There are different systems to store energy, one of the most usual ways is the rechargeable electric batteries. There are many different types of batteries: lithium-ion, lithium-ion polymer, lead-acid, solid-state, redox flow battery, etc. Every battery has different characteristics that make them appropriate for different applications.
The Battery Energy Storage Test Application, AEL-BESTA, has been designed by EDIBON to perform a complete characterization of the most common types of batteries. The AEL-BESTA is a computerized unit that allows the student to perform all battery tests in an automatic way and manage and save the obtained curves and charts for further analysis and comparisons.
The AEL-BESTA is designed to perform battery discharge curves with the selected output current, analyze the depth of discharge, measure the different voltage values in open-circuit and when the battery is under operation, analyze the real battery capacity for different batteries and compare the capacity of the same battery with different number of charge-discharge cycles to obtain the life cycle curve.