Electronic Load offers automated testing of power devices.

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Rated at 300 W, Model 8500 is fully programmable via standard RS-232 or optional USB interface. Through front panel, test programs can be created and repeatedly executed with single keystroke. Device operates between 0-120 Vdc, 1 mA to 30 A with 0.1 mA/1 mV resolution. Housed in bench-top chassis measuring 4.16 x 10 x 15 in., unit is suited for dc power and dc-dc converter testing, and can be used as stand-alone application or as PC-controlled subsystem.

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B+K Precision's® Introduces Full-Featured 300W Programmable DC Electronic Load

YORBA LINDA, Calif. April 8, 2005 - B&K Precision Corporation, one of the industries' leading suppliers of test and measurement products, today announced the immediate availability of the Model 8500 300W Programmable DC Electronic Load. The Model 8500 is fully programmable via the standard RS-232 or optional USB interface. At a price of only $995.00, the new Model 8500 is an affordable full-featured programmable DC electronic load with a high degree of accuracy and outstanding front-panel display resolution. Extremely flexible, the Model 8500 comes in a compact bench-top chassis that measures just 4.16 x 10 x 15" (H x W x L), and is ideal for DC power and DC - DC converter testing calibration and automated test systems.

Outstanding features of the Model 8500 include:
o Operates between 0 - 120VDC, 1mA - 30A (300W max)
o High resolution 0.lmA/l.mV (range dependent)
o VFD display
o Over-current/over-voltage/Over power/Over temperature protected
o CV/CC/CW/CR operation
o RS-232 interface cable and software included
o Optional USB interface
o Thermostat controlled internal fan

The Model 8500 Programmable DC Electronic Load is a DC electronic load-based tester that includes the necessary control and firmware capabilities to make it a complete and self-contained solution for automated functional testing of power devices. Through the front panel, test programs can be created and then repeatedly executed with a single keystroke. Test results can be sent to the front panel, printer or a PC.
The Model 8500 its a compact desk-top, ready-to-run test solution that allows the test engineer to immediately start testing rather than incurring the risks and delays associated with building one's own tester.

The Model 8500 is ideal for DC power supply and DC - DC converter testing and can be used in a stand-alone, bench top application or as a PC controlled subsystem within a larger automatic test station.

The ability to create and run automatic test programs highlights the powerful capabilities of the Model 8500. For added convenience, a PC may be used to build and edit test programs or view test results. Unique software with built-in test algorithms, allows non-programmers to automate complex series of instrument operations and measurements. Playback of a saved test program then becomes a one-keystroke operation. Test measurements or PASS/FAIL indications are shown on the front panel display and may also be logged to a printer.

Available for immediate delivery, the Model 8500 300W Programmable DC Electronic Load is priced at $995.00, and comes with a user instruction manual and B&K Precision Corporation's outstanding one-year warranty.

For over 53 years, B&K Precision Corporation has developed a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of high quality, reliable and cost-effective test and measurement products. Recognized for their price-performance value, ease of use, measurement accuracy and application flexibility, B&K Precision Corporation products are available worldwide through a global network of authorized distributors. For additional information or the name and location of an authorized distributor near you, contact B&K Precision Corporation, 22820 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, California, 92887, Tel: (714) 921-9095, Fax: (714) 921-6422 or visit our Web site at www.bkprecision.com

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