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March 1, 2022 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a very unique and helpful new blog post entitled "Believe in the Benefits of Bidirectional Power Supplies." A bi-directional DC power supply makes it possible to evaluate how changes on supply voltage, current, or power affect the performance of a device under test.

A bidirectional DC power supply is often used in CV or CC mode to simulate a rechargeable battery for a device under test, to better understand how a device or circuit will operate when its voltage fluctuates or drops below its nominal operating current or power level. With its bidirectional capabilities a regenerative DC power supply simplifies testing of such components as motor inverters, batteries, bidirectional on-board chargers (BOBCs), and bidirectional DC-to-DC converters without having to switch connections when testing the reverse current as with a conventional DC power supply. At Axiom we carry a wide variety of these power supplies, which includes the Elektro-Automatik PSB1000 series, 62000D Chroma series, and the RP79000 Keysight series.

 Learn more about how to pick the bidirectional power supply by reading the full blog post on Axiom's website.

 

Believe in the Benefits of Bidirectional Power Supplies

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Agilent RP7973A, Keysight RP7973A, HP RP7973A Regenerative DC Power Supply, 2000 V, 30 A, 20 kW

Power supplies are among the most essential test equipment units, serving as energy sources for many measurements. An earlier blog, "Perusing Specs for Power Supplies and Electronic Loads," provided guidance for choosing separate power supplies and electronic loads. But power supplies and electronic loads are also available as a single unit, integrated as a bidirectional power supply with many benefits working together. Also known as regenerative power supplies, bidirectional power supplies can be programmed to evaluate many different electronic energy systems, such as rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs (HEVs). They are also useful for testing the energy circuits and systems in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and many other drones with electric-powered drives.

A bidirectional power supply typically incorporates an AC-to-DC converter, DC-to-DC-converter, and a regenerative electronic load in a one rack-mount unit housing. A traditional electronic load converts energy channeled to it into heat. At high power levels, large heatsinks are needed for proper thermal management. In contrast, the regenerative electronic load in a bidirectional power supply can return most of the electronic energy sent to it back to the source, such as a power grid or battery. It can perform what is known as two-quadrant power testing, working as both a power source and electronic load or sink. By returning power instead of converting it to heat, a bidirectional DC power supply achieves higher efficiency and can handle higher power levels with smaller size and weight than conventional separate power supply and electronic load.

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Whatever your project requires testing of, rent or buy quality test equipment from Axiom Test Equipment. For over 16 years Axiom Test Equipment has rented, sold, repaired and accepted trade-in of test equipment to support your test & measurement needs. If you would like help selecting any type of test equipment for your next project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at sales@axiomtest.com, call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at www.axiomtest.com.

 

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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.

 

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