J. Electrochem. Sci. Eng.  

A multichannel frequency response analyser for impedance spectroscopy on power sources

Quentin Meyer, Simon Barass, Oliver Curnick, Tobias Reisch, Daniel J. L. Brett


A low-cost multi-channel frequency response analyser (FRA) has been developed based on a DAQ (data acquisition)/LabVIEW interface. The system has been tested for electric and electrochemical impedance measurements. This novel association of hardware and software demonstrated performance comparable to a commercial potentiostat / FRA for passive electric circuits. The software has multichannel capabilities with minimal phase shift for 5 channels when operated below 3 kHz. When applied in active (galvanostatic) mode in conjunction with a commercial electronic load (by discharging a lead acid battery at 1.5 A) the performance was fit for purpose, providing electrochemical information to characterize the performance of the power source.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5599/101

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