DS-1000 IV Curve Tracer


The New Daystar DS-1000 I-V curve tracer is a portable self-contained unit for testing photovoltaic systems. It weighs 12 kg and is packaged in a non-metallic case 44 x 35 x 20 cm. The DS-1000 uses a capacitive load to vary the impedance connected to the output terminals of the PV array under test. The voltage and current are sampled as the capacitors in the Tracer are charged. True short-circuit current is measured by starting the sequence at a negative voltage. Unique switching of load capacitors allows a slower sweep rate which yields more accurate IV curves. 1000 data pairs of current and voltage are included in each IV curve.

  • Measured Value: 0 V to 5 V
  • Communication interface: USB/RS-232
  • Power: 100000 W