C8000 Battery Testing System

By all imagination,Cheap NFL Jerseys the Cadex C8000 may well be the most complete battery testing system available.

The Cadex C8000 delivers the versatility needed to ensure you get the right performance from the batteries used in your applications. The C8000 is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to optimize batteries at every stage of product life.

You can capture load signatures of power tools and laptops and then perform simulated battery runtime by replying the stored data. Add a thermal chamber,
external load bank and other accessories, and you begin realizing that the
Cadex C8000 stands in a class by itself at an affordable price.

  • Device Simulation helps you choose the right battery
  • Life Cycle Testing helps you characterize the battery
  • Custom Programming helps you monitor quality and performance
  • Service Programs help you maintain the battery

Digital Advantage

Digital technology has the advantage of delivering extended test range, ultimate stability and high power in a compact housing. Each of the four channels can be programmed to 10A charge and discharge. Power handling is 100W per channel on charge and 80W on discharge, or 400W on charge and 320W on discharge on all four channels.

The Cadex C8000 is more than a programmable power supply and load bank; the instrument provides intelligence to assist in battery testing. Protected charge and discharge algorithms with redundant safety features identify a faulty battery and safely terminate the service if so needed. The system can be overridden for destructive tests.

I/O Ports provide independent service

Each channel features a Battery Port and I/O Port for individual programming. The system includes:

  • Positive/negative input; 4-wire Kelvin
  • Analog thermistor input
  • 4 differential analog voltage inputs
  • 2 analog outputs
  • 4 input/output control for switching
  • SMBus, clock, data for smart packs
C8000 Ports


The C8000 can be configured as a command center
to control accessories as follows:
  • Thermal chamber
  • External charger
  • Digital load bank
  • Heating element
  • Pressure gauge
  • Cell monitoring
  • Safety circuit
  • Alarms*

* Alarms are available with custom programs using the included PC-BatteryLab™ softwareBuilding a Laboratory System

Monitoring individual cells

Four differential (floating) analog inputs enable voltage check of up to 5 cells; 4 direct and one by voltage extraction. Monitoring Individual Cells

Load Capture

The Cadex C8000 captures load signatures and applies the simulated load as discharge protocol to check battery runtime. Learn how your battery will respond to your device.

  • Load capture and playback capability
  • Internal loads to 10A or external loads to 240A
  • Standard (GSM) or custom waveforms
Building a Laboratory System

Load Capture Unit (LCU)

Captures load signatures of up to 100A and digitizes the information for reply in the C8000. The LCU is optional. Load Capture Unit

C8000 with external load bank

For higher load currents than 10A per channel, you can connect the C8000 to a designated external load bank, enabling loads of up to 2,400 watts and 48 volts. Only one channel supports the external load bank. C8000 with External Load Bank

Dual Power Port Cable (DPPC)

The Dual Power Port Cable allows parallel connection of channels 1 and 2, or 3 and 4, to double the current handling from 10A to up to 20A. Only applies to discharge. C8000 Dual Power Port Cable

Smart Battery testing

The Cadex C8000 reads the register settings of SMBus batteries. This verifies correct battery use and identifies anomalies. Smart Battery Testing


The Cadex C8000 allows testing batteries under GSM, CDMA or other discharge protocols. Programming is in 50μs intervals and the minimum setting is 500μs. The C8000 also offers dynamic stress tests to examine batteries under three different load conditions. Load Test


This program assists in the selection of battery models and performs incoming inspection. The programs are fully automated, and PC-BatteryLab™ plots and stores the test results. Lifecycle Test

Battery interface made easy

The Adapter Unit provides a simple interface of over 1,500 Custom Battery Adapters, as well as the user-programmable Smart Cable and RigidArm™. C8000 Optional Adapter Unit

The Cadex C8000 is intuitive to use, requires minimal training, and has many flexible programming options. Chemistry-specific programs provide safe operation for all major battery types. Take advantage of a large selection of standard programs or create your own custom routine to meet your exact testing requirement.

Service Programs

Format, condition and restore batteries.

  • Charge — Applies fast charge; terminates charge when the battery is full; applies trickle charge (depending on battery chemistry)
  • Auto — Exercises batteries and applies recondition if the user-set target capacity cannot be reached (nickel-based batteries)
  • Prime — Prepares batteries by repeated cycling until maximum capacity is reached
  • Extended Prime — 16-hour trickle charge prior to Prime. Prepares difficult to charge batteries
  • Boost — Activates seemingly dead batteries.

Rapid Tests

Checks battery without discharging.

  • OhmTest™ — Measure battery resistance with DC pulses (based on IEC61436), 13 seconds *
  • Impedance — Measures battery resistance with 1000Hz signal. (Channel 1 only) *

Advanced Programs

Automated testing for specialty requirements.

  • Waveform Tests — GSM, CDMA or customized tests
  • Runtime — Allows three different discharge levels, programmable in hours and minutes
  • Life Cycle — Cycles battery until end-of-life
  • Self-Discharge — Measures self-discharge
  • Discharge Only — For storage, test applications.

Custom Programs (via PC)

Create your own test routines for your specific requirements.

  • 100 Programs — allows up to 100 user-defined programs

* A battery is an electrochemical device and the reactance readings will vary with different test methods.

No test instrument is complete without effective software. Cadex BatteryLab™ provides a simple, yet powerful interface to control and monitor the C8000. With a PC, control shifts from the analyzer’s front panel to the PC. Programming begins by entering the required battery parameters or choosing a battery from an existing list. BatteryLab™ displays the test results and displays them using real-time graphics.

BatteryLab™ Software

  • Operates up to eight C8000 testers = 32 batteries
  • Control and monitor your tester from a PC
  • Allows custom program development
  • Readings and graphic results in real time
  • Manage and print results
  • Compatible with Windows XP
BatteryLab Software

Optional Adapter Unit

Interfaces with SnapLock™ Battery Adapters

  • Each adapter can be programmed to 10 different battery types
  • Over 1000 Battery Adapters available
  • Provides quick and dependable interface
  • Allows the sharing with other Cadex systems

Part Number: 07-510-0000

C8000 Optional Adapter Unit

Power & Auxiliary Port Cables

Included as standard interface components. The Power Port Cable is used for power while the Auxiliary Cable is used for data.

Part Number: 17-670-0059

C8000 Power and Auxiliary Port Cables

RigidArm™ Universal Adapter

The RigidArm™ simplifies connecting small (e.g. cellular phone) batteries. Spring-loaded arms meet the battery contacts from the top down and lockable mechanism allows quick and repetitive testing. The retractable floor holds the battery in vertical or horizontal position.

Part Number: 07-110-0192

RigidArm Adapter

Dual Power Port Cables (DPPC)

Used to combine 2 channels in order to double discharge capability to 20A/160W.

Part Number: 17-070-1008

C8000 Dual Power Port Cable


Captures load signatures of up to 100A and digitizes the information for reply in the C8000.

Part Number: 11-308-0011

Load Control Unit

Note: The Power Port and Auxiliary Cables are standard.


Standard Components Each Standard System includes:

– C8000 Test Unit
– BatteryLab PC Software (CD-ROM)
– 4 Power Port Cables
– 4 Auxiliary Cables
– 1 Dual Power Port Cable
– 1 Ethernet Cable
– 3AC Power Cords (N. America, Europe, UK type)
– Rack Mounting Bracket Set for 19” 3U Rack
– 1 QuickStart Guide

Channels 4 Independent Channels each including:

– 1 Battery Port + 1 I/O Port

Dimensions 480mm x 380mm x 140mm (18.9” x 15.0” x 5.5”)
Weight 15.5 kg (34 lb)
Mounting Options Desktop or 19” (483mm) 3U Rack-mount (brackets included)
Display 5.7” (145mm) QVGA 320×240 graphics with backlight
Battery Ports (Front Panel) 4 Ports each including:

– Battery Positive (+)
– Battery Negative (-)
– Sense Positive (+)
– Sense Negative (-)
– Thermistor Input
– Thermistor Ground

Input/Output (I/O) Ports (Front Panel) 4 x DB25 Type each including:

– 4 Differential Analog Inputs: 0-5V, 0-10V, or 0-15V
– 4 Digital Inputs: 0-5V
– SMBus Enabled: 5 Possible Termination Signals

Active Data Ports (Back Panel) – Ethernet 10/100 MB for connection to PC
– Designated Serial Port for External Load
– Designated Serial Port for Environmental Chamber
Recommended Operating Temperature 5ºC-35ºC (40ºF-95ºF)
Recommended Storage Temperature -20ºC-70ºC (-4ºF-160ºF)
Battery Testing
Chemistries All Standard Battery Types:

– Lead Acid
– Ni-based: NiMH, NiCd
– Li-based: Li-ion, Li-Phosphate

Capacity Range 50mAh to 1000Ah
Battery Interfaces
Power Port Cable (Standard) – power 4x 1.8m (6’) with alligator type clips
Auxiliary Cable (Standard) – data 4x 1.8m (6’)
Dual Port Power Cable (Standard) – power 1x 1.8m (6’) – connects to channels 1+2 or 3+4 to increase current capability from 10A to 20A
SnapLock Battery Adapter Unit (Optional) 2-bay unit connects to C8000 standard cables supports:

– SnapLock Battery Adapters (4-Wire type only)
– RigidArm Universal Adapter

Input Power – 100-240 VAC
– 50-60 Hz
Battery Voltage Range Nominal 1.2V-36V (max 45V) supports serial connection of:

– Up to 10 Li-ion cells (3.6V/cell)
– Up to 18 Lead Acid cells (2.0V/cell)
– Up to 30 Nickel-based cells (1.2V/cell) – Note: 45V maximum total

Maximum Charge Power 100W per channel = 400W total
Maximum Discharge Power 80W per channel = 320W total
160W per channel pair using Dual Power Port cable
External Load may be used to increase discharge up to 2400W
Maximum Charge/Discharge Current 30mA to 10A set in 1mA increments
20A maximum discharge rate using Dual Power Port cable
External Load may be used to increase discharge up to 240A
Output Frequency – Square 2kHz (500 microseconds)
Accuracy – Voltage = 0.1%
– Current = 0.25% full scale
Power Management Current automatically scaled down if power limits are exceeded – message indicates scaled test
Charge Methods Charge methods are dependent upon chemistry:

– Li-ion + Lead Acid = constant voltage with a current limit
– Nickel-based = constant current with optional Reverse Load Charge method

Discharge Methods – Constant current
– Constant power
Data Acquisition
System Sample Rate 500 microseconds
Termination Data (last 500 samples) Capture Rate 2-200 mS
Capture/Display Rate (non-termination) 1-60 S
Load Capture Minimum Sample Rate Increment = 500 microseconds
# of Samples = 10-500
Safety CSA, UL, CE
Environmental RoHS, WEEE
Service Standard Service Programs:

– Charge
– Auto
– Prime
– Boost

Rapid Tests Standard Rapid Tests:

– OhmTest
– Impedance

Advanced Standard Advance Programs:

– Runtime
– Life Cycle
– Self-Discharge
– Discharge Only
– Extended Prime
– Load Capture (requires BatteryLab + LCU)

SMBus – Battery Info
– Fuel Gauge Calibrate
– SMB Charge
– SMB Discharge
Custom (requires BatteryLab) – Maximum Steps = 100
External Test Equipment Control
Environmental Chambers Models supported:

– Thermotron 2800/3800/8800
– Test Equity Watlow 4

External Digital Loads B&K Precision Programmable DC Electronic Loads 8500 Series models supported:

– 8510 (0.1V-120V/120A/600W)
– 8514 (0.1V-120V/240A/1200W)
– 8518 (0.1V-60V/240A/1200W)
– 8520 (0.1V-120V/120A/2400W)

Load Capture Cadex Load Capture Unit (LCU)
Security Password protection
Standard 2 year limited warranty (materials & workmanship)
Extended (Optional) Additional 2 years (total = 4 years)
Calibration Recommended factory calibration every 1 year
Contact Cadex for further information
Upgrades Firmware upgrades enabled by BatteryLab software
BatteryLab™: Technical Specifications
System Requirements PC with the following available:

– Windows XP O/S
– Ethernet connection
– 1.2 GHz processor
– 512 MB RAM
– 10 GB storage memory

# of Test Systems Each BatteryLab license operates:

– Up to 8 C8000 test systems
– Up to 32 individual batteries