Astris Energi Inc. (Mississauga, ON) announced that after two years of beta testing its TESTMASTER family of test loads, test cells and control software, it has introduced the new model, the TL4A Test Load, for fuel cells and batteries.
The TL4A Test Load has evolved from its model TL4, which was extensively tested and evaluated in five research and development laboratories in North America and Europe. The TL4A is an electronic load with microprocessor intelligence that has the ability to operate under either manual or remote control and communicate with a computer over a serial link. State-of-the-art features such as electrode and temperature sensor inputs satisfy the most demanding researchers. Proprietary circuitry is used to measure the electromechanical potentials by means of the so-called "resistance-free" method.