Matrix: Batteries and High Voltage Systems


This kit provides an introduction to the use of batteries in automotive applications.

The kit includes a number of small lead acid and lithium-ion batteries that can be built for form various batteries with different voltage and current capabilities. Students construct circuits around these batteries and understand the battery circuits used in modern electric vehicles including charging systems, voltage upconverters and downconverters, battery management systems. Students build batteries of different voltage and current capabilities and measure and characterise battery performance and test batteries. Various fault components are included so that students can understand fault finding in battery systems. Students will also require the Matrix DC motor / Brushless DC motor pair (available separately, see HP2001). Suitable for Level 3 students and technicians. A full workbook of exercises is provided.

Learning objectives:

  • Lead Acid battery technology
  • Lithium Ion battery technology
  • Testing of batteries
  • Battery construction
  • Building large batteries from small batteries
  • Charging systems
  • Battery management systems
  • Voltage converters
  • Powering DC motors
  • Powering three phase motors
  • Three phase generators
  • Fault finding in battery systems
  • Electric vehicle project