Hybrid Vehicle Testing | Electric Vehicle Test

By: Sakor  09-12-2011
Keywords: Data Acquisition, electric motor, Electric vehicle

SAKOR Technologies’ Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Dynamometer Test System, winner of the SAE2008 Technical Award for Hybrid Vehicle Testing Technology, is a comprehensive solution for performance, efficiency, and durability testing of all types of hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains, including:

  • Hybrid assist (parallel hybrid)
  • Gasoline or diesel/electric (serial hybrid)
  • Fully electric vehicles

The system is itself extremely power efficient, since the unit’s AccuDyne AC dynamometer and Hybrid Vehicle Battery Simulator recapture a large percentage of power used, greatly reducing overall power consumption. This can save customers thousands of dollars in operations costs per year.

Modular and Fully Configurable to Specific Customer Requirements

The Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Dynamometer Test System can be configured to test all aspects of hybrid drivetrain systems, including engine, mechanical and electric component performance. Components can be tested individually, or as fully integrated systems. Examples include:

  • Engine testing
  • Generator testing and alternator testing
  • Battery charge/discharge testing
  • Electric motor testing
  • Transmission testing
  • Entire vehicle drivetrain testing

SAKOR Technologies propertly sizes systems for a customer's particular testing needs - we never try to sell more than is required.

Communicates with Intelligent Controllers

The Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Dynamometer Test System can control the entire testing process by communicating directly with integrated controllers via CAN bus or other vehicle network. Examples include:

  • Engine control unit (ECU)
  • Transmission controllers
  • Battery charging systems
  • Bus charging units and inverters

Equipped with Top Notch Data Acquisition and Control Software

The Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Dynamometer Test System is powered by DynoLAB™ EM, Sakor Technologies’ modular data acquisition and test cell control system optimized for electric powertrain testing. DynoLAB EM:

  • Can run a wide variety of road load testing and simulations
  • Uses industry standard, readily available hardware components
  • Is completely user-configurable
  • Is designed for testing to all international standards, including existing and proposed IEEE, EPA, CARB, and Euro standards

Educational Version of Hybrid Power Test System Now Available

SAKOR Technologies recently introduced a specially designed educational version of its Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Dynamometer Test System, for use in a small laboratory environment. This tabletop version:

  • Gives students a complete understanding of the operations of all components of an electric or hybrid vehicle at a greatly reduced cost.
  • Comes in 10 to 20 kW versions.
  • Does limited testing and experimentation on high voltage battery technology. Optional battery simulator facilitates more expanded battery technology testing.

Keywords: Battery Simulator, Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition And Control, electric motor, Electric vehicle, Engine Testing, Vehicle Testing,

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