BK Precision DC electronic loads are suitable for testing and characterizing a wide range of DC power sources, such as DC power supplies, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells and other power components. Unlike passive resistive loads, DC electronic loads offer a wide variety of voltage/current ranges and can operate under multiple modes such as constant current (CC), constant voltage (CV), constant power (CW), and constant resistance (CR).
The BK Precision BK8500 family of affordable programmable DC electronic loads consists of a wide selection of models in the 300 W - 5000 W range. Each model shares user-friendly features such as flexible operating modes, high resolution meter and VFD display, built-in transient generator, and list mode functionality for custom programmed dynamic load testing.
The BK8540 DC electronic load was designed for users requiring basic DC electronic loads with a compact form factor at a rock bottom price. The specifications of the BK8540 DC electronic load are similar to the BK8500 line, but without the extras such as programming interface, triggering, and the ability to create dynamic test conditions.