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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Remote sensing compensates for power lead loss

Written on June 26, 2015 at 6:08 am, by

When a load draws a high current, the voltage drop across the power leads could be high enough to cause a device under test (DUT) to fail or cause a system to malfunction. The solution to this problem is to use remote sensing. By adding a second set of wires—the sense wires—you can ensure that […]

Use electronic loads to increase test throughput

Written on June 9, 2015 at 11:28 am, by

You can use electronic loads to test many different devices, including AC and DC power sources, power converters, inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes), and electrochemical sources, such as batteries and fuel cells. Electronic loads, such as the Sorensen SL Series, shown in Figure 1, are much easier to use than a bank of power resistors […]