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Fluke PM 2800 Programmable Power Supplies

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Fluke PM 2800 Programmable Power Supplies
  • Fluke PM 2800 Programmable Power Supplies
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  • High-quality programmable power supplies with superior GPIB performance

    The Fluke line of Programmable Power Supplies was created with automated testing in mind. The GPIB/IEEE-488 interface, output power module and output metering facilities are built in, taking up only two engineering units of rack height. The full rack-width models come equipped with rack mount ears for easy installation in a standard 19-inch rack.

    The front panel allows full access to all instrument functions, including voltage and current readback.

    A sequence of front panel settings can be created with the AUTOSTEP mode, quickly creating an automated test pattern of user-defined voltages and currents with no need for a controller.

    The optional front panel output gives the user easy access to both the power output connections and the sense lines; great for prototyping and temporary setups

  • Versatile power

    Fluke now offers two types of power modules:

    • Autoranging power modules for superior voltage and current versatility. The PM 2811, PM 2812 and PM 2813 offer autoranging in 60W and 120W, up to 180W per mainframe.
    • Linear power modules with superior response time and noise performance. The PM 2830 family offers linear power modules from 120W, up to 240W per mainframe.

    The PM 2800 series are built around a choice of five output power modules:

    • 30V, 10A, 60W autoranging
    • 60V, 5A, 60W autoranging
    • 60V, 10A, 120W autoranging
    • 8V, ±15A, 120W Linear
    • 60V, ±2A, 120W linear
    • 120V, ±1A, 120W linear

    Because of their modularity, these power supplies are available in a number of configurations, including single-, dual- and triple-output versions with various combinations of power modules. In multiple output models, each output is independently programmable and isolated from other outputs. In total there are 16 models to choose from.

    Reliability by design

    Reliability of power supplies is of extreme importance. The PM 2800 family of programmable power supplies, with their extensive internal self-monitoring device protection features and generous cooling, are designed for years of trouble-free service.

    Simple operation

    Front panel operation is easy. Just set up the desired voltage, current and protection levels, and press the Operate/Standby key to enable the power at the output terminals. Each front-panel key has only a single function, with the exception of the auxiliary (AUX) key which is used for system information such as GPIB address, display intensity, calibration mode etc.

    Versatile programming

    Each model is equipped with a GPIB/IEEE-488.2 interface which supports the Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI).

    SCPI provides a common command set across a wide range of test and measurement instruments. By conforming to this industry standard in programming, the task of creating and supporting GPIB application programs is made easier.

    Extensive protection features

    Pressing the Operate/Standby key removes all power from the putputs immediately. The voltage and current values can be set up in standby mode before applying power to the Device Under Test.

    Over-Voltage Protection (OVP) and Over-Current Protection (OCP) are both user-programmable. When a voltage or current limit is reached, power is removed from the outputs instantly.

    An extensive set of protection features had been included to protect your load or Device Under Test. Voltage and current are constantly monitored by a separate readback circuit. This readback circuit has its own sense lines to compensate for voltage drops in the power distribution lines. The load is protected in case of an open sense line.

    The power supply's internal temperature is continuously monitored. If the temperature rises excessively, over-temperature protection shuts down the output power fast.

    The protection mode has a programmable delay that allows it to ignore short-term overloads such as power-up current surges for intervals of up to 60 seconds.

    For dual- and triple-output power models, the Clupled Protection mode ensures that all outputs shut down simultaneously when a fault is detected in one output. This is an important feature for applications requiring positive and negative balanced voltages such as an operational amplifier.

    When a fault such as Over-Voltage or Over-Current occurs, the power supply can generate a GPIB service request (SRQ). The faults that generate the interrupt are user-selectable by setting SRQ mask bits either remotely or from the front panel. Fault conditions are clearly displayed on the front panel.

    Voltage source or current source

    The power supply can act either as voltage source or as current source, depending on the load conditions and the selected values of Vset (voltage setting) and lset (current setting).

    Internal memory

    Up to 99 settings per output can be stored and recalled from the internal memory of the power supply. The voltage and current settings of all outputs are stored in a non-volatile memory with battery backup. The last instrument settings are automatically stored on power-down.

    External trigger lines

    The power supplies are equipped with external trigger lines which can be used to recall voltage and current settings from the internal memory. This allows accurate synchronization with other equipment and results in less GPIB bus traffic.

    (AUTO)STEP function

    The STEP function allows the voltage and current settings stored in the internal memory to be recalled successively, and to be activated if the supply is in Operate mode, by pressing a single key.

    The following setting is recalled and activated each time the STEP key is pressed. This function allows the user to create test patterns (complete with repetitive loops).

    Test patterns can be executed automatically using the AUTOSTEP mode, without the need for a PC. The time between two successive recalls can be defined by the user (min. 0.01s, max. 60s).

    Coupled parameters

    The power supplies can be set up to deliver maximum power to your load by automatically adjusting the voltage and current settings. For example, a resistive load is connected to your power supply with 6V and 10A, a total of 60W power. If the voltage were increased to 7V, the current would have to be readjusted manually to 8.6A to continue getting 60W delivered to your load in normal mode. Using coupled parameters mode, the current setting is adjusted automatically to 8.6A by the power supply to get the full 60W.

    Parameter display

    Each power supply has a 16-character front-panel display with a 5 x 7 dot character matrix, using super twisted LCD technology. The display allows presentation of alphanumeric data and is backlit for easy readout.

    Easy calibration

    The power supply does not need to be removed from a rack or system for calibration. All you need is a calibrated multimeter. Access to the power supply calibration mode is protected with a user-programmable password.

    Fit for many applications

    The PM 2800 family of Programmable Power Supplies offers convenient, single-box solutions for a wide range of applications.

    The PM 2810 family is designed for situations where high currents (up to 10A per output) or a wide voltage and current adjustment range are required. These models are available in single-, dual- and triple-output versions, with a maximum of 180W (3 x 60W or 60W + 120W) per mainframe.

    The PM 2830 family offers solutions for applications requiring higher voltages (up to 120V DC), for the testing of sensitive analog printed circuitry, or for situations in which not only a sourcing supply is needed, but also the ability to sink current (e.g. to simulate battery leakage) is required. This family is available in single- and dual-output versions, with a maximum of 240W (2 x 120W) per mainframe.

    All models can also easily be used for stand-alone benchtop operation. Optional front-panel connectors can be specified for this purpose.

  • 30V-10A-60W Output Module Specification Autoranging Power Supplies PM2811, PM2812 and PM2813
    Range Output voltage 0 to 30 V
    Output current 0 to 10 A
    Output power 60 W
    Overvoltage protection 2 to 32 V
    Accuracy   (at calibration temperature)
    Output voltage ±(0.04% of setting + 10 mV)
    Output current ±(0.1% of setting + 50 mA)
    Over voltage protection ±(0.5% of setting + 150 mV)
    Temperature coefficient Output voltage (0.016% of setting + 2 mV) / K
    Output current (0.05% of setting + 2 mA) / K
    Long term drift   (in an 8 hour period)
    Output voltage 0.04% of setting + 5 mV
    Output current 0.05% of setting + 10 mA
    Programming resolution   (12 bit)
    Output voltage 7.5 mV / LSB
    Output Curren 2.5 mA / LSB
    Over voltage protection 7.5 mV / LSB
    Source effect   (for any line voltage change within rating)
    Voltage ±(0.01% of setting + 2 mV)
    Current ±(0.02% of setting + 2 mA)
    Load effect   (load change 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% full load)
    Constant voltage ±(0.01% of setting + 5 mV)
    Constant current ±(0.02% of setting + 5 mA)
    Load cross regulation Negligible for both voltage and current
    Output noise (PARD) Constant voltage pp/rms (40 Hz to 30 MHz) 15 mV/3 mV
    Constant current rms 10 mA
    Switching Frequency approx. 20 kHz

    60V-5A-60W Output Module Specification Autoranging Power Supplies PM2811, PM2812 and PM2813
    Range Output voltage 0 to 60 V
    Output current 0 to 10A
    Output power 60 W
    Overvoltage protection 2 to 62 V
    Accuracy   (at calibration temperature)
    Output voltage ±(0.04% of setting + 20 mV)
    Output current ±(0.1% of setting + 50 mA)
    Over voltage protection ±(0.5% of setting + 250 mV)
    Temperature coefficient Output voltage (0.016% of setting + 2 mV) / K
    Output current (0.05% of setting + 2 mA) / K
    Long term drift   (in an 8 hour period)
    Output voltage 0.04% of setting + 5 mV
    Output current 0.05% of setting + 10 mA
    Programming resolution   (12 bit)
    Output voltage 15 mV / LSB
    Output current 1.25 mA / LSB
    Over voltage protection 15 mV / LSB
    Source effect   (for any line voltage change within rating)
    Voltage ±(0.01% of setting + 2 mV)
    Current ±(0.02% of setting + 2 mA)
    Load effect   (load change 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% full load)
    Constant voltage ±(0.01% of setting + 5 mV)
    Constant current ±(0.02% of setting + 5 mA)
    Load cross regulation Negligible for both voltage and current
    Output noise (PARD) Constant voltage pp/rms (40 Hz to 30 MHz) 30 mV/6 mV
    Constant current rms 10 mA
    Switching Frequency approx. 20 kHz


    60V-10A-120W Output Module Specification Autoranging Power Supplies PM2811, PM2812 and PM2813
    Range Output voltage 0 to 60 V
    Output current 0 to 10 A
    Output power 120 W
    Overvoltage protection 2 to 62 V
    Accuracy   (at calibration temperature)
    Output voltage ±(0.04% of setting + 00 mV)
    Output current ±(0.1% of setting + 50 mA)
    Over voltage protection ±(0.5% of setting + 250 mV)
    Temperature coefficient Output voltage (0.016% of setting + 2 mV) / K
    Output current (0.05% of setting + 2 mA) / K
    Long term drift   (in an 8 hour period)
    Output voltage 0.04% of setting + 5 mV
    Output current 0.05% of setting + 10 mA
    Programming resolution   (12 bit)
    Output voltage 15 mV/LSB
    Output current 2.5 mA/LSB
    Over voltage protection 15 mV/LSB
    Source effect   (for any line voltage change within rating)
    Voltage ±(0.01% of setting + 2 mV)
    Current ±(0.02% of setting + 2 mA)
    Load effect   (load change 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% full load)
    Constant voltage ±(0.01% of setting + 5 mV)
    Constant current ±(0.02% of setting + 5 mA)
    Load cross regulation Negligible for both voltage and current
    Output noise (PARD) Constant voltage pp/rms (40 Hz to 30 MHz) 30 mV/ 6 mV
    Constant current rms 10 mA
    Switching Frequency approx. 20 kHz


    30V-10A-60W Readback Specifications Autoranging Power Supplies PM2811, PM2812 and PM2813
    Accuracy (at calibration temperature) Voltage ±(0.05% + 25 mV)
    Current ±(0.1% + 30 mA)
    Measuring resolution (12 bit) Voltage resolution to interface 7.5 mV
    Current resolution to interface 2.5 mA
    Voltage resolution to display 10 mV
    Current resolution to display 10 mA
    Max. current at reverse voltage 10 A
    Remote sense < 0,25 Volt drop per lead
    (at open sense connections, the output voltage will not be more than 3V above the programmed value)
    Dynamic operation Load Variation; ΔI = 1 A between 1 and 10 A Settling band ±50 mV
    dI / dt < 1 A/m s
    Overshoot < 150 mV
    Recovery time < 1 ms
    Programming response (measured with resistive load) Up (0 V to max. output) 100 ms @ 2 A
    Up (0 V to max. output) 50 ms @ (no load)
    Down(max. output to 1 V) 100 ms @ 2 A
    Down (max. output to 1 V) 50 ms @ (no load)
    Reprogramming delay Range 50 ms to 60 s
    Resolution 1 ms
    Default 50 ms
    Step Interval time up to 60 s


    60V-5A-60W Readback Specification Autoranging Power Supplies PM2811, PM2812 and PM2813
    Accuracy (at calibration temperature) Voltage ±(0.05% + 50 mV)
    Current ±(0.1% + 15 mA)
    Measuring resolution (12 bit) Voltage resolution to interface 15 mV
    Current resolution to interface 1.25 mA
    Voltage resolution to display 10 mV
    Current resolution to display 10 mA
    Max. current at reverse voltage 5 A
    Remote sense < 0,25 Volt drop per lead
    (at open sense connections, the output voltage will not be more than 3 V above the programmed value)
    Dynamic operation Load Variation; ΔI = 0.5 A between 0.5 and 5 A Settling band ±50 mV
    dI/dt < 0.5 A/ms
    Overshoot < 150 mV
    Recovery time < 2 ms
    Programming response (measured with resistive load) Up (0 V to max. output) 200 ms @ 1 A
    Up (0 V to max. output) 100 ms @ (no load)
    Down(max. output to 1 V) 200 ms @ 1 A
    Down (max. output to 1 V) 500 ms @ (no load)
    Reprogramming delay Range 100 ms to 60 s
    Resolution 1 ms
    Default 100 ms
    Step Interval time up to 60 s


    60V-10A-120W Readback Specification Autoranging Power Supplies PM2811, PM2812 and PM2813
    Accuracy (at calibration temperature) Voltage ±(0.06% + 30 mV)
    Current ±(0.2% + 50 mA)
    Measuring resolution (12 bit) Voltage resolution to interface 15 mV
    Current resolution to interface 1.25 mA
    Voltage resolution to display 10 mV
    Current resolution to display 10 mA
    Max. current at reverse voltage 10 A
    Remote sense < 0,25 Volt drop per lead
    (at open sense connections, the output voltage will not be more than 3 V above the programmed value)
    Dynamic operation Load variation; ΔI = 0.5 A between 1 and 10 A Settling band ±50 mV
    dI/dt < 1 A/μs
    Overshoot < 150 mV
    Recovery time < 2 ms
    Programming response (measured with resistive load) Up (0 V to max. output) 100 ms @ 2 A
    Up (0 V to max. output) 50 ms @ (no load)
    Down(max. output to 1 V) 100 ms @ 2 A
    Down (max. output to 1 V) 250 ms @ (no load)
    Reprogramming delay Range 100 ms to 60 s
    Resolution 1 ms
    Default 100 ms
    Step Interval time up to 60 s


    8V-15A-120W Output module specification Linear Power Supplies PM2831, and PM2832
    Range Output voltage 0 to 8 V
    Output current -15 to 15 A
    Output power 120 W
    Overvoltage protection 0 to 10 V
    Minimum output voltage at maximum sink current 1.0 V at -15 A
    Accuracy   (at calibration temperature)
    Output voltage ±(0.04% + 4 mV)
    Output current(+ and -) ±(0.24% + 8 mA)
    Over voltage protection ±(0.04% + 4 mV)
    Temperature coefficient Output voltage 0.01% / K
    Output current 0.01% / K
    Long term drift   (8 hour period)
    Output voltage 0.02%
    Output current 0.02%
    Programming resolution   (12 bit)
    Output voltage 2 mV
    Output current 3.75 mA
    Over voltage protection 2.5 mV
    Source effect   (for any line voltage change within rating)
    Voltage 1 mV
    Current 4 mA
    Load effect   (load change 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% full load)
    Constant voltage 1 mV
    Constant current 4 mA
    Load cross regulation Negligible for both voltage and current
    Output noise (PARD)   (40 Hz...20 MHz)
    Constant voltage (pp/rms) 4 mV / 1 mV
    Constant current (rms) 15 mA


    60V-2A-120W Output module specification Linear Power Supplies PM2831, and PM2832
    Range Output voltage 0 to 60 V
    Output current -2 to 2 A
    Output power 120 W
    Overvoltage protection 0 to 62 V
    Minimum output voltage at maximum sink current 1.5 V at -2 A
    Accuracy   (at calibration temperature)
    Output voltage ±(0.04% + 15 mV)
    Output current(+ and -) ±(0.04% + 0.5 mA)
    Over voltage protection ±(0.04% + 15 mV)
    Temperature coefficient Output voltage 0.01% / K
    Output current 0.01% / K
    Long term drift   (8 hour period)
    Output voltage 0.02%
    Output current 0.02%
    Programming resolution   (12 bit)
    Output voltage 15 mV
    Output current .5 mA
    Over voltage protection 15.5 mV
    Source effect   (for any line voltage change within rating)
    Voltage 2 mV
    Current 1 mA
    Load effect   (load change 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% full load)
    Constant voltage 2 mV
    Constant current 1 mA
    Load cross regulation Negligible for both voltage and current
    Output noise (PARD)   (40 Hz...20 MHz)
    Constant voltage (pp/rms) 6 mV / 1 mV
    Constant current (rms) 2 mA


    120V-1A-120W Output module specification Linear Power Supplies PM2831, and PM2832
    Range Output voltage 0 to 120 V
    Output current -1 to 1 A
    Input / Output power 120 W
    Overvoltage protection 0 to 122 V
    Minimum output voltage at maximum sink current 1.5 V at -1 A
    Accuracy   (at calibration temperature)
    Output voltage ±(0.04% + 30 mV)
    Output current(+ and -) ±(0.24% + 0.25 mA)
    Over voltage protection ±(0.04% + 30 mV)
    Temperature coefficient Output voltage 0.01% / K
    Output current 0.01% / K
    Long term drift   (8 hour period)
    Output voltage 0.02%
    Output current 0.02%
    Programming resolution   (12 bit)
    Output voltage 30 mV
    Output current .25 mA
    Over voltage protection 30 mV
    Source effect   (for any line voltage change within rating)
    Voltage 2 mV
    Current 0.5 mA
    Load effect   (load change 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% full load)
    Constant voltage 2 mV
    Constant current 0.5 mA
    Load cross regulation Negligible for both voltage and current
    Output noise (PARD)   (40 Hz...20 MHz)
    Constant voltage (pp/rms) 6 mV / 1 mV
    Constant current (rms) 2 mA


    8V-15A-120W Readback specification Linear Power Supplies PM2831, and PM2832
    Accuracy (at calibration temperature) Voltage 0.05% + 4 mV
    Current (+ and -) 0.05% + 8 mA
    Resolution to interface   (12 bit)
    Voltage 2 mV
    Current 3.75 mA
    Resolution to display   (12 bit)
    Voltage 1 mV
    Current 1 mA / 10 mA
    Remote sense   > 1 V / Lead
    Maximum allowable voltage drop per lead 2 V if ≤ 4 V
      (8 V - Vset) / 2 if Vset > 4 V
    Output voltage above programmed voltage when sense is open ≤ 2 V
    Dynamic operation Load transition (@ dI / dt = 5 A/μs) I = 3.75 A to 1.5 A
    Settling band (0.1% of range) 8 mV
    Overshoot 100 mV
    Recovery time 100 μs
    Programming response Trise / Tfall no load 500 μs
    Trise / Tfall with load (50%) 1 ms @ load 7.5 A
    (Maximum Rise and Fall times for the output to change from 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% of its total excursion)
    Source/sink switching time Source to sink 1 ms
    Sink to source 1 ms
    Source to sink level 0.6 V
    Hysteresis 150 mV
    Reprogramming delay Range 0 ms to 60 s
    Resolution 1 ms
    Default 1 ms


    60V-2A-120W Readback specification Linear Power Supplies PM2831, and PM2832
    Accuracy (at calibration temperature) Voltage 0.05% + 15 mV
    Current (+ and -) 0.05% + 1 mA
    Resolution to interface   (12 bit)
    Voltage 15 mV
    Current 0.5 mA
    Resolution to display   (12 bit)
    Voltage 10 mV
    Current 1 mA
    Remote sense   > 1 V / Lead
    Maximum allowable voltage drop per lead 1 V
    Output voltage above programmed voltage when sense is open ≤ 1 V
    Dynamic operation Load transition (@ dI / dt = 5 A / μs) I = 0.5 A to 1.5 A
    Settling band (0.1% of range) 60 mV
    Overshoot 100 mV
    Recovery time 100 μs
    Programming response Trise / Tfall no load 500 μs
    Trise /Tfall with load (50%) 1 ms @ load 1 A
    (Maximum Rise and Fall times for the output to change from 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% of its total excursion)
    Source/sink switching time Source to sink 1 ms
    Sink to source 1 ms
    Source to sink level 0.6 V
    Hysteresis 150 mV
    Reprogramming delay Range 0 ms to 60 s
    Resolution 1 ms
    Default 1 ms


    120V-1A-120W Readback specification Linear Power Supplies PM2831, and PM2832
    Accuracy (at calibration temperature) Voltage 0.05% + 30 mV
    Current (+ and -) 0.05% + .5 mA
    Resolution to interface   (12 bit)
    Voltage 30 mV
    Current 0.25 mA
    Resolution to display   (12 bit)
    Voltage 10 mV
    Current 1 mA
    Remote sense   > 1 V / Lead
    Maximum allowable voltage drop per lead 1 V
    Output voltage above programmed voltage when sense is open ≤ 1 V
    Dynamic operation Load transition (@ dI / dt = 5 A / μs) I = 0.25 A to .75 A
    Settling band (0.1% of range) 120 mV
    Overshoot 100 mV
    Recovery time 100 μs
    Programming response Trise / Tfall no load 500 μs
    Trise /Tfall with load (50%) 1 ms @ load 0.5 A
    (Maximum Rise and Fall times for the output to change from 10% to 90% or 90% to 10% of its total excursion)
    Source/sink switching time Source to sink 1 ms
    Sink to source 1 ms
    Source to sink level 0.6 V
    Hysteresis 150 mV
    Reprogramming delay Range 0 ms to 60 s
    Resolution 1 ms
    Default 1 ms


    General Specifications
    Safety According to CE-regulation 73/23 EN61010-1 CAT II, Pollution Degree 2, UL 3111.1 (no approval), CSA-C22.2 No. 1010-1 (including approval) for 300V CAT II, pollution degree 2
    EMC According to CE regulation 89/336 Emission according to EN 50081-1, EN 55022 and EN 60555-2
    Immunity according to EN 50082-1, inclusive IEC 801-2, -3, -4, -5
    Supplemental Characteristics Isolation 240 V above ground
    Power Requirements Line Voltage 115 V AC ±10%; 230 V AC ±10%
    Line Frequency 50 or 60 Hz
    Power Consumption (at maximum load) PM 2811 1,4A/110V, 0,8A/220V
    PM 2812 2,6A/110V, 1,4A/220V
    PM 2813 3.7A/ 110V, 2.0A/220V
    PM 2831 2.4A/115V, 1,2A/230V
    PM 2832 4,8A/115V, 2,4A/230V
    Environment   MIL-T-28800D, Type III, Class 5, Style E
    Operating Temp 0°C to 50°C
    Storage Temp -20°C to +70°C
    Mechanical Data Height (excl, feet) 87 mm (3,43 in)
    Feet 18 mm (0,71 in)
    Width For PM 2811 210 mm (8,27 in);
    For PM 2812, PM 2813, PM 2831
    PM 2832 420 mm (16.54 in)
    Depth 381 mm (15,0 in)
    Weight For PM 2811 5.5 kg (12 lb);
    For PM 2812 and PM 2813 9,5 kg (21 lb)
    For PM 2831 10 kg (22 lb) and PM 2832 14 kg (31 lb)
    Front Panel Output Connectors Available for any power supply in the PM 2800 family and must be ordered factory installed only. The part number of each power supply ordered with front panel outputs is as follows PM 28xx/x5x
    Example: PM 2811/053 Single Output, 30 V / I0 A / 60 W with front panel connectors, US version.
    Included with instrument Operator's manual and line cord Rackmount ears for PM 2812, PM 2813, PM 2831, PM2832
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