8600 Series

Programmable DC Electronic Loads

Model 8600

MSRP $1,055 / 3 Yr Warranty
Where to Buy

The 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads provide the performance of modular system DC electronic loads in a compact benchtop form factor. With fast transient operation speeds up to 25 kHz, and high 16-bit measurement resolution and accuracy, these DC loads can be used for testing and evaluating a variety of DC sources such as DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, batteries, battery chargers, and photovoltaic arrays.

The DC electronic loads can operate in constant current (CC), constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR), and constant power (CW) mode. The instrument provides flexible triggering capabilities, analog current control and monitoring, and standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), GPIB, or RS-232 serial interfaces for remote communication.

  • Wide voltage and current range, 0 to 500 V, 0 to 240 A
  • CC/CV/CR/CW operating modes
  • Transient mode up to 25 kHz
  • 16-bit resolution voltage and current measurement
  • List mode function
  • Adjustable slew rate in CC mode
  • Short circuit test
  • Built-in battery test function with voltage level, capacity level, and timer stop conditions
  • CR-LED mode to simulate the loading behavior of typical LEDs
  • Remote voltage sensing to compensate for the effect of voltage drop in wires
  • Analog current control and monitoring
  • Standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), RS-232, and GPIB interfaces with SCPI protocol support
  • OVP/OCP/OPP/OTP and local/remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection
Model Power Voltage Current MSRP
8600 150 W 120 V 30 A $1,055 Where to Buy
8601 250 W 120 V 60 A $1,295 Where to Buy
8602 200 W 500 V 15 A $1,345 Where to Buy
8610 750 W 120 V 120 A $2,465 Where to Buy
8612 750 W 500 V 30 A $2,980 Where to Buy
8614 1500 W 120 V 240 A $3,650 Where to Buy
8616 1200 W 500 V 60 A $4,195 Where to Buy



Description Version Download
Operating Software w/ LabVIEW 2014 Run-Time Engine (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/8.1) 1.1.7 8600_MDL_Software.zip
Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/8.1) 1.1.7 8600_MDL_Software_noLVRT.zip
Battery Test Software w/ LabVIEW 2014 Run-Time Engine (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/8.1/10) 1.1.2 Battery_software.zip
Battery Test Software (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/8.1/10) 1.1.2 Battery_software_noLVRT.zip
LabVIEW 2014 SP1 Drivers 1.1 LV8600.zip
LabVIEW 2010 Drivers 1.1 LV8600_2010.zip
USBTMC Driver Installation Note 1.0 USBTMC_Driver_Readme.txt
  • 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).


    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