DC Electronic Loads

DC Electronic Loads

DC Electronic Loads are used to test and characterize a wide range of products including batteries, power supplies and products in the alternate energy market – like fuel cells, electric vehicles and solar power systems. When selecting a DC load, it is important to consider not only voltage and current requirements, but also power ratings.

 

Model 8540 was designed for users requiring a basic DC load with a compact form factor at a rock bottom price. The 8540's specifications are similar to the 8500 line, but without the extras such as programming interface, triggering, and the ability to create dynamic test conditions.

The 8500 Series  programmable DC electronic loads consists of a wide selection of models in the 300 W - 5000 W range. Each model shares user-friendly features such as flexible operating modes, high resolution meter and VFD display, built-in transient generator, and list mode functionality for custom programmed dynamic load testing.

The 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads range in power from 150 W - 1500 W and build on the features of the 8500 Series by adding GPIB, USBTMC, SCPI commands, high measurement accuracy, 25 KHz transient speeds, and adjustable slew rates.

The MDL Series offers modules that range in power from 200 W - 600 W for a total power of 2400 W within the MDL001 mainframe or up to 4800 W when adding the MDL002 mainframe extension. This series adds multi-channel support for up to 16 synchronized channels and includes most of the features of the 8600 Series along with a LAN interface.

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Basic

Value

Performance

 

8540

8500 Series

8600 Series

MDL Series

Voltage

60 V 60 V (Models 8518, 8524)
120 V (Models 8514, 8520)
500 V (Models 8502, 8512, 8522, 8526)

120 V (Models 8600, 8601,8610, 8614)
500 V (Model 8602, 8612, 8616)

 

80 V (MDL200, MDL252, MDL302, MDL400, MDL600)
500 V (MDL305, MDL505)

Max Current

30 A 15 A (Models 8502)
30 A (Models 8500, 8512)
120 A (Models 8510, 8522, 8526)
240 A (Models 8514, 8518, 8520, 8524)

30 A (Model 8600, 8612)
60 A (Model 8601, 8616)
15 A (Model 8602)
120 A (Model 8610)
240 A (Model 8614)

 

20 A (MDL252, MDL305)
30 A (MDL505)
40 A (MDL200)
45 A (MDL302)
60 A (MDL400)
120 A (MDL600)

Max Power

150 W 300 W (Models 8500, 8502)
600 W (Models 8510, 8512)
1200 W (Models 8514, 8518)
2400 W (Models 8520, 8522)
5000 W (Models 8524, 8526)
150 W (Model 8600)
200 W (Model 8602)
250 W (Model 8601)
750 W (Model 8610, 8612)
1200 W (Model 8616)
1500 W (Model 8614)
200 W (MDL200)
250 W (MDL252)
300 W (MDL302, MDL305)
400 W (MDL400)
500 W (MDL505)
600 W (MDL600)

Rack mount kit

N/A Accessory option Accessory option Accessory option

Models available

8540 8500, 8502, 8510, 8512, 8514, 8518, 8520, 8522, 8524, 8526 8600, 8601, 8602, 8610, 8612, 8614, 8616 Mainframe/extension: MDL001, MDL002
Modules: MDL200, MDL252, MDL302, MDL305, MDL400, MDL505, MDL600
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