8542B BK Precision DC Electronic Load

Special Price $841.50 Regular Price $990.00
The 8542B is a 150 V, 30 A, 150 W, Single dc electronic load from BK Precision.
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  • 150 Watts
  • 150 Volts
  • 30 Amps
  • 3 year warranty
  • Maximum input power 150 W
  • CC/CV/CR/CW operating modes
  • 16-bit voltage and current measurement system providing up to 0.1 mV / 0.1 mA resolution
  • Transient mode up to 10 kHz in CC mode
  • List mode function for custom step sequences
  • Supports both SCPI and backwards compatible 8500 series protocol
  • Store and recall up to 100 instrument settings 
  • Adjustable slew rate in CC mode
  • Flexible triggering options via front panel, external input, timer, or bus
  • Built-in battery test function, specify cut-off voltage, capacity level, and time
  • Test modes to validate the OCP/OPP protection functions of a power supply
  • OVP/OCP/OPP/OTP including local and remote reverse voltage (LRV/RRV) protection
  • Remote sense
  • Short-circuit test
  • Analog current control and monitoring
  • Two thermostatically controlled fans (linear-speed control to minimize noise)
  • TTL (DB9) interface with USB adapter
  • Integrated meter measures voltage, current, & power
  • Rack-mountable


  • Power cord
  • certificate of calibration
  • USB to TTL serial converter IT-E132B
  • USB cable 


  • Performance verification of photovoltaic solar panels
  • CR-LED mode to simulate loading behavior and test LED drivers 
  • Fuel and solar cell tests
  • Battery test and power supply evaluations

The BK Precision 8542B is a programmable DC electronic load that improves upon all aspects of its predecessor while maintaining dependability at a value price. This series supports both SCPI and the backwards compatible legacy protocol and includes a TTL to USB interface adapter for easy system integration. With a transient mode speed of up to 10 kHz and multi-type input terminals for banana plug or spade connectors, these DC loads are suitable for testing and evaluating DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, batteries, battery chargers, and photovoltaic arrays.

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