From: Winfield Hill
Subject: dynamic DC source
Date: 9 Oct 2002 09:05:49 -0700
Organization: Rowland Institute
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>> ... Another nice Agilent development in the last
>> 5 years: DC dynamic sources. These have 12-bit D-A voltage and
>> current-mode programming along with sensitive 16-bit A-D metering.
>> [and lots of panel digits] With dual-range current monitoring
>> that works over a million-to-one range and has 15us measurement
>> rates. Try that with your classic HP power supply. :-)
> ... What I'm looking for is something that will do what I need for
> something less than the price of an arm and a leg. Maybe less than
> a kilobuck would be my price range. Or else I'd have to butcher up
> a PS and void the warranty to install a Bourns Helipot in the front
> panel, and it would look awfully strange having a DVM bolted/strapped
> to the side.
We got Dynamic Sources for just over $200 on eBay, so perhaps that
can be your easy answer. Search for 66312A, etc. All the manuals
for these are available at Agilent's web site. If you see some 230V
models offered, that's OK, because the manual explains how to change
jumpers for 120 or 230V ac. One issue, these supplies are 17" deep.