure an experiment with a platinum temperature probe?
EC-Lab Technical Notes 27: SAM-50 : Module for measurements on stack of 50V
EC-Lab Technical Notes 30: Which GCPL technique is the most appropriate for my measurement?
EC-Lab Technical Notes 31: Isolation System IS1 How and why?
EC-Lab Technical Notes 32: How to set the data recording conditions of my measurement?
EC-Lab Technical Notes 33: DC-DC boards for SP-300 technology instruments
EC-Lab Technical Notes 34: How fast the instrument is able to switch from potentio to galvano mode & vice versa?
EC-Lab Technical Notes 37: Peristaltic pump Installation
EC-Lab Technical Notes 38: BCD technique: Battery Capacity Determination
EC-Lab Technical Notes 39: Import urban profile (txt file)
EC-Lab Technical Notes 40: Influence of the current range on the response time of a potentiostat
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EC-Lab Technical Notes 44: How to check the accuracy of your instrument ?
EC-Lab Technical Notes 45: Connection for high power system: Guide for a proper connection.
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