Programmable DC Electronic Load, 150V, 60A, 350W, RS232 and Handler interfaces

Model BK8551

3 Year Warranty

The BK8550 Series DC electronic loads provide many features and capabilities typically found in performance instruments, at a value price. Capable of sinking 350 W in a compact benchtop form factor, this series is well equipped for testing and evaluating power supplies, DC-DC converters, batteries, battery chargers, and photovoltaic arrays.

Configurable list, transient, and automatic test modes offer dynamically changing load conditions for evaluating a variety of DC sources. The dedicated battery discharge mode simplifies battery testing.

  • High power density, up to 350 W in compact 2U half-rack form factor
  • Transient mode up to 20 kHz in CC mode
  • CC/CV/CR/CW operating modes
  • Front-panel remote sense terminals
  • List mode programming
  • Automatic test mode
  • Overvoltage (OVP), overcurrent (OCP), Overpower (OPP) protection, remote reverse voltage (RRV), and key-lock function
  • Thermostatically-controlled fans for quiet operation
  • Short-circuit test
  • Configurable battery discharge test
  • CR-LED mode to simulate the loading behavior of typical LEDs
  • Adjustable voltage/current slew rate
  • Front panel USB host port for logging measurement data
  • Operating software and battery test software provided
  • RS232 and Handler interfaces