B&K Precision 8600 Series Programmable DC Electronic Load

B&K Precision 8600 Series Programmable DC Electronic Loads offer the performance of modular system DC electronic loads in a small benchtop design. Fast transient operation speeds and high 16-bit measurement resolution allow the 8600 series to be used for testing and evaluating a wide variety of DC sources such as DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, batteries, battery chargers, and photovoltaic arrays.

The 8600 DC loads can operate in constant current (CC), constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR), or constant power (CW) mode. They can be configured to provide a dynamically changing load to the DC source with fast load switching times. Versatile internal, external, and remote triggering options enable the dynamic load behavior to be synchronized with other events. Productivity may be increased by saving test parameters into any one of the 100 memory areas for quick system recall. All load parameters such as voltage, current, slew rate, and width can be set through the front panel or programmed remotely. The 8600 Series provides standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), GPIB, or RS-232 serial interfaces for remote communication.

To ensure the reliability of testing, the 8600 Series employs a power-on system self-test and various protection features: overtemperature (OTP), overvoltage (OVP), overcurrent (OCP), overpower (OPP), and local/remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection. The 8600 is compatible with the TLPWR1 High Current Test Lead. Power cords are available for regional outlets and are sold separately.

The B&K Precision 8600 Series provides a built-in battery test mode to measure the ampere-hour (Ah) characteristic of a battery and a unique CR-LED mode to simulate the loading behavior of a typical LED.


  • Voltage range up to 500V
  • Current range up to 60A
  • CC/CV/CR/CW operating modes
  • 16-bit voltage and current measurement system providing 1mV / 0.1mA resolution
  • Transient mode up to 25kHz in CC mode
  • List mode function
  • Store and recall up to 100 setups
  • Adjustable slew rate in CC mode
  • Flexible triggering options via front panel, external input, timer, or bus
  • Built-in battery test function with voltage level, capacity level, and timer stop conditions
  • Test modes to validate the OCP/OPP protection functions of a power supply
  • CR-LED mode to simulate the loading behavior of typical LEDs
  • Remote sense
  • Analog current control and monitoring
  • Thermostatically controlled fan
  • Standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), RS232, and GPIB interfaces supporting SCPI commands for remote control
  • OVP/OCP/OPP/OTP including local and remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection
  • Compact 19" half-rack form factor allows for side-by-side rack mounting of two units

Front Panel

Chart - B&K Precision 8600 Series Programmable DC Electronic Load

Back Panel

Chart - B&K Precision 8600 Series Programmable DC Electronic Load
Publicado: 2015-02-16 | Atualizado: 2022-03-11