- Can I use a computer to
control a dc current source, connected to the load?
Yes you can! Note: If you use this to control the electronic load, there is NO
Automatic Power Control in the electronic load, you are now doing that, and their
is no time delay at startup, or thermal limit switch shut-off if the load
- Can I run the load in true constant
Yes! but you will have No Automatic Power Control or Startup Time Delay.
This requires a computer & software.
- How much current can the CMCS
/ current share) supply?
The maximum load should be no more than a 4.0 K ohms. About 3 - 4 ma.
- What is the maximum size of the timing
The size is not the problem the leakage is. The maximum leakage can
be no more than about 50 uA and still work well. The leakage is a factor
in the timing circuit, and when using very large capacitors may be more
of a factor for timing.
- Should I use All of the Current Input
Pin when connecting the load?
In most cases yes. Each input pin is designed to handle about 45 Amps,
also by using more than one pin your total input load resistance will be
lower. This can be very important to low voltage power supply sources.
Otherwise you may not be able to get the maximum current that you desire.
- What is the maximum on resistance of
the electronic load?
This depends on the load model. The on-resistance is measure
with the electronic load at full current. The on-resistance is what limits the
amount of current the electronic load can sink.
- Can I use the electronic load below
Yes. But remember you will need very large gage wire to get large currents
to the load... in fact the gage of the wire may be more of a limiting factor
to current than the electronic load is.
- Can I put a short circuit switch
across the electronic load?
This is not recommended, most of the time you will have
transients that exceed the input voltage rating of the electronic load.
This is especially true with higher voltages. This may cause the electronic
load to be damaged.
Our suggestion is have a separate load control switch
that switches the power source away from the electronic load, and switches
it to the shorting switch in use only. Remember switch both the positive
and the negative return lines, not just one line to the shorting device.
- Are the main power input terminal
made to be soldered to?
Yes, the terminals can be soldered to, you may have to use a high heat
- Can I use two different type Electronic
in current sharing?
Answer; NO you can only use the same type load block when current sharing.