Battery Testing

IFE is the leading institution when it comes to the testing and characterization of batteries in Norway. At the Department of Battery Technology, we have an extensive equipment portfolio and decades of experience in the field.

We offer testing of both small-scale coin cells (e.g. for battery materials evaluation) as well as larger commercial cells and battery modules in our Battery Testing and Characterization Labs.

All battery cycling is carried out in controlled temperature chambers. Larger cells are cycled and stored in specific fireproof testing and storage rooms. Accelerated testing and access to advanced lifetime models are available.

Small scale battery cell testing

Small scale testing of coin cells and smaller pouch cells.

  • Electrochemical testing
    • 350 test channels (0-5 V, 0-5 A)
    • Temperature control
    • Half-cell and full cell configuration
    • Galvanostatic cycling
    • Rate measurements
    • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Large commercial battery cell testing

  • > 100 test channels (0-5 V, 0 – 50 A)
    • Channels can be paralleled up to 500 A
    • Temperature chambers from -40 °C to 80 °C
    • Emulation of drive-cycles
    • Constant current, power, voltage and resistance cycling
  • Characterization of degradation with
    • Charge and discharge curves
    • Current pulse characterization
    • High precision Coulombic efficiency cycling
    • Entropy spectroscopy
    • dQ/dV (incremental capacity analysis)
    • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy