Got this battery analyzer for BA-5590 family batteries and/or 18650 Li-Ion cells and/or packs, like used in the BB-2590 family of batteries.
This is a more sophisticated battery test instrument than the military type battery chargers. It's made mainly for maintaining commercial portable batteries but there is an adapter for the BA-5590 style battery.
This is a 2-bay instrument and the C7400 is a 4-bay version. Has charge alogrithims for SLA, Li-Ion, Ni-Cad and Ni-MH. Does not have SMBus capability.
For testing one BA-5590 family battery 2-bays are required so the C7200 can only test one BA-5590 family battery at a time.
The latest (March 13, 2007) firmware is 6.12. [Note the C7200 & C7400 C-Series testers that also do Li-FePO4 batteries]
Auto - exercises - recondition if needed
Charge - fast charge w/o capacity
Prime - charge-discharge until max capacity
Quick Test - State of Health for known battery types (requires Learn)
Self-Discharge - 24 hour test
Dishcarge Only - % of capacity
Extended Prime - start with 16 hour trickle charge
Ohm Test - 15 seconds DC based
Run Time - based on cycle of standby, Rx and Tx currents (needs to be programed)
Boost - for use with protection circuits or open or shorted batteries to rejuivinate them
Learn - takes from 4 to 8 hours, builds info needed for Quick Test, involves multiple charge/discharge cycles
Quick Learn - involves a single charge discharge cycle
Custom 1, 2, 3 & 4 - up to 5 cycles with IF test branching
Cadex makes a plethora of adapters that are specific to some commercial portable battery. In addition they make some universal probe type adapters and a cable adapter p/n 07-110-0115 that has wires for positive and negative as well as a temperature sensor.
Cadex makes many battery adapters for their battery analyzers. I expect that the difference between the following battery adapter relates to the extra top contacts.
similar form factor to the BB2590 Adapter but different C-Code
for Lead-acid, Ni-Cad & Ni-MH
Bren-Tronics 2590 07-111-2131 UBI-2590, UBBL09/
BBT-70791BK, BT-70791BG, BT-70791BE
Harris Part number not for resell
Smart Cable 07-110-0115
Alligator Clips with Temp. Sensing 4-Wire
Warning: Not for use with Li batteries on C7000/BOS
It contains a PCB with a Microchip 93L86 16k bit EEPROM. There are 6 double sided PCB connections to the main tester.
B+ on IC side named pin Bottom 1/
Fig 1 Power up display:
C7200 (C)2003 CADEX ELECTRONICS INC. #
V5.01P/1.02 **DIAGNOSTICS Passed **
All LEDs are lit just after power on.
6.12 is the latest firmware, so needs upgrade.
Fig 2 NO ADAPT under each adapter.
Fig 3 Rear has On/Off switch, BD-9f for printer & firmware,
and IEC AC mains socket plus fan.
Fig 4 after 2 cycles on an 18650 cell.
rated at 1500 but tested at 1900 * 72% = 1368 mAh
Fig 5 Learn
Setup: Li, 1400 mAh, 80%, 3.6 V
Note capacity set to 1400 mAh based on prior testing,
not the 1500 mAh label marking - at 300 mA)
Tester uses 1C or 1.4 Amps, so not correct test.
3.76V 0mA 29mOhm 4:08
For a cell marked:
Fig 6 Philips M3538A Li-Ion 4series cell battery
Fig 1 Smart Cable 07-110-0115
Alligator Clips with Temp. Sensing 4-Wire
Why marked: "Warning: Not for use with Li batteries on C7000/BOS"?
Fig 2 Smart Cable 07-110-0115
Top PCB view (seen just after opening case)
Guess D1 to D4 are polarity protection or voltage limiting since they are across B- and B+.
Fig 3 Smart Cable 07-110-0115
Bottom PCB view
93LC86: Microchip 16k Low Voltage EEPROM
can be either 2k x 8bits or 1k x 16bits.
To store custom settings by test fixture.
This C7200 charger was used by Philips Medical to test their HeartStart defibrillator Li-Ion M3538A battery.
Fig 1 Top view of 72-702-1191 Rev 1
Uses 93LC86 chip with possible pads for another chip?
Also has pads for Q1 possibly a TO-220 packaged transistor.
Fig 2 Bottom view of 72-702-1191 Rev 1
Fig 3 M3538A Battery & Cadex adapter
After running the C7200 when the button
to the right of the row of LEDs is pressed all the LED
Ericsson Prism Adapter 7-4282
Got this as a donor unit to make my own adapter. Chosen by low price on eBay.
Fig 1 Ericsson Prism Adapter 7-4282
Fig 2 The tray at left and rear cover just to it's right
are common Cadex adapter parts as is the plate and
PCB on the right. The gray block is a custom part
the the cutout and mounting holes in the plate at
the right are custom.
PCB appears identical to M3538A Fig 1 above, but not marked the same way.
Fig 3 Rough prototype for single cell adapter
This is using the existing parts of the Prism adapter.
Maybe better would be to make a bracket so the battery holder
would stand vertically. When using this battery holder a slight
bump will cause the battery to fall away from the contacts.
Fig 4 rough prototype for single cell adapter.
Standing with wires up. This has two advantages over wires down:
1. the teeth that hold the spring loaded contact will grip and
2. the wires and fixed terminal do not need a big hole in the adapter.
Two of these fixtures could be installed side by side.
Batteries7622929 Pulse-discharge battery testing methods and apparatus, Cadex Electronics Inc., Nov 24, 2009,
BA-5590 Family of batteries
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