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1 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Arbin Instruments Company Overview

2 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology The World of Arbin Engineering Technology Software Hardware Service Batteries Fuel Cells Supercapacitors

3 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Organization Headquarters and Production Facility in College Station, TX Arbin Offices in Korea and China Arbin Service Centers in Germany and Canada Arbin Representative Offices in France, Spain, Turkey, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan Truly Worldwide Organization and Support Structure

4 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Energy Conversion Devices Primary Battery Secondary Battery Fuel Cell Supercapacitor Flywheel Solar Cell DC Motors Electric Vehicle Hybrid Electric Vehicle

5 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Applications Aerospace Automotive Consumer Electronics Marine Medical Military Telecommunications Transportation Power Generation

6 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Battery Testing Multiple Independent Channels Automated Charge and Discharge Systems for All Battery Types and Chemistries Wide Range of Current, Voltage, and Power for Testing Single Cells up to Large Packs Potentiostatic and Galvanostatic Operation Up to 3000A, 800V

7 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Electric Vehicle Testing Life Cycle Test: Charge/Discharge Cycling ESR Measurement Leakage Current Measurement Fast Rise Time Fast Data Collection Simulation control Thermal Performance Test (temperature chamber interface) Power up to 25 kW 3 current ranges/2 voltage ranges

8 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Fuel Cell Fully Automated Cell and Stack Testing <1W up to 200kW Gas Handling Complete Temperature and Pressure Control Programmable Electronic Load Stack Cooling/Heating DPH Humidification Technology Exhaust Gas Handling Auxiliary Measurements

9 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Easy installation Easy service Easy upgrade Easy expansion Flexible custom design with standard modules Compact size: 20% ~ 80% decrease from conventional design High power density Higher reliability Plug & Play Modularization Current Range Card Four Channel Board

10 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Programmable control of current, voltage, load and power; providing constant, linear ramp, staircase and other control profiles, generated by a specified formula. Independent control for each channel. High accuracy to 0.1% FSR control and reading accuracy of current or voltage on linear circuitry and 0.25% FSR accuracy on PWM circuitry. Multiple current ranges on every channel provides high accuracy over a wide, dynamic range. Fast current rise time from 50ms to 2ms on linear circuitry; 10~100ms on PWM circuitry. Main I/V Features Optional high and slow speed pulse with synchronized DAQ. MITS Pro, can generate high speed (sub-millisecond) bipolar pulses as fast as 500us and synchronized data sampling on linear circuitry DC internal resistance. Online measurement of cells DC ohmic resistance. Bipolar current/voltage output guarantees cross zero linearity and accuracy. Enables instant cross zero transition with the speed defined by the rise time. Voltage clamp to protect from over- or under- charge/discharge. I/V channel paralleling. This option allows users to parallel several I/V channels to increase current output.

11 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology High Accuracy with Multiple Current Ranges -10mA Log I (A) 10mA 10 A -10 A - 1mA -Log I (A) 10 V - 5 V 1mA1mA Three Current Ranges (±10A/±100mA/ ±1mA,) Single Current Range (±10A, 2 V ~10 V) Up to three current ranges and two voltage ranges 0.02% full scale accuracy Low range Medium range High range Log(ABS I ) 10A 1A 10mA 1mA 10uA

12 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Fast Rise Time and Bipolar Bipolar control without zero crossing dead zone (current and voltage) Guarantees cross zero linearity Advantage over other products on the market, which can not apply or control desired value when current or voltage is close to zero, such as within 2% of the maximum current. Reverse Charge Technique

13 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Voltage Clamp A maximum voltage limit on charging or minimum voltage limit on discharging are applied through hardware As it is a hardware function, voltages can not exceed these limits even if software hangs up or communication is lost CC CV High voltage clamp Low voltage clamp

14 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Software Channel Paralleing Option

15 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology IR measurements I 0 - the current in the testing step, I 1 - the current setting for IR measurement Resulted IR value is based on the averages over ten generated pulses The width of each pulse is of 1.0 ms.

16 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Option: Simulation This operation is used to simulate the load profile of a complex application, such as a power tool or electric vehicle where programming profile would be difficult Voltage, Current or Power profiles can be simulated Response Time: 250 ms 1. Convert real time data to Notepad or Excel file, (Excel is better) 2. Enable simulation control 3. Depending on the type of machine, both V and I, or V only, or I only profiles can be conducted for simulation operation. I or V time Original profile Simulated profile

17 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Dynamic Stress Testing

18 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology High Speed Pulse Option User-Defined Pulse Specifications Minimum pulse stage width 500 s Minimum pulse stage increment width 50 s Maximum total pulse stage10 Maximum total pulse length3 s Maximum data sampling speed One pulse every 15 s

19 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Optional Auxiliaries Auxiliary Voltage Input: Usually a floating ±10V or 0-20V range with 10GOhm input impedance Thermocouple Input: Type T, K, J, E Thermistor Input: Provides activation signal for the thermistor Pressure Input: Provides activation signal to the pressure transducer pH meter: A BNC connector is provided for input from the pH sensor External Charge/Load Adapter: This option is to test a battery under a specific charger/load or to test the charger/load. It connects the battery under test to an external charger or load. Smart Battery: The BT2000 reads information from a smart battery and tests the smart battery accordingly Flow Rate Input: Reads data from the gas or liquid flow meter into data file Programmable Digital Input/Output Control: Input control provides external TTL or relay signal to control the testing while output control provides TTL or isolated relay output to trigger external devices such as valves or alarm.

20 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Optional Utilities AC Impedance Measurement to achieve certain accuracy (± 5~6% of value) of the cells AC impedance. Auto-Calibration allows for automatic calibration of the main I/V channels and auxiliary inputs for higher number-of- channel systems Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) protects against computer shutdown in the event of power failure. Arbin recommends a UPS for the systems protection. Software can control multiple Temperature Chambers which are added to the system to provide environmental control around tested cell/battery. Temperature chamber or device controller to control Arbin temperature chamber or other brands of temperature chamber. Mass flow or metering pump controller to deliver required flow rate set in the testing schedule and record flow rate data in a data file. Combustible or toxic gas detector and alarm.

21 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Software

22 S1.3.1 Create Schedule 1 Create Schedule 2 Create Schedule n Schedule windowBatch window MITSPro window Load Test Batch Click launchto get monitor & control window on ArbinSys.bth or right click a *.bth to launch it onto ArbinSys.bth Monitor & Control window Running Test Batch Highlight channels in M&C window Check hardware connection Click the start channel After while, graph view No Yes Stop channel? Monitor & Control window Stop or Resume Channel Highlight only channels to be effected on Click the stop channel or the resume channel MITSPro window View & Print Graph Click Excel button, Select Arbin data, then, Arbin plot CH. 1 CH. 2 CH. 3 CH. n 1.3. Scheduling and Operation on BT2000 Series Unit 1 Unit 2 Aux.Mapping, V clamp & Math filter

23 Schedule Editing, Control Types SAFOR: ± I, V LBT: ± I, W, PBT: - I, W, BT2000: ± I, V, W, SAFOR: N/A LBT: ± I PBT: - I BT2000: ± I, V Slope (2) tt S1.3.4 Formula, up to 8 parameters, 4 functions and 1 operator only applied on BT2000 (1) (3) (1) (2) height of stair t width of stair (3) (4) (1) t Constant I -- Current V -- Voltage W -- Power -- Load Ramp StaircaseFormula SAFOR: N/A LBT: ± I PBT: - I BT2000: ± I, V

24 Schedule Editing Control type 2. Control value 3. Termination condition 4. Data collection condition

25 Schedule Editing Control Types S Voltage/Current Control, and Voltage Clamp 2. Power Control: ( related application, operation sequence and initial status of the battery) W = V x I (watt) 3. Load Control: ( related application, operation sequence and initial status of the battery) R = V / I (ohm) 4. C-rate Control: (same type, different size, and + charge, - discharge) You must enter the capacity of the battery in the batch file C-Rate calculates the correct current for charge/discharge 5. Rest Control: ( set as first step to check external connection and initial status of the battery) No Current, Just reading the voltage. 6. Internal Resistance 7. AC Impedance Measurement, (optional) 8. External Charge Control: (optional) No control for external power supply, reading I & V 9. Voltage or Current Simulation: (optional) simulate the charge or discharge profile of special load, such as the power tool.

26 Schedule Editing Step Limit Conditions S Time Limits. 6 different timers 2. Voltage Limit. 3. Current Limit. 4. Capacity or Energy Limits. (AH or WH) 5. Factor of Capacity or Energy Limit (FC): Formula 6. Change of the Voltage or the Current Limit (dV or dI): i.e.V- Vmax, Formula 7. Voltage or Current Rate Limit (dV/dt or dI/dt) 8. Step Index. Control test based on another channel. 9. Digital Inputs: to control testing by external on/off signal. 10. Internal Resistance. 11. Auxiliary Value and Differential Limits, 2nd voltage, Temperature, Pressure, pH, & Flow rate 12. A variety of combinations through And conditions, formulae, and meta-variables.

27 Schedule Editing Log Limit Conditions 1. Time Interval t Log a data point every t 2. Voltage Difference V When the voltage difference from the last logged data point reaches V, a new data point will be logged. 3. Current Difference I When the current difference from the last logged data point reaches I, a new data point will be logged. S1.3.19

28 Traditionally, auxiliary inputs are dedicated to a main channel. As a result, many auxiliary inputs will be needed for every possible usage on every channel. Virtual mapping enable user to assign any single or group of auxiliary inputs to any main I/V channel. Any auxiliary input can also be assigned to several main I/V channels. As result, only small number of input channels may serve for large number of main channels and can be more creative and more flexible in the application Virtual Mapping:

29 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Protection of files by creating password

30 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Specific functions 1. Using Simulation Control, the user programs a 1 step schedule that tells the Arbin system to control current, voltage, or power based on a text file. In the text file is simply data about current, voltage, power vs. time. The Arbin system will apply the current (or voltage or power) profile according to the data in the text file. 2. Formula feature: Software should allow the user to control a test using variables rather than concrete control values (for example, instead of using 4.2V for control, the system should be able to use Last Step Maximum Voltage as the control type for the following step. It must also be possible to use these variables in a formula to control the system (For example, Stop the charge step when FORMULA A falls below -0.1 where FORMULA A = PRESENT CHANNEL VOLTAGE – MAXIMUM CHANNEL VOLTAGE)…..or something. Formulas should have: ABS, COS, ACOS, SIN, ASIN, TAN, ATAN, CEILING, CUBIC, EXP, EVEN, FACTOR, FLOOR, INT, LN, LOG10, ODD, RANDOM, SIGN, SQUARE, SQRT, and TRUNCATE function commands in addition to the normal operators (+ - * /). 3. C-Rate: It should be possible to program test profiles using C-RATE so that a single test schedule many be performed on different sizes of batteries. The user programs the schedule based on C-RATE and then when assigning that test schedule to the channel the test will be performed on, they also enter the capacity of the battery that the schedule will be assigned to. This prevents the customer from having to write a different schedule for every size battery they use when the test that they are performing is the same except for current values. 4. On-the-fly test schedule modification: The user should be able to make modifications to the test schedule while the test is currently running – without stopping or pausing the test. Changes are applied immediately upon saving the schedule. For example, you write a test schedule and run it on a battery. While monitoring the data real time, you notice that the current value you programmed should actually be a different value. With the test running, you simply open the schedule and change the current value. You then save the schedule and the change is applied instantly to the running test.

31 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Specific functions 5. System should have the following control types (standard): Constant Current – user sets current value (or variable or function) Constant Voltage – user sets voltage value (or variable or function) C-Rate – user sets C-Rate value (Ex. C/4….) Rest (OCV) Constant Power – user sets power value Constant Load – user sets load value (Ohms) Current Ramp – user sets starting current value and ramp rate (A/sec) Voltage Ramp – user sets starting voltage value and ramp rate (V/sec) Current Staircase – user sets starting current value, current step value, and stair time value Voltage Staircase – user sets starting voltage value, voltage step value, and stair Time Current Pulse – user defines sub-second pulse with up to 10 stages (current and time per stage). Pulse can be run once or repeated for a certain length of time Voltage pulse - user defines sub-second pulse with up to 10 stages (voltage and time per stage). Pulse can be run once or repeated for a certain length of time Current Simulation – user assigns data text file with current vs. time data – system follows data file Voltage Simulation – user assigns data text file with voltage vs. time data – system follows data file Power Simulation – user assigns data text file with power vs. time data – system follows data file Internal Resistance – user assigns amplitude and offset – system automatically runs DC internal resistance measurement based on current interrupt method and generates resistance value

32 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Data Export and Handling

33 Monitor screen is the main interface between machine and user. 4 monitor screens are provided for convenience of use. The detail view provide real time data and information, one line for each channel. It include date, time, test name, schedule name, step#, current, voltage, energy, capacity, power, load…. This is the main screen for user to quickly scan each channels information. The brief view give a glance of all channels of their status. Each channel is represented with a small square box and color codes represent status such as charge, discharge, stop… Graph view plot test curves of a number of channels for certain period of time up to the moment. It is convenient to check the test trend of several channels through this view. Channel view present all available data of one channel on one screen, including SMB data. User does not need to scroll the screen like in the detail view. Monitoring a test with MITS pro:

34 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Brief View Screen

35 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Brief View Screen

36 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology Brief View Screen

37 Arbin Instruments The Power of Testing with Innovative Technology + FMC + GM + IBM + GM Delphi + Lawrence Berkeley Lab + Maxwell Lab + Monsanto + Motorola + NASA + Ovonics Battery + Panasonic +3M +Argon Natl Lab +AT&T +Bellcore +Canon +Corning +DaimlerChrysler +Dupont +Duracell +Energizer +Eveready Battery +Procter&Gamble +Raychem +Sanyo +Saft +Schlumberger +Synergy +TCL +TDK +US Army Research Lab +Hutchinson +PSA +INRETS +CEA grenoble +PolytechNantes +Batscap +Nissan +EADS Partial list of customers:


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