Version 2.20 (December, 2021)

  • Power option AOPL now supported in Microsequencer
  • Combined channel hints improved

Version 2.10 (February, 2021)

  • Calibration added
  • Minor bugs and fixes

Version 2.00 (August, 2019)

  • Option added to graph per cell voltage when viewing results
  • Active Instruments now displays battery voltage and current
  • Goto action improved
  • Faster constant voltage response for charging super capacitors
  • Quick calibration support for level VI power supplies
  • Numerous minor upgrades and the odd minor bug fixed
  • External charger PWM support for CV charging

Version 1.90 (February, 2018)

  • Individual charge/discharge cycle viewing
  • Support for Wifi and Ethernet communication
  • Support for 250W discharge accessory
  • BAR pre-checking
  • Fixed: for discharges longer then 20 minutes the midpoint voltage is in error
  • Numerous minor upgrades and the odd minor bug fixed

Version 1.80 (March 3, 2017)

  • New installer & uninstaller for single user, all users, both, or no install
  • Numerous minor upgrades and the odd minor bug fixed

Version 1.70 (July 10, 2016)

  • Added ability to calculate the number of cells in a battery based on battery voltage & chemistry
  • Added WAV option that fills in any missing battery voltage or current values in results file
  • New icon graphics on main window!
  • Over voltage protection added
  • Bug fix – floating point error when using low current power supply
  • Numerous minor upgrades and the odd minor bug fixed

Version 1.60B1 (June 1, 2015)

  • Added expressions (BAR runtime variables).
  • Bug fixes.

Version 1.51A1 (Feb 25, 2014)

  • Full support for dual temperature probe support.
  • Goto action support for voltage cut-off looping improved.

Version 1.50A0 (Dec 15, 2013)

  • Internal lead resistance support.
  • Many minor upgrades and bug fixes

Version 1.40A5 (June 6, 2013)

  • Improved internal temperature readings during charge.
  • Many minor upgrades and bug fixes

Version 1.30A40 (Feb 01, 2013)

  • Calibration File preprocessor
  • External Charge Device/Control supported (see UBAExternalDevices.pdf in Resources section)
  • External sensors supported (see UBAExternalDevices.pdf in Resources section)
  • More then one sensor can be included and plotted in analysis results
  • Options added to Graphing display
  • Ability to save results file in comma separated variable format with most comments stripped out.
  • Minor upgrades and bug fixes

Version 1.30A05 (October 6, 2012)

This is a MAJOR upgrade and includes many new features.

  • BAR Designer improved (hints updated in real time, inner loop identification, …)
  • BAR Directive action added for looping and sound (multiple beeps supported)
  • BAR Template added that allows you to set default setups for BAR actions
  • BAR Goto expanded with pass/fail branching
  • Ability to save raw data to separate file using users locale
  • Quick calibration added (calibrates charge current in one second)
  • Selective Execution feature (different actions are executed depending on loop iteration)
  • Other upgrades and bug fixes

Version 1.20A05 (January 19, 2012)

  • Required for UBA5s sold starting April 2012

Version 1.10A11 (December 15, 2011)

This is a MAJOR upgrade and includes many new features. Includes an updated on-line manual and updated BARs

  • Includes Production feature, which is major change in apperance of the S/W and the ability to assign different levels of control to the person using the S/W
  • Constant voltage charging improved. Current regulation added.
  • Quick test renamed to Battery Input Resistance (BIR) test and improved.
  • Ability to test for and record mAh, Wh, MPV, EPV, MPI
  • Includes the UBA Microsequencer (for UBAs with firmware rev10 and later).
  • Results graph now shows battery current and optional temperature probe measurements.
  • Printing improved.
  • PC sleep prevented while an analysis is running.
  • Works on both UBA4 and UBA5.
  • Windows 7, 32 and 64bit support.
  • Plus other upgrades & features

Version (July 2005)

  • Drag and drop supported for results and BAR files.
  • Reload button when starting a battery analysis is now programmable.
  • Pass/Fail now shown in realtime on battery analysis display.

Version (March 2005)

  • For Battery Analysis Routine:
    • Comments can be added
    • Maximum temperature (requires external probes)
    • Readonly, locked, and template support
    • Pass fail capacity check added
  • Battery analysis
    • Starting: BAR checkbox replaced with button.
    • Skipping actions allowed.
  • Better support for multiple UBAs.
  • Battery input resistance compensation.
  • Charge current regulation.
  • Plus lots of other improvements

Version (November 2002)

  • Battery voltage drop compensation
  • Conditional Looping now available in BARs
  • Loop capacity now displayed in Results Viewer
  • Faster Cycle Times – Cycles times down to 1 second are now supported
  • Large text no longer causes menu wrap
  • Plus other improvements
  • See the help file for a full list

Version (July 2002)

  • Printing: you can specify colours to use or choose black and white.
  • Quick Test: Messages in improved.
  • Multitest: Load/Charge layout changed.
  • Multitest & Battery Analysis: in a combined UBA you can choose which channels apply the load or charge current.
  • External Devices: Many changes. See External Devices manual for more information. If you are using external loads devices and have a ExtLoadControl line in your calibration file then read this
  • And, options sped up, minor bugs in results viewer fixed.

Version (May 2001)

  • Support for external resistor load added.
  • Charge current is set more accurately (compensates for the power supply and battery voltage).
  • For high voltage units (power supply voltage greater than 24V) internal protection improved and quick test calibration can now be safely used.
  • Quick test settings now saved.
  • NiCd and NiMH new battery forming now supported.
  • BUG fix: when you get an application error when starting the S/W on slower PCs.
  • Note:HCLM users please download the latest version of the HCML Quick Reference Guide before installing upgrade.

Version (March 2001)

  • More options for serial port control (options saved).
  • Minor upgrades and bug fixes.

Version (November 2000)

  • Support for the high current module
  • Temperature and specific channel selection in the Multitest window.
  • Bug fixes
    • printing on old Win95 systems – fixed (please email us if this effected you)
    • the “browse” button on file selection when starting a battery test- fixed
    • the expanding text “feature” when refreshing the results screen during a battery test – removed.

Version (June 2000)

  • Analysis results printing improved
  • Volts axis in graphing improved, time axis show minutes for time less than 1 hour.
  • Power supply overcurrent protection added.
  • Battery volts per cell displayed as the hint for the battery voltage while a battery is being analyzed.
    • The S/W would allow you to set the charge current or start a battery analysis before the charge current calibration finished – fixed
    • If charge current measuring was shut off during a battery test, it wasn’t re-enabled the next action – fixed.

Version (April 2000)

  • Battery analysis window can be widened
  • Results from battery analysis can be viewed in real time (press the Results button to display results and to update them)
  • Results from battery analysis can be exported in tabular form which can then be imported into a spread sheet program
  • In Multitest you can set a charge or load current directly
  • Charge current is now measured by the UBA4 and used in capacity calculations. This improves the accuracy charge capacity. (previously the charge current wasn’t measured and the set value was used in calculations).
  • When you start a battery analysis the settings are stored so that next time when you start you can use all the settings from the previous test with just one button press (button is in the top right corner).
  • When a battery analysis finishes or you stop it you can go directly to the battery analysis start-up page with just one button click. A second click and the form is filled out with last times parameters.
  • Local International support added. If don’t use a period for a decimal point (Canada and U.S.A. standard) then read the online help file.

Version (January 2000)

  • Temperature control added (if you have external temperature probes you can have a charge cycle stop on maximum temperature or dT/dt).
  • Last discharge capacity is now added to the title of the results graph.
  • With combined channels, you can specify which channel is used to sample the voltage.
  • Serial communications improved for operation on NT machines.