Kikusui Electronics has announced the PWR-01 Series wide-range benchtop DC power supply. The PWR-01 is a versatile instrument with models offering 400-W, 800-W, and 1,200-W rated power output and maximum rated voltage up to 650 V. Equipped with a 4-times voltage and current variable ratio as well as a 30% increase in power density compared with the company’s previous model, the PWR-01 provides flexible current and voltage for a variety of applications.
Variable internal impedance is a unique new feature that allows for various types of simulations suitable for automotive test and other battery-driven applications as well as solar-panel evaluation. The PWR-01 is also equipped with a soft-start function that limits the inrush current, minimizing any harmful effects to DUTs such as DC motors. The PWR-01 is also equipped with ergonomic power setting knobs, allowing the operator to control voltage and current independently, as well as front-facing banana plugs designed for safety and comfort.
The PWR-01 programmable internal-memory feature lets the operator save custom sequences on the device, eliminating the need to access a PC every time a test is conducted. Synchronized operation allows for more complex sequences over multiple channels for accurate testing of DC/DC converters and other products. LAN (LXI), USB, and RS-232 interfaces are included as a standard; the PWR can be operated in almost any testing environment via SCPI commands, facilitating system integration.