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Standard MagnaLOAD Control Modes and Introducing Shunt Regulator and Rheostat Modes

To provide control flexibility for a variety of DC sources, MagnaLOAD DC electronic loads have several user selectable control...
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Heat exhaust and the recommended air-flow

This article applies to standard air-cooled MagnaDC power supplies and not to products with the Water Cooling (+WC) option. All...
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RS232 interface configuration settings

All MagnaDC programmable DC power supplies come standard with RS232 interface port (JS3) via which the product can be fully...
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Calculating the regulated output impedance

MagnaDC power supplies have a regulated output. The regulated voltage mode output impedance can be calculated using Equation 1,...
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Output bleed resistance

The MagnaDC power supply output consists of a large bank of capacitors used to filter output ripple. In parallel with these...
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Battery Charging for the Rensselaer Formula Hybrid Team

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Formula Hybrid team utilized Magna-Power's SL Series programmable DC power supply for their hybrid...
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Battery and Capacitor Charging

For battery or capacitor charging, Magna-Power power supplies will operate in constant voltage or constant current operation, with...
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Interfacing with MATLAB through RS232

This application note both explains how to configure the power supply for external MATLAB programming and provides a basic scripting...
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Instrumentation Programming with Python

This knowledge base article introduces programming a Magna-Power programmable power product with Python programming language. Python...
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Export classification code and harmonized tariff code

Magna-Power products are routinely exported world-wide for a variety of different applications and customers. Export of Magna-Power...
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Configuring the power supply for computer control

To set the power supply's output voltage, output current, over voltage trip (OVT), and over current trip (OCT) values from a...
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Application Note

DC Power Supplies for Electrodionization Water Filtration

Magna-Power Electronics products satisfy power requirements for electrodionization (EDI), other electrode based water treatment...
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Solar Emulation and Inverter Testing

Magna-Power's solutions for solar emulation and inverter testing as exemplified through its solar emulation software package, high...
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Slew rate and the available configurations

Slew rate defines the maximum rate of change per unit time for either output voltage or output current. Magna-Power's limits on slew...
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Amount of capacitance on the power supply's output

High frequency switch-mode power supplies, such as Magna-Power's MagnaDC power supply line, use large banks of electrolytic...
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MPE IVI driver installation and configuration

Important Resources: IVI Foundation's IVI Getting Started GuideMagna-Power Electronics MagnaDC IVI Programming Example Projects (C#...
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Product shipping weights and dimensions

The following table provides shipping dimensions and weights for Magna-Power Electronics products. SL Series units ship by ground...
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MagnaLOAD Operating Profiles and Ranges

Magna-Power’s MagnaLOAD DC electronic loads utilize two different energy dissipation topologies: linear and active resistance. In...
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Solar Emulation at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Exploration of the goals of The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ESIF facility and utilization of...
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