Battery Capacity & Acceptance Testing

Battery Capacity & Acceptance Testing

Battery capacity testing is essential for determining the performance of a battery and its predicted life curve. With Alpine's battery capacity testing, you are able to know the performance and expected life of your battery system in the most cost-effective manner.

Alpine performs all battery capacity testing according to IEEE, NERC, and Manufacturer’s Standards. All battery systems should be acceptance tested. This guarantees the performance of the system and provides the customer with a baseline for future reference. VRLA Batteries should be tested every two years after acceptance testing and annually if degradation is detected. Flooded Batteries should be capacity tested every two years after acceptance testing, then every five years until degradation is detected. When degradation is detected, capacity testing should be performed annually. Alpine simulates actual load conditions to determine whether the capacity of the battery has dipped below 80% of the manufacturer’s rating, requiring consideration for a replacement battery.

Whether you require a computer controlled load bank discharge or resistance test, Alpine has the proper equipment and technicians for the job.

  • Capacity Testing is the Only True Measurement of Battery Performance
  • Performed to IEEE, NERC and Manufacturer's Standards
  • Simulate Actual Load Conditions
  • Only Accurate Method of Predicting Life Expectancy
  • Data Accepted as Evidence of Warranty Claim

Acceptance Test: A constant curent power capacity test, made on a new battery to determine that it meets specifications or manufacturs ratings.

Performance Test: A constant current or constant power capacity test, made on a battery after it has been in service, to detect any change in the capacity.

Service Test: A test in the "as found" condidtion of the battery's capability to satisfy the battery duty cycle.

Alpine Recommended Battery Testing Guidelines

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