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Electronic DC Loads target EV battery development/testing.

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August 6, 2014 - With power levels from 5–60 kW per unit, programmable 5VP Series covers battery packs used for EV and HEV automotive applications. Units incorporate, in addition to test capabilities, built-in and customizable battery discharge functions. DC power supplies can be added to test setup to include battery charging as well. Available with 60, 600, or 1,000 Vdc max input voltage ranges, these floor standing cabinet systems feature front panel operation and dual range capability.

Adaptive Power Systems

P.O. Box 5294, Ardmore, OK, 73403, USA

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High Power Electronic DC Loads for Electric Vehicle Battery Development and Test

Press release date: July 14, 2014

5VP Series electronic loads cover wide range of voltage and power.

Irvine, CA — Adaptive Power Systems Inc. (APS) is introducing a range of powerful and fully programmable electronic DC loads with power levels ranging from 5KW to 60KW per unit.  The power range typically covers any size battery pack used for EV and HEV automotive applications.  Higher power applications can be supported by paralleling two or more 5VP Series loads.

These fully featured loads are targeted at the development and test of battery solutions for advanced electric drive trains.  The new 5VP Series of loads incorporate many of the test capabilities found in modern electronic loads and expands upon this by offering a suite of built in battery discharge functions. These discharge functions can be customized by the development engineer as needed and executed without the need for computer programming. Data on battery performance can be collected during these test discharge protocols. If needed, Adaptive Power Systems DC power supplies can be added to a test setup to include battery charging as well.
Sporting an a logical front panel layout with large, large easy to read displays and full numeric keypad for entry, the Adaptive Power Systems 5VP Series loads offer intuitive front panel operation for both lab environments or production floor requirements.  For automated production test system applications, control interfaces like USB or LAN are supported.

The 5VP Series loads are available with 60Vdc, 600Vdc or 1000Vdc maximum input voltage ranges and all models offer dual range capability for enhanced resolution and accuracy.  These floor standing cabinet systems are easily deployed using caster for mobility.

According to Mike Knapp, sales manager for Adaptive Power Systems, Inc.: “These high power electronic loads are very cost effective tools for development and test engineers.  They represent a logical product line expansion to our existing AC Source and DC Power supply product lines.  With the addition of these new load products, we can now offer a complete spectrum of power centric solutions to our customers from a single vendor.”

For additional information, contact Adaptive Power Systems (info@adaptivepower.com) or call toll-free +1-886-517-8400 (US) or +1 (949) 752-8400 for more information. Product information is available at www.adaptivepower.com .

Adaptive Power Systems, Inc. has been providing innovative, dependable and competitively priced solutions for power test and measurement for over ten years. Adaptive Power Systems serves a wide variety of industries including Military & Defense, Industrial Products, Consumer Goods, Power Utilities, Alternative Energy, and Automotive & Transportation. Our customers include leading manufacturers around the world.  Our focus is providing comprehensive power test solutions with the features and capabilities demanded by the many customers and industries we serve. Products lines include solid state AC Frequency changers, AC Sources, DC power supplies and Loads.  Headquartered in Irvine, California, where it maintains its primary engineering and manufacturing facilities, Adaptive Power Systems also operates customer service and support centers in Asia, Europe and other parts of the United States.

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