For R&D applications of Electrochemical Components and Materials, Batteries, and EDLCs

Hioki LCR Meters and Impedance Analyzers range from 1 mHz to 3 GHz devices to suit a wide range of applications in the testing of electronic components. The IM3590 impedance analyzer is an advanced component tester especially suited to electrochemical impedance measurements and includes a variety of graphing functions that are needed for battery and chemical material testing.

Battery internal resistance measurement and battery measurement function: Hioki IM3590 Chemical Impedance Analyzer

The Hioki IM3590 can measure a battery’s internal resistance in the no-load state by automatically measuring the battery voltage and generating the same DC voltage.
- Measurement range: 10 mΩ to 10 Ω
- Battery voltage: 5 V or less

Key Features

  • Broad 1 mHz to 200 kHz signal source range supports measurements of ion behavior and solution resistance
  • Continuous measuring and high-speed testing of LCR and sweep measurements with a single instrument
  • Measure internal impedance of batteries with no load
  • Perform high-speed sweep measurements in as little as 2 ms
  • Basic accuracy of ±0.05% is ideal for applications from component testing to R&D
  • Measure LCR impedance for Cole-Cole plots and equivalent-circuit analyses of electro-chemical components and materials

Model No. (Order Code)

IM3590 For electrochemical components
This product is not supplied with measurement probes or test fixtures. Please select and purchase the measurement probe or test fixture options appropriate for your application separately.
For an RS-232C connection: A crossover cable for interconnection can be used. You can use the RS-232C Cable 9637 without hardware flow control.

Cole-Cole plot generation, equivalent circuit analysis, and other impedance measurement capabilities

In addition to measuring electrochemical components and materials, batteries, and electrical double-layer capacitors, the Hioki IM3590 can generate Cole-Cole plots and perform equivalent circuit analysis.

Key applications:
Analyze the internal phenomena in batteries, for example charge transfer resistivity at the electrode/electrolyte interface and the mass transfer process in electrolytes

Ascertain the frequency characteristics of electronic components, piezoelectric elements, and resonant elements

The Hioki IM3590 makes it easy to ascertain characteristics of electronic components with frequency sweep measurement (through up to 801 points), frequency characteristic measurement, and Cole-Cole plot display functionality. The impedance analyzer can also sweep through multiple signal levels (voltage and current) and DC bias voltages.

Ascertain changes in the behavior of electronic components over time with time interval measurement

Thanks to a time interval measurement function with up to 801 points, the Hioki IM3590 can generate a graph illustrating how the characteristics of an electronic component can change over time in response to changes in environmental conditions such as temperature.

Application information

Download the sample application and view the Communications Command User Manual.

Click here for the LCR application.

Accuracy calculation information

Calculate accuracy by simply entering a numerical value.

Click here to calculate accuracy.

Basic specifications

Accuracy guaranteed: 1 year
Measurement modes LCR mode, Continuous measurement mode (LCR mode / Analyzer mode), Analyzer mode (Sweeps with measurement frequency and measurement level, temperature characteristics, equivalent circuit analysis)
Measurement parameters Z, Y, θ, Rs (ESR), Rp, Rdc (DC resistance), X, G, B, Cs, Cp, Ls, Lp,
D (tanδ), Q, T, σ (conductivity), ε (dielectric constant)
Measurement range 100 mΩ to 100 MΩ, 10 ranges (All parameters are determined according to Z)
Display range Z, Y, Rs, Rp, Rdc, X, G, B, Ls, Lp, Cs, Cp, σ, ε :
±(0.00000 [unit] to 9.99999G [unit], Absolute value display for Z and Y only
θ : ±(0.000° to 180.000°), D : ±(0.00000 to 9.99999)
Q : ±(0.00 to 99999.9), Δ % : ±(0.0000% to 999.999%)
T : -10.0°C to 99.9°C
σ, ε :±(0.00000f [unit] to 999.999G [unit]
Basic accuracy Z: ±0.05% rdg. θ: ±0.03°
Measurement frequency 1 mHz to 200 kHz (5 digits setting resolution, minimum resolution 1 mHz)
Measurement signal level Normal mode:
V mode/CV mode: 5 mV to 5 Vrms, 1 mVrms steps
CC mode: 10 μA to 50 mArms, 10 μArms steps
Low impedance high accuracy mode:
V mode/CV mode: 5 mV to 2.5 Vrms, 1 mVrms steps
CC mode:10 μA to 100 mArms, 10 μArms steps
Output impedance Normal mode: 100 Ω, Low impedance high accuracy mode: 25 Ω
Display 5.7-inch color TFT, display can be set to ON/OFF
Measurement time 2 ms (1 kHz, FAST, display OFF, representative value)
Functions DC bias measurement, DC resistance temperature compensation (converted reference temperature is displayed), Temperature measurement, Battery mesurement (Automatic DC biasing system), Comparator, BIN measurement (classification), Panel loading/saving, Memory function
Interfaces EXT I/O (Handler), USB communication (high-speed), USB memory
Optional: Choose 1 from RS-232C, GP-IB, or LAN
Power supply 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 50 VA max.
Dimensions and mass 330 mm (12.99 in) W × 119 mm (4.69 in) H × 168 mm (6.61 in) D, 3.1 kg (109.3 oz)
Included accessories Power cord ×1, Instruction manual ×1, CD-R (Communication instruction manual and sample software [Communications control, accuracy calculation, and screen capture functionality] ) ×1

Probe and Test fixtures (15)

When using the 9268-10 or 9269-10, external constant-voltage and constant-current sources are required.

Temperature probe (1)

*Use with only for the IM3590, IM3533

PC communication (4)

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