A test station with a power resistor with a nominal capacity of 1 500 W was completed. Now the batteries for the drones can be tested for optimal functionality.
A percentage of the bought batteries are not quite as good as specified by the manufacturer.
The test station simulates the use of a battery during flight and prints out a diagramm as shown below.
For example the 6s batteries for the 25 kg heavy drone “Matador” are discharged with averagely 34 A during a flight. The testing in the laboratory is simulated accordingly.
The station could operate up to 60 A discharge current.