1500W DC programmable power supply supports LabView and IVI

January 15, 2021 //By Nick Flaherty
1500W DC programmable power supply supports LabView and IVI
The five DC programmable DC power supply units in the 1500W PLS1500 range from XP Power can be controlled via LabView, IVI or LXI

XP Power has launched a 1500W 1U high, 19in rack-mount DC programmable power supply range for OEM, industrial, and laboratory applications

The PLS1500 series complements the 600W PLS600 range for higher power equipment in component, automotive and aerospace testing, medical, semiconductor fabrication, broadcast, and telecoms.

There are five units in the PLS1500 series offering DC output voltages of 30V, 50V, 100V, 200V, and 400V, all with a 1500W power rating. Up to four units can be connected in parallel in a primary/secondary mode for higher power up to 6kW and up to two connected in series for higher voltages up to 800V and higher power.

Digital rotary controls on the front panel provide convenient adjustment of the output voltage and current. As they are velocity sensitive, a slow turn allows fine adjustment to an accuracy of 0.1 percent. The inbuilt 12-bit D/A and A/D converters allow the units to measure voltage and current with a similar degree of accuracy. This capability saves users the added expense and space for extra measuring instruments.

On the rear of the power supply are ports that allow for remote control via USB, Ethernet and analogue control inputs. The USB and Ethernet inputs are SCPI compliant, supporting LabVIEW and Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) drivers. The PLS1500 is also LXI certified to meet the interoperability standards for LAN-based instruments.

Remote sense is included to allow use with loads that are located away from the unit. To avoid any damage to the unit under test (UUT), inbuilt over voltage protection (OVP), over current protection (OCP) and overpower protection (OPP) limit the output current and voltage.

All models within the PLS1500 series are certified to IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1 (EN/UL/CSA) safety standards. The units are CE-marked in compliance with the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC for Class A products and comply with the Canadian ICES-001 standard.

The PLS1500 series is available now from Digi-Key, Farnell, Mouser, approved regional distributors, or direct from XP Power and


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