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Zero Volt Operation With an Electronic Load

June 15, 2022 by EA Elektro-Automatik
Topics Covered
  • Areas of Application
  • Validity
  • Auxiliary Power Supply Requirements
  • Test Application Setup

Application Note Overview

Electronic loads operate up to a specified minimum DC input, and below this minimum voltage, the available voltage will decay on a linear scale. However, in order to be able to perform applications such as testing individual battery cells - for example, a 3.6V lithium battery - the electronic load must operate with a greater range. This is made possible with the support of a laboratory power supply.

This technical note from EA Elektro-Automatik discusses areas of application, validity, auxiliary power supply requirements, test application setups, and provides a specific application example.