CBA-II Amplifier
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FEATURES

• 500 watt continuous discharge rates with a CBA.
• Designed for commercial or industrial use.
• Test a Lithium cell at up to 120 amps / 500 watts.
• Test a Nickel cell at 160 amps regulated down to .9 volts.
• Test batteries at or near their limits.
• Test at 10X current with a CBA amplifier in between a CBA and your battery.
• Perform tests quickly at or near destructive limits; up to 500 watts or 160 amps maximum, whichever is higher!
• High voltage testing at up to 48 volts; the equivalent of 1 to 38 NiCad or NiMh cells.
• Test any type of battery: NiCad, NiMH, Lead Acid, Li Ion, Li Poly, Alkaline, Carbon Zinc, Mercury etc; from coin cell to automotive or larger.
• Superior constant current testing ,electronically regulated amplification, using an amplifed six FET electronic load.
• Automatic fan operation whenever current is sensed from the CBA with a cool down cycle.
• May be left in line and switched off for normal CBA operation at lower discharge rates.
• Supplied with copper bus 5/16 bronze bolt battery connections and plug in Powerpole CBA connector.
• Discharge current with amplifier on 10 to 160 Amps.

DESCRIPTION

A CBA alone is all a hobbyist would need to determine more than they would ever need to know about batteries. Virtually any battery’s capacity may be measured and compared. A CBA may be used to measure internal resistance of a pack and with simple calculations determine what the battery will do at high currents without taking a chance of damaging a pack, however commercial users and battery suppliers may need to test at high discharge rates.

The CBA amplifier is an add-on accessory for a CBA designed primarily for commercial users or that must test smaller batteries at or near the destructive limits. It also may be used for testing large lead acid batteries used in power backup applications and for FAA aircraft battery test requirements. Competition modelers may wish to have and amplifier for high rate testing but it is not needed for the average modeler.

The amplifier is a very simple in concept. It is a DC amplifier that connects to a CBA and amplifies and regulates discharge current of the CBA times 10. It increases the 100 watt continuous capability of the CBA to 500 watts! It will allow testing of a single nickel cell at 160 amps and regulate that current all the way down to .9 volts. A single Lithium cell may be tested at 120 amps!

If you have a need for high rate testing up to 160 amps or 500 watts, whichever is higher. You may add a CBA amplifier to a CBA for a laboratory battery test system at the fraction of the cost of comparable lab equipment. In lab or production use you will find the ease of use is a big time saver compared to complicated and expensive test equipment.

SPECIFICATIONS

 Maximum continuous discharge rate:  500 watts 
 Discharge rate amplification typically 10X +- 1% 
 Absolute maximum operating voltage:  48 Volts
 Maximum discharge rate:  160 amps (3.12 Volts at test start)(Battery dependant)
 Minimum Voltage for a 160 amp discharge:  9 volts at completion of test (Battery dependant)
 Supplied with copper bus 5/16 bronze bolt battery connections and plug in Powerpole CBA connector. 
 On/off/bypass switch. On and overtemperature LED indicators, viewable from across a room. 
 Automatic fan operation senses 1 amp or more current from the CBA. Stays on approximately 5 minutes after test completion. 
 Dimensions (overall):  5.5" H x 6.25" W x 13.75" D.
 Weight:  134 oz.



Did you know?

A CBA amplifier is an add-on accessory for a CBA designed primarily for commercial users or that must test smaller batteries at or near the destructive limits. It also may be used for testing large lead acid batteries used in power backup applications. Competition modelers may wish to have and amplifier for high rate testing.

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