Hardware

BTS Overview

Generally, Neware battery testing system BTS consists of the following components:

  • Neware tester, including embedded or external middle machine, auxiliary channel cabinet.
  • Power plugs.
  • Battery clamps.
  • Communication cables. Switches may be included if multiple testers are purchased.
  • CDROM. Including software, tools, patches and user manual.
  • Computer, Monitor or UPS (if purchased).

Equipment Diagram

Below diagram represents the basic inner architecture of our BTS series. BFGS, ES and EVT series differ from below diagram.

BTS module diagram BTS Module Diagram

Front Fanel

below figure shows a typical front panel, including universal battery holders and a 164 air socket for attaching alternate testing cables.

BTS Front Panel
BTS Front Panel

①Power and Signal LED
②Power On/Off
③Channel Working LED
④Universal Holder
⑤164 Air Socket
⑥Holder Height Adjustment Screw
⑦Channel Polarity Label

Rear Panel

BTS Rear Panel
BTS Rear Panel

①Communication Port
②Power Socket
③Equipment Information Label

Equipment Information Label

Equipment Information Label
Equipment Information Label

Part Number Explanation

Part Number Explanation
Part Number Explanation

①Series. T-3 means BTS 3000; E-6 means EVT 6000 and etc.
②Channel quantity
③Cabinet color. W means White and as the default, B means Black
④Voltage and current output range
⑤Fixture Type and other function
  • N: Network, means there are embedded Middle Machine(s) enabling system operation over TCP/IP.
  • A: Anti-reverse, means system will protect battery from being operated while connected in reverse, i.e. system permits ONLY positive voltage (voltage sensing is on current cable) input.
  • F: Negative power supply enabling you to discharge battery to 0V, or even lower.
  • T: Temperature. Means system have embedded auxiliary temperature units.
  • V: Voltage. Means system has embedded auxiliary voltage units.
  • A1: Universal holder with Sharp voltage sense probes for battery with Aluminum case (Negative up and positive bottom).
  • A4: Universal holder with Round voltage sense probes for battery with Aluminum case (Negative up and positive bottom).
  • S1: Universal holder with Sharp voltage sense probes for battery with Steel case (Positive up and negative bottom).
  • S4: Universal holder with Round voltage sense probes for battery with Steel case (Positive up and negative bottom).

Battery Clamp

Neware provides various kinds of battery clamps, such as: universal holders, alligator clips, polymer clamps, ring terminal connectors and other types specified by the customer. Here, only the four most common types are listed below for your reference.

Electrical Connection

Before powering the equipment, pay attention to the electrical requirements – voltage and maximum power requirements. Wire leads: L means this wire is a Live wire, N Neutral wire, E Earth wire (ground).

Warning Sign

Electrical Connection

1.You can only plug the equipment to a power supply within the voltage range indicated on the equipment information label.
2.Pay attention to the wire polarity and the maximum power requirements. Improper electrical connection may result in equipment damage or electrical shock.
3.The equipment must be grounded.

Note Sign

Short Period of Peak Power Requirement

1.If the equipment is in stand by for an extended period of time, the equipment may have large transient power requirements. It may be necessary to re-set the circuit breaker.

Communication Connection

There is a black RJ45 port on the rear panel of the equipment. That can be used to connect the equipment to the host computer. You can connect them directly, or through some other LAN device, like a router, switch or hub. If you are using MODE #1 from diagram below and your equipment is either the BTS 3000 or BFGS, this RJ45 cable should be a crossover cable. If using MODE #2, either a straight through or crossover cable will work.

Communication Connection
Communication Connection

Warning Sign

Ethernet Operation

1.Duplicate IP addresses of the equipment or the host computer will result in data loss or some other unexpected errors.
2.Deploying the testing equipment and host computer in an isolated LAN is highly recommended for data security.

RJ45 Cable Wiring
RJ45 Cable Wiring

Battery Connection

If you are using cables for the battery connection, observe the following:

  • Current: Your connection to the fixture should be in good contact.
  • Voltage: Voltage connections should be made closest to the battery terminals.

4-wire connection, Kelvin Connection
4-wire or Kelvin connection vs. Pseudo 4-Wire connection

Warning Sign

Battery Connection

1.Battery should be correctly connected to the channel output clamps. Improper connection may result in battery damage or physical injuries.
2.A battery with its voltage higher than the voltage range of the equipment you are connecting to is not permitted. This will damage the equipment.
3.If the equipment has a voltage output range larger than 36V, you should take great caution when operating equipment channels.