TRL Series - Mobile & Regenerative
Features of performance
- Energy recycling to the local power grid
- Plugged into the wall socket - no fixed installation required
- Low heat waste, silent
- Basic operating modes CC, CV, CR, CP
- Combined operating modes CC+CV, CR+CC+CV, CP+CC+CV, CV+CC
- Load and sense terminals front and rear
- Adjustable protections for current and undervoltage
- Square, PWM and modulation function
- List function with synchronized DAQ
- MPP Tracking
- Test of energy storage devices
- Internal resistance measurement function
- Master-slave operation for parallel connection
- Data storage directly to USB flash drive
- Electronic protection
- I/O port as standard
- Galvanically isolated I/O port optional
- Bilingual help system (German/English)
DescriptionThe DC loads of the TRL series feed the absorbed energy back into the local supply network. They do not require a fixed installation, but can simply be plugged into the wall socket. Because these loads are also very quiet, they are perfect for the developer in the lab.
Basic Operating ModesThe devices have constant current (CC), constant voltage (CV), constant resistance (CR) and constant power (CP) operating modes.
Combined Operating ModesIn the basic operating modes, a protection value for undervoltage and overcurrent can be set. This allows the combined operating modes CC+CV, CR+CC+CV, CP+CC+CV, CV+CC to be realized.
List FunctionIn all operating modes CC, CV, CR, CP the electronic loads can produce load profiles by List function. Up to 300 settings with variable dwell and ramp times are possible. Sample times can be defined for each section separately. The electronic load synchronously measures voltage and current and saves the data with timestamp.
Rectangular FunctionThe rectangular function provides a convenient way to generate a rectangular waveform by entering absolute time and amplitude values.
PWM FunctionWith the PWM function, the switching frequency and the duty cycle can be set for the two amplitude values in manual operation.
ModulatorThe modulator adds a sinusoidal, square-wave or triangular signal to a static setting in CC or CV mode. Frequency and modulation depth are adjustable.
MPP TrackingThe Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) function consists of the two sub-functions Sweeping and Tracking, which alternate continuously in an adjustable interval. If the measured open circuit voltage at startup is higher than the minimum voltage, the electronic load performs a sweep and then adjusts the global MPP found. The swept V/I curve is displayed together with the V/P curve in the function graph of the user interface. The currently determined MPP is marked by a '+' in the diagram. The V/I characteristic can be read via a data interface.
Energy Storage Test: Discharge FunctionThe discharge function tests energy storage devices such as batteries, ultracaps and electrolytic capacitors etc. by discharging them in CC, CP or CR mode. The discharge function can be combined with the list function so that pulsed discharge is possible. IUa discharge (CC+CV discharge) is also possible: the test object is discharged with constant current up to a defined voltage. This voltage is then kept constant until a defined minimum current is reached. Stop criteria are charge, energy, time, current, voltage. During data logging, a follow-up time can be defined to observe the regeneration phase.
Internal Resistance MeasurementThe electronic load can measure the DC internal resistance of the connected source. For this purpose, it uses a calculation method specified in various standards, e.g. DIN EN 61951, DIN EN 61960.
Measurement Data AcquisitionAutomatic data acquisition allows measurement data to be stored internally or directly to an external USB flash drive.
Trigger ModelVarious functions or settings can be triggered by a configurable trigger event:
- Activate/deactivate load input
- Start/stop LIST function
- Start/stop data acquisition
- Set triggered settings of all operating modes
Available trigger sources:
Control Speed SelectionFor certain DUTs or very long cables, it may be necessary to adjust the eload's regulation time constant to avoid oscillation and to achieve stable operation. The control speed can be selected from slow - medium - fast.
Watchdog FunctionWhen the watchdog function is activated, the output is switched off in the event of faulty communication with the control PC in order to protect the connected DUT.
Master-Slave OperationTo increase the power or current, up to 5 equal devices can be operated in parallel in a master-slave connection. The system behaves in the network externally like one single device. The master unit controls the total current of the system, displays the total measured values and supplies these when queried via one of the data interfaces. Cabling: One set each of K-MS-TRL and K-MS-CAN master-slave cables on all slave units (to be purchased from H&H or assembled by the user). To be able to tap monitor signals etc. when using the master-slave cable K-MS-TRL, we offer a SubD25 coupler as an accessory.
Saving SettingsIn order to be able to quickly reconstruct recurring test tasks, the active settings can be stored in non-volatile memory (internally or on USB flash drive) so that they can be reloaded at a later time. 9 internal memory positions are available. The unit can selectively set reset values at power-up, the last active settings at power-down, or memory positions 1 to 9.
Data InterfacesThe following data interfaces are fitted as standard:
- GPIB Interface (option TRL02)
Galvanically Isolated I/O PortThe optional I/O port provides analog and digital signals for external control. The galvanical isolation prevents ground loops and it is possible to test bipolar voltages with common analog control using two devices.
- Analog setting of I and V with 0 ... 5 V or with 0 ... 10 V
- Analog protection setting of I or V with 0 ... 10 V
- Load activation
- Operating mode selection CC/CV
- Control speed selection
- Remote shut-down
- Readable digital input
- Trigger input
- Analog voltage monitoring output 0 ... 10 V
- Analog current monitoring output 0 ... 10 V
- Load input activation status
- Overload status
- Programmable logic output
- Trigger output