The MPG series: Precision, stability and power – perfect for in-house R&D or academia
The MPG-200 series is a high-end battery tester series made of two core configurations. The MPG-2 features 16 independent channels at 100 mA, whereas the MPG-205 offers eight 5 A channels. Both MPG battery cyclers are available with or without EIS capabilities.
The power of a high-end potentiostat/galvanostat, the simplicity of a battery cycler
MPG-200 series battery cyclers’ high-end specification has been designed to address the most demanding battery testing needs possible.
Equipped with five leads to connect to batteries with reference electrodes, the MPG-2 features 16 channels with a maximum current of +- 100 mA per channel, its voltage range of +- 10 V makes it suitable for any cell (half, full, symmetrical) configuration.
The MPG-205 features 8 channels at ± 5A. With its voltage range from -2 to + 9 V, this cycler has four electrode connections.
Both units share a 200 µs time-base/sampling rate, a remarkable 800 pA current resolution, and their dynamic range can lower their voltage resolution down to 5 µV.
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is available as an option and can run simultaneously on every channel from 20 kHz to 10 µHz.
Each channel can be equipped with a Pt-100 probe for temperature measurements and can interface external devices through analog and digital input/output.
Both units can be stacked in a five-position rack, giving users total autonomy to develop a bespoke system to perfectly fit their needs.
Perfectly suited for energy applications
MPG-200 series instruments feature a comprehensive set of battery-specific and general electrochemistry techniques and analysis tools including:
• Linear Sweep Voltammetry
• Differential Coulometry (dQ/dV)
• High Precision Coulometry (HPC)
• Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
• Capacity slippage
• User profile
• Pulse techniques
EC-Lab: The benchmark for control software
MPGs are supplied with EC-Lab® software, free of charge. This powerful software package, often referred to as the benchmark interface for electrochemistry is especially suited to battery and supercapacitor applications. A truly comprehensive package, EC-Lab™ covers every step of the battery testing process from test plan design through to test monitoring and analysis.
The graphic package provided with the EC-Lab® software includes advanced analysis and fitting tools (Z Fit). Some process functions, such as “Capacity & Energy per cycle” or “Constant Power Protocol Summary“ help the user calculate additional variables during successive cycles, such as:
- Charge/discharge capacity
- Dynamic resistance
For more information, please visit the Software page
|Cell connection||2, 3, 4 or 5 terminal leads||2 or 4 terminal leads|
|Range||± 10 V||-2 V: 9 V|
|Control resolution||200 µV down to 5 µV|
|Measurement resolution||0.004 % of FSR|
|Accuracy||± 0.1 % of control ± 0.01% of FSR|
|Max (continuous) per channel||± 100 mA||± 5 A|
|Ranges||5: 100 mA down to 10 µA||7: 5 A down to 10 µA|
|Control resolution||0.004 % of FSR /0.8 nA|
|Measurement resolution||0.004 % of FSR|
|Accuracy||± 0.1 % of control ± 0.01 % of FSR|
|Built-in||Optional: simultaneously on every channel|
|Range||10 µHz to 20 kHz|
|Acquisition time||200 µs|
|Time base||200 µs|
|Monitor ouput||E and I monitors||I monitor|
|2 analog inputs||Automatic ± 2.5 V, ± 5 V, ± 10 V ranges – 16 bits resolution|
|1 analog output||± 10 V range, 16 bits resolution|
|2 digital inputs||TTL level trigger input|
|1 digital ouput||TTL level trigger ouput|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||260 x 495 x 465 mm||254 x 494 x 454 mm|
|Weight||17 kg||25 kg|
|Power consumption||350 W||860 W|
GITT – Electrochemistry & Battery Application Note 1
PITT – Electrochemistry & Battery – Application Note 2
Electrochemistry Instrument catalog
EIS precautions – Electrochemistry & Battery- Application Note 5
EIS Equivalent Circuit – Electrochemistry & Battery Application Note 14
Double layer capacitance – Electrochemistry, Battery & Corrosion – Application Note 21
Ohmic drop effect on measurements – Electrochemistry, Battery & Corrosion – Application Note 27
EIS high frequencies internal resistance – Battery – Application Note 62
Long-Time and Reliable Gas Monitoring in Li-O2 Batteries via a Swagelok Derived Electrochemical Cell
What should I do if I have an issue?
In case of problems, information on your hardware and software configuration is necessary to analyze and finally solve the problem you encounter.
If you have any questions or if any problem occurs that is not mentioned in this document, please contact your local retailer. The highly-qualified staff will be glad to help you.
Please keep information on the following at hand:
- Description of the error (the error message, mpr file, picture of setting or any other useful information) and of the context in which the error occurred. Try to remember all steps you had performed immediately before the error occurred. The more information on the actual situation you can provide, the easier it is to track the problem.
- The serial number of the device located on the rear panel device.
- The software and hardware version you are currently using. On the Help menu, click About. The displayed dialog box shows the version numbers.
- The operating system on the connected computer.
Where can I download the software to control my instruments?
To download EC-Lab® software, please consult page:
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