The PAT-Tester-i-16 integrates a fully featured battery tester, a temperature controlled cell chamber and a docking station into one single instrument.

Our all-in-one solution for multi-channel testing

With the new PAT-Tester-i-16 we integrate all functions of a 16-channels battery tester, a PAT docking station, and a temperature-controlled test chamber into one single instrument.

The world-wide patented cableless connection between test cell and potentiostat saves space in your lab and eliminates wiring effort. Plug the PAT-Tester into the main power supply, connect it to your LAN and get full remote access from any host PC on the network!
The internal impedance analyser is capable of simultaneously recording both half-cell impedances while running constant current cycles or voltammetric experiments. Aquire the DC and AC characteristics of your test cells at the same time! (See our sample test case here.)
All test channels feature a connection matrix for software-controlled switching between half- and full-cell measurements without reconnecting any cables.


The PAT-Tester-i-16 will grow with your needs.

Each PAT-Tester-i-16 consists in the smallest configuration of a compact housing with a temperature-controlled cell chamber and a single pre-installed PAT-Channelboard, which represents a full-fledged test channel with potentiostats/galvanostats and impedance analyzer.

Depending on your requirements, the PAT-Tester-i-16 can accommodate up to 15 additional PAT-Channeboards. These are located directly under the connection sockets of the test cells and are contacted wirelessly. Channel boards can therefore be installed quickly and conveniently.

PAT-Tester-i-16 overview


1 to 16 independent channels for PAT-series test cells and other battery formats like coin or pouch cells

Each channel with fully featured potentiostat / galvanostat / impedance analyzer

Current: up to 100 mA, 4 current ranges plus autorange

Voltage: ±7 V control range

Impedance: 10 µHz to 10 kHz

Data acquisition

24 Bit ADC

1 ms sampling interval with intelligent data reduction

Simultaneous recording of both half-cell voltages and sensor signals (e.g. temperature, pressure)

Software controlled switching between control modes: full cell, cathode half cell, anode half cell

Integrated Peltier-temperature-control with anti-condensing system

Temperature range of +10 to +80°C

Multi-user hard- and software with database and LAN connectivity

Full remote access from any host PC on a network


EL-Software is the software platform to control all EL-CELL battery testers, be it single-channel or multi-channel systems. EL-Software is covering all test cases from strain measurements with the ECD dilatometer through simple cycle tests on a single button cell to high throughput material testing with the PAT system.

Convenient experiment design and planning capabilities for highly scalable test setups

Cell component management, supportive features like procurement and assignment list generation

Intuitive, powerful experiment builder for setting up common tests such as CCCV cycling, voltammetry, impedance tests

Powerful, flexible script language for customization of nearly any desired experiment

Batch mode for sequencing of experiments

Unique Switch matrix: Reconnect a cell at runtime without touching any cable.

Most advanced graphing capabilities and configurable cell viewer for viewing and comparing data in real-time (Single experiment and group reports; Multi-panel graphs; Built-in and custom graph templates)


> Discover all features of EL-Software


(Last update: November 2023)


Width 380 mm
Depth 640 mm
Height approx. 600 mm/375 mm (opened/closed cover)
Weight 26 kg (without test cells)
Operating temperature range 10 to 80° C

Accuracy Contour Plot




Impedance (each channel)


PAT-Tester-i-16 User Manual
Release 1.0
Date February 2024
Type PDF
Size 2.1 MB

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