Electronic Loads range from 6 to 22 kW.

Press Release Summary:

PLW Series high-density, programmable electronic water-cooled loads are 3.5 in. (2U) tall and suitable for fuel cell, power supply, and high power/high current battery testing. Utilizing master/slave capabilities, series can achieve power levels up to 700 kW. Units feature 4 constant operating modes, transient and pulse programming from 0.1 Hz to 20 KHz with transition time of less than 10 microseconds, and standard GPIB or RS-232 interface bus.

Original Press Release:

AMREL Introduces the Smallest Water-Cooled Electronic Loads Availalbe on the Market Today!

June 25, 2002- Arcadia, CA - AMERICAN RELIANCE, INC. introduced today the PLW Series, a new line of high-density programmable electronic water-cooled loads. Ideal for fuel cell, power supply and high power/high current battery testing, the PLW series' 3.5" (2U) tall 6KWatt units are the smallest water-cooled electronic loads available on the market today and can be paralleled with 1.75" (1U) tall slave units to maximize power capabilities. The PLW product line includes various models ranging from 6 to 22KWatts. Utilizing master/slave capabilities, the series can achieve power levels up to 700KWatts.

Capitalizing on a sophisticated heat sink design and water-cooling techniques, the PLW series is quieter and smaller than standard air-cooled electronic loads, and is equipped with a variety of features, including: four constant operating modes (constant power, voltage, current & resistance); transient and pulse programming from 0.1 Hz to 20KHz with a transition time of less than 10 micro-seconds; 99-points of dynamic power profile programming, programmable protection settings; and a standard GPIB or RS-232 (co-existent) interface bus.

The PLW incorporates full copper piping irrigation for reliable and effective heat removal and is available with an optional regulator for flow control. A self-decondensation circuit is provided to eliminate condensation on the heat sink in high-humidity environments. Calibration can be achieved through the master units front panel or through remote operation performed via the standard GPIB/RS-232 interface bus. All PLW Series' models are available as customized rack mounted solutions. Contact American Reliance for further details.


AMERICAN RELIANCE, INC. (ARI), a division of AMREL CORPORATION dedicates its operations to the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of high quality and cost effective programmable power supplies and electronic loads for industrial and military ATE markets.

ARI accommodates individual customer needs through offering one of the world's widest selection of programmable power products on the market today, as well as through providing custom designs and modifications. ARI continues to sell products to customers in more than 20 countries worldwide and maintains a client list consisting primarily of Fortune 1000 Corporations. For further information please visit www.AMREL.com.

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