At Voltaiq we’re often asked for recommendations on how to best set up and record data from a battery or capacitor test. If you’re like us, you probably built your first test program using a template created by someone else — without first thinking through the implications of each recording step. At the end of this post we’ll provide some best-practice cycling procedures to produce rich data sets with minimal noise, delivering powerful insights from your battery data.
When setting up a battery test, you want to set your recording conditions to balance the volume of data generated with the value of the information you’re looking to extract from the device. While the most obvious types of high-level data from a test are per-cycle statistics — capacity, energy, efficiency — we’ve previously shown that even greater insight can be extracted from time series data, using techniques such as differential capacity analysis. However the design of your test protocol can have a major impact on the quality of data produced, particularly when using these advanced analysis techniques!
To download the recommended cycling procedures for Arbin and Maccor, click here: https://blog.voltaiq.com/arbin-maccor-recommended-cycling-procedure