New Application Note Provides Applications and Examples for the Practical Use of DC Electronic Loads

YORBA LINDA, CA, April 16, 2009 -- Many of today’s electronic applications are concerned with the efficient use of energy. For this reason, it is important to have a test instrument such as a DC Electronic Load that can accurately characterize power sources used to provide electricity for devices such as electrical vehicles, computer power supplies, 3G cellular phones, and even consumer standard household batteries.

B&K Precision’s newly-released application note “DC Electronic Load Applications and Examples” provides a general introduction to a DC load’s usage.  Some standard performance tests for power supplies are described in detail. Additional information on other practical DC load applications and setup descriptions are provided. Also included are several methods for the performance verification of a DC load itself.

All applications and software examples in this application note use the B&K DC load models 8500 and 8510 for illustration; however the applications can be simulated in the same fashion with other brands of DC loads with the exception of all the software examples.  The software is specific to B&K series DC loads, but the ideas can be used with other DC load brands.

B&K Precision’s DC Electronic Load application note can be downloaded from the company’s web site, by entering 8500 in the search box, then clicking on Documentation. The 17-page document is available at no cost.

About B&K Precision
For more than 60 years, B&K Precision Corporation has been building a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of reliable and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. The company’s products are used in a wide range of applications including design, research and development, production line testing, industrial maintenance, and electronic field service. B&K Precision test and measurement instruments are standard equipment in a large number of universities and technical schools which train future engineers and technicians. B&K Precision was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.

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