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Electronics, Technology, Battery, Energy

- Jun 17, 2020

Meet ATPFLEX - The Flexible Battery Testing Solution

Pollyanna Sidell - Associated Environmental Systems

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In the fast-changing world of battery testing, you need flexible solutions that allow you to test a few or many cells and to use them in your existing chambers. ATPFLEX offers two universal styles enabling you to test any battery type, and in any configuration you need, like prismatic, pouch, cylindrical, and coin cells. 

Reduce your cost of equipment and labor set-up, channel-to-cycler connection errors, test time, and events. The systematic organization includes insulated hard-wired channels, customized cable connectors for your cycler, and pre-labeled cables. The configuration maximizes your test workspace and eases the pain of building a home-grown battery test set-up and ensuring it runs properly. Put your test engineers’ safety concerns to rest: no crossed wires, no exposed live wires, and more time available for actually testing batteries.

When our customers told us they needed battery testing chambers, we responded by creating the ATPPRIME fixture. This forerunner to the ATPFLEX is a patent-pending modular fixture able to conduct large-quantity tests and is available in a wide variety of battery cells. Both fixture styles meet IEC, UL, SAE, and UN/DOT standards for testing batteries at various temperatures and humidity conditions. 

Introducing the ATPFLEX

ATPFLEX is the next generation of battery fixtures, one that keeps all of the original ATPPRIME system’s benefits. Still, it adds flexibility and maintains the efficiency our customers need to keep their battery products moving forward.

The ATPFLEX offers several benefits:

  • Test in your existing chambers, even those not manufactured by AES; this configuration is ideal for smaller-scale testing
  • Test two to six channels safely with little chance of propagation on the custom-engineered, epoxy-laminate, non-conductive test surface 
  • Mix and match several cell configurations during testing to find the best arrangement to suit your specific needs
  • Avoid dreaded “cable spaghetti” and overheating wires with fixed-position wires pre-labeled from each cell to your battery cycler, making fast error-free connections

All ATPFLEX connections, like the Kelvin clips, use durable gold contacts that never corrode and always provide solid current and voltage junctures. The Anderson-power-pole-style contacts allow for universal connections for plug-and-play testing. Power pole combinations let you quickly and easily switch any sized cylindrical holder and any sized coin cell holder, giving you access to test any shape and any size battery.

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