The 18650 B.A Battery Cycler is the first launched battery cycler from Battery Associates, it aims to achieve B.A objective of creating an intelligent and affordable battery cycler.
Testing and reusing battery cells are key issues for the energy transition. B.A innovative cycler responds to a pressing challenge in the energy space
An innovative solution to battery testing
Tackling the ageing of batteries and developing certified commercial batteries aligned with sustainability goals require advanced testing equipment capable of predicting complex battery metrics. Yet, the prohibitive cost and the inadequacies of today
Battery cell test equipment constitutes a barrier to the reuse of battery cells globally. By creating an intelligent and affordable battery cycler, B.A tackles one of the most overlooked issues in the battery space:
ensuring the circular recovery of battery materials by enabling the productive second-life use of batteries on a global scale
cycler promises to prolong battery use and reduce waste across several industries like the automotive and smart device industries (e-scooter, EV, drones, etc
High impact battery testers
Broadening access to affordable battery cyclers and its open-source software contributes to the increased use of low-carbon batteries and increases the efficiency of battery systems globally
Battery cyclers provide precise measurements and predictions that meet both industry and research-focused needs: Increasing battery testing capacities for a wide range of conditions and applications empowers labs and companies to gather data and increase modularity, flexibility and the overall performance of battery systems.
A multisectoral ecosystem
In addition to its hardware and software solutions, B.A is building an educational curriculum to accompany the broadening use of battery cyclers. Through a set of courses including a Battery course (TBA 2021), B.A will target public sector institutions, universities, and labs around the world to empower students and individuals around battery cell testing.
B.A will meet its objectives through the following steps:
Sourcing and producing cost-effective cyclers
Developing an open-source software that allows for the remote calibration of testing devices
Offering educational course content to increase the access and use of battery testers
Target customer groups include start-ups, battery labs, universities, and eventually large OEMs and industrial customers.
Three companies have expressed a willingness to purchase cyclers, including two start-ups in the UK