New instrument from Keysight minimises test bench space, measures voltage, current and calculates power
Keysight Technologies is now supplying its EL30000 Series bench DC electronic loads. These instruments offer a compact bench form factor with a built-in data logger that delivers insights for immediate, real-time decisions, and minimises the need for additional instruments with an accurate system that measures voltage, current and calculates power.
An electronic load is an instrument designed to test sources by presenting various resistances and measuring the response. Device manufacturers and design engineers use electronic loads to test power devices such as power supplies, batteries, battery modules, solar panels, fuel cells, LED drivers and power converters.
Keysight’s bench electronic loads enable customers to test a wide range of power sources, perform both static and dynamic tests to ensure devices can output constant energy, as well as handle a sudden increase or decrease in demand. Multiple ranges allow accurate measurements for small and large devices from zero to 150V. Using the built-in measurement system eliminates the need for an external digital multimeter, shunts and associated wiring.
According to Christopher Cain of Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Products, simplifying the testing of batteries and the electronics design enables faster time to market and maximum performance.