Programmable Electronic Loads Offer Cooling and Operating-Mode Options
White Paper Overview
The proliferation of renewable-energy applications is driving an increasing need to test batteries, fuel cells, solar panels, and other devices that produce renewable DC power. An electronic load—typically programmable and designed to draw various and specified amounts of power from a source—is the ideal instrument to characterize DC-output devices under test in the lab or on the production floor.
When selecting an electronic load, it's important to consider several options, including power, voltage, and current ratings; cooling method; operating modes; calibration techniques; transient response time; computer-control interfaces; and protective features.
This white paper from AMETEK Programmable Power takes a closer look at how to evaluate electronic load options and make selections based on the many factors that may affect a given application.