DCA Tester

The exhaust legislation forces car manufacturers to save every gram of CO2 emission. For small and mid-range cars, the fleet-wide introduction of micro-hybrid concept helps save CO2 without significant investments into expensive technology.

Description

Ador DIGATRON’S DCA (DYNAMIC CHARGE ACCEPTANCE) TESTER

ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR DCA TESTING OF LEAD BATTERIES

The exhaust legislation forces car manufacturers to save every gram of CO2 emission. For small and mid-range cars, the fleet-wide introduction of micro-hybrid concept helps save CO2 without significant investments into expensive technology. The car will save energy through the start-stop function of the combustion engine and brake energy recovery. During recuperation phases, the battery of the vehicle should accept load pulses on concise terms. A measure to evaluate the quality of a battery to allow micro-hybrid load pulses is called “Dynamic Charge Acceptance” or DCA. It is standardized in the European standard EN 50342-6

Although this procedure has been standardized, it is still very complicated and not easily manageable due to different preconditions like – IF/THEN/ELSE branching and total testing time of 2 weeks. Ador Digatron supports OEMs and battery manufacturers in managing the testing effort and complexity by offering a DCA testing package.

DCA testing is done best with the Ador Digatron’s UBT-RE tester. It supports a high package density by offering 6 channels per module. Nevertheless, Ador Digatron supports DCA testing also for all former Ador Digatron equipment as well as an add-on to the existing range of equipment.

The DCA package consists of:

  • DCA program for Battery Manager 4(BM4) supporting DCA testing according to EN 50342-6 as well as the Ford run-in test.
  • A key-off resistor assembly to efficiently simulate the load of the board-net during standstill phases.
  • A calculation sheet to calculate the correct resistor value according to the EN standard.
  • Recommended testing hardware – UBT-RE equipment.

If you need assistance or consultation to set-up your battery test bench, our service team is happy to help you.

SAVE TIME & COST

Save time and buy ready-to-go test from us. Ador Digatron has a team of engineering experts that can-do complex programming required for the DCA test in our in-house Battery Manager 4 (BM4) software. The proven programming skills of our experts and weeks of hard work makes this process easier, quick and efficient.

OPTIMIZED FOR UBT & BM4

The package is ready-to-run with the UBT-RE hardware together with our Battery Manager 4(BM4) software platform. The package is compatible with former Ador Digatron hardware too. Moreover, it can also be an add-on to the existing range of Ador Digatron equipment.

COMPLETE SOLUTION PACKAGE

Along with the UBT-RE equipment, you will receive not only the DCA software but also the key-off resistor already assembled with a calculation formula to choose the right resistor.

STANDARDIZED SOLUTION

The DCA package is developed to closely follow the DCA standard according to EN 50342-6:2015. As an additional benefit, the customers will get the “Ford run-in test” which is published as an appendix of the DCA standard.

TECHNICAL DATA

UBT-RE
Voltage range -20V up to 20V
Paralleling of circuits Yes
Control accuracy U DC <± 0,05 % fs
Control accuracy I DC ± 0,1 % fs
Regenerative DC link Yes
Mains feedback Yes
Circuits per power module 1 up to 6
Max. circuits per cabinet 48
Scaleable Yes
*additional values on request

Additional information

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