8500B Series

Programmable DC Electronic Loads

Model 8542B

MSRP $930 / 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 $930
8500B 150 V 30 A 300 W $1,225
8502B 500 V 15 A 300 W $1,360
8510B 120 V 120 A 600 W $2,350
8514B 120 V 240 A 1500 W $3,420

Documentation

Software

Description Version Download
Operating Software w/ LabVIEW 2020 Run-Time Engine (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.1.15 8500B_8600_MDL_Software.zip
Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.1.15 8500B_8600_MDL_Software_noLVRT.zip
Battery Test Software w/ LabVIEW 2020 Run-Time Engine 1.5.8 Battery_software.zip
Battery Test Software 1.5.8 Battery_software_noLVRT.zip
IT-E132 and IT-E132B USB Cable Adapter Driver v1.14.0 ITE132(B)_driver.zip
LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Drivers 1.0.3 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 $59.00

  • 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 $55.00

  • 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 - 9801
    - 8510/B - 9200 Series

     

    IT-E151 Instruction Manual

    MSRP $85.00

  • Rack mount kit for select 2U models

    Model RK2US

    The RK2US is for rack mounting select 2U models in either a side-by-side configuration or single unit configuration where a provided blank is used to fill the empty space. The shelf-like design offers added support and simplifies instrument mounting. The sides are shaped to optimize airflow for instruments with side cooling fans. Front end mounting hardware is included. See dimensions in the instruction manual.

     

    RK2US Instruction Manual

    MSRP $140.00

  • 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 $96.00

  • 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 $45.00

  • 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 $56.00

File Description
dc_electronic_load_application_note.pdf DC Electronic Loads Application Note