Telonic supplying Kikusui’s benchtop power supply series

Telonic Instruments has made Kikusui’s PWR-01 series of wide-range benchtop programmable DC power supplies available in the UK.

The PWR-01 is made up of 12 versatile instruments with models offering 400W, 800W, and 1200W rated power output and maximum rated voltages up to 650V.

The PWR-01 DC power supplies are equipped with a four-times voltage and current variable ratio, making them extremely versatile and the series also provides flexible current and voltage for a variety of applications.

Unique to the PWR-01 DC is variable internal impedance which allows for various types of simulations suitable for automotive test and other battery-driven applications as well as solar-panel evaluation.

The PWR-01 can also be used as an alternative power source to batteries, for agility testing of engine control units (ECUs), on-board electronic components or for driving power sources for sensors.

Using Wavy sequence creation software, engineers can create simple simulations such as actuator or sensor operations, and rise/fall of power supplies in multiple channels, making the PWR-suitable for automotive developers looking to create advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), such as lane keeping systems, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and car navigation.

The PWR-01 is equipped with a soft-start function that limits the inrush current, minimising any harmful effects to devices under test (DUTs) such as DC motors. The power supplies are 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 convenience.

The PWR-01 programmable internal memory allows the engineer to save custom sequences on the power supply, eliminating the need to access a PC every time a test is conducted.

Synchronised operation allows for more complex sequences over multiple channels for accurate testing of DC/DC converters and other products.

The power supplies also have a choice of interfaces: LAN (LXI), USB, and RS-232 interfaces are included as a standard. The PWR-01 power supplies can be operated in almost any testing environment via standard commands for programmable instruments (SCPIs), to facilitate system integration in a wide variety of conditions.

The power supplies have a guaranteed operating temperature of up to 50°C (122°F).

Author
Neil Tyler