The 8600 DC loads can operate in constant current (CC), constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR), or constant power (CW) mode. They can be configured to provide a dynamically changing load to the DC source with fast load switching times. Versatile internal, external, and remote triggering options enable the dynamic load behavior to be synchronized with other events. Productivity may be increased by saving test parameters into any one of the 100 memory areas for quick system recall. All load parameters such as voltage, current, slew rate, and width can be set through the front panel or programmed remotely. The 8600 Series provides standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), GPIB, or RS-232 serial interfaces for remote communication.
To ensure the reliability of testing, the 8600 Series employs a power-on system self-test and various protection features: overtemperature (OTP), overvoltage (OVP), overcurrent (OCP), overpower (OPP), and local/remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection. The 8600 is compatible with the TLPWR1 High Current Test Lead. Power cords are available for regional outlets and are sold separately.
The B&K Precision 8600 Series provides a built-in battery test mode to measure the ampere-hour (Ah) characteristic of a battery and a unique CR-LED mode to simulate the loading behavior of a typical LED.