İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE) Mechanical Engineering Department Lecturer Prof. Dr. Serhan Özdemir has developed a simulator that is used to test the chargers of lithium-ion batteries and displays the current and voltage values of these batteries during charging.
İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE) Mechanical Engineering department Faculty Member prof. Dr. Serhan Özdemir developed a simulator that is used to test the chargers of lithium-ion batteries and displays the current and voltage values of these batteries during charging.
Thanks to the device, which is used in testing the charging circuits and examining the batteries, which was developed and prototyped by domestic facilities, test times in battery production can be completed in a short time.
prof. Dr. Özdemir told Anadolu Agency (AA) that battery simulators are of great importance for researchers to determine the charge and discharge cycles of devices working with lithium batteries.
Emphasizing that battery simulators can now be produced in Turkey thanks to the work they have carried out, Özdemir said:
“A healthy charging process of lithium-ion batteries takes hours. This means that it takes hours to witness the charge and discharge cycle of a single battery cell. That’s where battery simulators come in. Battery simulators capture the charging process, current and current, which can take hours. They can compress it to minutes, provided the voltages remain the same. In this sense, battery simulators weigh in gold. Because instead of observing a single experiment that takes hours, these features can be observed in minutes. Thus, the cost of research is significantly reduced and the result is accelerated. “The lack of a local lithium-ion battery simulator with basic functions that can provide basic functions has been felt for a long time. As IZTECH Mechanical Engineering Department, we have produced the first domestic prototype to fill the gap in this field and to bring a basic instrument to our laboratory first.”
Foreign equivalents $2,000 to $4,000
Stating that the device consists of cards and other components that act as batteries, Prof. Dr. Özdemir also made the following statements:
“The main purpose of the device is to test the charging circuits and examine the battery behavior. It finishes all of these in just 3-4 minutes instead of hours, which are real charging times. All battery researchers, charging circuit designers or users, electric vehicle manufacturers will be interested in this device. Foreign equivalents of these devices 2 $1,000 to $4,000. Even though our device is a prototype, it only cost $3,000, including all research costs. If mass production goes into production, we estimate it will cost $1,500 or less.”
Source: Anadolu Agency / Halil Fidan