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Offline Roeland

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Rigol electronic load working principle
« on: October 03, 2019, 11:36:30 am »
I am working with a Rigol DL3021A DC electronic load and to explain some of the measurements result I want to know whats the working principle of the load.
is there a physique resister or is there a sort of switch to regulate the output load?
can some help me with this?
 

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Re: Rigol electronic load working principle
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 01:18:45 pm »
There is usually a bank of MOSFET transistors which are used to control the current drawn by the load.

Here Dave does a teardown of the Rigol load (started at 7:28):

https://youtu.be/Tk_3rYKWIIg?t=7m28s

The MOSFETs are the transistors attached to the big heatsink.

In this video Dave explains how an op-amp controlled constant-current load works:

https://youtu.be/8xX2SVcItOA?t=2m15s



« Last Edit: October 03, 2019, 01:25:56 pm by ledtester »
 
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Offline MarkF

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Re: Rigol electronic load working principle
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 05:45:09 pm »
Here is the circuit for a HP-6060 Electronic Load. (I would expect the Rigol to be similar.)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/my-first-power-supply-182985/?action=dlattach;attach=846488;image
 
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