Battery Analyzer – Four Channel

Battery Analyzer Cycler Tester – PCBA 5010-4 : Precision Computerized Battery Analyzer, 50 Volts, 10 Amps, 4-Channels

Battery & Cell Capacity Testing and Cycling System for Lithium Ion, Lead Acid, NiCd and NiMH with Windows USB 2.0 Interface and Integrated Access Database

On Sale – Purchase of a PCBA 5010-4 Battery Analyzer includes:

  • 1 – PCBA 5010-4 battery analyzer cycler tester
  • 1 – PCBA Windows application and Database Manger software on CD with USB driver, instruction manual, installation instructions and calibration document.
  • 1 – USB Cable
  • 4 – Test lead cable sets with alligator clips, SMBus wire pair, and molded 10k thermistor (Custom or extended length cables available).
  • 1 – North American AC power cord if purchase destination within North America.
Unit Price: On Sale US $3,349 – In Stock
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Battery Analyzer Cycler Tester – Features & Specifications


Full speed USB 2.0 Windows interface battery testing system with integrated MS Access database record keeping. Providing 200 Watts of charge and discharge power or up to 400 Watts maximum power transfer in teeter-todder mode delivered through four independently configurable channels. Expandable to 108 units or 432 channels operating from a single PC running Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10. Includes Windows interface PCBA software and Database Manager, USB 2.0 driver for 32/64 bit Win OS.

Rechargeable battery types: Lithium ion (all types), lead acid (deep cycle), nickel cadmuim (NiCd) and nickel metal hydride (NiMH). Suitable for single cell up to 36.0 Volt batteries, ranging in size from 300mAhr to 200Ahr in capacity.

For more information, technical questions, or to place an order, please contact our sales engineer:

Randy Smith
Tel: 519-896-5214

Latest PCBA Software Update : PCBA.exe Ver 1.60 (November 2018) and Database Manager 1.06 (November 2018) Instruction Manual (January 2021)

PCBA Help File: PCBA 5010-4 Help, Ver 1.50 (February 2015) Instruction Manual (January 2021)

User Manual and Specifications: PCBA 5010-4 Instruction Manual (January 2021)

Current and Voltage Accuracy Examples: PCBA 5010-4 Accuracy

Excel Report Example: Lithium Ion Battery Analyzer Life Cycle Test.xls

Excel Report Example: OhmTest_NiMH_4.8V_4Ahr.xls

PCBA 5010-4 Product Reviews: Customer Reviews


  • 200 Watts of battery analyzer power delivered through four independent channels by the click of a mouse on your Windows PC
  • 400 Watts maximum power capability in teeter-todder fashion when 200 Watts charge while 200 Watts discharge simultaneously
  • Version 2 hardware has improved channel charge/discharge current control accuracy, calibration and temperature compensation and CE certification
  • Lifetime warranty. If it breaks for some unknown reason, we fix it for free
  • Channels eliminate need for four wire Kelvin connection voltage measurement through use of firmware calculation and calibration setting. Calibration setting can be user adjusted depending on length of test leads being used to compensate for I*R voltage drop.
  • Unique data record format for standardized battery testing with data points recorded every 0.5% rated capacity. (200 points = 100%)
  • Effective recondition function for NiCd, NiMH and now SLA or deep cycle lead acid batteries as of February 2015. Channel firmware version 2.07, PCBA.exe version 1.57.
  • Full speed USB 2.0 interface that supports more than 100 battery analyzers and over 400 channels simultaneously
  • Microsoft Windows interface with integrated Access database support for battery management, analyzer configuration and test results
  • Graphical charting of data with zoom and pan features for easy viewing of test results and identifying battery performance and problems
  • Services all rechargeable battery chemistries up to 36 Volts and up to 200 Amp hour in size, up to +/-10,000 milli-Amps/Channel

Additional Features

  • Each channel has internal non-volatile memory for saving test results of 64 service records
  • Analyzer can run independent of PC/USB connection for up to 64 records, after which USB uploading is required to free up memory before proceeding
  • Data point recording of voltage, current and temperature at every 0.5% rated capacity increment for up to 224 points or 112% maximum
  • Battery test data is automatically downloaded and organized into Access database filing system according to each battery unique serial number
  • Smart battery SMBus read capability on each channel
  • High speed data logging and pulse discharge loading to simulate variable loads on battery performance
  • Each channel provides for voltmeter gain calibration as a function of current to accommodate long test lead connections
  • Each channel provides for entry of nominal thermistor resistance values from 1-100k and associated polynomial factors A, B, C, D
  • Switch-mode power supply technology converts power from channels on discharge into power used for channels on charge
  • World wide AC input power factor corrected power supply operates from 90 – 260 VAC
  • Service records are time stamped with start date, start time, and elapsed time of service
  • Internal real time clock keeps time when PC is unavailable
  • Test records can be saved as text files and imported into Excel or other spreadsheet software for custom presentation and reporting

Battery Analyzer Cycler Tester Functions:

  • Charge – Charges the battery
  • Discharge – Discharges the battery
  • Life Cycle – Performs repeated discharge-charge cycles according to user defined settings for both charge and discharge operations. Number of cycles selection range is 1-10,000 or can end by ‘Discharge Capacity Limit’ ‘Fade To Target’ settings.
  • Ohm Test – Charges and then discharges the battery while recording the voltage and internal resistance in milli-Ohms at every 0.5% rated capacity
  • Prime – New batteries and batteries from storage are cycled to achieve normal function
  • Quick Test – Determines the approximate condition of a battery within 10-60 minutes, maximum 2 hours
  • Recondition – A deep discharge, followed by a charge and overcharge cell balancing initiative is applied to revive nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride and lead acid type batteries. A very slow rate overcharge has been added for lead acid types as of February 2015 – PCBA.exe software version 1.57 – channel hardware.firmware version 2.07.
  • Reactivate – Resets smart batteries to start working again
  • Test DC – Battery is Discharged, Charged
  • Test DCD – Battery is Discharged, Charged, Discharged
  • Test DCDC – Battery is Discharged, Charged, Discharged, Charged
  • Test CD – Battery is Charged, Discharged
  • Test CDC – Battery is Charged, Discharged, Charged
  • Test CDCD – Battery is Charged, Discharged, Charged, Discharged


Volt Meter Resolution 1mV/step, 0 to 51,673mV
Volt Meter Error (typical) Less than +/-(0.1% + 10mV)
Current Resolution 10mA/step, 0 to 10,000mA/Channel, applies to both charge and discharge modes of operation
Current Error (typical) Less than +/-(0.1% + 2mA)
Battery Voltage Range NiCd & NiMH 1-30 cells; lead acid 1-18 cells; lithium ion Metal Oxide Cathode all types 1-11 cells, LiFePO4 1-12 cells, LTO-Titanium Oxide Anode 1-16 cells
Battery Capacity Range 300mAh to 200Ah; 200Ah capacity de-rated for charge voltage greater than 20 Volts, limited by power and C/20 = 10A
Charge Power (continuous) 200 Watts via any single channel or 200 Watts via sum of channels, up to +10,000 mA/Channel
Discharge Power (continuous) 200 Watts via any single channel or 200 Watts via sum of channels, up to -10,000 mA/Channel
Chemistries Serviced Nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lead acid, lithium ion
Lithium Ion Types (cathode/anode) CoO2 cobalt oxide, MnO2 manganese oxide, NCM nickel-cobalt-manganese, NCA nickel-cobalt-aluminum, Iron Phosphate LiFePO4, all with carbon anode (typical), lithium titanate (anode), plus new materials when available
Temperature Range/Resolution -30 to +96 degrees Celsius with 0.1 degree resolution; Accepts 1-100k nominal thermistor values; Ideal value 10k
Temperature Recording 0-63 degrees Celsius by 1 degree C/step, or -30 to +96 degrees Celsius by 2 degrees C/step
Charge Methods Nickel batteries – constant current; lead acid and lithium ion batteries – constant voltage with current limit
Discharge Methods Constant current, constant power, constant resistance, pulsed constant current 2-5 steps
Pulse Discharge Range/Slew 500us-10ms in 500us/step, 10-60,000ms in 1ms/step, discharge current slew rate 15Amps/ms
High Speed Data Logging 500us/point or 2k points/sec, select 1mV or 50mV resolution, log snapshot or continuous(5 min max), digital smoothing
Full Charge Detection Voltage inflection, negative delta V, input capacity, peak voltage, waning current (lead acid & lithium ion)
Maximum Channels 432 channels via a single USB host controller by connecting 108 analyzers using 19 seven port hubs
Enclosure Heavy duty aluminum enclosure with powder coat finish. Available in seven colours; red, green, brown, black, white, yellow and blue
Dimensions Imperial : LxWxH 10.50×9.30×2.75inches     Metric : LxWxH 267x236x70mm
Weight 11lbs / 5.0kg
Input Connection IEC AC input connector with third wire earth ground connection
Output Connection (Channels) Analyzer is fitted with four 8 pin Neutricon male receptacles that mate with four female plug and cable sets included
Input Voltage Universal AC operation  from 90-260VAC, 50-60Hz
Input Power 250 Watts maximum at 90VAC
Input Fuse 4 Amp250VAC 5x20mm
System Requirements Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10 operating system with USB 2.0 full speed support
Warranty Lifetime warranty against defective parts, manufacturing and failure due to normal use
Safety Approvals CE certification

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