8500 Series

Programmable DC Electronic Loads

Model 8520

MSRP $5,790 / 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
  • 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
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Model Power Voltage Current MSRP
8500 300 W 0.1 - 120 V 30 A $1,125 Where to Buy
8502 300 W 0.1 - 500 V 15 A $1,225 Where to Buy
8510 600 W 0.1 - 120 V 120 A $2,175 Where to Buy
8512 600 W 0.1 - 500 V 30 A $2,665 Where to Buy
8514 1200 W 0.1 - 120 V 240 A $3,170 Where to Buy
8518 1200 W 0.1 - 60 V 240 A $4,280 Where to Buy
8520 2400 W 0.1 - 120 V 240 A $5,790 Where to Buy
8522 2400 W 0.1 - 500 V 120 A $7,150 Where to Buy
8524 5000 W 0.1 - 60 V 240 A $10,780 Where to Buy
8526 5000 W 0.1 - 500 V 120 A $13,490 Where to Buy

Documentation

Software

Description Version Download
IT-E132 and IT-E132B USB Cable Adapter Driver v1.14.0 ITE132(B)_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 Kit

    Model IT-E131B

    This is the RS232 to TTL interface kit includes both the RS232 to TTL adapter and a RS232 DB9 to DB9 cable.

    MSRP $53.00

  • USB to TTL Interface

    Model IT-E132B

    This is the USB to TTL interface replacement part that was originally included with its paired product. A standard USB cable is included.

    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 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).

    Compatible models:

    • 1785B Series
    • 9120A Series
    • 9150 Series
    • 9200 Series
    • 8500
    • 8502
    • 8510
    • 8512
    • 8514
    • 8600
    • 8601
    • 8602
    • 891

    IT-E151 Instruction Manual

    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