AUTOMATED POWER MINITESTER
- A one-box power test solution replacing several test instruments
- Flexible configuration of DC electronic loads and programmable DC power supplies
- Executes full functional power test programs and logs results
The S300 MiniTester 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. Think of the MiniTester as positioned halfway between an assortment of individual test instruments and a full-capability, PC-controlled power test system. The MiniTester's principal benefit is a one-box, 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.
A ONE-BOX TEST SOLUTION
The MiniTester replaces stand-alone DC electronic loads, programmable
DC power supplies, AC power sources, digital voltmeters, current meters,
power meters, along with associated interconnect wiring. This is accomplished
all within a chassis that accepts a wide assortment of modular electronic
loads and sources. Each module contains its own built-in, precision
measurement circuitry. Model S310 is intended for DC-input testing.
Model S320 is intended for both AC & DC-input testing. Either unit
can be used in a stand-alone, benchtop application or as a GPIB-controlled
subsystem within a larger automatic test station.
The flexibility to test a wide variety of products is accomplished in
two ways. First is the unique 6-slot chassis that will accept any combination
of modular DC electronic loads and/or programmable DC power supplies.
The second flexibility enhancement is the unusually wide operating ranges
of all modules, typically twice that of industry practices. This combination
of interchangeable modules and exceptionally wide ranges assures users
the ability to meet almost any current and future power stimulus requirement.
EXECUTES FULL TEST PROGRAMS AND LOGS RESULTS
The ability to create and run automatic test programs highlights the
powerful macro-recording and playback capabilities of the MiniTester.
This keystroke macro-recorder combined with built-in test algorithms,
allows non-programmers to automate complex series of instrument operations
and measurements. Up to 128 test programs, each having 100 test steps,
can be created in this manner. 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.
For added convenience, an PC may be used to build and edit test programs
or view test results.