8600 Series – Programmable DC Electronic Loads

B&K Precision

  • Programmable DC Electronic Loads

B&K Precision

8600 Series – Programmable DC Electronic Loads


The 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads provide the performance of modular system DC electronic loads in a compact benchtop form factor. With fast transient operation speeds up to 25 kHz, and high 16-bit measurement resolution and accuracy, these DC loads can be used for testing and evaluating a variety of DC sources such as DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, batteries, battery chargers, and photovoltaic arrays.

The DC electronic loads can operate in constant current (CC), constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR), and constant power (CW) mode. The instrument provides flexible triggering capabilities, analog current control and monitoring, and standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), GPIB, or RS-232 serial interfaces for remote communication.

Wide voltage and current range, 0 to 500 V, 0 to 240 A
CC/CV/CR/CW operating modes
Transient mode up to 25 kHz
16-bit resolution voltage and current measurement
List mode function
Adjustable slew rate in CC mode
Short circuit test
Built-in battery test function with voltage level, capacity level, and timer stop conditions
CR-LED mode to simulate the loading behavior of typical LEDs
Remote voltage sensing to compensate for the effect of voltage drop in wires
Analog current control and monitoring
Standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), RS-232, and GPIB interfaces with SCPI protocol support
OVP/OCP/OPP/OTP and local/remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection

Technical Specifications

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