8600 Series

Programmable DC Electronic Loads

Model 8600

MSRP $1,425 / 3 Yr Warranty
Where to Buy

The 8600/B 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. This series provides flexible triggering capabilities, analog current control and monitoring, and standard USB (USBTMC-compliant) or RS232 serial interfaces for remote communication. GPIB is available as an option on select models.

  • 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) and RS232 interfaces with SCPI protocol support
  • GPIB optional on select models
  • OVP/OCP/OPP/OTP and local/remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection
Model Power Voltage Current GPIB MSRP
8600B 150 W 120 V 30 A No $1,235
8600 150 W 120 V 30 A Yes $1,425
8601B 250 W 120 V 60 A No $1,535
8602B 200 W 500 V 15 A No $1,590
8601 250 W 120 V 60 A Yes $1,725
8602 200 W 500 V 15 A Yes $1,770
8610B 750 W 120 V 120 A No $2,820
8610 750 W 120 V 120 A Yes $3,010
8612B 750 W 500 V 30 A No $3,590
8612 750 W 500 V 30 A Yes $3,780
8614B 1500 W 120 V 240 A No $4,170
8614 1500 W 120 V 240 A Yes $4,360
8616 1200 W 500 V 60 A Yes $5,150
8620 3000 W 120 V 480 A Yes $8,300
8622 2500 W 500 V 100 A Yes $10,350
8624 4500 W 120 V 600 A Yes $12,700
8625 6000 W 120 V 720 A Yes $15,050

Documentation

Software

Description Version Download
Operating Software w/ LabVIEW 2020 Run-Time Engine (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.1.16 8500B_8600_MDL_Software.zip
Operating Software (Supports Windows(R) 7/8/10) 1.1.16 8500B_8600_MDL_Software_noLVRT.zip
Battery Test Software w/ LabVIEW 2020 Run-Time Engine 1.6.5 Battery_software.zip
Battery Test Software 1.6.5 Battery_software_noLVRT.zip
LabVIEW 2020 Drivers 1.1.2 LV8600.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 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 $93.00

  • 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 $110.00

  • 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