|HP AN 372-2 Application Note.pdf|| Agilent AN 372-2
An electronic load can be used to discharge batteries of various
chemistries to determine actual capacity, capacity retention,
and internal impedance.
Increasing demand for portable DC Whether testing batteries in R&D or
power has risen from improvements production environments, the test
in battery and motor design technol- requirements for each of the different
ogy. More than ever before, portable battery types are basically the same.
DC powered products have become Figure 1 shows a common test config-
available in many diverse applications. uration. In general, the testing of a
Rechargeable batteries appear in all battery involves discharging it over
types of products|