Electronic load can be controlled through PC software

October 15, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The EL9718E-M1 from Intepro systems is a 1000 Volt, 6 kw electronic load developed to meet the requirements of high voltage applications in any industrial environment, including product development and characterisation, test, service, burn-in and laboratory experiments.

This High Voltage load has an input rating of 0-1000volts DC at 0-120 Amps and is capable of sinking 6000 Watts of input power. All connections are found at the rear of the unit and can be enclosed for safety - an essential feature when using the unit as a bench top instrument or if integrated into a complete a test system cabinet. All the clear and intuitive to use manual controls and displays are easy to access on the front panel.

As with all Intepro EL97 series loads each unit comes with its own specially written remote software that runs on a Windows 7 PC and may then control the load via the USB interface module. Once connected to the PC, all the functions of the load's front panel are then displayed on the computer monitor.

The load can be controlled using the interactive PC software or instantly handed back over to the load’s own front panel. In both cases the PC monitor will display the activity the load is performing.

The EL9718E-M1 electronic load offers 6 modes of operation (CC, CR, CV, CC+CV, CR+CV) with fast rise-times and features dual range 16-bit resolution measurements with the accuracy of a digital multi-meter and the convenience of a single connection. The loads are fully protected against OP, OC, OV, OT and reverse polarity ensuring operational reliability and protection for the device under test. Special features include up to 999 measurements per hour, constant current mode soft-start, dynamic pulsing and programmable duty cycles.

The product has also been designed for easy integration into automated systems using an Ethernet connection controlled by Intepro’s open-source PowerStar software suite. With over 100 inbuilt test routines Powerstar will now fully automate the control of the EL9718E-M1 along with other equipment through a user defined test sequence. All the results are captured and sent to a SQL database.

For more information visit www.inteproate.com