8500 Series

Programmable DC Electronic Loads

Model 8510

MSRP $2,125 / 1 Yr Warranty
Where to Buy

The 8500 series Programmable DC Electronic Loads can be used for testing and evaluating a variety of DC power sources. Their wide operating ranges of up to 500 V and 240 A, flexible operating modes and excellent measurement accuracy make the 8500 series well suited for characterizing DC Power supplies, DC-DC Converters, batteries, fuel cells and solar cells.

The loads can operate in CC, CV, CR or CP mode while voltage/current or resistance/power values are measured and displayed in real time. Load terminals are isolated and floating. Over temperature, over power, over voltage, over current and reverse polarity protection will help protect your valuable prototype and circuits.

  • Constant current (CC), resistance (CR), voltage (CV) and power (CP) operation
  • 8500 Series contains models with wide voltage and current range, 0 to 500 V, 0 to 240 A (5000 W max)
  • Built-in transient generator
  • Short circuit test
  • Built-in high resolution (0.1 mA/1 mV) voltage and current measurement (models 8500 & 8502)
  • Over-Current/Over-Voltage/Over-Power/Over-Temperature Protection
  • RS232 to TTL, USB to TTL serial converter cables and application software included
  • List mode operation for increased throughput
  • Battery testing mode to provide A*hr rating of battery (ending voltage level is adjustable)
  • Flexible triggering: Create trigger events by front panel keystroke, back panel TTL signal, or software.
  • Remote voltage sensing to compensate for the effect of voltage drop in wires 

 

Model Power Voltage Current MSRP
8500 300 W 0.1 - 120 V 30 A $1,095 Where to Buy
8502 300 W 0.1 - 500 V 15 A $1,195 Where to Buy
8510 600 W 0.1 - 120 V 120 A $2,125 Where to Buy
8512 600 W 0.1 - 500 V 30 A $2,595 Where to Buy
8514 1200 W 0.1 - 120 V 240 A $3,095 Where to Buy
8518 1200 W 0.1 - 60 V 240 A $4,175 Where to Buy
8520 2400 W 0.1 - 120 V 240 A $5,650 Where to Buy
8522 2400 W 0.1 - 500 V 120 A $6,975 Where to Buy
8524 5000 W 0.1 - 60 V 240 A $10,550 Where to Buy
8526 5000 W 0.1 - 500 V 120 A $13,250 Where to Buy

Documentation

Software

Description Version Download
IT-E132 USB Cable Adapter Driver v1.10.0 ITE132_driver.zip
NI Certified LabVIEW 8.0 Driver V1.0.2 LV85xx.zip
Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) XP/7) V6.38 PV85xx.zip
Python Library V1.00 PyLib85xx.zip
Python Setup Package V1.00 python.zip
  • RS232 to TTL Interface Cable

    Model IT-E131

    MSRP $44.00

  • USB to TTL Interface Cable

    Model IT-E132

    MSRP $49.00

  • Rack mount kit for select models

    Model IT-E151

    The IT-E151 is for rack mounting of compatible products in either a side-by-side configuration, or s single unit configuration where a provided blank is used to fill the empty space. The dimensions for the kit are 5.24" (133mm) by 19" (482.6mm).

    MSRP $79.00

  • High current premium test lead accessory

    Model TLPWR1

    High quality red and black cable with externally braided wrap with large fork-type spade connectors for connecting to high current power supplies or DC loads.

    • Length: 2 m
    • Rated current: 60 A
    • Gauge: 8 AWG
    • Connector inner diameter: 8 mm (approximate)
    • Connector outter width: 15 mm (approximate)
    • Wire material: flexible silicon jacket

    MSRP $89.00