San Diego, Calif.Are you involved with testing power sources? Do you need to load them down to effectively test them?
If you're working with batteries or battery chargers, fuel cells, AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters, DC-to-AC inverters, or voltage regulator modules, read on. Power supply vendor Elgar Electronics Corp. is rolling out a new line of electronic loads dubbed the SL Series. The SL Series is Elgar's Sorensen brand's first commercially available electronic load.
Offered in both modular and rack-mount configurations, the units provide a selection of loads for DC and AC inputs, with versions capable of handling between 75-W to 1.8-kW.
Thanks to their modular architecture, SL Series loads are also upgradeable and expandable to adapt to changing requirements.
Remote Control And Programmable
In use, a control system lets you control the loads through the front panel, or via IEEE-488/GPIB, RS-232 serial I/O, or with an analog input. That control flexibility makes the SL Series suitable for applications in ATE (automatic test equipment), process control, and research.
The SL Series is currently offered in 60-V to 500-V models with a 4-bay chassis. Any combination of modules can be configured in a mainframe chassis.
The SL Series is available in three families: the SLM, SLD, and SLH. The SLM is a single input family with AC and DC models. The SLD has dual DC inputs. All modules are modular loads that fit into a single-bay or 4-bay mainframe.
For its part, the SLH family offers higher power ratings, from 600-W to 1800-W as single-input loads with five AC and six DC models. SLH models are in a common 4U-sized, 19-in. rack mount frame.
All SL models come with a CE Mark declaration, and a one-year warranty.
Pricing for configured chasses with four modules start at about $4900. Benchtop unit pricing starts at $1350, and rack mount units start at about $2900.
For more details, contact Elgar Electronics Corp., 9250 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, Calif. 92121. Phone: 800-733-5427 or 858-450-0085. Fax: 858-458-0267. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elgar Electronics, 800-733-5427 or 858-450-0085, www.elgar.com