Energy-recovering modular, rack-mount, ATE DC load

March 31, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Incorporating an inverter that returns up to 93% of power back to AC source, Intepro Systems’ ELR 5000 modular, programmable DC load is housed in a 6U, 19-in. rack enclosure and can accommodate up to 10 completely self-contained, fully-programmable DC load modules with 320W nominal power, each.

The modules can be used separately or in parallel, providing up to 3.2 kW. Up to 93% of the load power is returned to the source, offering energy savings in production test of DC power sources. The ELR 5000 Series offers three common regulation modes: constant voltage, constant current and constant power. Modules are offered in two input voltage/current ranges: 0-80V/0-25A and 0-200V/0-10A. Each module is equipped with touch-panel controls and a built-in sequence generator. A USB port provides flash-drive access to upload and save test sequences. An Ethernet/LAN port enables remote control of all functions via SCPI language or Modbus protocol.

The company says the system provides a combination of fully-programmable, modular loads in a compact rack-mount system with the added benefit of energy recovery, a cost-effective alternative to the expensive cooling systems used by conventional air- and water-cooled loads to dissipate energy as heat.

Intepro Systems; www.inteproATE.com