8500B Series

Programmable DC Electronic Loads

Model 8500B

MSRP $1,195 / 3 Yr Warranty
Where to Buy

The 8500B Series programmable DC electronic loads improve upon all aspects of its predecessor while maintaining dependability at a value price. This series supports both SCPI and the backwards compatible legacy protocol.

With a transient mode speed of up to 10 kHz and multi-type input terminals for banana plug or spade connectors, these DC loads are suitable for testing and evaluating DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, batteries, battery chargers, and photovoltaic arrays.

  • Maximum input power up to 1500 W
  • CC/CV/CR/CW operating modes
  • Transient mode up to 10 kHz in CC mode
  • 16-bit voltage and current measurement system with up to 0.1 mV / 0.1 mA resolution
  • List mode and 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
  • TTL (DB9) interface, includes TTL to USB adapter (models 8542B, 8500B, 8502B, 8510B)
  • USB and RS232 interfaces (8514B only)
  • OVP/OCP/OPP/OTP and local/remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection
Get faster operating speed and more PC interface options with B&K Precision’s 8600 Series DC electronic loads.
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Model Voltage Current Power MSRP
8542B 150 V 30 A 150 W $910 Where to Buy
8500B 150 V 30 A 300 W $1,195 Where to Buy
8502B 500 V 15 A 300 W $1,325 Where to Buy
8510B 120 V 120 A 600 W $2,295 Where to Buy
8514B 120 V 240 A 1500 W $3,345 Where to Buy

Documentation

Software

Description Version Download
Operating Software w/ LabVIEW 2018 Run-Time Engine (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.1.12 8500B_8600_MDL_Software.zip
Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.1.12 8500B_8600_MDL_Software_noLVRT.zip
Battery Test Software w/ LabVIEW 2018 Run-Time Engine (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/8.1/10) 1.4.3 Battery_software.zip
Battery Test Software (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.4.3 Battery_software_noLVRT.zip
IT-E132 and IT-E132B USB Cable Adapter Driver v1.14.0 ITE132(B)_driver.zip
LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Drivers 1.0.2 LV8500B.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 $55.00

  • 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 $51.00

  • 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 - 8512
    - 9120A Series - 8514
    - 9150 Series - 8518
    - 9130B Series - 8600
    - 8542B - 8601
    - 8500/B - 8602
    - 8502/B - 891
    - 8510/B - 9801 

     

    IT-E151 Instruction Manual

    MSRP $81.00

  • 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 outer width: 15 mm (approximate)
    • Wire material: flexible silicon jacket

    MSRP $93.00

  • 100 cm Premium Spade Connector Test Lead Set

    Model TLPWR31

    High quality red and black cable dual diameter spade connectors for connecting to power supplies or DC loads.

    • Length: 1 meter
    • Rated current: 30 A
    • Connectors: 6/4 mm Spade lug
    • Wire material: flexible silicon jacket

    MSRP $43.00

  • 200 cm Premium Spade Connector Test Lead Set

    Model TLPWR32

    High quality red and black cable dual diameter spade connectors for connecting to power supplies or DC loads.

    • Length: 2 meter
    • Rated current: 30 A
    • Connectors: 6/4 mm Spade lug
    • Wire material: flexible silicon jacket

    MSRP $54.00