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CTS, CTS LAB and CTS LAB XL – Cell Test Series

The BaSyTec CTS series is optimised for testing high quantities of single cells. The maximum charge and discharge current is 5A (CTS and CTS LAB XL). The automatic and dynamic current range selection allows testing of small button cell up to laptop cells with one system.

Like all BaSyTec systems the system hardware is programmed using BaSyTest software. Once the program is running the PC can be disconnected (intentionally or not) and the system will continue to operate and collect data using internal buffers on each channel. The system can run for prolonged periods in this way and is only limited by the amount of data being collected. All data is automatically synchronised back to the PC once a connection is re-establish.

The key features include:

  • Up to 32 independent test channels (CTS and CTS LAB)
  • Current ranges up to 5 A
  • Automatic and dynamic current range selection
  • Continuous current range switching without current interruption, also in CV mode
  • Voltage range of 5V/6V optimised for single cells
  • Four wire cell connection method
  • Each channel has a temperature input for cell temperature monitoring
  • Native (analog) CC operating mode
    • Allows precise, high speed control through zero
    • Other modes operate under digital control
  • Parallel operation of up to 4 channels to increase maximum current
  • Small size, low cost
  • Software compatible with all other BaSyTec battery test systems

CTS Standard – Specification

  • Channels per unit (max.): 32
  • Voltage range: 0-6V
  • Voltage precision: 1mV
  • Voltage resolution: 0.3mV
  • 4-wire measurement: Yes
  • Min. discharge voltage: 200mV or 0.2*current (whichever is greater)
  • Current ranges (charge + discharge): 5A / 300mA / 15mA / 1mA (automatic and dynamic range switching)
  • Current precision: 1mA / 50uA / 2.5uA / 0.2uA
  • Current resolution: 200uA / 10uA / 0.5uA / 0.05uA
  • 3-electrode configurations: Limited

CTS LAB – Specification

  • Channels per unit (max.): 32
  • Voltage range: +/-6V
  • Voltage precision: 1mV
  • Voltage resolution: 0.3mV
  • 4-wire measurement: Yes
  • Min. discharge voltage: -6V
  • Current ranges (charge + discharge): 3A / 250mA / 15mA / 1mA (automatic and dynamic range switching)
  • Current precision: 0.5mA / 50uA / 2.5uA / 0.2uA
  • Current resolution: 100uA / 8uA / 0.5uA / 0.05uA
  • 3-electrode configurations: Yes

CTS LAB XL – Specification

  • Channels per unit (max.): 20
  • Voltage range: +/-6V
  • Voltage precision: 1mV
  • Voltage resolution: 0.3mV
  • 4-wire measurement: Yes
  • Min. discharge voltage: -6V
  • Current ranges (charge + discharge): 5A / 300mA / 15mA / 1mA (automatic and dynamic range switching)
  • Current precision: 1mA / 50uA / 2.5uA / 0.2uA
  • Current resolution: 200uA / 10uA / 0.5uA / 0.05uA
  • 3-electrode configurations: Yes

CTS Series (all models) – Specification

  • Parallel operation: Up to 4 channels
  • Additional inputs per channel: NTC temperature
  • Time resolution: 1uS
  • Minimum pulse length: 10mS
  • Current rise time: <50uS
  • Interface: Ethernet