Mobility is one of the main challenges of the 21st century. Environmental concerns are driving a growing demand for more efficient and cleaner means of transportation. Advances in the field of electromobility are mainly linked to the development of battery technology and power electronics for charging, discharging and driving electrical motors.
The constant research in this field has allowed to improve the performance in terms of autonomy, density and power ratings, among others. A key factor in this process is testing the new developments for verification and characterization of batteries.
B2C+ (DC Bidirectional Converter) is CINERGIA’s model specially designed to test battery packs. Through our software, advanced tests can be configured and automated for charging, discharging, cycling, ageing and characterizing. Driving profiles can be emulated by downloading csv files.
Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also called Off-board chargers, are the components interfacing the public grid to an electric vehicle. They are standardized in 4 different modes, described on the following page, depending on the power, safety functionality, and communication capabilities.
EVSE manufacturers need to test their units from the AC grid side and the EV output side. Our Grid Simulator (GE+) can be used to provide stable and clean voltages, as well as to generate worldwide grids. When needed, the Grid Simulator will l create disturbances following IEC 61000-4/11/13/14/28 standards. Our Regenerative Electronic Load will emulate the electrical behaviour of an EV both in AC (EL+) and in DC (B2C+) to test the output of a charger or a mode 2 cable. When simultaneity is not required, the combined All-in-one product (AC/DC, GE/EL) will offer the most cost-effective solution.
These AC to DC converters are used to charge the battery, in DC, directly from the public grid. They are embedded in the car, so they need to be light, and in consequence, they are typically low-power AC to DC converters. In some cases, however, the charger is part of the drive train converter allowing high-power charging.
Our Grid Simulator (GE+) is perfect to test the AC side of the charger in stable and distorted conditions and perform functional and immunity assessments. The DC side will be tested using our DC Electronic Loads (B2C+) which include a software option to emulate the electrical behaviour of a battery.
Vehicle to grid and Vehicle to home solutions are next generation systems envisioned to convert the electrical vehicle into an active agent of the electrical grid. These systems are able to reduce the power consumption (becoming a controllable load) or to supply energy from the EV battery into the grid to provide ancillary services in high-demand scenarios. New revolutionary developments go even further in using the EV battery as the energy resource of an islanded grid.
The All-Terrain AC/DC Regenerative Converter with Silicon Carbide Technology
The All-Terrain AC/DC Regenerative Converter
The All-in-one AC Regenerative Converter
Regenerative AC/DC Grid Simulator
Regenerative AC Grid Simulator
Regenerative AC/DC Electronic Load
Regenerative AC Electronic Load
Regenerative DC Converter