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November 7, 2023 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Surveying EV and HEV Power Testing Solutions" that covers how tunable power sources and wide-dynamic-range analyzers can examine electric power systems of EVs/HEVs. As more drivers adopt EVs and HEVs, they wonder about maintenance costs and routines compared to traditional motor vehicles with internal-combustion engines. HV battery systems in EVs and HEVs are among these vehicles' most important components since the greatest driving ranges are reached at their fullest charge capacities. They must be regularly tested to ascertain their status and capacities as part of a regular EV or HEV maintenance routine.

Battery systems can be evaluated through voltage and power measurements, but additional test procedures can be helpful in monitoring the performance levels of these many additional "supporting" electronic components in EVs and HEVs. Performing such measurements requires the optimum test gear, more than a digital multimeter (DMM), although such a handheld tester can provide a quick read of voltage and current at any time.

Learn more about the most important equipment you will need when testing an EV/HEV by reading the full blog post on Axiom's website.

Surveying EV and HEV Power Testing Solutions 

The numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) on the world's roads continue to grow, slowly replacing traditional vehicles running on gasoline and diesel fuels. Vehicles with engines based on electric power still take time to recharge when their batteries run low on power, but they do not contaminate the environment as do vehicles with engines running on gasoline or diesel fuels. As more drivers adopt EVs and HEVs, they wonder about maintenance costs and routines compared to traditional motor vehicles with internal-combustion engines. Those hoping to maintain this next generation of motor vehicles also wonder about the types of test equipment they will need.

EVs and HEVs rely on robust, high-voltage (HV) battery systems for all or part of their energy. The lithium-based batteries require regular charging for a reasonable driving range, even though they add a great deal of weight to a vehicle. HV battery systems in EVs and HEVs are among these vehicles' most important components since the greatest driving ranges are reached at their fullest charge capacities. Unfortunately, as with most electronic components, they have limited lifetimes and over time, the batteries will lose charge capacity and their EVs and HEVs will lose range. They must be regularly tested to ascertain their status and capacities as part of a regular EV or HEV maintenance routine.

As important as these large battery systems are to an EV or HEV, many other electronic components contribute to the performance of these electric-powered vehicles. Battery systems can be evaluated through voltage and power measurements, but additional test procedures can be helpful in monitoring the performance levels of these many additional "supporting" electronic components in EVs and HEVs. For example, battery discharge measurements should be made on a regular basis to better understand the HV battery system's energy storage characteristics and whether energy leakage is occurring at different points within an EV or HEV. By performing battery discharge measurements at different test locations, such as along the chassis, at the inverter, at the electric motor terminals, along the HV cables, and at the HV battery terminals, the electrical integrity of the system can be evaluated. Performing such measurements requires the optimum test gear, more than a digital multimeter (DMM), although such a handheld tester can provide a quick read of voltage and current at any time.

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Whatever type of testing your project requires, rent or buy quality test equipment from Axiom Test Equipment. For over 15 years Axiom Test Equipment has rented, sold, repaired and accepted trade-in of test equipment to support your test & measurement needs. If you would like help selecting any type of test equipment for your next project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at sales@axiomtest.com, call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at www.axiomtest.com.

 


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Josh Shilts Axiom Test Equipment July 2020 - RF CafeGet Exactly What You Need. Rent - Buy - Repair - Trade-In

Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.

 


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Fabian Garcia
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Axiom Test Equipment
2610 Commerce Way 
Vista, CA  92081
Phone: (760) 806-6600

Web: www.axiomtest.com

E-Mail: fgarcia@axiomtest.com

 

 

Posted November 9, 2023

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