Agilent Technologies
System DC Power Supply
Series N5700
User’s Guide
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Series N5700 User’s Guide
Safety Notices
The following general safety precautions
must be observed during all phases of
operation of this instrument. Failure to
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General
Do not use this product in any manner
not specified by the manufacturer. The
protective features of this product may be
impaired if it is used in a manner not
specified in the operation instructions.
Before Applying Power
Verify that all safety precautions are
taken. Make all connections to the unit
before applying power. Note the
instrument's external markings described
under "Safety Symbols"
Ground the Instrument
This product is a Safety Class 1
instrument (provided with a protective
earth terminal). To minimize shock
hazard, the instrument chassis and cover
must be connected to an electrical
ground. The instrument must be
connected to the ac power mains through
a grounded power cable, with the ground
wire firmly connected to an electrical
ground (safety ground) at the power
outlet. Any interruption of the protective
(grounding) conductor or disconnection of
the protective earth terminal will cause a
potential shock hazard that could result in
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Fuses
The instrument contains an internal fuse,
which is not customer accessible.
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Atmosphere
Safety Symbols
Direct current
Do not operate the instrument in the
presence of flammable gases or fumes.
Alternating current
Do Not Remove the Instrument
Cover
Both direct and alternating
current
Only qualified, service-trained personnel
who are aware of the hazards involved
should remove instrument covers. Always
disconnect the power cable and any
external circuits before removing the
instrument cover.
Three phase alternating
current
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operating procedure, practice, or the
like that, if not correctly performed
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personal injury or death. Do not
proceed beyond a WARNING notice
until the indicated conditions are
fully understood and met.
Earth (ground) terminal
Protective earth ground
terminal.
Frame or chassis terminal
Terminal is at earth
potential.
Neutral conductor on
permanently installed
equipment
Line conductor on
permanently installed
equipment.
On supply
Off supply
Standby supply. Unit is not
completely disconnected
from ac mains when switch
is off
In position of a bi-stable push
switch
Out position of a bi-stable
push switch
Caution, risk of electric shock
Caution, hot surface
Caution, refer to
accompanying
documents
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In this Book
This User’s Manual contains the operating instructions, installation
instructions, and specifications of the Agilent Technologies Series
N5700 750W and 1500W System DC Power Supplies. Specific
chapters in this manual contain the following information:
Quick Reference – Chapter 1 is a quick reference section that
helps you quickly become familiar with your Agilent N5700
power supply.
Installation – Chapter 2 describes how to install your power
supply. It describes how to connect various loads to the output. It
discusses remote sensing as well as parallel and series operation.
Operating the Power Supply Locally – Chapter 3 describes how to
operate the power supply from the front panel and from the
analog connector on the rear panel. It also includes a turn-on
check-out procedure to verify the unit is operating properly.
Operating the Power Supply Remotely – Chapter 4 describes how
to configure the remote interfaces. It also gives a brief overview
of the SCPI command structure and basic programming concepts.
Language Reference – Chapter 5 describes all of the SCPI
programming commands.
Programming Examples – Chapter 6 provides Visual BASIC
example programs that illustrate some common applications.
Specifications – Appendix A describes specifications and
supplemental characteristics.
Verification and Calibration Procedures – Appendix B explains
the verification and calibration procedures.
Service – Appendix C describes what to do if your unit requires
service.
Compatibility – Appendix D documents the compatibility
commands of the Agilent 603xA power supplies that are
supported by the Agilent N5700 power supplies.
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Contents
1 Quick Reference
The Agilent N5700 DC Power Supplies – At a Glance ................................. 8
The Front Panel - At a Glance......................................................................... 10
The Rear Panel – At a Glance......................................................................... 12
2 Installation
General Information.......................................................................................... 16
Inspecting the Unit ........................................................................................... 17
Installing the Unit.............................................................................................. 17
Connecting the Line Cord ................................................................................ 19
Connecting the Load......................................................................................... 21
Output Voltage Sensing ................................................................................... 24
Load Considerations ......................................................................................... 26
Parallel Connections......................................................................................... 28
Series Connections........................................................................................... 30
J1 Connector Connections .............................................................................. 32
3 Operating the Power Supply Locally
Turn-On Check-Out ........................................................................................... 34
Normal Operation.............................................................................................. 36
Protection Functions ........................................................................................ 37
Output On/Off Controls.................................................................................... 40
Analog Programming of Output Voltage and Current................................. 42
4 Operating the Power Supply Remotely
Connecting to the Interfaces .......................................................................... 48
SCPI Commands – an Introduction................................................................ 58
5 Language Reference
SCPI Command Summary................................................................................ 64
Calibration Commands ..................................................................................... 66
Measure Commands......................................................................................... 67
Output Commands ............................................................................................ 68
Source Commands............................................................................................ 69
Status Commands............................................................................................. 71
System Commands ........................................................................................... 77
Trigger Commands............................................................................................ 79
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6 Programming Examples
Output Programming Example ........................................................................ 82
Trigger Programming Example........................................................................ 84
Appendix A Specifications
Performance Specifications ............................................................................ 88
Supplemental Characteristics ......................................................................... 89
Outline Diagram................................................................................................. 91
Appendix B Verification and Calibration
Verification ......................................................................................................... 94
Calibration ........................................................................................................113
Appendix C Service
Types of Service Available.............................................................................116
Repackaging for Shipment.............................................................................116
Operating Checklist.........................................................................................116
Error Messages ...............................................................................................118
Appendix D Compatibility
Differences – In General ................................................................................124
Compatibility Command Summary ...............................................................125
Index ...........................................................................................................................................................127
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Quick Reference
The Agilent N5700 DC Power Supplies – At a Glance ................................. 8
The Front Panel - At a Glance......................................................................... 10
The Rear Panel – At a Glance......................................................................... 12
This chapter concisely describes the Agilent Technologies Series
N5700 Power Supplies.
This chapter is not meant to describe every operating feature in
detail. It is simply a quick reference guide to quickly become familiar
with the essential components of the power supply. It can also be
used as a memory jogger for experienced users to quickly find a
front/rear panel function.
A quick reference programming command chart is included in the
beginning of chapter 5.
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Quick Reference
The Agilent N5700 DC Power Supplies – At a Glance
The Agilent Technologies Series N5700 System DC Power Supplies
are general-purpose, 1U (rack unit) high, switching power supplies
that are available with a wide variety of output voltage and current
ratings.
These power supplies are power-factor corrected and operate from a
worldwide AC voltage range. Output voltage and current are
continuously displayed and LED indicators show the complete
operating status of the power supply.
The front panel controls allow the user to set the output parameters,
over-voltage, under-voltage, and over-current protection levels, and
preview the settings.
The rear panel includes the necessary connectors to control and
monitor the power supply operation by analog signals or by the builtin remote communication interfaces.
Output Features
•
Constant voltage/constant current with automatic crossover.
•
High-resolution voltage and current front panel controls.
•
Accurate voltage and current readback.
•
Independent edge-triggered external shut-off, and leveltriggered external enable/disable.
•
Parallel master/slave operation with active current sharing.
•
Remote sensing to compensate for voltage drop in load leads.
•
Analog output programming and monitoring.
•
Built-in GBIB/LAN/USB interface.
•
A built-in Web server that lets you control the instrument
directly from an internet browser on your computer.
•
Zero-gap stacking - no ventilation holes at the top and bottom
surface of the power supply.
•
Universal input voltage with active power factor correction.
•
Fan speed control for low noise and extended fan life.
System Features
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Quick Reference
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Programmable Functions
•
Output voltage and current setting.
•
Output voltage and current measurement.
•
Output voltage and current trigger setting.
•
Output On/Off control.
•
Over-current protection setting.
•
Over-voltage protection setting and readback.
•
Under-voltage limit setting and readback.
•
Start-up mode (either last setting or reset mode)
•
Status register setting and readback.
•
Bus trigger
•
Calibration
Model Ratings
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Model
Voltage
Range
Current
Range
Model
Voltage
Range
Current
Range
N5741A
0 – 6V
0 – 100A
N5761A
0 – 6V
0 – 180A
N5742A
0 – 8V
0 – 90A
N5762A
0 – 8V
0 – 165A
N5743A
0 – 12.5V
0 – 60A
N5763A
0 – 12.5V
0 – 120A
N5744A
0 – 20V
0 – 38A
N5764A
0 – 20V
0 – 76A
N5745A
0 – 30V
0 – 25A
N5765A
0 – 30V
0 – 50A
N5746A
0 – 40V
0 – 19A
N5766A
0 – 40V
0 – 38A
N5747A
0 – 60V
0 – 12.5A
N5767A
0 – 60V
0 – 25A
N5748A
0 – 80V
0 – 9.5A
N5768A
0 – 80V
0 – 19A
N5749A
0 – 100V
0 – 7.5A
N5769A
0 – 100V
0 – 15A
N5750A
0 – 150V
0 – 5A
N5770A
0 – 150V
0 – 10A
N5751A
0 – 300V
0 – 2.5A
N5771A
0 – 300V
0 – 5A
N5752A
0 – 600V
0 – 1.3A
N5772A
0 – 600V
0 – 2.5A
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Quick Reference
The Front Panel - At a Glance
3
2
1
VOLTAGE
4
DC VOLTS
5
6
CURRENT
DC AMPS
CV
CC
PROT
FINE
LIMIT/
16
14
OVP
UVL
OCP
REM
13
11
9
OUT ON
POWER
19
18
1 – VOLTAGE knob
17
15
12
7
10
8
Voltage function: Adjusts the output voltage, the over-voltage protection level,
and the under-voltage limit. If over-voltage protection or under-voltage limits have
been set, you cannot program the output voltage outside those limits.
GPIB address: Selects the GPIB address when REM is pressed and held.
2 – CV indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit is operating in constant voltage mode – with the
output voltage being held constant.
3 – DC VOLTS display
LED display that normally displays the voltage measured at the sense terminals.
When LIMIT is pressed, the display indicates the programmed voltage setting.
When OVP/UVL is pressed, the display indicates either the OVP or UVL setting.
When REM is pressed and held, the display indicates the GPIB address.
4 – DC AMPS display
LED display that normally displays the current measured at the output terminals.
When LIMIT is pressed, the display indicates the programmed current setting.
5 – CC indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit is operating in constant current mode – with the
output current being held constant.
6 – CURRENT knob
Adjusts the output current.
7 – OUT ON button
Output function: Press OUT ON to turn the output on or off. Press OUT ON to
reset and turn the output on after an OVP or OCP event has occurred.
Start-up function: Selects between Safe-Start and Auto-Restart modes. Press and
hold the OUT ON button to toggle between Safe-Start and Auto-Restart. The
display cycles between SAF and AU7. Releasing the OUT ON button while one of
the modes is displayed selects that mode.
8 – OUT ON indicator
10
When lit, indicates that the output is enabled or on.
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9 – REM button
1
Mode function: Press REM to put the unit into local mode. (This button can be
disabled with a Local Lockout command).
Address function: Selects the GPIB address. Press and hold the REM button for
three seconds to set the address with the Voltage knob.
10 – REM indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit is in Remote mode.
11 – OCP button
Enable function: Press OCP to turn over-current protection on. Press OCP again to
turn over-current protection off.
Reset OCP: When an over-current protection event occurs, press the OUT ON
button to enable the output and re-arm over-current protection.
12 – OCP indicator
When lit, indicates that over-current protection is enabled or on.
13 – OVP/UVL button
OVP function: Press OVP/UVL once to set the over-voltage protection level with
the Voltage knob (the display shows OUP). You cannot set the over-voltage
protection lower than about 5% above the present output voltage setting.
UVL function: Press OVP/UVL twice to set the under-voltage programming limit
with the Voltage knob (the display shows UUL). You cannot set the under-voltage
protection higher than about 5% below the present output voltage setting.
14 – LIMIT button
Limit function: Press LIMIT to display the output voltage and current limit. For five
seconds the display shows the settings and then it returns to show the actual
output voltage and current.
Lock function: Press and hold the LIMIT button to toggle between Locked front
panel and Unlocked front panel. The display will cycle between LFP and UFP.
Releasing the LIMIT button while one of the modes is displayed selects that
mode.
15 – LIMIT indicator
When lit, indicates that the LIMIT button is pressed.
16 – FINE button
Selects Fine or Coarse adjustment control. In Fine mode, the Voltage and Current
knobs operate with high resolution; in Coarse mode, with lower resolution
(approximately six turns).
17 – FINE indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit is in Fine adjustment mode.
18 – PROT indicator
When blinking, indicates that a fault has occurred.
OVP, OCP, OTP, Enable fail, and AC fail detection will cause the PROT indicator to
blink. The PROT indicator may blink and the display indicate AC for a few seconds
after the unit is turned off because of residual energy inside the unit.
19 – POWER switch
Turns the power supply on or off.
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Quick Reference
The Rear Panel – At a Glance
8
9
10/100 Ethernet
LINK
TX
GPIB
J2 SW1
+S+LS NC -LC-S
!
!
+V
-V
J1
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OFF
ANALOG PROGRAMMING
AC INPUT
NOT ACTIVE
80V - 600V
750W
2
7
6
5
4
6V - 60V
1500W
1 – AC input connector
Wire clamp connector for 1500W output models.
IEC connector for 750W output models.
2 – DC output connector
Wire clamp connector for 80V to 600V models.
Bus bars for 6V to 60V models.
3 – USB connector
Connector for connecting to a USB interface. See chapter 4 for setup.
4 – LAN connector
Connector for connecting to a LAN interface. LINK LED indicates link integrity.
TX LED indicates LAN activity. See chapter 4 for LAN setup.
5 – Analog Programming
connector
Connector for the analog interface. Includes output voltage and current limit
programming and monitoring signals, Shut-Off control (electrical signal),
Enable/Disable control (dry-contact), power supply ok (Power Supply OK) signal
and operation mode (CV/CC) signal. (See next page for details)
6 – SW1 setup switch
Nine-position switch for selecting remote programming and monitoring modes
for Output Voltage, Current Limit and other control functions. (See next page for
details)
7 – Remote Sense connector
Connector for making remote sensing connections for regulating the load
voltage and compensating for wiring voltage drop. (See next page for details)
8 – GPIB connector
Connector for connecting to a GPIB interface. See chapter 4 for setup.
9 – Ground screw
M4x8 screws for making chassis ground connections
WARNING
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1
3
SHOCK HAZARD The power cord provides a chassis ground through a third
conductor. Be certain that your power outlet is of the three-conductor type
with the correct pin connected to earth ground
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J2 Sense Connector
1 – Remote sense (+)
2 – Local sense (+)
3 – Not used
4 – Local sense (–)
5 – Remote sense (–)
The factory-shipped configuration is shown in the figure.
SW1 Setup Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The factory-shipped setting is Down for all switches.
1 – Output voltage, voltage
programming
Down: The output voltage is programmed by the front panel.
The output voltage is programmed by the external voltage signal.
Up:
2 – Output current, voltage
programming
Down: The output current is programmed by the front panel.
Up:
The output current is programmed by the external voltage signal.
3 – Programming range
(voltage/resistance)
Down: The remote programming range is: 0 – 5V / 0 – 5KΩ.
The remote programming range is: 0 – 10V / 0 – 10KΩ.
Up:
4 – Voltage and Current
monitoring range
Down: The remote monitoring range is: 0 – 5V.
The remote programming range is: 0 – 10V.
Up:
5 – Shut-Off Logic Select
Down: OUT OFF = Low (0 – 0.6V) or short; OUT ON = High (2V – 15V) or open.
OUT OFF = High (2V – 15V) or open; OUT ON = Low (0 – 0.6V) or short.
Up:
6 – Not Used
7 – Output voltage, resistive
programming
Down: The output voltage is programmed by the front panel.
The output voltage is programmed by the external resistor.
Up:
8 – Output current, resistive
programming
Down: The output current is programmed by the front panel.
The output current is programmed by the external resistor.
Up:
9 – Enable/Disable control
Down: The J1 Enable+/Enable– pins are not active.
The J1 Enable+/Enable– pins are active.
Up:
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Quick Reference
J1 Analog Programming Connector
Current Program
Voltage Program
Local / Analog
Voltage Monitor
Common (-S)
CV / CC
13
25
12
24
11
10
23
22
9
21
8
7
20
19
6
18
5
17
Chassis Common
Chassis Common
Enable +
4
3
16
15
2
1
14
Parallel
Current Monitor
Current Prog. Return
Voltage Prog. Return
Local / Analog State
Enable -Shut Off
Power Supply OK
The factory-shipped default configuration is Local operation, which
does not require connection to J1.
Pin 1:
Enable +
Connect Pin 1 to Pin 14 to enable the output. Disconnect to disable the output.
Pin 2, 3:
Chassis Common
Signal return for Pin 15 and Pin 16. Connected to chassis.
Pin 4–7:
Not Used
No connection
Pin 8:
Local/Analog
Input for selecting between front panel or analog programming of the output.
Pin 9:
Voltage Program
Input for voltage or resistance programming of the output voltage.
Pin 10:
Current Program
Input for voltage or resistance programming of the output current.
Pin 11:
Voltage Monitor
Output for monitoring the output voltage.
Pin 12:
Common
Signal return for Pin 8, Pin11, Pin 13, and Pin 24. Connected internally to –S.
Pin 13:
CV/CC
Output for constant voltage/constant current mode indication.
Pin 14:
Enable –
Connect Pin 14 to Pin 1 to enable the output. Disconnect to disable the output.
Pin 15:
Shut Off
Input for Shut-Off control of the output. Referenced to Chassis Common.
Pin 16:
Power Supply OK
Output to indicate the power supply status. Referenced to Chassis Common.
Pin 17–20:
Not Used
No connection
Pin 21:
Local/Analog State
Output for indication of local or analog programming mode.
Pin 22:
Voltage Prog. Return
Signal return for Pin 9. Connected internally to –S.
Pin 23:
Current Prog. Return
Signal return for Pin 10. Connected internally to –S.
Pin 24:
Current Monitor
Output for monitoring the output current.
Pin 25:
Parallel
Output for current balancing in parallel operation.
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Installation
General Information.......................................................................................... 16
Inspecting the Unit ........................................................................................... 17
Installing the Unit.............................................................................................. 17
Connecting the Line Cord ................................................................................ 19
Connecting the Load......................................................................................... 21
Output Voltage Sensing ................................................................................... 24
Load Considerations ......................................................................................... 26
Parallel Connections......................................................................................... 28
Series Connections........................................................................................... 30
J1 Connector Connections .............................................................................. 32
This chapter describes how to install your power supply. It discusses
installation, rack mounting, and line cord connections.
This chapter also discusses how to connect your load to the output
terminals. It discusses what you need to know about wire sizes and
how to compensate for voltage drops in the load leads. It also
discusses various loads configurations and how to connect units in
series and parallel.
Before getting started, check the list under “Items Supplied” and
verify that you have received these items with your instrument. If
anything is missing, please contact your nearest Agilent Sales and
Service Office.
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Installation
General Information
Models
750 W Models
1500 W Models
N5741A – N5749A
N5761A – N5769A
N5750A – N5752A
N5770A – N5772A
Items Supplied
Item
Description
Power Cord
A power cord appropriate for your location
750W units are supplied with terminated power cords
1500W units are supplied with unterminated power cords
Strain relief assembly
A strain relief assembly for unterminated power cords
(only used for 1500W units)
AC input cover
A cover for the AC input on which the strain relief assembly
is mounted (only used for 1500W units)
Analog connector
A DB25 subminiature connector plug for analog control
connections
Shield assembly
A safety shield for the output terminal connections
Hardware
Nuts, washers, and bolts for connecting load leads to output
bus bars (only used for 6V to 60V units)
Documentation Set
Contains User’s Guide with Product Reference CD-ROM
Certificate of Calibration
A certificate of calibration referenced to the serial number
Automation-Ready
CD-ROM
E2094N - contains Agilent IO Libraries Suite
Item
Description
N5740A
Rack-mount slide kit for installing in system II cabinets
Accessories
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Installation
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Inspecting the Unit
When you receive your power supply, inspect it for any obvious
damage that may have occurred during shipment. If there is damage,
notify the shipping carrier and nearest Agilent Sales and Service
Office immediately. Refer to Appendix C for more information.
Until you have checked out the power supply, save the shipping
carton and packing materials in case the unit has to be returned.
Installing the Unit
Safety Considerations
This power supply is a Safety Class 1 instrument, which means it has
a protective earth terminal. That terminal must be connected to
earth ground through power source equipped with a ground
receptacle. Refer to the Safety Summary page at the beginning of this
guide for general safety information. Before installation or
operation, check the power supply and review this guide for safety
warnings and instructions. Safety warnings for specific procedures
are located at appropriate places throughout this Guide.
Environment
WARNING
Do not operate the instrument in the presence of flammable gasses or fumes
The environmental conditions, dimensions of the instrument, as well
as an outline diagram are given in Appendix A. Basically, the
instrument should only be operated indoors in a controlled
environment. Do not operate the power supply in an area where the
ambient temperature exceeds 40° C.
NOTE
Agilent N5700 power supplies generate magnetic fields, which may affect the
operation of other instruments. If your equipment is susceptible to magnetic
fields, do not position it adjacent to the power supply.
Airflow
Fans cool the power supply by drawing air through the front and
exhausting it out the back. The instrument must be installed in a
location that allows sufficient space of at least 10 cm (4 in) at the
front and back of the unit for adequate air circulation.
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Installation
Rack Installation
CAUTION
Ensure that the screws used to attach the rack slide kit do not penetrate more
than 6 mm into the sides of the unit.
Do not block the air intake at the front, or the exhaust at the rear of the unit.
The Agilent N5700 power supplies can be mounted in a standard 19inch rack panel or cabinet. They are designed to fit in one rack unit
(1U) of space. To install the power supply in a rack:
1. Use the front panel rack-mount brackets to install the power
supply in the rack.
2. Use a support bracket to provide adequate support for the rear of
the power supply.
3. If using rack mount slides, use Agilent N5740A Rack-mount Slide
Kit to install the unit in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Refer to
the following figure for assembly instructions. Use three #10-32 x
0.38 in (max.) screws at each side. To prevent internal damage, use
the specified screw length only.
Cleaning
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD To prevent electric shock, unplug the unit before cleaning.
Use a dry cloth or one slightly dampened with water to clean the
external case parts. Do not attempt to clean internally.
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Connecting the Line Cord
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD The power cord provides a chassis ground through a third
conductor. Be certain that your power outlet is of the three-conductor type
with the correct pin connected to earth ground.
FIRE HAZARD Use only the power cord that was supplied with your
instrument. Using other types of power cords may cause overheating of the
power cord, resulting in fire.
NOTE
The detachable power cord may be used as an emergency disconnecting
device. Removing the power cord will disconnect ac input power to the unit.
The AC input on the back of your unit is a universal AC input. It
accepts line voltages in the range of 85 VAC to 265 VAC. The
frequency range is 47 Hz to 63 Hz.
The input current requirement of 750W units is 10.5A @ 100 VAC
nominal and 5A @ 200 VAC nominal. The current requirement of
1500W units is 21A @ 100 VAC nominal and 11A @ 200 VAC nominal.
Input Connections for 750W units
Connect the power cord to the IEC 320 connector on the rear of the
unit. The IEC connector provides the safety ground connection when
the AC cord is plugged into a grounded AC receptacle.
If the wrong power cord was shipped with your unit, contact your
nearest Agilent Sales and Service Office.
Input Connections for 1500W units
CAUTION
Connection of this power supply to an AC power source should be made by a
qualified electrician or other qualified personnel.
The AC input connector is a 3-terminal wire clamp located on the
rear panel. Use suitable wires and tightening torque as follows:
•
Wire diameter: 12 AWG or 10 AWG
•
Tightening torque: 6.5 - 7.0 in-lb
Connect the cable to the AC input connector as follows:
•
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Strip the outside insulation of the AC cable approximately 10
cm (4 in). Trim the wires so that the ground wire is 10 mm
(0.4 in) longer than the other wires. Strip 14 mm (0.55 in) at
the end of each of the wires.
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•
Unscrew the base of the strain relief from the wire
compression nut. Place the locknut inside the AC input cover
with the flat side of the nut against the cover. Insert the base
through the outside opening of the AC input cover. Screw the
base securely onto the locknut from the outside (17 ft-lbs).
•
Slide the wire compression nut over the AC cable. Insert the
stripped wires through the strain relief base until the outer
cable jacket is flush with the inside edge of the base. Place a
wrench on the base to keep it from turning. Now tighten the
compression nut to the base (14-16.2 ft-lbs) while holding the
cable in place. Now the cable is securely fastened inside the
strain relief. Refer to the following figure.
•
Route the AC wires to the input connector terminals as
required. To connect the wires, loosen the terminal screw,
insert the stripped wire into the terminal, and tighten the
screw securely to between 4.4–5.3 in-lbs.
•
Route the wires inside the cover to prevent pinching. Fasten
the cover to the unit using the M3 x 8mm pan head screws
provided (4.8 in-lbs). Refer to the following figure for details.
L N
M3 x 8mm
Pan Head Screws
(2 places)
Cover
Assembled
Strain Relief
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Connecting the Load
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD Turn off AC power before making rear panel connections.
All wires and straps must be properly connected with screws securely
tightened.
As further explained in this section, the following factors should be
considered when selecting wiring to connect the load to the power
supply:
•
Current carrying capacity of the wire
•
Insulation rating of the wire should be at least equivalent to
the maximum output voltage of the power supply
•
Maximum wire length and voltage drop
•
Noise and impedance effects of the load wiring
Wire Size
WARNING
FIRE HAZARD To satisfy safety requirements, select a wire size heavy
enough not to overheat while carrying the power supply load current at the
rated load, or the current that would flow in the event the load wires were
shorted, whichever is greater.
Along with conductor temperature, you must also consider voltage
drop when selecting wire sizes. The following chart lists the
resistance for various wire sizes and also the maximum lengths to
limit the voltage drop to 1.0 volt for various currents.
Although the power supply will compensate for up to 5V in each load
wire, it is recommended to minimize the voltage drop to less than 1V
to prevent excessive output power consumption from the power
supply and poor dynamic response to load changes.
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Wire size
AWG
Resistance
Ω/1000 foot
Maximum length in feet to limit voltage to 1 V
for 5 A
for 10 A for 20A
for 50A for 150A
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
0
2.526
1.589
0.9994
0.6285
0.3953
0.2486
0.1564
0.0983
80
120
200
320
500
800
1200
2000
40
60
100
160
250
400
600
1000
20
30
50
80
125
200
300
500
8
12
20
32
50
80
125
200
2
3.4
6
10
16
26
40
68
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Cross
section
(mm2)
Resistance
Ω/kilometer
Maximum length in meters to limit voltage to 1 V
for 5 A for 10 A
for 20A
for 50A for 150A
2.5
4
6
10
16
25
35
8.21
5.09
3.39
1.95
1.24
0.795
0.565
24.0
39.2
59.0
102
160
250
354
12.0
18.6
29.4
51.2
80.0
125
177
6.0
9.8
14.8
25.6
40.0
62.0
88.0
2.4
4.0
5.8
10.2
16.0
25.2
35.4
0.8
1.4
2.0
3.4
5.4
8.4
11.8
Load Connections for 6V to 60V Models
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD Hazardous voltages may exist at the outputs and the load
connections when using a power supply with a rated output greater than 40V.
To protect personnel against accidental contact with hazardous voltages,
ensure that the load and its connections have no accessible live parts. Ensure
that the load wiring insulation rating is greater than or equal to the maximum
output voltage of the power supply.
CAUTION
Ensure that the load wiring mounting hardware does not short the output
terminals. Heavy connecting cables must have some form of strain relief to
prevent loosening the connections or bending the bus-bars.
All load wires should be properly terminated with wire terminals
securely attached. Do not use unterminated wires for load
connections at the power supply. The following figures illustrate how
to connect the load wires to the power supply bus-bars as well as
how to mount the bus-bar shield to the chassis.
Wire terminal lug (2 places)
M8x15 screw (2 places)
Flat washer
(2 places)
Flat washer (2 places)
Spring washer (2 places)
Hex Nut (2 places)
Screws tightening torque: 104-118 in-lb.
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Install the shield after you have finished connecting the load wires.
Shield
Load Connections for 80V to 600V Models
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD Hazardous voltages may exist at the outputs and the load
connections when using a power supply with a rated output greater than 40V.
To protect personnel against accidental contact with hazardous voltages,
ensure that the load and its connections have no accessible live parts. Ensure
that the load wiring insulation rating is greater than or equal to the maximum
output voltage of the power supply.
The 80V to 600V models have a four-terminal wire clamp output
connector. The two left terminals are the positive outputs and the
two right terminals are the negative outputs. The connector
specifications are as follows:
Wire Size:
AWG 18 to AWG 10
Stripping Length:
10 mm (0.39 in.)
Torque:
6.5 - 7 in-lb.
The following instructions describe how to connect the load wires to
the power supply:
•
Strip wires back approximately 10 mm (0.39 in).
•
Loosen the connector terminal screws and insert the stripped
wires into the terminal. Tighten the terminal screw securely.
+V
-V
Positive Output (+)
Negative (-)
Output/Return
Load wires
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•
Loosen the two chassis screws marked A halfway.
•
Assemble the protective shield to the chassis and tighten the
two screws to fix the shield to the chassis. Screw tightening
torque: 4.8-5.3 in-lb
A
A
•
Tighten the wires to one of the shield sides using tie-wrap or
equivalent. Refer to the following figure.
Load
wires
•
Ensure that the wire length inside the shield is long enough
to provide proper strain relief.
Output Voltage Sensing
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD There is a potential shock hazard at the sense connector
when using a power supply with a rated output greater than 40V. Ensure that
the local sense and remote sense wiring insulation rating is greater than or
equal to the maximum output voltage of the power supply. Ensure that the
connections at the load end are shielded to prevent accidental contact with
hazardous voltages.
Local and remote sense connections are made at the J2 connector.
The connector has a removable plug that makes it easy for you to
make your wire connections. Refer to the following figure for the
terminal assignments.
1
2
3
4
5
24
Remote sense (+)
Local sense (+)
Not connected
Local sense (-)
Remote sense (-)
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The J2 connector plug specifications are as follows:
NOTE
Plug Type:
MC 1.5/5-ST-3.81, Phoenix
Wire Size:
AWG 28 to AWG 16
Stripping Length:
7 mm (0.28 in.)
Torque:
0.22 – 0.25 Nm (1.95 – 2.21 in-lb.)
If the power supply is operated without the remote sense lines connected or
without local sense jumpers, it will continue to work, but the output voltage
regulation will be degraded. Also, the OVP circuit may activate and shut down
the power supply.
Local Sensing
The power supply is shipped with the rear panel J2 sense connector
wired for local sensing of the output voltage. With local sensing, the
output voltage regulation is made at the output terminals. This
method does not compensate for voltage drop on the load wires,
therefore it is recommended only for low load current applications or
where the load regulation is less critical.
+V
Power
Supply
+
Load
-V
- Rem.sense
-Local sense
+Local sense
+Rem.sense
Load lines, twisted
pair, shortest length
possible.
Remote Sensing
Use remote sensing in applications where load regulation at the load
is critical. Remote sensing allows the power supply to automatically
compensate for the voltage drop in the load leads. Refer to Appendix
A for the maximum allowable voltage drop on the load wires.
Remote sensing is especially useful in constant voltage mode with
load impedances that vary or have significant lead resistance. It has
no effect in constant current mode. Because sensing is independent
of other power supply functions it can be used regardless of how the
power supply is programmed. With remote sensing, voltage readback
monitors the load voltage at the remote sense points.
Use twisted or shielded wires to minimize noise pick-up. If shielded
wires are used, the shield should be connected to the ground at one
point, either at the power supply chassis or the load ground. The
optimal point for the shield ground should be determined by
experimentation
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To configure the power supply for remote sensing:
•
Turn off the power supply.
•
Remove the local sense jumpers from the J2 connector.
•
Connect the negative sense lead to terminal 5 (-S) and the
positive sense lead to terminal 1 (+S). Make sure that the
connector plug is securely inserted into the connector body.
•
Turn on the power supply.
Load lines. Twisted pair
shortest length possible.
+V
Power
Supply
+
Load
-V
- Rem.sense
-Local sense
+Local sense
+Rem.sense
NOTE
Sense lines.
Twisted pair or
shielded wires.
If the power supply is operated with remote sensing and either the positive or
negative load wire is not connected, an internal protection circuit will activate
and shut down the power supply. To resume operation, turn the power supply
off, connect the open load wire, and turn on the power supply.
Load Considerations
Multiple Loads
The following figure shows multiple loads connected to one power
supply. Each load should be connected to the power supply’s output
terminals using separate pairs of wires. It is recommended that each
pair of wires will be as short as possible and twisted or shielded to
minimize noise pick-up and radiation. The sense wires should be
connected to the power supply output terminals or to the load with
the most critical load regulation requirement.
Load lines, twisted pair,
shortest length possible.
+V
Power
Supply
Load#1
-V
- Rem.sense
-Local sense
+Local sense
+ Rem.sense
26
+
+
+
Load#2
Load#3
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If remotely located distribution terminals are used, as shown in the
following figure, the power supply output terminals should be
connected to the remote distribution terminals by a pair of twisted
and/or shielded wires. Connect each load to the distribution
terminals separately. Remote voltage sensing is recommended under
these circumstances. Sense either at the remote distribution
terminals or, if one load is more sensitive than the others, directly at
the critical load.
+V
Power
Supply
Distribution terminal
+V
+
Load#1
-V
- Rem.sense
-Local sense
+Local sense
+Rem.sense
+
-V
+
Load#2
Load#3
Output Noise and Impedance Effects
To minimize the noise pickup or radiation, the load wires and remote
sense wires should be twisted-pairs to the shortest possible length.
Shielding of sense leads may be necessary in high noise
environments. Where shielding is used, connect the shield to the
chassis via a rear panel ground screw. Even if noise is not a concern,
the load and remote sense wires should be twisted-pairs to reduce
coupling, which might impact the stability of power supply. The sense
leads should be separated from the power leads.
Twisting the load wires reduces the parasitic inductance of the cable,
which could produce high frequency voltage spikes at the load and
the output because of current variation in the load itself.
The impedance introduced between the power supply output and the
load could make the ripple and noise at the load worse than the noise
at the power supply rear panel output. Additional filtering with
bypass capacitors at the load terminals may be required to bypass the
high frequency load current.
Inductive Loads
Inductive loads can produce voltage spikes that may be harmful to
the power supply. A diode should be connected across the output.
The diode voltage and current rating should be greater than the
power supply maximum output voltage and current rating. Connect
the cathode to the positive output and the anode to the negative
output of the power supply.
Where positive load transients such as back EMF from a motor may
occur, connect a surge suppressor across the output to protect the
power supply. The breakdown voltage rating of the suppressor must
be approximately 10% higher than the maximum output voltage of the
power supply.
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Grounding the Output
The output of the power supply is isolated from earth ground. Either
positive or negative voltages can be obtained from the output by
grounding (or "commoning") one of the output terminals. Always use
two wires to connect the load to the output regardless of where or
how the system is grounded.
To avoid noise problems caused by common-mode current flowing
from the load to ground, it is recommended to ground the output
terminal as close as possible to the power supply chassis ground.
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD For models up to 60VDC rated output, no point shall be more
than +/-60VDC above/below chassis ground. For models > 60VDC rated
output, no point shall be more than +/-600VDC above/below chassis ground.
There is also a potential shock hazard at the IEEE/LAN/USB ports when
using power supplies with rated or combined voltages > 400VDC with the
positive output of the power supplies grounded. Do not connect the positive
output to ground when using the IEEE/LAN/USB under the above conditions.
Parallel Connections
CAUTION
Only power supplies that have identical voltage and current ratings can be
connected in parallel.
Up to four units of the same voltage and current rating can be
connected in parallel to provide up to four times the output current
capability. Refer to the following figures for typical connections of
parallel power supplies using either local or remote sensing. The
figures show two units, however, the same connection method
applies for up to four units.
-S
-LS +LS +S
MASTER
POWER SUPPLY
+V
As short as possible
-V
Twisted
pair
J1-25
Parallel
Current Program
J1-8 J1-12 J1-10
SLAVE
POWER SUPPLY
-S
LOAD
+V
-LS +LS +S
-V
Local Sensing
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+S
-S
-S
Twisted
pair
+S
MASTER
POWER SUPPLY
+V
As short as possible
-V
Twisted
pair
+S
J1-25
Parallel
Current Program
J1-8 J1-12 J1-10
SLAVE
POWER SUPPLY
-S
+S
LOAD
+V
-V
-S
Twisted
pair
-S
+S
Remote Sensing
One of the units operates as a master and the remaining units are
slaves. The slave units operate as controlled current sources
following the master output current. In remote operation, only the
master unit can be programmed by the computer while the slave
units may be connected to the computer for voltage, current and
status readback only.
It is recommended that each unit supplies only up to 95% of its
current rating because of the imbalance that may be caused by
cabling and connections voltage drops.
Setting up the Master Unit
Connect the sensing circuit for either local or remote sensing as
shown in the previous figures. Set the master unit output voltage to
the desired voltage. Program the current limit to the desired load
current limit divided by the number of parallel units. During
operation, the master unit operates in constant voltage mode,
regulating the load voltage at the programmed output voltage.
Setting up the Slave Units
Set the rear panel setup switch SW1 position 2 to it’s up position.
Connect J1 pin 10 (Current Program) of the slave unit to J1 pin 25
(Parallel) of the master unit. The output voltage of the slave units
should be programmed higher than the output voltage of the master
unit to prevent interference with the master unit’s control. The
current limit of each unit should be programmed to the desired load
current limit divided by the number of parallel units.
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Setting the Over-Voltage Protection
The master unit OVP should be programmed to the desired OVP level.
The OVP of the slave units should be programmed to a higher value
than the master. When the master unit shuts down, it programs the
slave unit to zero output voltage. If a slave unit shuts down when its
OVP is set lower than the master output voltage, only that unit shuts
down and the remaining slave units will supply all the load current.
Setting the Over-Current Protection
Over-current protection, if desired, may only be used with the master
unit. When the master unit shuts down, it programs the slave units to
zero output voltage.
Series Connections
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD For models up to 60VDC rated output, no point shall be more
than +/-60VDC above/below chassis ground. For models > 60VDC rated
output, no point shall be more than +/-600VDC above/below chassis ground.
There is also a potential shock hazard at the IEEE/LAN/USB ports when
using power supplies with rated or combined voltages > 400VDC with the
positive output of the power supplies grounded. Do not connect the positive
output to ground when using the IEEE/LAN/USB under the above conditions.
CAUTION
Only power supplies that have identical voltage and current ratings can be
connected in series.
Two units of the same voltage and current rating can be connected in
series to provide up to two times the output voltage capability.
Because the current is the same through each element in a series
circuit, outputs connected in series must have equivalent current
ratings. Otherwise, the higher rated output could potentially damage
the lower rated output by forcing excessive current through it under
certain load conditions. Refer to the following figures for typical
series connections using either local or remote sensing.
It is recommended that diodes be connected in parallel with each
output to prevent reverse voltage during start up sequence or in case
one unit shuts down. Each diode should be rated to at least the rated
output voltage and output current of the power supply.
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+LS +S
+LS +S
POWER
SUPPLY
-LS
+
-
POWER
SUPPLY
(*)
-S
-LS
+
+
-
(*)
-S
+
LOAD
LOAD
-
+LS +S
POWER
SUPPLY
-LS
+
-
2
POWER
SUPPLY
(*) Diodes are
user supplied.
(*)
-
+LS +S
-LS
-S
+
-
(*)
-S
Remote Sensing
Local Sensing
Refer to the following figure for typical connections of series power
supplies configured as a positive and a negative output.
+LS +S
POWER
SUPPLY
+
-LS
-S
-
(*)
+
-
+LS +S
POWER
SUPPLY
+
-
(*)
(*) Diodes are user supplied.
-LS -S
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This caution applies when using analog voltage programming with seriesconnected power supplies. The analog programming circuits of these power
supplies are referenced to the negative sense (-S) potential. Therefore, the
analog voltage circuits used to control each series-connected unit must be
separated and floated from each other.
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J1 Connector Connections
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD There is a potential shock hazard at the J1 connector when
using a power supply with a rated output greater than 40V. Ensure that the
load wiring insulation rating is greater than or equal to the maximum output
voltage of the power supply.
External programming and monitoring signal are located on the J1
connector. The power supply is shipped with a mating plug that
makes it easy for you to make your wire connections. It is essential to
use this plastic-body plug to conform to safety agency requirements.
If a shield is required for the J1 wires, connect the shield to the
ground screw located on the power supply chassis.
Refer to the following figure for the pin assignments. A description of
the pins is given in chapter 1.
Current Program
Voltage Program
Local / Analog
Voltage Monitor
Common (-S)
CV / CC
12
13
25
24
11
10
23
22
9
21
8
7
20
19
6
18
5
17
Chassis Common
Chassis Common
Enable +
4
3
16
15
2
1
14
Parallel
Current Monitor
Current Prog. Return
Voltage Prog. Return
Local / Analog State
Enable -Shut Off
Power Supply OK
Pins on this side are
referenced to the negative
sense (-S) terminal.
Pins on this side are isolated
from output terminals and are
referenced to chassis ground.
The mating plug specifications for the J1 connector are as follows:
CAUTION
Mating Plug:
AMP part number 745211-2
Wire Size:
AWG 26 to AWG 22
Extraction tool:
AMP part number 91232-1 or equivalent
Manual pistol grip tool:
Handle: AMP p/n 58074-1
Head: AMP p/n 58063-1
Pins 12, 22 and 23 of J1 are connected internally to the negative sense (-S)
potential of the power supply. Do not attempt to bias any of these pins relative
to the negative output terminal. Use an isolated, ungrounded, programming
source to prevent ground loops and to maintain the isolation of the power
supply when programming from J1.
Chapter 3 describes how to configure the J1 connector when using it
to program the output voltage and current.
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Turn-On Check-Out ........................................................................................... 34
Normal Operation.............................................................................................. 36
Protection Functions ........................................................................................ 37
Output On/Off Controls.................................................................................... 40
Analog Programming of Output Voltage and Current................................. 42
This chapter contains examples on how to operate your power supply
from the front panel. A check-out procedure is included to let you
verify that the power supply is operating properly. Additionally,
information about programming the power supply using the J1
analog programming connector is also provided.
The simple examples discussed in this chapter show you how to
program:
output voltage and current functions
protection functions
output on/off functions
safe-start and auto-restart
analog programming of voltage and current
front panel locking
Refer to chapters 4 and 5 for information on programming your
power supply using SCPI commands.
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Turn-On Check-Out
Before Check-Out
Ensure that the power supply is configured as follows:
WARNING
•
The unit is connected to an appropriate AC source as
described in chapter 2.
•
The POWER switch is in the off position.
•
Sense connector pins 1 and 2 are jumpered; sense connector
pins 4 and 5 are jumpered.
•
All switches on Connector J2 are in the down position.
SHOCK HAZARD Be aware that hazardous voltages can be present on the
output terminals. Do not set the output voltage above 40 VDC during the turnon check-out procedure.
Constant Voltage Check
•
Turn the POWER switch on.
•
Turn the output on by pressing the OUT ON button. The
green OUT ON indicator should be illuminated.
•
The green CV indicator should also be illuminated. If the CC
indicator is illuminated, rotate the current knob until the CV
indicator becomes illuminated.
•
Rotate the voltage knob while observing the DC VOLTS
display. The output voltage should vary while the knob is
turned. The voltage range is from zero to the maximum rated
output for the power supply model.
•
Rotate the voltage knob and set the output voltage of the unit
to 50% of its full-scale rating or 30 volts, whichever is lower.
•
Press the OVP/UVL button once so that the DC AMPS display
indicates OUP. The DC VOLTS display shows the OVP level.
•
Use the voltage knob and set the OVP level of the unit to 75%
of its full-scale voltage rating or 40 volts, whichever is lower.
•
Wait a few seconds until the DC VOLTS display returns to
show the output voltage.
•
Use the voltage knob and raise the output voltage of the unit
until it approaches the OVP setting. Check to make sure that
the output voltage cannot be set higher than the OVP setting.
•
Press the OVP/UVL button again. Rotate the voltage knob and
reset the OVP level of the unit to its maximum setting.
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UVL Check
•
Press the OVP/UVL button twice so that the DC AMPS display
indicates UUL. The DC VOLTS display shows the UVL level.
•
Use the voltage knob and set the UVL level of the unit to 50%
of its full-scale voltage rating or 30 volts, whichever is lower.
•
Wait a few seconds until the DC VOLTS display returns to
show the output voltage.
•
Use the voltage knob and lower the output voltage of the unit
until it approaches the UVL setting. Check to make sure that
the output voltage cannot be set lower than the UVL setting.
•
Press the OVP/UVL button twice. Rotate the voltage knob and
reset the UVL level of the unit to its minimum setting.
Constant Current Check
•
Turn the POWER switch off. Wait a few seconds until the AC
indicator on the front panel goes out.
•
Use a heavy wire and short the +V and –V output terminals
together.
•
Turn the POWER switch on.
•
Turn the output on by pressing the OUT ON button. The
green OUT ON indicator should be illuminated. The green CC
indicator should be also illuminated.
•
Rotate the current knob while observing the DC AMPS
display. The output current should vary while the knob is
turned. The current range is from zero to the maximum rated
output for the power supply model.
•
Rotate the current knob and set the current limit of the unit
to about 10% of its full-scale current rating.
•
Press the OCP button. This should trip the OCP protection.
The OCP indicator should be illuminated, the DC VOLTS
display should indicate OCP, and the Alarm indicator should
be blinking.
•
Press the OCP button again to cancel OCP protection. The DC
VOLTS display should indicate OFF because the OCP
protection is latched.
•
Press the OUT ON button to reset the OCP protection. The
output should return to its previous setting.
•
Turn the POWER switch off.
•
Remove the short from the +V and –V output terminals.
OCP Check
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Normal Operation
The power supply has two basic operating modes: constant voltage
and constant current mode. In constant voltage mode, the power
supply regulates the output voltage at the selected value, while the
load current varies as required by the load. In constant current
mode, the power supply regulates the output current at the selected
value, while the voltage varies as required by the load. The mode in
which the power supply operates at any given time depends on the
voltage setting, current limit setting, and the load resistance.
Constant Voltage Mode
When the power supply is operating in constant voltage mode, the CV
indicator on the front panel illuminates.
Adjustment of the output voltage can be made when the output is
enabled (On) or disabled (Off). When the output is enabled, simply
rotate the voltage knob to program the output voltage.
When the output is disabled, press the LIMIT button and then rotate
the voltage knob. The DC VOLTS display will show the programmed
voltage for 5 seconds after the adjustment has been completed and
then indicate OFF.
The voltage knob can be set to coarse or fine resolution. Press the
FINE button to select finer resolution. The FINE indicator turns on.
NOTE
If you cannot adjust the voltage to the value that you desire, the power supply
may be operating at its current limit. Check the load condition and the current
limit setting. Also, the voltage cannot be programmed lower than about 5%
above the UVL setting, or higher than about 5% below the OVP setting.
Constant Current Mode
When the power supply is operating in constant current mode, the
CC indicator on the front panel illuminates.
Adjustment of the output current limit can be made when the output
is enabled (On) or disabled (Off). When the output is enabled and in
constant current mode, simply rotate the current knob to program
the current limit. If the output is in constant voltage mode, press the
LIMIT button and then rotate the current knob. The DC AMPS display
will show the programmed current for 5 seconds after the adjustment
has been completed and then indicate the actual output current.
When the output is disabled, press the LIMIT button and then rotate
the current knob. The DC AMPS display will show the programmed
current for 5 seconds after the adjustment has been completed and
then go blank because the output is off.
The current knob can be set to coarse or fine resolution. Press the
FINE button to select finer resolution. The FINE indicator turns on.
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CV/CC Mode Crossover
If the power supply is in constant voltage mode and the load current
increases above the current limit setting, the power supply switches
to constant current mode. If the load decreases below the current
limit setting, the power supply switches to constant voltage mode.
CV/CC Signal
CAUTION
Do not connect the CV/CC signal to a voltage source higher than 30VDC.
Always connect the CV/CC signal to the voltage source with a series resistor to
limit the sink current to less than 10mA.
The CV/CC signal available on the J1 connector indicates the
operating mode of the power supply. The CV/CC signal is an open
collector output with a 30V parallel zener at J1 pin 13, referenced to
common at J1 pin 12. J1 pin 12 is connected internally to the –S
terminal. When the power supply operates in constant voltage mode,
CV/CC output is open. When the power supply operates in constant
current mode, CV/CC signal output is low (0 - 0.6V), with maximum
10mA sink current.
Protection Functions
Over-Voltage Protection
The over-voltage protection protects against over-voltage conditions
on the output. If the output voltage attempts to exceed the
programmed limit in response to an analog programming signal or in
the event of a power supply failure, the over-voltage protection
circuit will protect the load by disabling the output. The voltage is
monitored at the sense terminals, thus providing the protection level
directly at the load. Upon detection of an over-voltage condition, the
output is disabled, the display shows OVP, the PROT indicator blinks,
and OV is set in the Questionable Condition status register.
Adjustment of the over-voltage setting can be made when the output
is enabled (On) or disabled (Off). To set the OVP level, press the
OVP/UVL button so that the display indicates OUP. The display will
show the OVP setting. Rotate the voltage knob to adjust the OVP level.
The display will show OVP and the setting value for another five
seconds and then return to its previous state.
The OVP settings are limited at the minimum level to approximately
5% above the output voltage setting. Attempting to adjust the OVP
below this limit will result in no response to the adjustment attempt.
Refer to Appendix A for the maximum OVP settings.
Use one of the following methods to reset the OVP circuit after it
activates. If the condition that caused the over-voltage shutdown is
still present, the OVP circuit will turn the output off again.
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Press the OUT ON button to turn the output on.
•
Turn the AC power off, wait a few seconds, and turn it on.
•
Turn the output off, then on again using the Shut Off pin on
the J1 connector. This only applies in Auto-Restart mode.
•
If the OVP continues to trip, try lowering the output voltage
below the OVP setting, or raising the OVP setting.
Under-Voltage Limit
The under-voltage limit prevents adjustment of the output voltage
below a certain limit. The combination of UVL and OVP functions let
you create a protection window for sensitive load circuitry.
Setting the UVL can be made when the output is enabled (On) or
disabled (Off). To set the UVL level, press the OVP/UVL button twice,
so that the display shows UUL. The display will show the UVL setting.
Rotate the voltage knob to adjust the UVL level. The display will show
UUL and the setting value for another five seconds and then return to
its previous state.
The UVL settings are limited at the maximum level to approximately
5% below the output voltage setting. Attempting to adjust the UVL
above this limit will result in no response to the adjustment attempt.
The minimum UVL setting is zero.
Over-Current Protection
Over-current protection will shut down the power supply output if
the load current exceeds the current limit setting. This protection is
useful when the load is sensitive to an over-current condition.
To arm the over-current protection, press the OCP button so that the
OCP indicator illuminates. When armed, a transition from constant
voltage to constant current mode will activate the over-current
protection. When an over-current protection event occurs, the output
is disabled, the display shows OCP, the PROT indicator blinks, and
OC is set in the Questionable Condition status register.
Use one of the following methods to reset over-current protection
after it activates. If the load current is still higher than the current
limit setting, the over-current protection will be activated again.
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Press the OUT ON button to turn the output on.
•
Turn the AC power off, wait a few seconds, and turn it on.
•
Turn the output off, then on again using the Shut Off pin on
the J1 connector. This only applies in Auto-Restart mode.
•
Press the OCP button to cancel the over-current protection.
The display will show OFF because OCP protection is latched.
Press the OUT ON button to reset OCP. With this method, the
over-current protection is disabled. If the load current is still
higher than the current limit setting, the power supply will
only attempt to limit the current at the current limit setting.
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Over-Temperature Protection
The over-temperature protection circuit shuts down the power
supply before the internal components can exceed their safe internal
operating temperature. This can occur if there is a cooling fan failure.
When an OTP condition occurs, the output is disabled, the display
shows O7P, the PROT indicator blinks, and the OT status bit is set in
the Questionable Condition status register. Resetting the OTP circuit
can be automatic (non-latched) or manual (latched) depending on the
Safe-Start or Auto-Restart mode.
In Safe-Start mode, the OTP circuit is latched. The display continues
to show O7P and the PROT indicator continues to blink. To reset the
OTP circuit, press the OUT ON button.
In Auto-Restart mode, the OTP circuit is non-latched. The power
supply returns to its last setting automatically when the overtemperature condition is removed.
Power-Fail Protection
If the AC power stops briefly, but returns before the power supply
has reset, the power-fail protection circuit trips and the PF status bit
is set in the Questionable Condition status register. Resetting the
power-fail protection can be automatic (non-latched) or manual
(latched), depending on the Safe-Start or Auto-Restart mode.
In Safe-Start mode, the output of the power supply is Off, as specified
by the reset state when AC power returns. In Auto-Restart mode, the
power supply recovers its last settings when AC power returns.
Front Panel Lock-Out
The front panel controls can be locked to protect from accidental
power supply parameter change. Press and hold the LIMIT button to
toggle between Locked front panel and Unlocked front panel. The
display will cycle between LFP and UFP. Releasing the LIMIT button
while one of the modes is displayed, selects that mode.
In Unlocked front panel mode, the front panel controls are enabled
to program and monitor the power supply parameters.
In Locked front panel mode, the VOLTAGE and CURRENT knobs,
the OCP button, and the OUT ON button are disabled
The power supply will not respond to attempts to use these controls.
The display will show LFP to indicate that the front panel is locked.
The OVP/UVL button remains active to preview the OVP and UVL
setting. The LIMIT button also remains active to preview the output
voltage and current setting or to unlock the front panel.
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If the front panel has been locked from the front panel, it cannot be unlocked by
SYST:COMM:RLST. Conversely, if the front panel has been locked by
SYST:COMM:RLST, it cannot be unlocked from the front panel.
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Output On/Off Controls
The Output On/Off controls turn the power supply output on or off.
This can be done with the front panel OUT ON button or from the
rear panel J1 connector. With the output off, adjustments can be
made to the power supply or the load without shutting off AC power.
OUT ON button
The OUT ON button can be pressed at any time to enable or disable
the power supply output. When the output is disabled, the output
voltage and current go to zero and the display shows OFF.
Safe-Start and Auto-Restart
The power supply can be programmed to have either the last
operating settings (Auto-Restart) or the reset settings (Safe-Start)
apply at turn-on. Press and hold the OUT ON button to select between
Safe-Start and Auto-Restart modes. The display continuously cycles
between SAF and AUT every three seconds. Releasing the OUT ON
button while one of the modes is displayed, selects that mode.
In Safe-Start mode, the power supply turns on with the reset
settings (see chapter 5 under “*RST”). The output is disabled and the
output voltage and current are zero. This is the factory default.
In Auto-Restart mode, the power supply restores the operating
settings that were saved when it was last turned off (see below). The
output is either enabled or disabled according to its last setting.
Output On/Off state
UVL level
Output voltage setting
OCP setting
Output current setting
Locked/Unlocked front panel
OVP level
Start-up mode
Output Shut-Off Terminals
Output Shut-Off (SO) terminals are available on the J1 connector to
enable or disable the power supply output. This function is edgetriggered. J1 pin 15 is the Shut-Off input, and pins 2 and 3, which
are connected internally, are the signal common. All pins are
optically isolated from the power supply output. The Shut-Off input
accepts a 2.5V-to-15V signal or an open/short contact to enable or
disable the output. The Shut-Off control logic is selected by SW1
setup switch 5.
When an on-to-off transition is detected at the Shut-Off input, the
Shut-Off function enables or disables the output according to the
signal level or the open/short applied to J1 pin 15. When the output
has been disabled by the Shut-Off function, the display shows SO to
indicate the output is disabled.
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To re-enable the output after it has shut down, you must disable the
Shut-Off signal. In Auto-Restart mode, operation resumes
automatically. In Safe-Start mode the Shut-Off function is latched.
You must also press the OUT ON button or send an
OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar command to resume operation.
The Shut-Off function can be used to shut down multiple power
supplies in a daisy-chain fashion as explained later in this chapter. It
can also be used to reset the OVP and OCP as previously described.
SW1 switch 5
Down (default)
Up
NOTE
SO Signal Level
Output
Display
2 - 15 V or Open
On
Voltage/Current
0 – 0.4V or Short
Off
SO
2 - 15 V or Open
Off
SO
0 – 0.4V or Short
On
Voltage/Current
Because this function is edge-triggered, it may not be triggered by every state
change. For example, after applying AC power, the output will not be disabled
by the Shut Off function if the Shut-Off input is in the shut-off state. This is
because the unit has not detected an on-to-off signal transition.
Enable/Disable Terminals
CAUTION
To prevent possible damage to the unit, do not connect the Enable + or Enable –
terminals to the positive or negative output terminals.
Enable/Disable terminals are available on the J1 connector to enable
or disable the power supply output. This function is level-triggered.
Simply connect a switch or relay between J1 pins 1 and 14. This
function is activated by SW1 setup switch 9.
These pins disable the output when they are opened. When the
output is disabled, the PROT indicator on the front panel will blink.
To re-enable the output after it has shut down, you must short the
Enable + and Enable – terminals. In Auto-Restart mode, operation
resumes automatically. In Safe-Start mode the Enable/Disable
function is latched. You must also press the OUT ON button or send
an OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar command to resume operation.
SW1 switch 9
ENA+/ENA– pins
Output
Display
Prot Indicator
Down (default)
Not active
On
Voltage/Current
Off
Up
Opened
Off
ENA
Blinking
Shorted
On
Voltage/Current
Off
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Power Supply OK Signal
The Power Supply OK signal on the J1 connector indicates a fault
condition in the power supply. J1 pin 16 is a TTL output signal. Pins
2 and 3, which are connected internally, are the signal common. All
pins are optically isolated from the power supply output. With no
fault, Power Supply OK is high, with a maximum source current of
2mA. When a fault occurs, Power Supply OK is low, with a maximum
sink current of 1mA. The following faults set this signal low:
Over-voltage protection
Enable/Disable signal true
Over-current protection
Shut Off signal true
Over-temperature protection
Remote interface failure
AC line failure
Output turned off
Daisy-Chained Output Shut-down
It is possible to configure a multiple power supply system to shut
down all the units when a fault condition occurs in one of the units.
SW1 setup switch 5 must be in the Down position to enable the daisychain operation. Other switches are unaffected by this setting.
If a fault occurs in one unit, its Power Supply OK signal is set low and
its display will indicate the fault. The other units shut off with their
displays indicating SO. When the fault condition is cleared, all units
will recover according to their Safe-Start or Auto-Restart settings.
The following figure shows three units daisy-chained - the same
connection method can be used with additional units. The Shut Off
and Power Supply OK signals are referenced to Chassis Common (J1
pins 2 and 3).
POWER SUPPLY
#1
J1-2,3 J1-16
Com
POWER SUPPLY
J1-15
Supply OK
J1-2,3
Shut Off
Com
#2
J1-16
POWER SUPPLY
#3
J1-15
Supply OK
Shut Off
J1-2,3
Com
J1-16
J1-15
Supply OK
Shut Off
Analog Programming of Output Voltage and Current
CAUTION
J1 pin 12, pin 22, and pin 23 are internally connected to the negative sense
terminal. Do not reference these pins to any terminal other than the negative
sense terminal, as it may damage the unit.
In Local mode, the output voltage and current is programmed with
the front panel VOLTAGE and CURRENT knobs or over the remote
interface. In Analog mode, the output voltage and current can be
programmed either by an analog voltage or by resistors connected to
the rear panel J1 connector.
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The J1 connector also provides monitoring signals for the output
voltage and output current. The programming range and monitoring
signal range can be selected using the SW1 setup switch.
NOTE
With analog programming enabled, you cannot program the output voltage or
current using the front panel knobs or the remote interface. However, you can
read back output voltage or current from the front panel or the remote interface.
Analog Programming Control Terminals
J1 connector pin 8 accepts a TTL signal or an open/short contact
switch (referenced to pin 12) to select between Local or Analog
programming of the output voltage and current. This function is
enabled or disabled by SW1 setup switches 1 and 2.
J1 connector pin 21 is an open collector output that indicates if the
power supply is in Local mode or in Analog mode. To use this output,
connect a pull-up resistor to a voltage source of 30 VDC maximum.
Choose the pull-up resistor so that the sink current will be less than
5mA when the output is in low state.
SW1 switch 1 and 2
J1 pin 8
function
J1 pin 21
signal
Output voltage/
current control
Both Down (default)
No effect
Open
Local
Either one, or both Up
0 or Short
0~0.6V
Analog
1 or Open
Open
Local
Voltage Programming of Output Voltage and Current
CAUTION
To maintain the isolation of the power supply and prevent ground loops, use an
isolated programming source when operating the unit using analog programming.
Voltage programming sources of 0 - 5 V or 0 - 10 V can be used to
program the output voltage and current limit from zero to full scale.
Set the power supply to analog voltage programming as follows:
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Make sure that the power supply is turned off.
•
Set SW1 setup switch 1 (for voltage) and 2 (for current) to
the Up position.
•
Set SW1 setup switch 3 to select programming voltage range
according to the following table.
•
Make sure that SW1 setup switches 7 and 8 are set Down.
•
Connect a short between J1 pin 8 and J1 pin 12 (see figure).
•
Connect the programming source to the mating plug of J1 as
shown in the following figure. Observe the correct polarity
for the voltage source.
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•
Set the programming sources to the desired levels and turn
the power supply on. Adjust the programming sources to
change the power supply output.
The analog control circuits let you set the output voltage and current
limit up to 5% over the model-rated maximum value. The power
supply will operate within the extended range, however it is not
recommended to operate the power supply over its voltage and
current rating, and performance in this region is not guaranteed.
SW1 switch 3
Voltage Programming
(J1 pin 9)
Current Programming
(J1 pin 10)
Down (default)
0–5V
0–5V
Up
0 – 10 V
0 – 10 V
OUTPUT VOLTAGE
PROGRAMMING
CURRENT LIMIT
PROGRAMMING
+
12
+
10
9 8
13
1
25
14
23
22
Resistance Programming of Output Voltage and Current
Resistances of 0 - 5 kΩ or 0 - 10 kΩ can be selected to program the
output voltage and current limit from zero to full scale. Internal
current sources supply a 1mA current through the external resistors.
The voltage drop across the resistors is used as the programming
voltage for the power supply. To maintain the temperature stability
specification of the power supply, only use resistors that are stable
and low noise, with a temperature coefficient less than 50ppm.
Set the power supply to resistance programming as follows:
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Make sure that the power supply is turned off.
•
Set SW1 setup switch 1 (for voltage) and 2 (for current) to
the UP position.
•
Set SW1 setup switch 3 to select programming resistance
range according to the following table.
•
Set SW1 setup switch 7 (for voltage) and 8 (for current) to
the Up position to enable resistance programming.
•
Connect a short between J1 pin 8 and J1 pin 12 (see figure).
•
Connect the programming resistors to the mating plug of J1
as shown in the following figure. A variable resistor can
control the output over its entire range, or a combination of
variable resistor and series/parallel resistors can control the
output over a restricted portion of its range.
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Set the programming resistors to the desired resistance and
turn the power supply on. Adjust the resistors to change the
power supply output.
The analog control circuits let you set the output voltage and current
limit up to 5% over the model-rated maximum value. The power
supply will operate within the extended range, however it is not
recommended to operate the power supply over its voltage and
current rating, and performance in this region is not guaranteed.
SW1 switch 3
Voltage Programming
(J1 pin 9)
Current programming
(J1 pin 10)
Down (default)
0 – 5 kΩ
0 – 5 kΩ
Up
0 – 10 kΩ
0 – 10 kΩ
OUTPUT VOLTAGE
PROGRAMMING
CURRENT LIMIT
PROGRAMMING
PROGRAMMING
RESISTOR
PROGRAMMING
RESISTOR
12
10
9 8
13
1
14
25
OPTIONAL SETS
LOWER LIMIT
23
OPTIONAL SETS
LOWER LIMIT
22
OPTIONAL SETS
UPPER LIMIT
OPTIONAL SETS
UPPER LIMIT
External Monitoring of Output Voltage and Current
The J1 connector also provides analog signals for monitoring the
output voltage and current. Selection of the voltage range between 0
– 5 V or 0 – 10 V is made by SW1 setup switch 4. The monitoring
signals represent 0 to 100% of the power supply output voltage and
current rating. The monitor outputs have a 500 Ω series output
resistance. Make sure that the sensing circuit has an input resistance
greater than 500 kΩ or the accuracy will be reduced.
SW1 switch 4
Voltage
range
J1 signal
connection
Signal function
Down (default)
0–5V
J1 pin 11
Voltage Monitor
J1 pin 24
Current Monitor
J1 pin 11
Voltage Monitor
J1 pin 24
Current Monitor
Up
0 – 10 V
J1 pin 12 is the signal common for J1 pins 11 and 24.
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Connecting to the Interfaces .......................................................................... 48
SCPI Commands – an Introduction................................................................ 58
This chapter contains information on how to configure the three
remote interfaces that are provided on the back of the instrument. In
most cases you can connect your power supply to any one of these
interfaces and be up and running with a minimum amount of
configuration.
NOTE
Detailed information on configuring the remote interfaces is included in the
USB/LAN/GPIB Interfaces Connectivity Guide document located on the
Automation-Ready CD-ROM included with this product.
This chapter also contains a brief introduction to the SCPI
Programming language. SCPI (Standard Commands for
Programmable Instruments) is a programming language for
controlling instrument functions over the GPIB. SCPI is layered on
top of the hardware-portion of IEEE 488.2. The same SCPI commands
and parameters control the same functions in different classes of
instruments.
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Connecting to the Interfaces
The Agilent N5700 power supplies support remote interface
communication using a choice of three interfaces: GPIB, USB, and
LAN. All three interfaces are live at power-on.
GPIB Interface
NOTE
For detailed information about GPIB interface connections, refer to the Agilent
Technologies USB/LAN/GPIB Interfaces Connectivity Guide, located on the
Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with your product.
The following steps will help you quickly get started connecting your
instrument to the General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB). The
following figure illustrates a typical GPIB interface system.
GPIB Cable
Instrument
PC
Connect to GPIB Interface
Card installed in PC.
Connect to GPIB
port on instrument.
1
If you have not already done so, install the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite from the Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with
your product.
2
If you do not have a GPIB interface card installed on your
computer, turn off your computer and install the GPIB card.
3
Connect your instrument to the GPIB interface card using a GPIB
interface cable.
4
Use the Connection Expert utility of the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite to configure the installed GPIB interface card’s parameters.
5
The power supply is shipped with its GPIB address set to 5. Use
the front panel menu if you need to change the GPIB address.
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Instrument
a
Press and hold the REM button for about three seconds. The
DC VOLTS display will show the present GPIB address.
b
To change the GPIB address, turn the voltage knob until the
desired GPIB address appears in the display. Valid GPIB
addresses are in the range of 0 to 30.
You can now use Interactive IO within the Connection Expert to
communicate with your instrument, or you can program your
instrument using the various programming environments.
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USB Interface
NOTE
For detailed information about USB interface connections, refer to the Agilent
Technologies USB/LAN/GPIB Interfaces Connectivity Guide, located on the
Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with your product.
The following steps will help you quickly get started connecting your
USB-enabled instrument to the Universal Serial Bus (USB). The
following figure illustrates a typical USB interface system.
USB Cable
PC
Connect to USB
port on PC.
NOTE
Connect to
USB port on
instrument.
Instrument
1
If you have not already done so, install the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite from the Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with
your product.
2
Connect your instrument to the USB port on your computer.
3
With the Connection Expert utility of the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite running, the computer will automatically recognize the
instrument. This may take several seconds. When the instrument
is recognized, your computer will display the VISA alias, IDN
string, and VISA address. This information is located in the USB
folder.
The VISA address is: USB0::2391::2055::serialnumber::0:INSTR
where 2391 is the Agilent code, 2055 is the N5700 code, and serialnumber is
the 10-character serial number located on the label on the side of the unit.
4
You can now use Interactive IO within the Connection Expert to
communicate with your instrument, or you can program your
instrument using the various programming environments.
LAN Interface
NOTE
For detailed information about LAN interface connections, refer to the Agilent
Technologies USB/LAN/GPIB Interfaces Connectivity Guide, located on the
Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with your product.
The following steps will help you quickly get started connecting and
configuring your instrument on a local area network (LAN). The two
types of local area networks connections that are discussed in this
section are site networks and private networks.
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Connecting to a Site LAN
A site LAN is a local area network in which LAN-enabled instruments
and computers are connected to the network through routers, hubs,
and/or switches. They are typically large, centrally-managed
networks with services such as DHCP and DNS servers.
To Network
Interface
Card (NIC)
PC
NOTE
Instrument
If you have not already done so, install the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite from the Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with
your product.
2
Connect the instrument to the site LAN. Provided that your
network has a DHCP server and uses Dynamic DNS naming
service, the instrument will automatically obtain an IP address
from the network. This may take one or two minutes. It will also
register its hostname with the dynamic DNS server. The default
hostname can then be used to communicate with the instrument.
Each Agilent N5700 power supply is shipped with a default hostname with the
format: A-modelnumber-serialnumber where modelnumber is the instrument’s
6-character model number (e.g. N5741A), and serialnumber is 5th through the
9th character of the 10-character serial number located on the label on the side
of the unit (e.g. H1234 if the serial number is US24H12345). A-N5741A-H1234 is
an example of a hostname.
Use the Connection Expert utility of the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite to add the N5700 power supply and verify a connection. To
add the instrument, you can request the Connection Expert to
discover the instrument. If the instrument cannot be found, you
can add the instrument using the instrument’s hostname.
If this does not work, refer to the chapter on “Troubleshooting Guidelines” in
the Agilent Technologies USB/LAN/GPIB Interfaces Connectivity Guide.
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To Site LAN
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3
NOTE
To LAN Port
You can now use Interactive IO within the Connection Expert to
communicate with your instrument, or you can program your
instrument using the various programming environments. You
can also use the Web browser on your computer to communicate
with the instrument as described under “Using the Web Server”
later in this chapter.
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Connecting to a Private LAN:
A private LAN is a network in which LAN-enabled instruments and
computers are directly connected, and not connected to a site LAN.
They are typically small, with no centrally-managed resources.
To Network
Interface Card (NIC)
PC
NOTE
NOTE
CAT5 Crossover Cable
Instrument
1
If you have not already done so, install the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite from the Automation-Ready CD-ROM that is shipped with
your product.
2
Connect the instrument to the computer using a LAN crossover
cable. Alternatively, connect the computer and the instrument to
a standalone hub or switch using regular LAN cables.
Make sure your computer is configured to obtain its address from DHCP and that
NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled. If the computer had been connected to a site LAN,
it may still retain previous network settings from the site LAN. Wait one minute
after disconnecting it from the site LAN before connecting it to the private LAN.
This allows Windows to sense that it is on a different network and restart the
network configuration. If you are running Windows 98, you may need to manually
release the previous settings.
3
The factory-shipped instrument LAN settings are configured to
automatically obtain an IP address from a site network using a
DHCP server. You can leave these settings as they are. Most
Agilent products and most computers will automatically choose
an IP address using auto-IP if a DHCP server is not present. Each
assigns itself an IP address from the block 169.254.nnn. Note that
this may take up to three minutes.
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Use the Connection Expert utility of the Agilent IO Libraries
Suite to add the N5700 power supply and verify a connection. To
add the instrument, you can request the Connection Expert to
discover the instrument. If the instrument cannot be found, you
can add the instrument using the instrument’s hostname. The
default hostname is described under “Connecting to a Site LAN”.
If this does not work, refer to the chapter on “Troubleshooting Guidelines” in the
Agilent Technologies USB/LAN/GPIB Interfaces Connectivity Guide.
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To LAN Port
You can now use Interactive IO within the Connection Expert to
communicate with your instrument, or you can program your
instrument using the various programming environments. You
can also use the Web browser on your computer to communicate
with the instrument as described under “Using the Web Server”
later in this chapter.
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Communicating over the LAN
The Agilent IO Libraries Suite along with instrument drivers for
specific programming environments can be used to communicate
with your power supply. Your can also communicate with your power
supply using its built-in Web server, the Telnet utility, or sockets.
These latter methods are a convenient way to communicate with the
power supply without using I/O libraries or drivers.
Using the Web Server
Your power supply has a built-in Web server that lets you control it
directly from an internet browser on your computer. With the Web
server, you can control and configure all of the front panel functions
as well as additional functions such as triggering and the LAN
parameters, which are not available from the front panel.
NOTE
The built-in Web server only operates over the LAN interface. It requires Internet
Explorer 5+ or Netscape 6.2+. You also need the Java (Sun) plug-in. This is
included in the Java Runtime Environment. Refer to Sun Microsystem’s website.
The Web server is enabled when shipped. To launch the Web server:
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Open the internet browser on your computer.
2
In the Tools menu, under Internet Options, select Connections,
then LAN Settings, and make sure that the Bypass proxy server
for local addresses box is checked.
3
Enter the instrument’s hostname into the browser’s Address field
to launch the Web server. The following home page will appear:
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Click on the Browser Web Control button in the navigation bar
on the left to begin controlling your instrument.
5
For additional help about any of the pages, click on the Help with
this Page button.
Using Telnet
In an MS-DOS Command Prompt box type: telnet hostname 5024
where hostname is the N5700 hostname or IP address, and 5024 is
the instrument’s telnet port.
You should get a Telnet session box with a title indicating that you
are connected to the power supply. Type the SCPI commands at the
prompt.
Using Sockets
Agilent instruments have standardized on using port 5025 for SCPI
socket services. A data socket on this port can be used to send and
receive ASCII/SCPI commands, queries, and query responses. All
commands must be terminated with a newline for the message to be
parsed. All query responses will also be terminated with a newline.
The power supply allows any combination of up to three
simultaneous data socket and telnet connections to be made.
The socket programming interface also allows a control socket
connection. The control socket can be used by a client to send device
clear and to receive service requests. Unlike the data socket, which
uses a fixed port number, the port number for a control socket varies
and must be obtained by sending the following SCPI query to the data
socket: SYSTem:COMMunicate:TCPip:CONTrol?
After the control port number is obtained, a control socket
connection can be opened. As with the data socket, all commands to
the control socket must be terminated with a newline, and all query
responses returned on the control socket will be terminated with a
newline.
To send a device clear, send the string “DCL” to the control socket.
When the power supply has finished performing the device clear it
echoes the string “DCL” back to the control socket.
Service requests are enabled for control sockets using the Service
Request Enable register. Once service requests have been enabled,
the client program listens on the control connection. When SRQ goes
true the instrument will send the string “SRQ +nn” to the client. The
“nn” is the status byte value, which the client can use to determine
the source of the service request.
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Configuring the LAN Parameters
To configure the LAN parameters from the instrument’s Web server,
launch the Web server as previously described, and click on the View
& Modify Configuration tab on the left side of the page. Then click on
the Modify Configuration button on the top of the page. The following
screen lets you modify the LAN parameters:
The configurable LAN parameters include:
DHCP
AutoIP
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This parameter allows Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) to be enabled or disabled. DHCP is a protocol for
assigning dynamic addresses to devices on a network. If
DHCP is enabled (On), the instrument will try to obtain an IP
address from a DHCP server. If a DHCP server is found, the
DHCP server will assign an IP address, Subnet Mask and
Default Gateway to the instrument. If DHCP is disabled (Off)
or unavailable, the instrument will try to obtain an IP
address using AutoIP.
This parameter allows automatic IP addressing to be
enabled or disabled. AutoIP automatically assigns
addresses on networks that do not have a DHCP server. If
AutoIP is enabled (On), an IP address, Subnet Mask and
Default Gateway will automatically be assigned to
the instrument. If AutoIP is disabled (Off), the instrument
will use the manual IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default
Gateway specified in the following fields during power-on.
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IP Address
This value is the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the
instrument. An IP address is required for all IP and TCP/IP
communications with the instrument. An IP Address
consists of 4 decimal numbers separated by periods. Each
decimal number ranges from 0 through 255. If the IP
Address is changed, the instrument must be rebooted for
this change to be effective. Factory setting = 169.254.57.0
Subnet
Mask
This value is used to enable the instrument to determine if a
client IP address is on the same local subnet. When a client
IP address is on a different subnet, all packets must be sent
to the Default Gateway. If the Subnet Mask is changed, the
instrument must be rebooted for this change to be effective.
Factory setting = 255.255.255.0
Default
Gateway
This value is the IP Address of the default gateway that
allows the instrument to communicate with systems that
are not on the local subnet, as determined by the subnet
mask setting. If the Default Gateway is changed, the
instrument must be rebooted for this change to be effective.
Factory setting = 0.0.0.0, which indicates that no default
gateway is defined.
DNS
DNS is an internet service that translates domain names
into IP addresses. This parameter indicates whether the IP
address of the Domain Name System (DNS) server is
obtained automatically or manually. If the parameter is set
to Auto, the DNS server address is obtained from DHCP. If
the parameter is set to Manual, the DNS server in the
following field is used.
DNS Server
This value is the address of the Domain Name System
(DNS) server. If DHCP is disabled, the DNS server parameter
is needed for the instrument to be able to find and display
its hostname.
Naming
service
This parameter specifies the Naming service, if any, to be
used to register the instrument. NetBIOS indicates the
instrument will be registered using the RFC NetBIOS
naming protocol. Dynamic DNS indicates the instrument will
be registered using the Dynamic DNS naming system.
Hostname
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This field registers the supplied name with the selected
naming service. If the field is left blank, then no name is
registered. A hostname may contain upper and lower case
letters, numbers and dashes(-). The maximum length is 15
characters. The factory default is A-modelnumberserialnumber. Modelnumber is the instrument’s 6-character
model number, and serialnumber is 5th through the 9th
character of the 10-character serial number located on the
label on the side of the unit.
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Domain
This field registers the Internet domain for the instrument.
The Domain must start with a letter and may contain upper
and lower case letters, numbers, dashes(-) and dots(.).
Description
This field lets you assign a user-friendly name to the
instrument. This name is used as the title of the instrument
home page.
LAN
Keepalive
Timeout
This value sets the LAN keepalive in seconds. The
instrument uses the TCP keepalive timer to determine if a
client is still reachable. If after the specified amount of time,
there has been no activity on the connection, the
instrument will send keepalive probes to the client to
determine if it is still alive. If not, the connection will be
marked as down or "dropped." The instrument will release
any resources that were allocated to that client. When this
parameter is set, it is recommended that the largest value
be used that still meets the application's need for
unreachable client detection. Smaller keepalive timeout
values will generate more keepalive probes (network
traffic), using more of the available network bandwidth.
Check the Enable box to enable the Lan Keepalive function.
Allowed values: 720 - 99999 seconds.
Using the Setup Utility
A Setup Utility that lets you configure the LAN settings of your
instrument is provided on the Product Reference CD-ROM included
with this manual. Install and run this Setup Utility if you cannot
configure the LAN interface as previously described in this section.
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Connect your power supply to your computer using either a USB
a GPIB interface as previously described.
2
Install the Setup utility from the CD-ROM onto your computer.
Run the Setup utility be clicking on its icon.
3
Select the interface you are using. Click on the Connections tab
and select either USB or GPIB.
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Configure the following LAN address parameters. These are
located under the Settings tab. For a description of these
parameters, refer to the previous section.
5
Enable the LAN and, optionally, the built-in Web server using the
applicable check boxes.
6
Click the Set button to save all the settings information.
7
Connect the LAN cable to your instrument and computer. Reboot
the instrument and then wait about 2.5 minutes before using the
new LAN settings.
8
View the LAN status settings located under the LAN Status tab.
The assigned IP address and hostname will appear on this
screen.
You can also use the Setup utility to view model-specific information
about your power supply. Click the Model About tab to view the
model number, serial number, active firmware version, backup
firmware version, and output ratings.
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SCPI Commands – an Introduction
SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) is an
ASCII-based instrument command language designed for test and
measurement instruments. SCPI commands are based on a
hierarchical structure, also known as a tree system. In this system,
associated commands are grouped together under a common node or
root, thus forming subsystems. Subsystem commands perform
specific power supply functions. A portion of the SOURce subsystem
is shown below to illustrate the tree system.
[SOURce:]
CURRent
[:LEVel]
[:IMMediate] <NRf+>
:TRIGgered <NRf+>
:PROTection
:STATe <Bool>
SOURce is the root keyword of the command, CURRent is a secondlevel keyword, LEVel and PROTection are third-level keywords, and
IMMediate, TRIGgered and STATe are fourth-level keywords. Colons
(:) separate higher-level from lower-level keywords.
Syntax
The following command syntax is used in this manual:
Square Brackets [ ]
Items within square brackets are optional. The representation [SOURce:]VOLTage
means that SOURce: may be omitted.
Angle brackets < >
Items within angle brackets are parameter descriptions. For example, <NR1>
indicates a specific form of numerical data.
Vertical bar
Vertical bars separate alternative parameters. For example, VOLT | CURR indicates
that either "VOLT" or "CURR" can be used as a parameter.
|
The syntax characters cannot be included in the command string.
Multiple Commands in a Message
Multiple SCPI commands can be combined and sent as a single
message with one message terminator. There are two important
considerations when sending several commands within a single
message:
Use a semicolon (;) to separate commands within a message.
There is an implied path that affects how commands are
interpreted by the power supply.
The command path can be thought of as a string that gets inserted
before each keyword within a message. For the first command in a
message, the path is a null string. For each subsequent command the
path is defined as the characters that make up the keywords of the
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previous command in the message up to and including the last colon
separator. An example of a message with two commands is:
OUTPut:STATe ON;PROTection:CLEar
which shows the use of the semicolon separating the two commands,
and also illustrates the command path concept. Note that with the
second command, the leading keyword OUTPut was omitted because
after the OUTPut:STATe ON command, the path became defined as
OUTPut, and thus the second command was interpreted as:
OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar
In fact, it would have been incorrect to include the OUTPut keyword
in the second command, because the result after combining it with
the command path would be:
OUTPut:OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar
which would result in a syntax error.
Commands from Different Subsystems
In order to combine commands from different subsystems, you need
to be able to reset the command path to a null string within a
message. Beginning the command with a colon (:), discards the
previous path. For example, you could clear the output protection
and check the status of the Operation Condition register in one
message by using a root specifier as follows:
OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar;:STATus:OPERation:CONDition?
The following message shows how to combine commands from
different subsystems as well as within the same subsystem.
VOLTage:LEVel 7.5;PROTection 10;:CURRent:LEVel 0.25
Note the use of the optional keyword LEVel to maintain the correct
path within the subsystems, and the use of the root specifier (:) to
move between subsystems.
Message Unit
The simplest SCPI command is a single message unit consisting of a
keyword followed by a message terminator such as newline. The
message unit may include a parameter after the keyword. The
parameter can be numeric or a string.
ABORt<NL>
VOLTage 20<NL>
VOLTage:TRIGgered MINimum<NL>
Colons (:) separate higher-level keywords from lower-level keywords.
Use a blank space to separate parameters from keywords. If a
command requires more than one parameter, use commas to
separate adjacent parameters.
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In the previous examples, the upper-case letters indicate the
abbreviated spelling for the keyword. For shorter program lines, you
can send the abbreviated form. For better program readability, you
can send the long form. For example, VOLT and VOLTage are both
acceptable forms. You can use upper- or lower-case letters. Therefore,
VOLTAGE, Volt, and volt are all acceptable. Other forms, such as VOL
and VOLTAG, generate an error.
Queries
You can query the current value of most commands by adding a
question mark to the command (VOLTage?, VOLTage:TRIGgered?). If
a query contains a parameter, place the query indicator at the end of
the last keyword. Observe the following precautions with queries:
Add a blank space between the query indicator (?) and any
subsequent parameter. (VOLTage:TRIGgered? MAX)
Set up the proper number of variables for the returned data.
Read back all the results of a query before sending another
command to the power supply. Otherwise a Query Interrupted
error will occur and the unreturned data will be lost.
Common Commands
Common commands generally control overall power supply
functions, such as reset, status, and synchronization. All common
commands consist of a three-letter mnemonic preceded by an
asterisk: *RST *IDN? *SRE 8
You can combine common commands with subsystem commands in
the same message. Use semicolons to separate the common command
from the subsystem commands. Common commands do not affect the
command path; you may insert them anywhere in the message.
VOLTage:TRIGgered 10;:INITiate;*TRG
OUTPut OFF;*RCL 2;OUTPut ON
Command Terminators
A terminator informs SCPI that it has reached the end of a command.
Three permitted command terminators are:
newline (<NL>), which is ASCII decimal 10 or hex 0A.
end or identify (<END>)
both of the above (<NL><END>).
In the examples of this guide, the message terminator is assumed.
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Parameter Types
Data programmed or queried from the power supply is ASCII. The
data may be numerical or character string.
Numeric Parameters
Symbol
Response Formats
<NR1>
Digits with an implied decimal point assumed at the right of the
least-significant digit. Examples: 273
<NR2>
Digits with an explicit decimal point. Example: .0273
<NR3>
Digits with an explicit decimal point and an exponent. Example:
2.73E+2
Parameter Formats
<NRf>
Extended format that includes <NR1>, <NR2> and <NR3>.
Examples: 273 273. 2.73E2
<NRf+>
Expanded decimal format that includes <NRf> and MIN
MAX. Examples: 273 273. 2.73E2 MAX.
MIN and MAX are the minimum and maximum limit values that
are implicit in the range specification for the parameter.
<Bool>
Boolean Data. Example: 0 | 1 or ON | OFF
<SPD>
String program data. String parameters enclosed in single or
double quotes.
Suffixes and Multipliers
Class
Suffix
Unit
Unit with Multiplier
Current
A
ampere
MA (milliampere)
Amplitude
V
volt
MV (millivolt)
Time
S
second
MS (millisecond)
Common Multipliers
1E3
K
kilo
1E-3
M
milli
1E-6
U
micro
Response Data Types
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Response Formats
<CRD>
Character Response Data. Permits the return of character
strings.
<AARD>
Arbitrary ASCII Response Data. Permits the return of
undelimited 7-bit ASCII. This data type has an implied message
terminator.
<SRD>
String Response Data. Returns string parameters enclosed in
double quotes.
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SCPI Command Completion
SCPI commands sent to the power system are processed either
sequentially or in parallel. Sequential commands finish execution
before a subsequent command begins. Parallel commands allow other
commands to begin executing while the parallel command is still
executing.
The following is a list of parallel commands. You should use some
form of command synchronization as discussed in this section before
assuming that these commands have completed.
OUTPut:STATe
VOLTage
CURRent
INITiate
OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar
The *WAI, *OPC, and *OPC? common commands provide different
ways of indicating when all transmitted commands, including any
parallel ones, have completed their operations. Some practical
considerations for using these commands are as follows:
*WAI
This command prevents the power system from processing subsequent
commands until all pending operations are completed. For example,
the *WAI command can be used to make a current measurement after
an output on command has completed:
OUTPut ON;*WAI;:MEASure:CURRent?
*OPC?
*OPC
NOTE
This command places a 1 in the Output Queue when all pending
operations have completed. Because it requires your program to read
the returned value before executing the next program statement,
*OPC? can be used to cause the controller to wait for commands to
complete before proceeding with its program.
This command sets the OPC status bit when all pending operations
have completed. Since your program can read this status bit on an
interrupt basis, *OPC allows subsequent commands to be executed.
The trigger subsystem must be in the Idle state for the status OPC bit to be
true. As far as triggers are concerned, OPC is false whenever the trigger
subsystem is in the Initiated state.
Device Clear
You can send a Device Clear at any time to abort a SCPI command
that may be hanging up the GPIB interface. Device Clear clears the
input and output buffers of the power supply. The status registers,
error queue, and all configuration states are left unchanged by Device
Clear. Device Clear also prepares the power supply to accept a new
command string. The following statement shows how to send a device
clear over the GPIB interface using Agilent BASIC:
CLEAR 705
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SCPI Command Summary................................................................................ 64
Calibration Commands ..................................................................................... 66
Measure Commands......................................................................................... 67
Output Commands ............................................................................................ 68
Source Commands............................................................................................ 69
Status Commands............................................................................................. 71
System Commands ........................................................................................... 77
Trigger Commands............................................................................................ 79
This section gives the syntax and parameters for all the IEEE 488.2
SCPI Subsystem commands and Common commands used by the
power supply. It is assumed that you are familiar with the material in
chapter 4, which explains the terms, symbols, and syntactical
structures used here and gives an introduction to programming. You
should also be familiar with chapter 3, in order to understand how
the power supply functions.
Subsystem commands are specific to functions. They can be a single
command or a group of commands. The groups are comprised of
commands that extend one or more levels below the root. The
subsystem commands are arranged alphabetically according to the
function they perform.
Common commands begin with an * and consist of three letters
(command) or three letters and a ? (query). They are defined by the
IEEE 488.2 standard to perform common interface functions.
Common commands are grouped along with the subsystem
commands according to the function they perform.
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SCPI Command Summary
NOTE
Some [optional] commands have been included for clarity. All settings
commands have a corresponding query.
Subsystem Commands
SCPI Command
Description
ABORt
Aborts the triggered action
CALibrate
:CURRent[:LEVel]
:DATA <NRf>
:DATE <”SPD”>
:LEVel P1 | P2
:PASSword <NRf>
:STATE <Bool> [,<NRf>]
:VOLTage[:LEVel]
Calibrates the output current programming
Enters the calibration value
Sets the calibration date
Advances to the next calibration step
Sets the numeric calibration password
Enables/disables calibration mode
Calibrates the output voltage programming
INITiate
[:IMMediate][:TRANsient]
:CONTinuous[:TRANsient]
Initiates the trigger system
Enables/disables continuous triggers
MEASure
[:SCALar]
:CURRent[:DC]?
:VOLTage[:DC]?
Returns the measured output current
Returns the measured output voltage
OUTPut
[:STATe] <Bool>
:PON
:STATe RST | AUTO
:PROTection
:CLEar
[SOURce:]
CURRent
[:LEVel]
[:IMMediate][:AMPLitude] <NRf+>
:TRIGgered[:AMPLitude] <NRf+>
:PROTection
:STATe <Bool>
VOLTage
[:LEVel]
[:IMMediate][:AMPLitude] <NRf+>
:TRIGgered[:AMPLitude] <NRf+>
:LIMit
:LOW <NRf+>
:PROTection
[:LEVel] <NRf+>
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Enables/disables the specified output
Programs the Power-On State
Resets latched protection
Sets the output current
Sets the triggered output current
Enables/disables over-current protection
Sets the output voltage
Sets the triggered output voltage
Sets the low-voltage limit
Sets the over-voltage protection level
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Description
STATus
:OPERation
[:EVENt]?
:CONDition?
:ENABle <NRf>
:NTRansition<NRf>
:PTRansition<NRf>
:PRESet
:QUEStionable
[:EVENt]?
:CONDition?
:ENABle <NRf>
:NTRansition<NRf>
:PTRansition<NRf>
Returns the value of the questionable event register
Returns the value of the questionable condition register
Enables specific bits in the Event register
Sets the Negative transition filter
Sets the Positive transition filter
SYSTem
:COMMunicate
:RLSTate LOCal | REMote | RWLock
:ERRor?
:VERSion?
Specifies the Remote/Local state of the instrument
Returns the error number and error string
Returns the SCPI version number
TRIGger
:SOURce BUS
[:TRANsient][:IMMediate]
Sets the measurement trigger source
Generates a transient trigger
Returns the value of the operation event register
Returns the value of the operation condition register
Enables specific bits in the Event register
Sets the Negative transition filter
Sets the Positive transition filter
Presets all enable and transition registers to power-on
Common Commands
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Description
*CLS
*ESE <NRf>
*ESE?
*ESR?
*IDN?
*OPC
*OPC?
*OPT?
*RCL <NRf>
*RST
*SAV <NRf>
*SRE <NRf>
*SRE?
*STB?
*TRG
*TST
*WAI
Clear status
Standard event status enable
Return standard event status enable
Return event status register
Return instrument identification
Enable "operation complete" bit in ESR
Return a "1" when operation complete
Return option number
Recalls a saved instrument state
Reset
Saves an instrument state
Set service request enable register
Return service request enable register
Return status byte
Trigger
Performs self-test, then returns result
Holds off bus until all device commands done
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Calibration Commands
Calibration commands let you enable and disable the calibration
mode, change the calibration password, calibrate current and voltage
programming, and store new calibration constants in nonvolatile
memory.
NOTE
If calibration mode has not been enabled with CALibrate:STATe, the calibration
commands will generate an error.
CALibrate:CURRent[:LEVel] <value>
This command initiates the calibration of the output current. The
value that you enter selects the range that is being calibrated.
CALibrate:DATA <value>
This command enters a calibration value that you obtain by reading
an external meter. You must first select a calibration level (with
CALibrate:LEVel) for the value being entered. Data values are
entered in either volts or amperes, depending on which function is
being calibrated.
CALibrate:DATE <“date”>
CALibrate:DATE?
This command stores the date the unit was last calibrated. The data
must be of the numeric format “yyyy/mm/dd” where yyyy indicates
the year, mm indicates the month, and dd indicates the day. The
query returns the date.
CALibrate:LEVel P1|P2
This command selects the next point in the calibration sequence.
P1 is the first calibration point,
P2 is the second calibration point.
CALibrate:PASSword <password>
This command lets you change the calibration password. A new
password is automatically stored in nonvolatile memory. If the
password is set to 0, password protection is removed and the ability
to enter calibration mode is unrestricted. The default password is 0
(zero).
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CALibrate:STATe ON|OFF [,<password>]
CALibrate:STATe?
This command enables/disables calibration mode. Calibration mode
must be enabled for the power supply to accept any other calibration
commands. The first parameter specifies the enabled or disabled
state On (1) or Off (0). The second parameter is the password.
A password is required if calibration mode is being enabled and the
existing password is not 0. If the password is not entered or is
incorrect, an error is generated and the calibration mode remains
disabled. The query returns only the state, not the password.
The *RST value = Off.
CALibrate:VOLTage[:LEVel] <value>
This command initiates the calibration of the output voltage. The
value that you enter selects the range that is being calibrated.
Measure Commands
Measure commands measure the output voltage or current. MEASure
commands acquire new data before returning the reading.
Measurement overflows return a reading of 9.91E+37.
MEASure[:SCALar]:CURRent[:DC]?
MEASure[:SCALar]:VOLTage[:DC]?
These queries perform a measurement and return the DC output
current in amperes or DC output voltage in volts.
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Output Commands
Output commands enable the output, power-on, and protection
functions.
OUTPut[:STATe] ON|OFF
OUTPut[:STATe]?
This command enables or disables the specified output(s). The
enabled state is On (1); the disabled state is Off (0). The state of a
disabled output is a condition of zero output voltage and a zero
source current (see *RST). The query returns 0 if the output is off,
and 1 if the output is on. The *RST value = Off.
OUTPut:PON:STATe RST|AUTO
OUTPut:PON:STATe?
This command determines if the power-on state will be determined
by the reset state, or the settings the unit had when it was turned off.
RST programs the unit to the reset state; AUTO programs the unit to
the settings it had when it was turned off. The power-on state
information is saved on non-volatile memory.
Refer to *RST and *RCL under System Commands for details.
OUTPut:PROTection:CLEar
This command clears the latched signals that have disabled the
output. The over-voltage and over-current conditions are always
latching. The over-temperature condition, AC-fail condition, Enable
pins, and SO pins are latching if OUTPut:PON:STATe is RST, and nonlatching if OUTPut:PON:STATe is AUTO.
All conditions that generate the fault must be removed before the
latch can be cleared. The output is then restored to the state it was in
before the fault condition occurred.
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Source Commands
Source commands program the voltage, current, triggered, and
protection functions.
[SOURce:]CURRent[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude] <value>|MIN|MAX
[SOURce:]CURRent[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]? [MIN|MAX]
[SOURce:]CURRent[:LEVel]:TRIGgered[:AMPLitude] <value>|MIN|MAX
[SOURce:]CURRent[:LEVel]:TRIGgered[:AMPLitude]? [MIN|MAX]
These commands set the immediate and the triggered output current
level. The values are programmed in amperes. The immediate level is
the output current setting. The triggered level is a stored value that is
transferred to the output when a trigger occurs. At *RST, the
immediate and triggered current values = 0.
[SOURce:]CURRent:PROTection:STATe ON|OFF
[SOURce:]CURRent:PROTection:STATe?
This command enables or disables the over-current protection (OCP)
function. The enabled state is On (1); the disabled state is Off (0). If
the over-current protection function is enabled and the output goes
into constant current operation, the output is disabled and OC is set
in the Questionable Condition status register. The *RST value = Off.
An over-current condition can be cleared with the Output Protection
Clear command after the cause of the condition is removed.
[SOURce:]VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude] <value>|MIN|MAX
[SOURce:]VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]? [MIN|MAX]
[SOURce:]VOLTage[:LEVel]:TRIGgered[:AMPLitude] <value>|MIN|MAX
[SOURce:]VOLTage[:LEVel]:TRIGgered[:AMPLitude]? [MIN|MAX]
These commands set the immediate and the triggered output voltage
level. The values are programmed in volts. The immediate level is the
output voltage setting. The triggered level is a stored value that is
transferred to the output when a trigger occurs. At *RST, the
immediate and triggered voltage values = 0.
The range of values that can be programmed for these commands is
coupled with the voltage protection and the voltage limit low settings.
The maximum value for the immediate and triggered voltage level is
either the value in the following table, or the voltage protection
setting divided by 1.05; whichever is lower. The minimum value is
either the value in the table, or the low voltage setting divided by
0.95; whichever is higher.
Note that triggered values can be programmed outside these limits,
but an error will be generated when the trigger occurs.
Model (V rating)
6V
8V
12.5V
20V
30V
40V
60V
80V
100V
150V
300V
600V
Min. voltage level
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Max. voltage level
6.3
8.4
13.125
21
31.5
41.9
62.85
83.8
104.76
157.1
314.2
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[SOURce:]VOLTage:LIMit:LOW <value>|MIN|MAX
[SOURce:]VOLTage:LIMit:LOW? [MIN|MAX]
This command sets the low voltage limit of the output. When a low
voltage limit has been set, the instrument will ignore any
programming commands that attempt to set the output voltage below
the low voltage limit. The*RST value = Max.
The range of values that can be programmed for this command is
coupled with the immediate voltage level setting. The maximum value
for the low voltage limit is either the value in the following table, or
the immediate voltage setting multiplied by 0.95; whichever is lower.
The minimum setting is the value in the table.
Model (V rating)
6V
8V
12.5V
20V
30V
40V
60V
80V
100V
150V
300V
600V
Min. low limit
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Max. low limit
5.7
7.6
11.9
19
28.5
38
57
76
95
142
285
570
[SOURce:]VOLTage:PROTection:LEVel <value>|MIN|MAX
[SOURce:]VOLTage:PROTection:LEVel? [MIN|MAX]
This command sets the over-voltage protection (OVP) level of the
output. The values are programmed in volts. If the output voltage
exceeds the OVP level, the output is disabled and OV is set in the
Questionable Condition status register. The*RST value = Max.
The range of values that can be programmed for this command is
coupled with the immediate voltage level setting. The minimum value
for the voltage protection level is either the value in the following
table, or the immediate voltage setting multiplied by 1.05; whichever
is higher. The maximum setting is the value in the table.
An over-voltage condition can be cleared with the Output Protection
Clear command after the condition that caused the OVP trip is
removed.
Model (V rating)
6V
8V
12.5V
20V
30V
40V
60V
80V
100V
150V
300V
600V
Min. protection limit
0.5
0.5
1.0
1.0
2.0
2.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Max. protection limit
7.5
10
15
24
36
44
66
88
110
165
330
660
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Status Commands
Status commands program the power supply’s status registers. As
shown in the following figure, the power supply has three groups of
status registers; Operation, Questionable, and Standard Event. The
Operation and Questionable status groups each consist of the
Condition, Enable, and Event registers and NTR and PTR filters.
QUESTIONABLE STATUS
CONDITION PTR/NTR
EVENT
ENABLE
0
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
PF
2
4
4
4
4
OT
4
16
16
16
16
OV
OC
INH
UNR
9
10
512
512
512
512
1024
1024
1024
1024
STAT:QUES:COND?
STAT:QUES:PTR |:NTR <n>
STAT:QUES:PTR |:NTR ?
LOGICAL
OR
STAT:QUES:ENAB <n>
STAT:QUES:ENAB
ERROR QUEUE
Err
STAT:QUES:EVEN?
ERROR
QUEUE
NOT
EMPTY
Err
Err
STANDARD EVENT
STATUS
EVENT
OPC
0
QYE
2
1
2
Data
1
Data
DDE
EXE
CME
PON
4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
128
128
*ESR?
*ESE<n>
*ESE?
3
4
5
7
STATUS BYTE
OUTPUT BUFFER
ENABLE
QUEUE
NOT
EMPTY
Data
LOGICAL
OR
QUES 3
MAV
4
ESB
5
MSS
6
OPER
7
SERVICE
REQUEST
ENABLE
4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
64
128
*STB?
LOGICAL
OR
RQS
128
*SRE<n>
*SRE?
OPERATION STATUS
CONDITION PTR/NTR
EVENT
WTG 5
32
32
32
32
CV 8
256
256
256
256
1024
1024
1024
CC 10 1024
STAT:OPER:COND?
STAT:OPER:PTR |:NTR <n>
STAT:OPER:PTR |:NTR ?
SERVICE
REQUEST
GENERATION
ENABLE
LOGICAL
OR
STAT:OPER:ENAB <n>
STAT:OPER:ENAB
STAT:OPER:EVEN?
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The Standard Event group is programmed with Common commands
as described later in this section. Common commands also control
additional status functions such as the Service Request Enable and
the Status Byte registers.
STATus:PRESet
This command sets all defined bits in the Operation and Questionable
PTR registers. The command clears all defined bits in the Operation
and Questionable NTR and Enable registers.
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]?
This query returns the value of the Operation Event register. The
Event register is a read-only register, which stores (latches) all events
that are passed by the Operation NTR and/or PTR filter. Reading the
Operation Event register clears it. The bit configuration of the
Operation status registers is as follows:
Bit Position
15-11
10
9
8
7-6
5
4-0
Bit Value
−
1024
−
256
−
32
−
Bit Name
−
CC
−
CV
−
WTG
−
CC = The output is in constant current
CV = The output is in constant voltage
WTG = The unit is waiting for a transient trigger
STATus:OPERation:CONDition?
This query returns the value of the Operation Condition register.
That is a read-only register, which holds the live (unlatched)
operational status of the power supply.
STATus:OPERation:ENABle <value>
STATus:OPERation:ENABle?
This command and its query set and read the value of the
Operational Enable register. This register is a mask for enabling
specific bits from the Operation Event register to set the operation
summary bit (OPER) of the Status Byte register. This bit (bit 7) is the
logical OR of all the Operational Event register bits that are enabled
by the Status Operation Enable register. The Preset value = 0.
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STATus:OPERation:NTR <value>
STATus:OPERation:PTR <value>
STATus:OPERation:NTR?
STATus:OPERation:PTR?
These commands set or read the value of the Operation NTR
(Negative-Transition) and PTR (Positive-Transition) registers. These
registers serve as polarity filters between the Operation Condition
and Operation Event registers to cause the following actions:
When a bit in the Operation NTR register is set to 1, then a 1-to-0
transition of the corresponding bit in the Operation Condition
register causes that bit in the Operation Event register to be set.
When a bit of the Operation PTR register is set to 1, then a 0-to-1
transition of the corresponding bit in the Operation Condition
register causes that bit in the Operation Event register to be set.
If the same bits in both NTR and PTR registers are set to 1, then
any transition of that bit at the Operation Condition register sets
the corresponding bit in the Operation Event register.
If the same bits in both NTR and PTR registers are set to 0, then
no transition of that bit at the Operation Condition register can
set the corresponding bit in the Operation Event register.
The Preset value are: NTR = 0; PTR = 32767
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
This query returns the value of the Questionable Event register. The
Event register is a read-only register, which stores (latches) all events
that are passed by the Questionable NTR and/or PTR filter. Reading
the Questionable Event register clears it. The bit configuration of the
Questionable status registers is as follows:
Bit Position
15-11
10
9
8-5
4
3
2
1
0
Bit Value
−
1024
512
−
16
−
4
2
1
Bit Name
−
UNR
INH
−
OT
−
PF
OC
OV
UNR = The output is unregulated
INH = The output is turned off by one of the external J1 inhibit signals
OT = The output is disabled by the over-temperature protection
PF = The output is disabled because AC power has failed
OC = The output is disabled by the over-current protection
OV = The output is disabled by the over-voltage protection
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition?
This query returns the value of the Questionable Condition register.
That is a read-only register, which holds the real-time (unlatched)
questionable status of the power supply.
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STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle <value>
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle?
This command and its query set and read the value of the
Questionable Enable register. This register is a mask for enabling
specific bits from the Questionable Event register to set the
questionable summary bit (QUES) of the Status Byte register. This bit
(bit 3) is the logical OR of all the Questionable Event register bits that
are enabled by the Questionable Status Enable register. The Preset
value = 0.
STATus:QUEStionable:NTR <value>
STATus:QUEStionable:PTR <value>
STATus:QUEStionable:NTR?
STATus:QUEStionable:PTR?
These commands set or read the value of the Questionable NTR
(Negative-Transition) and PTR (Positive-Transition) registers. These
registers serve as polarity filters between the Questionable Condition
and Questionable Event registers to cause the following actions:
When a bit of the Questionable NTR register is set to 1, then a 1to-0 transition of the corresponding bit of the Questionable
Condition register causes that bit in the Questionable Event
register to be set.
When a bit of the Questionable PTR register is set to 1, then a 0to-1 transition of the corresponding bit in the Questionable
Condition register causes that bit in the Questionable Event
register to be set.
If the same bits in both NTR and PTR registers are set to 1, then
any transition of that bit at the Questionable Condition register
sets the corresponding bit in the Questionable Event register.
If the same bits in both NTR and PTR registers are set to 0, then
no transition of that bit at the Questionable Condition register
can set the corresponding bit in the Questionable Event register.
The Preset values are: NTR = 0; PTR = 32767
*CLS
This command causes the following actions on the status system:
Clears the Standard Event Status, Operation Status Event, and
Questionable Status Event registers
Clears the Status Byte and the Error Queue
If *CLS immediately follows a program message terminator
(<NL>), then the output queue and the MAV bit are also cleared.
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*ESE
*ESE?
This command programs the Standard Event Status Enable register
bits. The programming determines which events of the Standard
Event Status Event register (see *ESR?) are allowed to set the ESB
(Event Summary Bit) of the Status Byte register. A "1" in the bit
position enables the corresponding event.
All of the enabled events of the Standard Event Status Event Register
are logically OR-ed to cause the Event Summary Bit (ESB) of the
Status Byte Register to be set. The query reads the Standard Event
The query reads the Standard Event Status Enable register. The bit
configuration of the Standard Event register is as follows:
Bit Position
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Bit Value
128
−
32
16
8
4
−
1
Bit Name
PON
−
CME
EXE
DDE
QUE
−
OPC
PON = Power-on has occurred
CME = Command error
EXE = Execution error
DDE = Device-dependent error
QUE = Query error
OPC = Operation complete
*ESR?
This query reads the Standard Event Status Event register. Reading
the register clears it. The bit configuration is the same as the
Standard Event Status Enable register (see *ESE).
*OPC
*OPC?
This command causes the instrument to set the OPC bit (bit 0) of the
Standard Event Status register when the instrument has completed
all pending operations. Pending operations are complete when:
All commands sent before *OPC have been executed. This
includes overlapped commands. Most commands are sequential
and are completed before the next command is executed.
Commands that affect output voltage, current or state, relays,
and trigger actions are executed in parallel (or overlapped) with
subsequent commands sent to the power supply. The *OPC
command provides notification that all overlapped commands
have been completed.
All triggered actions are completed
*OPC does not prevent processing of subsequent commands, but bit 0
will not be set until all pending operations are completed.
*OPC? causes the instrument to place an ASCII "1" in the Output
Queue when all pending operations are completed. Unlike *OPC,
*OPC? prevents processing of all subsequent commands. It can be
used at the end of a command line so that the program can monitor
the bus for data until it receives the "1" from the Output Queue.
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*SRE
*SRE?
This command sets the condition of the Service Request Enable
Register. This register determines which bits from the Status Byte
Register are allowed to set the Master Status Summary (MSS) bit and
the Request for Service (RQS) summary bit. A 1 in any Service
Request Enable Register bit position enables the corresponding
Status Byte Register bit and all such enabled bits then are logically
OR-ed to cause Bit 6 of the Status Byte Register to be set.
When the controller conducts a serial poll in response to SRQ, the
RQS bit is cleared, but the MSS bit is not. When *SRE is cleared (by
programming it with 0), the power supply cannot generate an SRQ to
the controller. The query returns the current state of *SRE.
*STB?
This query reads the Status Byte register, which contains the status
summary bits and the Output Queue MAV bit. Reading the Status
Byte register does not clear it. The input summary bits are cleared
when the appropriate event registers are read. The MAV bit is cleared
at power-on, by *CLS' or when there is no more response data
available.
A serial poll also returns the value of the Status Byte register, except
that bit 6 returns Request for Service (RQS) instead of Master Status
Summary (MSS). A serial poll clears RQS, but not MSS. When MSS is
set, it indicates that the power supply has one or more reasons for
requesting service.
Bit Position
7
6
5
4
3
2
1−0
Bit Value
128
64
32
16
8
4
−
Bit Name
OPER
MSS
(RQS)
ESB
MAV
QUES
ERR
−
OPER = Operation status summary
MSS = Master status summary
(RQS) = Request for service
ESB = Event status byte summary
MAV = Message available
QUES = Questionable status summary
ERR = Error queue not empty
*WAI
This command instructs the power supply not to process any further
commands until all pending operations are completed. Pending
operations are as defined under the *OPC command. *WAI can be
aborted only by sending the power supply a Device Clear command.
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System Commands
System commands control system functions that are not directly
related to output control, measurement, or status functions. Common
commands are also used to control system functions.
SYSTem:COMMunicate:RLSTate LOCal|REMote|RWLock
SYSTem:COMMunicate:RLSTate?
This command configures the remote/local state of the instrument
according to the following settings.
LOCal The instrument is set to front panel control (front panel keys are active).
REMote The instrument is set to remote interface control (front panel keys are active).
RWLock The front panel keys are disabled (the instrument can only be controlled via the
remote interface).
The remote/local state can also be set by interface commands over
the GPIB and some other I/O interfaces. When multiple remote
programming interfaces are active, the interface with the most
recently changed remote/local state determines the instrument’s
remote/local state.
The remote/local state is unaffected by *RST or any SCPI commands
other than SYSTem:COMMunicate:RLState. At power-on however, the
communications setting always returns to LOCal.
SYSTem:COMMunicate:TCPip:CONTrol?
This query returns the control connection port number. This is used
to open a control socket connection to the instrument. Refer to
chapter 4 under “Using Sockets” for more information.
SYSTem:ERRor?
This query returns the next error number and its corresponding
message string from the error queue. The queue is a FIFO (first-in,
first-out) buffer that stores errors as they occur. As it is read, each
error is removed from the queue. When all errors have been read, the
query returns 0, NO ERROR. If more errors are accumulated than the
queue can hold, the last error in the queue will be -350, TOO MANY
ERRORS (see Appendix C for error codes).
SYSTem:VERSion?
This query returns the SCPI version number to which the instrument
complies. The returned value is of the form YYYY.V, where YYYY
represents the year and V is the revision number for that year.
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*IDN?
This query requests the power supply to identify itself. It returns a
string of four fields separated by commas.
Agilent Technologies
xxxxxA
0
<A.xx.xx>,<A.xx.xx>
Manufacturer
Model number followed by a letter suffix
Zero or serial number if available
Firmware revision, power supply revision
*OPT?
This query requests the unit to identify any installed options. A 0
indicates no options are installed.
*RCL <state>
This command restores the power supply to a state that was
previously stored in memory locations 0 through 15 with the *SAV
command. Note that you can only recall a state from a location that
contains a previously-stored state.
NOTE
All saved instrument states are lost when the unit is turned off.
*RST
This command resets the power supply to a factory-defined state.
This state is defined as follows. Note that *RST also forces an ABORt
command. The *RST settings are as follows:
CAL:STAT
Off
[SOUR:]CURR:PROT:STAT
Off
INIT:CONT
Off
[SOUR:]VOLT
0
OUTP
Off
[SOUR:]VOLT:LIM
0
[SOUR:]CURR
0
[SOUR:]VOLT:TRIG
0
[SOUR:]CURR:TRIG
0
[SOUR:]VOLT:PROT
MAXimum
*SAV <state>
This command stores the present state of the power supply to
memory locations 0 through 15.
NOTE
All saved instrument states are lost when the unit is turned off.
*TST?
This query always returns a zero.
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Trigger Commands
Trigger commands consist of the Abort, Trigger, and Initiate
commands. Initiate commands initialize the trigger system. Trigger
commands control the triggering of the power supply.
ABORt
This command cancels any trigger actions in progress and returns
the trigger system to the IDLE state, unless INIT:CONT is enabled. It
also resets the WTG bit in the Status Operation Condition register.
ABORt is executed at power-on and upon execution of *RST.
INITiate[:IMMediate][:TRANsient]
This command controls the enabling of output triggers. When a
trigger is enabled, a trigger causes the specified triggering action to
occur. If the trigger system is not enabled, all triggers are ignored.
INITiate:CONTinuous[:TRANsient] ON|OFF
INITiate:CONTinuous[:TRANsient]?
This command continuously initiates output triggers. The enabled
state is On (1); the disabled state is Off (0). When disabled, the trigger
system must be initiated for each trigger with the INITiate command.
TRIGger[:TRANsient][:IMMediate]
If the trigger system has been initiated, this command generates an
immediate output trigger. When sent, the output trigger will:
Initiate an output change as specified by the CURR:TRIG or
VOLT:TRIG settings.
Clear the WTG bits in the Status Operation Condition register
after the trigger action has completed.
TRIGger:SOURce BUS
TRIGger:SOURce?
This command selects the trigger source for the output trigger
system. Only BUS can be selected as the trigger source.
*TRG
This command generates a trigger when the trigger source is set to
BUS. The command has the same affect as the Group Execute Trigger
(<GET>) command.
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Programming Examples
Output Programming Example ........................................................................ 82
Trigger Programming Example........................................................................ 84
This chapter contains several example programs to help you develop
programs for your own application. The example programs are for
illustration only, and are provided with the assumption that you are
familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the
tools used to create and debug procedures. See Chapter 5, “Language
Dictionary” for the SCPI command syntax.
You have a royalty-free right to use, modify, reproduce and distribute
the example programs (and/or any modified version) in any way you
find useful, provided you agree that Agilent Technologies has no
warranty, obligations, or liability for any example programs.
The example programs are written in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 using
the VISA COM IO library. The VISA COM library must be downloaded
from the Automation-Ready CD-ROM to use these programs. For
information about using VISA COM in another Visual Basic project,
refer to “Programming Your Instruments” in the USB/LAN/GPIB
Interfaces Connectivity Guide, also included on the AutomationReady CD-ROM.
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Example programs for the following programming environments are also
included on the Product-Reference CD-ROM located at the back of this guide:
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
Microsoft Excel
The CD also contains IVI-COM and LabVIEW drivers for your power supply.
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Output Programming Example
This program sets the voltage, current, over-voltage, and the overcurrent protection. It turns the output on and takes a voltage
measurement. When done, the program checks for instrument errors
and gives a message if there is an error.
Sub main_EZ()
Dim IDN As String
Dim IOaddress As String
Dim ErrString As String
' This variable controls the voltage
Dim VoltSetting As Double
' This variable measures the voltage
Dim measVolt As Double
' This variable controls the current
Dim CurrSetting As Double
' These variables control the over voltage protection settings
Dim overVoltSetting As Double
' These variables control the over current protection
Dim overCurrOn As Long
'These variable are neccessary to initialize the VISA COM.
Dim ioMgr As AgilentRMLib.SRMCls
Dim Instrument As VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
' The following command line provides the program with the VISA name of the
' interface that it will communicate with. It is currently set to use GPIB.
IOaddress = "GPIB0::5::INSTR"
' Use the following line for LAN communication
' IOaddress="TCPIP0::141.25.36.214"
' Use the following line instead for USB communication
' IOaddress = "USB0::2391::1799::US00000002"
' Initialize the VISA COM communication
Set ioMgr = New AgilentRMLib.SRMCls
Set Instrument = New VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
Set Instrument.IO = ioMgr.Open(IOaddress)
VoltSetting = 3
CurrSetting = 1.5
overVoltSetting = 10
overCurrOn = 1
' amps
'1 for on, 0 for off
With Instrument
' Send a power reset to the instrument
.WriteString "*RST"
' Query the instrument for the IDN string
.WriteString "*IDN?"
IDN = .ReadString
' Set the voltage
.WriteString "VOLT" & Str$(VoltSetting)
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' Set the over voltage level
.WriteString "VOLT:PROT:LEV " & Str$(overVoltSetting)
' Turn on over current protection
.WriteString "CURR:PROT:STAT " & Str$(overCurrOn)
' Set the current level
.WriteString "CURR " & Str$(CurrSetting)
' Turn the output on
.WriteString "OUTP ON"
' Make sure that the output is on before continuing
.WriteString "*OPC?"
.ReadString
' Measure the voltage
.WriteString "Meas:Volt?"
measVolt = .ReadNumber
MsgBox "Measured Voltage is " & Str$(measVolt)
' Check instrument for any errors
.WriteString "Syst:err?"
ErrString = .ReadString
' give message if there is an error
If Val(ErrString) Then
MsgBox "Error in instrument!" & vbCrLf & ErrString
End If
End With
End Sub
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6 Programming Examples
Trigger Programming Example
This example illustrates how to set up and trigger a voltage and
current change. The voltage is measured before and after the trigger.
Sub main_Trig()
Dim IDN As String
Dim IOaddress As String
Dim ErrString As String
Dim msg1 As String
' This variable is used to monitor the status
Dim stat As Long
' This variable controls the voltage
Dim VoltSetting As Double
' This variable measures the voltage
Dim MeasureVolt As Double
' This variable controls the current
Dim CurrSetting As Double
' This variable represents the trigger current setting
Dim trigCurrSetting As Double
' This variable controls the triggered voltage setting
Dim trigVoltSetting As Double
' This constant represents the register value for Waiting for Trigger
Const WTG = 32
' These variables are necessary to initialize the VISA COM
Dim ioMgr As AgilentRMLib.SRMCls
Dim Instrument As VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
' The following line provides the VISA name of the GPIB interface
IOaddress = "GPIB0::5::INSTR"
' Use the following line instead for LAN communication
' IOaddress="TCPIP0::141.25.36.214"
' Use the following line instead for USB communication
' IOaddress = "USB0::2391::1799::US00000002"
' Initialize the VISA COM communication
Set ioMgr = New AgilentRMLib.SRMCls
Set Instrument = New VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
Set Instrument.IO = ioMgr.Open(IOaddress)
VoltSetting = 3
CurrSetting = 2
trigVoltSetting = 5
trigCurrSetting = 3
'
'
'
'
volts
amps
volts
amps
With Instrument
' Send a power reset to the instrument
.WriteString "*RST"
' Query the instrument for the IDN string
.WriteString "*IDN?"
IDN = .ReadString
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' Set the voltage
.WriteString "VOLT" & Str$(VoltSetting)
' Set the current level
.WriteString "CURR " & Str$(CurrSetting)
' Set the triggered voltage and current levels
.WriteString "VOLT:TRIG " & Str$(trigVoltSetting)
.WriteString "CURR:TRIG " & Str$(trigCurrSetting)
' Turn the output on
.WriteString "OUTP ON"
' Make sure that the output is on
.WriteString "*OPC?"
.ReadString
' Measure the voltage before triggering the change
.WriteString "MEAS:VOLT?"
MeasureVolt = .ReadNumber
' Save the value for later display
msg1$ = "Voltage before trigger = " & Str$(MeasureVolt)
' Initiate the trigger system
.WriteString "INIT"
' Make sure that the trigger system is initiated
Do
.WriteString "STAT:OPER:COND?"
stat = .ReadNumber
Loop Until ((stat And WTG) = WTG)
' Trigger the unit
.WriteString "*TRG"
'Make sure that the trigger is done
.WriteString "*OPC?"
.ReadString
' Measure the voltage after triggering the change
.WriteString "MEAS:VOLT?"
MeasureVolt = .ReadNumber
' Display the measured values
MsgBox msg1$ + Chr$(13) + "Voltage after trigger = " & Str$(MeasureVolt)
' Check instrument for any errors
.WriteString "Syst:err?"
ErrString = .ReadString
' Give message if there is an error
If Val(ErrString) Then
MsgBox "Error in instrument!" & vbCrLf & ErrString
End If
End With
End Sub
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Appendix A
Specifications
Performance Specifications ............................................................................ 88
Supplemental Characteristics ......................................................................... 89
Outline Diagram................................................................................................. 91
This chapter lists the specifications and supplemental characteristics
of the Agilent N5700 power supplies. A dimensional line drawing of
the unit is included at the end of the chapter.
Unless otherwise noted, specifications are warranted over the
ambient temperature range of 0 to 40°C. Sensing is at the rear
terminals of the power supply after a 30-minute warm-up period.
Sense terminals are externally jumpered to their respective output
terminals.
Supplemental characteristics are not warranted but are descriptions
of typical performance determined either by design or type testing.
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Appendix A
Specifications
Performance Specifications
Agilent Models N5741A – N5752A and N5761A – N5772A
N5741A N5742A
N5761A N5762A
Model
N5743A
N5763A
N5744A
N5764A
N5745A
N5765A
N5746A
N5766A
N5747A
N5767A
N5748A
N5768A
N5749A
N5769A
N5750A
N5770A
N5751A
N5771A
N57521A
N57721A
DC Output Ratings:
Voltage
Current 750W
6V
8V
12.5V
20V
30V
40V
60V
80V
100V
150V
300V
600V
100A
90A
60A
38A
25A
19A
12.5A
9.5A
7.5A
5A
2.5A
1.3A
Current 1500W
180A
165A
120A
76A
50A
38A
25A
19A
15A
10A
5A
2.6A
Power 750W
600W
720W
750W
760W
750W
760W
750W
760W
750W
750W
750W
780W
Power 1500W
1080W 1320W
1500W
1520W
1500W
1520W
1500W
1520W
1500W
1500W
1500W
1560W
Output Ripple and Noise:
CV p-p NOTE 1
60mV
60mV
60mV
60mV
60mV
60mV
60mV
80mV
80mV
100mV
150mV
300mV
CV rms
8mV
8mV
8mV
8mV
8mV
8mV
8mV
8mV
8mV
12mV
20mV
60mV
NOTE 2
Load Effect: (change from 10% to 90% of full load)
Voltage
2.6mV
2.8mV
3.25mV
4mV
5mV
6mV
8mV
10mV
12mV
17mV
32mV
62mV
Current 750W
25mA
23mA
17mA
12.6mA
10mA
8.8mA
7.5mA
6.9mA
6.5mA
6mA
5.5mA
5.26mA
Current 1500W
41mA
38mA
29mA
20.2mA
15mA
12.6mA
10mA
8.8mA
8mA
7mA
6mA
5.5mA
Source Effect: (change from 85-132 VAC input or 170-265 VAC input)
Voltage
2.6mV
2.8mV
3.25mV
4mV
5mV
6mV
8mV
10mV
12mV
17mV
32mV
62mV
Current 750W
12mA
11mA
8mA
5.8mA
4.5mA
3.9mA
3.25mA
2.95mA
2.75mA
2.5mA
2.25mA
2.13mA
Current 1500W
20mA
18.5mA
14mA
9.6mA
7mA
5.8mA
4.5mA
3.9mA
3.5mA
3mA
2.5mA
2.26mA
3mV
4mV
6.25mV
10mV
15mV
20mV
30mV
40mV
50mV
75mV
150mV
300mV
100mA
90mA
60mA
38mA
25mA
19mA
12.5mA
9.5mA
7.5mA
5mA
2.5mA
1.3mA
Current 1500W 0.1%+ 180mA 165mA
120mA
76mA
50mA
38mA
25mA
19mA
15mA
10mA
5mA
2.6mA
12.5mV
20mV
30mV
40mV
60mV
80mV
100mV
150mV
300mV
600mV
Programming Accuracy:
Voltage
0.05%+
Current 750W 0.1%+
Measurement Accuracy:
Voltage
0.1%+
Current 750W 0.1%+
6mV
8mV
300mA 270mA
180mA
114mA
75mA
57mA
37.5mA
28.5mA
22.5mA
15mA
7.5mA
3.9mA
Current 1500W 0.1%+ 540mA 495mA
360mA
228mA
150mA
114mA
75mA
57mA
45mA
30mA
15mA
7.8mA
Load Transient Recovery Time:
(time for output voltage to recover within 0.5% of its rated output for a load change from 10 to 90% of its rated output current)
Time
≤ 1.5ms ≤ 1.5ms ≤ 1.5ms
Voltage set point
NOTE 1
NOTE 2
88
≤ 1ms
≤ 1ms
≤ 1ms
≤ 1ms
≤ 1ms
≤ 1ms
≤ 2ms
≤ 2ms
from 10% to 100% of rated output
20MHz
From 5Hz - 1MHz
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Specifications
Appendix A
Supplemental Characteristics
Agilent Models N5741A – N5752A and N5761A – N5772A
Model
N5741A N5742A
N5761A N5762A
N5743A
N5763A
N5744A
N5764A
N5745A
N5765A
N5746A
N5766A
N5747A
N5767A
N5748A
N5768A
N5749A
N5769A
N5750A
N5770A
N5751A
N5771A
N57521A
N57721A
Output Response Time: (to settle to within ±1.0% of the rated output, with a resistive load)
Up, full load
0.08s
0.08s
0.08s
0.08s
0.08s
0.08s
0.08s
0.15s
0.15s
0.15s
0.15s
0.25s
Down, full load
0.05s
0.05s
0.05s
0.05s
0.08s
0.08s
0.08s
0.15s
0.15s
0.15s
0.15s
0.30s
Down, no load
0.5s
0.6s
0.7s
0.8s
0.9s
1.0s
1.1s
1.2s
1.5s
2.0s
3.0s
4s
Command Response Time: (add this to the output response time to obtain the total programming time)
55 ms
Remote Sense Compensation:
Volts/load lead
1V
1V
1V
1V
1.5V
2V
3V
4V
5V
5V
5V
5V
0.5-7.5V
0.5-10V
1-15V
1-24V
2-36V
2-44V
5-66V
5-88V
5-110V
5-165v
5-330V
5-660V
0.06V
0.08V
0.125V
0.20V
0.30V
0.40V
0.60V
0.80V
1V
1.5V
3V
6V
Over-voltage Protection:
Range
Accuracy
Output Ripple and Noise: (From 5Hz-1MHz, at 10% to 100% of output voltage at full load (for 6V units from 33% to 100% of output voltage)
CC rms 750W
200mA 180mA
120mA
76mA
63mA
48mA
38mA
29mA
23mA
18mA
13mA
8mA
CC rms 1500W
360mA 330mA
240mA
152mA
125mA
95mA
75mA
57mA
45mA
35mA
25mA
12mA
1.5mV
2.4mV
3.6mV
4.8mV
7.2mV
9.6mV
12mV
18mV
36mV
72mV
7.2mA
4.56mA
3mA
2.3mA
1.5mA
1.14mA
0.9mA
0.6mA
0.3mA
0.156mA
21.6mA 19.8mA 14.4mA 9.12mA
6mA
4.6mA
3mA
2.28mA
1.8mA
1.2mA
0.6mA
0.312mA
150mV
200mV
300mV
400mV
500mV
750mV
1.5 V
3V
Programming Resolution:
Measurement Resolution:
Voltage
Current 750W
Current 1500W
0.72mV 0.96mV
12mA
10.8mA
Front Panel Display Accuracy: (4 digits; ± 1 count)
Voltage
30mV
40mV
62.5mV
100mV
Current 750W
500mA 450mA
300mA
190mA
125mA
95mA
62.5mA
47.5mA
37.5mA
25mA
12.5mA
6.5mA
Current 1500W
900mA 825mA
600mA
380mA
250mA
190mA
125mA
95mV
75mA
50mA
25m
13mA
Temperature Drift: (over 8 hours, after a 30 minute warm-up, with constant line, load, and temperature)
Voltage
3mV
4mV
6.25mV
10mV
15mV
20mV
30mV
40mV
50mV
75mV
150mV
300mV
Current 750W
50mA
45mA
30mA
19mA
12.5mA
9.5mA
6.25mA
4.75mA
3.75mA
2.5mA
1.25mA
6.5mA
Current 1500W
90mA
82.5mA
60mA
38mA
25mA
19mA
12.5mA
9.5mA
7.5mA
5mA
2.5mA
1.3mA
Temperature Coefficient: (after a 30 minute warm-up)
Voltage and Current
100PPM/°C from rated output voltage or current
Analog Programming and Monitoring:
Vout voltage
Iout voltage
Vout resistance
Iout resistance
Iout monitor
Vout monitor
On/Off control
PS OK signal
CV/CC signal
Enable/Disable
0 - 100%, 0-5V/10V, user selectable, Accuracy & linearity = +/-0.5% of rated Vout
0 - 100%, 0-5V/10V, user selectable, Accuracy & linearity = +/-1% of rated Iout
0 - 100%, 0-5kΩ/10kΩ, user selectable, Accuracy & linearity = +/-1% of rated Vout
0 - 100%, 0-5kΩ/10kΩ, user selectable, Accuracy & linearity = +/-1.5% of rated Iout
0-5V/10V, user selectable, Accuracy = 1%
0-5V/10V, user selectable, Accuracy = 1%
Electrical voltage; 0-6V/2-15V or dry contact, user selectable logic
5V = OK; 0V = FAIL; 500Ω series resistance
CV = TTL high (4-5V) source current 10mA; CC = TTL high (4-5V) sink current 10mA
Dry contact. Open=Off, Short=On. Maximum voltage at terminal= 6V.
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Appendix A
Specifications
Agilent Models N5741A – N5752A and N5761A – N5772A
Model
N5741A N5742A
N5761A N5762A
N5743A
N5763A
N5744A
N5764A
N5745A
N5765A
N5746A
N5766A
N5747A
N5767A
N5748A
N5768A
N5749A
N5769A
N5750A
N5770A
N5751A
N5771A
N57521A
N57721A
Series and Parallel Capability:
Parallel operation
Up to 4 identical units can be connected in master/slave mode with single–wire current balancing
Series operation
Up to 2 identical units can be connected using external protection diodes
Savable states:
In volatile memory
16 (in memory locations 0-15)
Interface Capabilities:
GPIB
SCPI - 1993, IEEE 488.2 compliant interface
USB 2.0
Requires Agilent IO Library version L.01.01 and up, or 14.0 and up
10/100 LAN
Requires Agilent IO Library version L.01.01 and up, or 14.0 and up
Environmental Conditions:
Environment
Indoor use, installation category II (AC input), pollution degree 2
Operating temp.
0°C to 40°C @ 100% load
Storage temp.
–20°C to 70°C
Operating humidity
30% to 90% relative humidity (no condensation)
Storage humidity
10% to 95% relative humidity (no condensation)
Altitude
Up to 3000 meters.
Above 2000m, derate the output current by 2%/100m and derate the maximum ambient temperature by 1°C/100m.
(For 1500W models from 60V to 600V, derate either the output current or the ambient temperature, but not both.)
LED statement
Any LEDs used in this product are Class 1 LEDs as per IEC 825-1
Regulatory Compliance:
EMC
Complies with the European EMC directive 89/336/EEC for Class A test and measurement products.
Complies with the Australian standard and carries the C-Tick mark.
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001. Cet appareil ISM est conforme à la norme NMB-001 du Canada.
Electrostatic discharges >1kV near the I/O connectors may cause the unit to reset and require operator intervention.
Safety
Complies with the European Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and carries the CE-marking.
Complies with the US and Canadian safety standards for test and measurement products.
Acoustic Noise Declaration:
Statements provided to comply with requirements of the German Sound Emission Directive, from 18 January 1991:
Sound Pressure Lp <70 dB(A), * At Operator Position, * Normal Operation, * According to EN 27779 (Type Test).
Schalldruckpegel Lp <70 dB(A) * Am Arbeitsplatz, * Normaler Betrieb, * Nach EN 27779 (Typprüfung).
Output Terminal Isolation:
6V to 60V units
No output terminal may be more than +/- 60 VDC from any other terminal or chassis ground
80V to 600V units
No output terminal may be more than +/- 600 VDC from any other terminal or chassis ground
AC Input:
Nominal Input
100 – 240 VAC; 50/60Hz
Input Current 750W
10.5A @ 100 VAC nominal; 5A @ 200 VAC nominal
Input Current 1500W
21A @ 100 VAC nominal; 11A @ 200 VAC nominal
Input Range
85 – 265 VAC; 47 – 63 Hz.
Power Factor
0.99 at nominal input and rated output power
Efficiency
76% – 87% for 750W units; 77% – 88% for 1500W units
Inrush Current
< 25A for 750W units; < 50 A for 1500W units
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Appendix A
Outline Diagram
VOLTAGE
I
43.6mm
A
OVP
PROT FINE LIMIT UVL
N5749A 100V/7.5A 750W
O
DC VOLTS
System DC Power Supply
DC AMPS
CURRENT
OCP REM OUT ON
POWER
482.8+/-1.0mm
422.8+/-1.0mm
10/100 Ethernet
TX
LINK
GPIB
J2 SW1
+S+LSNC-LC-S
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OFF
+V
-V
J1
ANALOG PROGRAMMING
NOT ACTIVE
AC INPUT
507.0+/-1.0mm
A
57.8+/-0.5
92.0+/-0.5
A
92.0+/-0.5
21.0
A
433+/-1.0mm
Strain-Relief Detail
1500W Models
3
m
5m
Bus-Bar Detail
6V to 60V Models
3.0mm
39.5
+0.5
mm
22.0mm
30.0mm
8.5mm
NOTES:
Holes marked “A” are for chassis slide mounting.
Use only screws designated #10-32x0.38” maximum.
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Appendix B
Verification and Calibration
Verification ......................................................................................................... 94
Calibration ........................................................................................................113
The verification procedures described in this appendix verify that the
power supply is operating normally and is within published
specifications.
This appendix also includes calibration procedures for the Agilent
N5700 power supplies. Instructions are given for performing the
procedures from a controller over the GPIB.
NOTE
Perform the verification tests before calibrating your power supply. If the power
supply passes the verification tests, the unit is operating within its calibration
limits and does not need to be re-calibrated.
The recommended calibration interval for Agilent N5700 power
supplies is one year.
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Appendix B
Verification and Calibration
Verification
Verification procedures verify that the power supply is operating
normally and is within published specifications. There are two types
of verification tests:
Performance
These tests verify that the power supply meets all of the specifications listed
in Appendix A. They can also be used to verify that the power supply is
properly calibrated.
Calibration
These procedures calibrate the power supply.
If the power supply fails any of the tests or if abnormal test results
are obtained, try calibrating the unit. If calibration is unsuccessful,
return the unit to an Agilent Technologies repair facility (see
Appendix D).
Equipment Required
The equipment listed in the following table, or the equivalent to this
equipment, is required for the calibration and performance tests. A
test record sheet may be found at the back of this section.
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Type
Specifications
Recommended Model
Digital Voltmeter
Resolution: 10 nV @ 1V;
Readout: 8 1/2 digits
Accuracy: 20 ppm
Agilent 3458A or equivalent
Current Monitor
15 A (0.1Ω) 0.04%, TC=5ppm/°C
100 A (0.01Ω) 0.04%, TC=5ppm/°C
300 A (0.001Ω) 0.04%, TC=5ppm/°C
Guildline 9230/15
Guildline 9230/100
Guildline 9230/300
Load Resistor
For 750 W models:
0.06Ω, 0.09Ω, 0.21Ω, 0.53Ω, 1.20Ω, 2.11Ω, 4.80Ω, 8.42Ω,
13.33Ω, 30.0Ω, 120Ω, 462Ω - all resistors 1kW minimum.
For 1500 W models:
0.03Ω, 0.04Ω, 0.10Ω, 0.26Ω, 0.60Ω, 1.05Ω, 2.40Ω, 4.21Ω,
6.67Ω, 15.0Ω, 60Ω, 231Ω - all resistors 2kW minimum.
Electronic Load
150 V, 100 A minimum (for Models N5741- N5750A)
150 V, 180 A minimum (for Models N5761- N5770A)
Agilent N3300A mainframe,
with 3 - N3305A modules
GPIB Controller
Full GPIB capabilities (for calibrating the unit over the GPIB)
Agilent 82350B or equivalent
Oscilloscope
Sensitivity: 1 mV
Bandwidth Limit: 20 MHz
Probe: 1:1 with RF tip
Agilent Infiniium or
equivalent
RMS Voltmeter
True RMS
Bandwidth: 20 MHz
Sensitivity: 100 µV
Rhode and Schwartz Model
URE3 or equivalent
Differential Amplifier
Bandwidth: 20 MHz
LaCroy 1855A, DA1850A,
or equivalent
Terminations
1 – 50Ω BNC termination
2 – 50Ω, 1/8 W termination resistors
Variable-voltage xfmr
or AC source
Adjustable to highest rated input voltage range.
Power: 2000 VA
Agilent 6813B or equivalent
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Appendix B
Measurement Techniques
Electronic Load
Many of the test procedures require the use of a variable load capable
of dissipating the required power. If a variable resistor is used,
switches should be used to either; connect, disconnect, or short the
load resistor. For most tests, an electronic load can be used. The
electronic load is considerably easier to use than load resistors, but it
may not be fast enough to test transient recovery time and may be
too noisy for the noise (PARD) tests.
Fixed load resistors may be used in place of a variable load, with
minor changes to the test procedures. Also, if computer controlled
test setups are used, the relatively slow (compared to computers and
system voltmeters) settling times and slew rates of the power supply
may have to be taken into account. "Wait" statements can be used in
the test program if the test system is faster than the power supply.
Current-Monitoring Resistor
The 4-terminal current shunt is used to eliminate output current
measurement error caused by voltage drops in the load leads and
connections. It has special current-monitoring terminals inside the
load connection terminals. Connect the voltmeter directly to these
current-monitoring terminals.
Test Set-up
The following figure illustrates the test set-up used for the
verification procedures.
Power Supply
+S +LS
+V -V
-LS -S
Power Supply
+S +LS
+
+V -V
+S +LS
+V -V
-LS -S
Load
Resistor
+
DC voltmeter,
scope, or
rms voltmeter
DC voltmeter,
scope, or
rms voltmeter
+
A.
-LS -S
Power Supply
Electronic load
or resistor
Current
shunt
50
50
BNC
BNC
+
+
B.
Electronic load
or resistor
Differential
amplifier
output
BNC
50 ohm
termination
C.
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input
Scope or
rms voltmeter
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Constant Voltage Tests
NOTE
Refer to the appropriate test record form for the instrument settings of the
model you are checking.
Voltage Programming and Readback Accuracy
Test category = performance, calibration
This test verifies that the voltage programming and measurement
functions are within specifications.
1
Turn off the power supply and connect a DVM directly across the
+S and -S terminals as shown in figure A. Do not connect a load.
2
Turn on the power supply and program the output voltage to zero
and the output current to its maximum programmable value
(Imax) with the load off. The CV annunciator should be on and
the output current reading should be approximately zero.
3
Record the output voltage readings on the digital voltmeter
(DVM) and the front panel display. The readings should be within
the limits specified in the test record card for the appropriate
model under Voltage Programming and Readback @ 0 V.
4
Program the output voltage to its full-scale rating.
5
Record the output voltage readings on the DVM and the front
panel display. The readings should be within the limits specified
in the test record card for the appropriate model under Voltage
Programming and Readback @ Full Scale.
CV Load Effect
Test category = performance
This test measures the change in output voltage resulting from a
change in output current from full load to no load.
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1
Turn off the power supply and connect a DVM and an electronic
load as shown in figure A.
2
Turn on the power supply and program the output current to its
maximum programmable value (Imax) and the output voltage to
its full-scale value.
3
Set the electronic load for the output’s full-scale current. The CV
annunciator on the front panel must be on. If it is not, adjust the
load so that the output current drops slightly.
4
Record the output voltage reading from the DVM.
5
Open the load and record the voltage reading from the DVM
again. The difference between the DVM readings in steps 4 and 5
is the load effect, which should not exceed the value listed in the
test record card for the appropriate model under CV Load Effect.
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CV Source Effect
Test category = performance
This test measures the change in output voltage that results from a
change in AC line voltage from the minimum to maximum value
within the line voltage specifications.
1
Turn off the power supply and connect the ac power line through
a variable voltage transformer.
2
Connect a DVM and an electronic load as shown in figure A. Set
the variable voltage transformer to nominal line voltage.
3
Turn on the power supply and program the output current to its
maximum programmable value (Imax) and the output voltage to
its full-scale value.
4
Set the electronic load for the output’s full-scale current. The CV
annunciator on the front panel must be on. If it is not, adjust the
load so that the output current drops slightly.
5
Adjust the transformer to the low-line voltage (85 VAC for
100/120 nominal line; 170 VAC for 200/240 nominal line).
6
Record the output voltage reading from the DVM.
7
Adjust the transformer to the high-line voltage (132 VAC for
100/120 nominal line; 265 VAC for 200/240 nominal line).
8
Record the output voltage reading on the DVM. The difference
between the DVM reading in steps 6 and 8 is the source effect,
which should not exceed the value listed in the test record card
for the appropriate model under CV Source Effect.
CV Noise
Test category = performance
Periodic and random deviations in the output combine to produce a
residual AC voltage superimposed on the DC output voltage. This
residual voltage is specified as the rms or peak-to-peak output
voltage in the frequency range specified in Appendix A.
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1
Turn off the power supply and connect the load resistor,
differential amplifier, and an oscilloscope (ac coupled) to the
output as shown in figure C. Use the xx Ω load for 750 W outputs;
use the xx Ω load for 1500 W outputs.
2
As shown in the diagram, use two BNC cables to connect the
differential amplifier to the + and − output terminals. Each cable
should be terminated by a 50 Ω resistor. The shields of the two
BNC cables should be connected together. Connect the output of
the differential amplifier to the oscilloscope with a 50 Ω
termination at the input of the oscilloscope.
3
Set the differential amplifier to multiply by ten, divide by one,
and 1 Megohm input resistance. The positive and negative inputs
of the differential amplifier should be set to AC coupling. Set the
oscilloscope’s time base to 5 ms/div, and the vertical scale to 10
mV/div. Turn the bandwidth limit on (usually 20 or 30 MHz), and
set the sampling mode to peak detect.
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4
Program the power supply to program the output current to its
maximum programmable value (Imax) and the output voltage to
its full-scale value and enable the output. Let the oscilloscope run
for a few seconds to generate enough measurement points. On
the Agilent Infiniium scope, the maximum peak-to-peak voltage
measurement is indicated at the bottom of the screen on the right
side. Divide this value by 10 to get the CV peak-to-peak noise
measurement. The result should not exceed the peak-to-peak
limits in the test record form for the appropriate model under CV
Ripple and Noise, peak-to-peak.
(If the measurement contains any question marks, clear the
measurement and try again. This means that some of the data
received by the scope was questionable.)
5
Disconnect the oscilloscope and connect an ac rms voltmeter in
its place. Do not disconnect the 50 Ω termination. Divide the
reading of the rms voltmeter by 10. The result should not exceed
the rms limits in the test record card for the appropriate model
under CV Ripple and Noise - rms.
Transient Recovery Time
Test category = performance
This measures the time for the output voltage to recover to within the
specified value following a 10% to 90% change in the load current.
1
Turn off the power supply and connect the output as in figure A
with the oscilloscope across the +S and -S terminals.
2
Turn on the power supply and program the output current to its
maximum programmable value (Imax) and the output voltage to
its full-scale value. Do not program voltages greater than 200
VDC when testing the 300 and 600 volt models.
3
Set the electronic load to operate in constant current mode.
Program its load current to 10% of the power supply’s full-scale
current value.
4
Set the electronic load's transient generator frequency to 100 Hz
and its duty cycle to 50%.
5
Program the load's transient current level to 90% of the power
supply's full-scale current value. Turn the transient generator on.
6
Adjust the oscilloscope for a waveform similar to that shown in
the following figure.
7
The output voltage should return to within the specified voltage
in the specified time following the 10% to 90% load change. Check
both loading and unloading transients by triggering on the
positive and negative slope. Record the voltage at time “t” in the
performance test record card under Transient Response.
Loading
Transient
tttt
t
v
t
v
Unloading
Transient
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Constant Current Tests
NOTE
Refer to the appropriate test record form for the instrument settings of the
model you are checking.
Current Programming and Readback Accuracy
Test category = performance, calibration
This test verifies that the current programming and measurement
functions are within specifications.
1
Turn off the power supply and connect the current shunt directly
across the output. Connect the DVM across the current shunt.
2
Turn on the power supply and program the output voltage to its
full-scale value and the output current to zero. The CC
annunciator should be on and the output voltage reading should
be approximately zero.
3
Divide the voltage drop (DVM reading) across the current shunt
by its resistance to convert to amps and record this value (Iout).
Also record the current reading on the front panel display. The
readings should be within the limits specified in the test record
card for the appropriate model under Current Programming and
Readback @ 0 A.
4
Program the output current to its full-scale rating.
5
Divide the voltage drop (DVM reading) across the current shunt
by its resistance to convert to amps and record this value (Iout).
Also record the current reading on the front panel display. The
readings should be within the limits specified in the test record
card for the appropriate model under Current Programming and
Readback @ Full Scale.
CC Load Effect
Test category = performance
This test measures the change in output current resulting from a
change in output voltage from full scale to short circuit.
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1
Turn off the power supply and connect the current shunt, DVM,
and electronic load as shown in figure B. Connect the DVM
directly across the current shunt.
2
To ensure that the values read during this test are not the
instantaneous measurement of the AC peaks of the output
current ripple, several DC measurements should be made and
averaged. If you are using an Agilent 3458A, you can set up the
voltmeter to do this automatically. From the instrument’s front
panel, program 100 power line cycles per measurement. Press
NPLC 100 ENTER.
3
Turn on the power supply and program the output current to its
full-scale value and the output voltage to its maximum
programmable value (Vmax).
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4
With the electronic load in CV mode, set it for the output’s fullscale voltage. The CC annunciator on the front panel must be on.
If it is not, adjust the load so that the voltage drops slightly.
5
Divide the voltage drop (DVM reading) across the current
monitoring resistor by its resistance to convert to amps and
record this value (Iout).
6
Short the electronic load. Divide the voltage drop (DVM reading)
across the current shunt by its resistance to convert to amps and
record this value (Iout). The difference in the current readings in
steps 4 and 5 is the load effect, which should not exceed the
value listed in the test record card for the appropriate model
under CC Load Effect.
CC Source Effect
Test category = performance
This test measures the change in output current that results from a
change in AC line voltage from the minimum to maximum value
within the line voltage specifications.
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1
Turn off the power supply and connect the ac power line through
a variable voltage transformer or AC source.
2
Connect the current shunt, DVM, and electronic load as shown in
figure B. Connect the DVM directly across the current shunt. Set
the variable voltage transformer to nominal line voltage.
3
To ensure that the values read during this test are not the
instantaneous measurement of the AC peaks of the output
current ripple, several DC measurements should be made and
averaged. If you are using an Agilent 3458A, you can set up the
voltmeter to do this automatically. From the instrument’s front
panel, program 100 power line cycles per measurement. Press
NPLC 100 ENTER.
4
Turn on the power supply and program the output current to its
full-scale value and the output voltage to its maximum
programmable value (Vmax).
5
With the electronic load in CV mode, set it for the output’s fullscale voltage. The CC annunciator on the front panel must be on.
If it is not, adjust the load so that the voltage drops slightly.
6
Adjust the transformer to the lowest rated line voltage (85 VAC
for 100/120 nominal line; 170 VAC for 200/240 nominal line).
7
Divide the voltage drop (DVM reading) across the current
monitoring resistor by its resistance to convert to amps and
record this value (Iout).
8
Adjust the transformer to the highest rated line voltage (132 VAC
for 100/120 nominal line; 265 VAC for 200/240 nominal line).
9
Divide the voltage drop (DVM reading) across the current shunt
by its resistance to convert to amps and record this value (Iout).
The difference between the DVM reading in steps 6 and 8 is the
source effect, which should not exceed the value listed in the test
record card for the appropriate model under CC Source Effect.
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Test Record Form – Agilent N5741A and N5761A
Agilent N5741A and N5761A
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 3 mV
Vout − 6 mV
__________
__________
+ 3 mV
Vout + 6 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
5.994 V
Vout − 12 mV
__________
__________
6.006 V
Vout + 12 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 2.6 mV
__________
+ 2.6 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 2.6 mV
__________
+ 2.6 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 30 mV
__________
+ 30 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5741A
N5761A
− 100 mA
− 180 mA
__________
__________
+ 100 mA
+ 180 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5741A
N5761A
Iout − 300 mA
Iout − 540 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 300 mA
Iout + 540 mA
High Current Iout
N5741A
N5761A
99.8 A
179.64 A
__________
__________
100.2 A
180.3 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5741A
N5761A
Iout − 400 mA
Iout − 720 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 400 mA
Iout + 720 mA
CC Load Effect
N5741A
N5761A
− 25 mA
− 41 mA
__________
__________
+ 25 mA
+ 41 mA
CC Source Effect
N5741A
N5761A
− 12 mA
− 20 mA
__________
__________
+ 12 mA
+ 20 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1.5ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5741A Settings
N5761A Settings
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
6 V, 0 A
6 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
6 V, 100 A
6 V, 180 A
Transient Response
6 V, from 10 A to 90A
6 V, from 18 A to 172A
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 6 V
0 A, 6 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
100 A, 6 V
180 A, 6 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
100 A, 6 V
180 A, 6 V
N5741A
N5761A
Current shunt
0.01Ω 100 A
0.001Ω 300 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
0.06Ω 1kW
0.03Ω 2kW
Load Requirements
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Test Record Form – Agilent N5742A and N5762A
Agilent N5742A and N5762A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 4 mV
Vout − 8 mV
__________
__________
+ 4 mV
Vout + 8 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
7.992 V
Vout − 16 mV
__________
__________
8.008 V
Vout + 16 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 2.8 mV
__________
+ 2.8 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 2.8 mV
__________
+ 2.8 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 40 mV
__________
+ 40 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5742A
N5762A
− 90 mA
− 165 mA
__________
__________
+ 90 mA
+ 165 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5742A
N5762A
Iout − 270 mA
Iout − 495 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 270 mA
Iout + 495 mA
High Current Iout
N5742A
N5762A
89.82 A
164.67 A
__________
__________
90.18 A
165.33 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5742A
N5762A
Iout − 360 mA
Iout − 660 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 360 mA
Iout + 660 mA
CC Load Effect
N5742A
N5762A
− 23 mA
− 38 mA
__________
__________
+ 23 mA
+ 38 mA
CC Source Effect
N5742A
N5762A
− 11 mA
− 18.5 mA
__________
__________
+ 11 mA
+ 18.5 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1.5ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5742A Settings
N5762A Settings
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
8 V, 0 A
8 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
8 V, 90 A
8 V, 165 A
8 V, from 9 A to 81A
8 V, from 16.5 A to 148.5A
Transient Response
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Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 8 V
0 A, 8 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
90 A, 8 V
165 A, 8 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
90 A, 8 V
165 A, 8 V
Load Requirements
N5742A
N5762A
Current shunt
0.01Ω 100 A
0.001Ω 300 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
0.09Ω 1kW
0.04Ω 2kW
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Test Record Form – Agilent N5743A and N5763A
Agilent N5743A and N5763A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 6.25 mV
Vout − 12.5 mV
__________
__________
+ 6.25 mV
Vout + 12.5 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
12.4875 V
Vout − 25 mV
__________
__________
12.5125 V
Vout + 25 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 3.25 mV
__________
+ 3.25 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 3.25 mV
__________
+ 3.25 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 62 mV
__________
+ 62 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5743A
N5763A
− 60 mA
− 120 mA
__________
__________
+ 60 mA
+ 120 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5743A
N5763A
Iout − 180 mA
Iout − 360 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 180 mA
Iout + 360 mA
High Current Iout
N5743A
N5763A
59.88 A
119.76 A
__________
__________
60.12 A
120.24 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5743A
N5763A
Iout − 240 mA
Iout − 480 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 240 mA
Iout + 480 mA
CC Load Effect
N5743A
N5763A
− 17 mA
− 29 mA
__________
__________
+ 17 mA
+ 29 mA
CC Source Effect
N5743A
N5763A
− 8 mA
− 14 mA
__________
__________
+ 8 mA
+ 14 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1.5ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5743A Setting
N5763A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
12.5 V, 0 A
12.5 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
12.5 V, 60 A
12.5 V, 120 A
12.5 V, from 6 A to 54A
12.5 V, from 12 A to 108 A
Transient Response
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 12.5 V
0 A, 12.5 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
60 A, 12.5 V
120 A, 12.5 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
60 A, 12.5 V
120 A, 12.5 V
N5743A
N5763A
Current shunt
0.01Ω 100 A
0.001Ω 300 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
0.21Ω 1kW
0.10Ω 2kW
Load Requirements
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Test Record Form – Agilent N5744A and N5764A
Agilent N5744A and N5764A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 10 mV
Vout − 20 mV
__________
__________
+ 10 mV
Vout + 20 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
19.98 V
Vout − 40 mV
__________
__________
20.02 V
Vout + 40 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 4 mV
__________
+ 4 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 4 mV
__________
+ 4 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 100 mV
__________
+ 100 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5744A
N5764A
− 38 mA
− 76 mA
__________
__________
+ 38 mA
+ 76 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5744A
N5764A
Iout − 114 mA
Iout − 228 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 114 mA
Iout + 228 mA
High Current Iout
N5744A
N5764A
37.924 A
75.848 A
__________
__________
38.076 A
76.152 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5744A
N5764A
Iout − 152 mA
Iout − 304 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 152 mA
Iout + 304 mA
CC Load Effect
N5744A
N5764A
− 12.6 mA
− 20.2 mA
__________
__________
+ 12.6 mA
+ 20.2 mA
CC Source Effect
N5744A
N5764A
− 5.8 mA
− 9.6 mA
__________
__________
+ 5.8 mA
+ 9.6 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5764A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
20 V, 0 A
20 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
20 V, 38 A
20 V, 76 A
Transient Response
20 V, from 3.8 A to 34.2 A 20 V, from 7.6 A to 68.4 A
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 20 V
0 A, 20 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
38 A, 20 V
76 A, 20 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
38 A, 20 V
76 A, 20 V
N5744A
N5764A
Current shunt
0.01Ω 100 A
0.01Ω 100 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
0.53Ω 1kW
0.26Ω 2kW
Load Requirements
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Test Record Form – Agilent N5745A and N5765A
Agilent N5745A and N5765A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 15 mV
Vout − 30 mV
__________
__________
+ 15 mV
Vout + 30 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
29.97 V
Vout − 60 mV
__________
__________
30.03 V
Vout + 60 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 5 mV
__________
+ 5 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 5 mV
__________
+ 5 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 150 mV
__________
+ 150 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5745A
N5765A
− 25 mA
− 50 mA
__________
__________
+ 25 mA
+ 50 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5745A
N5765A
Iout − 75 mA
Iout − 150 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 75 mA
Iout + 150 mA
High Current Iout
N5745A
N5765A
24.95 A
49.9 A
__________
__________
25.05 A
50.1 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5745A
N5765A
Iout − 100 mA
Iout − 200 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 100 mA
Iout + 200 mA
CC Load Effect
N5745A
N5765A
− 10 mA
− 15 mA
__________
__________
+ 10 mA
+ 15 mA
CC Source Effect
N5745A
N5765A
− 4.5 mA
− 7 mA
__________
__________
+ 4.5 mA
+ 7 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5745A Setting
N5765A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
30 V, 0 A
30 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
30 V, 25 A
30 V, 50 A
30 V, from 2.5 A to 22.5 A
30 V, from 5 A to 45 A
Transient Response
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 30 V
0 A, 30 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
25 A, 30 V
50 A, 30 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
25 A, 30 V
50 A, 30 V
N5745A
N5765A
Current shunt
0.01Ω 100 A
0.01Ω 100 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
1.20Ω 1kW
0.60Ω 2kW
Load Requirements
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Verification and Calibration
Test Record Form – Agilent N5746A and N5766A
Agilent N5746A and N5766A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 20 mV
Vout − 40 mV
__________
__________
+ 20 mV
Vout + 40 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
39.96 V
Vout − 80 mV
__________
__________
40.04 V
Vout + 80 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 6 mV
__________
+ 6 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 6 mV
__________
+ 6 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 200 mV
__________
+ 200 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5746A
N5766A
− 19 mA
− 38 mA
__________
__________
+ 19 mA
+ 38 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5746A
N5766A
Iout − 57 mA
Iout − 114 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 57 mA
Iout + 114 mA
High Current Iout
N5746A
N5766A
18.962 A
37.924 A
__________
__________
19.038 A
38.076 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5746A
N5766A
Iout − 76 mA
Iout − 152 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 76 mA
Iout + 152 mA
CC Load Effect
N5746A
N5766A
− 8.8 mA
− 12.6 mA
__________
__________
+ 8.8 mA
+ 12.6 mA
CC Source Effect
N5746A
N5766A
− 3.9 mA
− 5.8 mA
__________
__________
+ 3.9 mA
+ 5.8 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5766A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
40 V, 0 A
40 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
40 V, 19 A
40 V, 38 A
Transient Response
40 V, from 1.9 A to 17.1 A 40 V, from 3.8 A to 34.2 A
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 40 V
0 A, 40 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
19 A, 40 V
38 A, 40 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
19 A, 40 V
38 A, 40 V
N5746A
N5766A
Current shunt
0.01Ω 100 A
0.01Ω 100 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
2.11Ω 1kW
1.05Ω 2kW
Load Requirements
106
N5746A Setting
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Appendix B
Test Record Form – Agilent N5747A and N5767A
Agilent N5747A and N5767A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 30 mV
Vout − 60 mV
__________
__________
+ 30 mV
Vout + 60 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
59.94 V
Vout − 120 mV
__________
__________
60.06 V
Vout + 120 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 8 mV
__________
+ 8 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 8 mV
__________
+ 8 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 300 mV
__________
+ 300 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5747A
N5767A
− 12.5 mA
− 25 mA
__________
__________
+ 12.5 mA
+ 25 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5747A
N5767A
Iout − 37.5 mA
Iout − 75 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 37.5 mA
Iout + 75 mA
High Current Iout
N5747A
N5767A
12.475 A
24.95 A
__________
__________
12.525 A
25.05 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5747A
N5767A
Iout − 50 mA
Iout − 100 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 50 mA
Iout + 100 mA
CC Load Effect
N5747A
N5767A
− 7.5 mA
− 10 mA
__________
__________
+ 7.5 mA
+ 10 mA
CC Source Effect
N5747A
N5767A
− 3.25 mA
− 4.5 mA
__________
__________
+ 3.25 mA
+ 4.5 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5747A Setting
N5767A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
60 V, 0 A
60 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
60 V, 12.5 A
60 V, 25 A
60 V, from 1.25 A to 11.25 A
60 V, from 2.5 A to 22.5 A
Transient Response
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 60 V
0 A, 60 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
12.5 A, 60 V
25 A, 60 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
12.5 A, 60 V
25 A, 60 V
N5747A
N5767A
Load Requirements
Current shunt
0.1Ω 15 A
0.01Ω 100 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
4.8Ω 1kW
2.4Ω 2kW
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Appendix B
Verification and Calibration
Test Record Form – Agilent N5748A and N5768A
Agilent N5748A and N5768A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 40 mV
Vout − 80 mV
__________
__________
+ 40 mV
Vout + 80 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
79.92 V
Vout − 160 mV
__________
__________
80.08 V
Vout + 160 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 10 mV
__________
+ 10 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 10 mV
__________
+ 10 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
80 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 400 mV
__________
+ 400 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5748A
N5768A
− 9.5 mA
− 19 mA
__________
__________
+ 9.5 mA
+ 19 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5748A
N5768A
Iout − 28.5 mA
Iout − 57 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 28.5 mA
Iout + 57 mA
High Current Iout
N5748A
N5768A
9.481 A
18.962 A
__________
__________
9.519 A
19.038 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5748A
N5768A
Iout − 38 mA
Iout − 76 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 38 mA
Iout + 76 mA
CC Load Effect
N5748A
N5768A
− 6.9 mA
− 8.8 mA
__________
__________
+ 6.9 mA
+ 8.8 mA
CC Source Effect
N5748A
N5768A
− 2.95 mA
− 3.9 mA
__________
__________
+ 2.95 mA
+ 3.9 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5768A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
80 V, 0 A
80 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
80 V, 9.5 A
80 V, 19 A
Transient Response
80 V, from 0.95 A to 8.55 A 80 V, from 1.9 A to 17.1 A
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 80 V
0 A, 80 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
9.5 A, 80 V
19 A, 80 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
9.5 A, 80 V
19 A, 80 V
Load Requirements
N5748A
N5768A
0.1Ω 15 A
0.01Ω 100 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
8.42Ω 1kW
4.21Ω 2kW
Current shunt
108
N5748A Setting
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Appendix B
Test Record Form – Agilent N5749A and N5769A
Agilent N5749A and N5769A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 50 mV
Vout − 100 mV
__________
__________
+ 50 mV
Vout + 100 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
99.9 V
Vout − 200 mV
__________
__________
100.1 V
Vout + 200 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 12 mV
__________
+ 12 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 12 mV
__________
+ 12 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
80 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
8 mV
Both
− 500 mV
__________
+ 500 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5749A
N5769A
− 7.5 mA
− 15 mA
__________
__________
+ 7.5 mA
+ 15 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5749A
N5769A
Iout − 22.5 mA
Iout − 45 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 22.5 mA
Iout + 45 mA
High Current Iout
N5749A
N5769A
7.485 A
14.97 A
__________
__________
7.515 A
15.03 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5749A
N5769A
Iout − 30 mA
Iout − 60 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 30 mA
Iout + 60 mA
CC Load Effect
N5749A
N5769A
− 6.5 mA
− 8 mA
__________
__________
+ 6.5 mA
+ 8 mA
CC Source Effect
N5749A
N5769A
− 2.75 mA
− 3.5 mA
__________
__________
+ 2.75 mA
+ 3.5 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 1ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5749A Setting
N5769A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
100 V, 0 A
100 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
100 V, 7.5 A
100 V, 15 A
Transient Response
100 V, from 0.75 A to 6.75 A 100 V, from 1.5 A to 13.5 A
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 100 V
0 A, 100 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
7.5 A, 100 V
15 A, 100 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
7.5 A, 100 V
15 A, 100 V
N5749A
N5769A
Load Requirements
Current shunt
0.1Ω 15 A
0.1Ω 15 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
13.33Ω 1kW
6.67Ω 2kW
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Verification and Calibration
Test Record Form – Agilent N5750A and N5770A
Agilent N5750A and N5770A
Description
Report No _______________
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 75 mV
Vout − 150 mV
__________
__________
+ 75 mV
Vout + 150 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
149.85 V
Vout − 300 mV
__________
__________
150.15 V
Vout + 300 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 17 mV
__________
+ 17 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 17 mV
__________
+ 17 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
100 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
12 mV
Both
− 750 mV
__________
+ 750 mV
Minimum Current Iout
N5750A
N5770A
− 5 mA
− 10 mA
__________
__________
+ 5 mA
+ 10 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5750A
N5770A
Iout − 15 mA
Iout − 30 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 15 mA
Iout + 30 mA
High Current Iout
N5750A
N5770A
4.99 A
9.98 A
__________
__________
5.01 A
10.02 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5750A
N5770A
Iout − 20 mA
Iout − 40 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 20 mA
Iout + 40 mA
CC Load Effect
N5750A
N5770A
− 6 mA
− 7 mA
__________
__________
+ 6 mA
+ 7 mA
CC Source Effect
N5750A
N5770A
− 2.5 mA
− 3 mA
__________
__________
+ 2.5 mA
+ 3 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 2ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5770A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
150 V, 0 A
150 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
150 V, 5 A
150 V, 10 A
150 V, from 0.5 A to 4.5 A
150 V, from 1 A to 9 A
Transient Response
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 150 V
0 A, 150 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
5 A, 150 V
10 A, 150 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
5 A, 150 V
10 A, 150 V
N5750A
N5770A
Load Requirements
Current shunt
110
N5750A Setting
0.1Ω 15 A
0.1Ω 15 A
Agilent N3300 Electronic load modules
2 – N3305A
3 – N3305A
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
30.0Ω 1kW
15.0Ω 2kW
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Appendix B
Test Record Form – Agilent N5751A and N5771A
Agilent N5751A and N5771A
Report No _______________
Description
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 150 mV
Vout − 300 mV
__________
__________
+ 150 mV
Vout + 300 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
299.7 V
Vout − 600 mV
__________
__________
300.3 V
Vout + 600 mV
CV Load Effect
Both
− 32 mV
__________
+ 32 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 32 mV
__________
+ 32 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
150 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
20 mV
Both
−1V
__________
+1V
Minimum Current Iout
N5751A
N5771A
− 2.5 mA
− 5 mA
__________
__________
+ 2.5 mA
+ 5 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5751A
N5771A
Iout − 7.5 mA
Iout − 15 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 7.5 mA
Iout + 15 mA
High Current Iout
N5751A
N5771A
2.495 A
4.99 A
__________
__________
2.505 A
5.01 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5751A
N5771A
Iout − 10 mA
Iout − 20 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 10 mA
Iout + 20 mA
CC Load Effect
N5751A
N5771A
− 5.5 mA
− 6 mA
__________
__________
+ 5.5 mA
+ 6 mA
CC Source Effect
N5751A
N5771A
− 2.25 mA
− 2.5 mA
__________
__________
+ 2.25 mA
+ 2.5 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 2ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5751A Setting
N5771A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
300 V, 0 A
300 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
300 V, 2.5 A
300 V, 5 A
200 V, from 0.25 A to 2.25 A
200 V, from 0.5 A to 4.5 A
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 300 V
0 A, 300 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
2.5 A, 300 V
5 A, 300 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
2.5 A, 300 V
5 A, 300 V
N5751A
N5771A
Current shunt
0.1Ω 15 A
0.1Ω 15 A
Use fixed resistor instead of load modules
120Ω 1kW
60Ω 2kW
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
120Ω 1kW
60Ω 2kW
Transient Response
Load Requirements
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Verification and Calibration
Test Record Form – Agilent N5752A and N5772A
Agilent N5752A and N5772A
Report No _______________
Description
Date __________________
Model
Minimum Specs.
Results
Maximum Specs.
Minimum Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
− 300 mV
Vout − 600 mV
__________
__________
+ 300 mV
Vout + 600 mV
High Voltage Vout
Front Panel Display Readback
Both
Both
599.4 V
Vout − 1.2 V
__________
__________
600.6 V
Vout + 1.2 V
CV Load Effect
Both
− 62 mV
__________
+ 62 mV
CV Source Effect
Both
− 62 mV
__________
+ 62 mV
peak-to-peak
Both
N/A
__________
300 mV
rms
Both
N/A
__________
60 mV
Both
−1V
__________
+1V
Minimum Current Iout
N5752A
N5772A
− 1.3 mA
− 2.6 mA
__________
__________
+ 1.3 mA
+ 2.6 mA
Front Panel Display Readback
N5752A
N5772A
Iout − 3.9 mA
Iout − 7.8 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 3.9 mA
Iout + 7.8 mA
High Current Iout
N5752A
N5772A
1.2974 A
2.5948 A
__________
__________
1.3026 A
2.6052 A
Front Panel Display Readback
N5752A
N5772A
Iout − 5.2 mA
Iout − 10.4 mA
__________
__________
Iout + 5.2 mA
Iout + 10.4 mA
CC Load Effect
N5752A
N5772A
− 5.26 mA
− 5.5 mA
__________
__________
+ 5.26 mA
+ 5.5 mA
CC Source Effect
N5752A
N5772A
− 2.13 mA
− 2.26 mA
__________
__________
+ 2.13 mA
+ 2.26 mA
Voltage Programming & Readback
CV Ripple and Noise
Transient Response
Voltage @ 2ms
Current Programming & Readback
Test Description
N5772A Setting
Voltage Programming & Readback, Min Voltage
0 V, 0 A
0 V, 0 A
Voltage Programming & Readback, High Voltage
600 V, 0 A
600 V, 0 A
CV Load Effect, Source Effect, Ripple and Noise
600 V, 1.3 A
600 V, 2.6 A
200 V, from 0.13 A to 1.17 A
200 V, from 0.26 A to 2.34 A
Transient Response
Current Programming & Readback, Min Current
0 A, 600 V
0 A, 600 V
Current Programming & Readback, High Current
1.3 A, 600 V
2.6 A, 600 V
CC Load Effect, Source Effect
1.3 A, 600 V
2.6 A, 600 V
N5752A
N5772A
Load Requirements
112
N5752A Setting
Current shunt
0.1Ω 15 A
0.1Ω 15 A
Use fixed resistor instead of load modules
462Ω 1kW
231Ω 2kW
Fixed Resistor for CV Ripple and Noise
462Ω 1kW
231Ω 2kW
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Appendix B
Calibration
Refer to the “Equipment Required” section in this appendix for a list
of the equipment required for calibration. A general outline of the
procedure is as follows:
Enter the calibration mode by providing the correct password.
The password is set at the factory to the model number. Once
calibration has been entered, the password can be changed by the
user. lf the password is incorrect, an error occurs.
You do not have to do a complete calibration. If appropriate, you
may calibrate only the voltage or current functions and then save
the calibration constants.
As each calibration sequence is completed, the instrument saves
the calibration constants and begins using them.
Exit the calibration mode. Note that a Reset command also sets
the calibration state to OFF.
Calibration Procedure
Unless instructed otherwise, connect the +sense terminal to the
+output, and the -sense terminal to the -output.
When calibrating the unit using SCPI commands, most calibration
steps involve sending an *OPC? query to synchronize with the power
supply’s command completion before proceeding. The response from
the instrument must be read each time *OPC? is given.
NOTE
The CAL:LEV and CAL:DATA commands may take several seconds to complete.
If a timeout occurs in your VISA application, you may need to change the
VI_ATTR_TMO_VALUE in the ViSetAttribute function.
Enable Calibration mode
*RST
OUTP ON
CAL:STAT ON, <password>
Voltage Programming and Measurement Calibration
Step 1. Connect the Agilent 3458A voltage input to an output.
Step 2. Select the full-scale voltage programming range. The value to program
a range must be the maximum voltage of the range.
CAL:VOLT <voltage>
Step 3. Select the first voltage calibration point.
CAL:LEV P1
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*OPC?
Step 4. Measure the output voltage with the Agilent 3458A and enter the
data.
CAL:DATA <data>
Step 5. Select the second voltage calibration point.
CAL:LEV P2
*OPC?
Step 6. Measure the output voltage with the Agilent 3458A and enter the
data.
CAL:DATA <data>
Current Programming and Measurement Calibration
Step 1. Connect a precision shunt resistor to an output. Connect the Agilent
3458A to measure the voltage across the shunt. The shunt resistor
should be suitable for measuring at least 120% of the power supply’s
rated full-scale current.
Step 2. Select the full-scale current programming range. The value to
program a range must be the maximum current of the range.
CAL:CURR <current>
Step 3. Select the first current calibration point.
CAL:LEV P1
*OPC?
Step 4. Calculate the shunt current (I=V/R) and enter the data.
CAL:DATA <data>
Step 5. Select the second current calibration point.
CAL:LEV P2
*OPC?
Step 6. Calculate the shunt current (I=V/R) and enter the data.
CAL:DATA <data>
Exit Calibration mode
CAL:STAT OFF
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Service
Types of Service Available.............................................................................116
Repackaging for Shipment.............................................................................116
Operating Checklist.........................................................................................116
Error Messages ...............................................................................................118
This chapter discusses the procedures involved for returning a failed
instrument to Agilent Technologies for service or repair. A procedure
is included for diagnosing specific symptoms. Actual repair is done
through unit exchange.
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Types of Service Available
If your instrument fails during the warranty period, Agilent
Technologies will replace or repair it free of charge. After your
warranty expires, Agilent Technologies will replace or repair it at a
competitive price. The standard repair process is “whole unit
exchange”. The replacement units are fully refurbished and are
shipped with new calibration certificates.
Contact your nearest Agilent Technologies Service Center. They will
arrange to have your instrument repaired or replaced.
Repackaging for Shipment
If the unit is to be shipped to Agilent Technologies for service or
repair, be sure to:
Attach a tag to the unit identifying the owner and indicating the
required service or repair. Include the model number and full
serial number.
Place the unit in its original container with appropriate
packaging material for shipping.
Secure the container with strong tape or metal bands.
If the original shipping container is not available, place your unit in a
container that will ensure at least 4 inches of compressible packaging
material around all sides for the instrument. Use static-free
packaging materials to avoid additional damage to your unit.
Agilent Technologies suggests that you always insure shipments.
Operating Checklist
If the power supply appears to be operating improperly, use the
following procedures to determine whether the power supply, load,
or external circuits are the cause.
Turn-on check out procedure
Turn off the unit and remove all external connections to the
instrument. Follow the turn-on checkout procedure in chapter 2.
Trouble-shooting guide
If you have encountered problems during the checkout procedure,
use the following guide to diagnose a specific symptom. If the action
does not remedy the problem, return the unit for service.
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Appendix C
Symptom
Check
Action
No output.
All displays and indicators are blank.
Is the AC power cord defective?
Check continuity. Replace if necessary.
Is the AC input voltage within range?
Check AC input voltage. Connect to
appropriate voltage source.
Output is present momentarily, but shuts
off quickly. Display indicates AC.
Does the AC source voltage sag when a load
is applied?
Check AC input voltage. Connect to
appropriate voltage source.
Output is present momentarily, but shuts
off quickly. Display indicates OUP.
Is the power supply configured for remote
sensing?
Check if the positive or negative load wire
is loose.
Output voltage will not adjust.
Front panel CC LED is on.
Is the power supply in constant current
mode?
Check the current limit setting and load
current.
Output voltage will not adjust.
Front panel CV LED is on.
Is the output voltage being adjusted above
the OVP setting or below the UVL setting?
Set the OVP or UVL so that they will not
limit the output.
Output current will not adjust.
Front panel CV LED is on.
Is the unit in constant voltage mode?
Check the current limit and voltage
setting.
Large ripple present in output.
Is the power supply in remote sense?
Check load and sense wires connection
for noise and impedance effects.
Is the voltage drop on the load wire high?
Minimize the drop on the load wires.
No output.
Display indicates OUP.
Over-voltage circuit has tripped.
Turn off the POWER switch. Check load
connections. If analog programming is
used, check if the OVP is set lower than
the output.
No output.
Front panel PROT indicator is blinking.
Display indicates EΠA?
Check connector J1 ENABLE connection.
Also check SW1 switch setting.
Display indicates SO?
Check connector J1 Output Shut-Off
connection.
Display indicates O7P?
Check if air intake or exhaust is blocked.
Check if unit is installed next to heatgenerating equipment.
Display indicates OCP?
Check OCP setting and load current.
Poor load regulation.
Front panel CV LED is on.
Are sense wires properly connected?
Connect sense wires according to
instructions in chapter 2.
Front panel controls are nonfunctional.
Is the power supply in Local Lockout mode?
Turn off the POWER switch and wait until
the display turns off. Turn on the POWER
switch and press the REM/LOC button.
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Appendix C Service
Error Messages
Displaying the SCPI error queue
The entire error queue is read, then emptied, using the following
command: SYST:ERR?
Error List
The following table documents the various error messages that the
power supply supports:
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Error
Device-dependent Errors (these errors set Standard Event Status register bit #3)
0
No error
This is the response to the ERR? query when there are no errors.
100
Too many channels
You have specified more channels than are installed in the mainframe.
101
Calibration state is off
Calibration is not enabled. The instrument will not accept calibration commands.
102
Calibration password is incorrect
The calibration password is incorrect.
104
Bad sequence of calibration commands
Calibration commands have not been entered in the proper sequence.
114
CAL:DATE must be yyyy/mm/dd
The calibration date must be entered in the numeric format yyyy=year, mm=month, dd=date
203
Compatibility function not implemented
The requested compatibility function is not available.
204
NVRAM checksum error
A checksum error has occurred in the instrument’s nonvolatile random access memory.
205
NVRAM full
The nonvolatile random access memory of the instrument is full.
206
File not found
The internal calibration file or the internal channel attribute file was not found in NVRAM.
209
Output communications failure
A hardware failure has occurred on the power supply.
302
Option not installed
The option that is programmed by this command is not installed.
351
VOLT setting conflicts with VOLT:PROT setting
Attempted to program the voltage above the over-voltage protection setting.
352
VOLT:PROT setting conflicts with VOLT setting
Attempted to set the over-voltage protection below the voltage setting.
353
VOLT setting conflicts with VOLT:LIM:LOW setting
Attempted to program the voltage below the under-voltage limit setting.
354
VOLT:LIM:LOW setting conflicts with VOLT setting
Attempted to set the under-voltage limit above the voltage setting
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Appendix C
Command Errors (these errors set Standard Event Status register bit #5)
−100
Command error
Generic syntax error.
−101
Invalid character
An invalid character was found in the command string.
−102
Syntax error
Invalid syntax was found in the command string. Check for blank spaces.
−103
Invalid separator
An invalid separator was found in the command string. Check for proper use of , ; :
−104
Data type error
A different data type than the one allowed was found in the command string.
−105
GET not allowed
A group execute trigger is not allowed in a command string.
−108
Parameter not allowed
More parameters were received than were expected.
−109
Missing parameter
Fewer parameters were received than were expected.
−110
Command header error
An error was detected in the header.
−111
Header separator error
A character that was not a valid header separator was found in the command string.
−112
Program mnemonic too long
The header contains more than 12 characters.
−113
Undefined header
A command was received that was not valid for this instrument.
−114
Header suffix out of range
The value of the numeric suffix is not valid.
−120
Numeric data error
Generic numeric data error.
−121
Invalid character in number
An invalid character for the data type was found in the command string.
−123
Exponent too large
The magnitude of the exponent was larger than 32000.
−124
Too many digits
The mantissa of a numeric parameter contained more than 255 digits, excluding leading zeros.
−128
Numeric data not allowed
A numeric parameter was received but a character string was expected.
−130
Suffix error
Generic suffix error
−131
Invalid suffix
A suffix was incorrectly specified for a numeric parameter.
−134
Suffix too long
The suffix contains more than 12 characters.
−138
Suffix not allowed
A suffix is not supported for this command.
−140
Character data error
Generic character data error
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Appendix C Service
Command Errors (continued)
−141
Invalid character data
Either the character data element contains an invalid character, or the element is not valid.
−144
Character data too long
The character data element contains more than 12 characters.
−148
Character data not allowed
A discrete parameter was received, but a string or numeric parameter was expected.
−150
String data error
Generic string data error
−151
Invalid string data
An invalid character string was received. Check that the string is enclosed in quotation marks.
−158
String data not allowed
A character string was received, but is not allowed for this command.
−160
Block data error
Generic block data error
−161
Invalid block data
The number of data bytes sent does not match the number of bytes specified in the header.
−168
Block data not allowed
Data was sent in arbitrary block format but is not allowed for this command.
−170
Expression error
Generic expression error
−171
Invalid expression data
The expression data element was invalid.
−178
Expression data not allowed
Expression data element was sent but is not allowed for this command.
Execution Errors (these errors set Standard Event Status register bit #4)
120
−200
Execution error
Generic syntax error
−220
Parameter error
A data element related error occurred.
−221
Settings conflict
A data element could not be executed because of the present instrument state.
−222
Data out of range
A data element could not be executed because the value was outside the valid range.
−223
Too much data
A data element was received that contains more data than the instrument can handle.
−224
Illegal parameter value
An exact value was expected but not received.
−225
Out of memory
The device has insufficient memory to perform the requested operation.
−226
Lists not same length
One or more lists are not the same length.
−230
Data corrupt or stale
Possible invalid data. A new reading was started but not completed.
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Execution Errors (continued)
−231
Data questionable
The measurement accuracy is suspect.
−232
Invalid format
The data format or structure is inappropriate.
−233
Invalid version
The version of the data format is incorrect to the instrument.
−240
Hardware error
The command could not be executed because of a hardware problem with the instrument.
−241
Hardware missing
The command could not be executed because of missing hardware, such as an option.
−260
Expression error
An expression program data element related error occurred.
−261
Math error in expression
An expression program data element could not be executed due to a math error.
Query Errors (these errors set Standard Event Status register bit #2)
−400
Query Error
Generic error query
−410
Query INTERRUPTED
A condition causing an interrupted query error occurred.
−420
Query UNTERMINATED
A condition causing an unterminated query error occurred.
−430
Query DEADLOCKED
A condition causing a deadlocked query error occurred.
−440
Query UNTERMINATED after indefinite response
A query was received in the same program message after a query indicating an
indefinite response was executed.
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Appendix D
Compatibility
Differences – In General ................................................................................124
Compatibility Command Summary ...............................................................125
The Agilent N5700 power supplies are programmatically compatible
with the Agilent 603xA power supplies. This means that you can
remotely program the Agilent N5700 power supplies using the same
commands that are used to program the 603xA power supplies.
CAUTION
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Do not mix Compatibility with SCPI commands in the same program. This will
result in unpredictable instrument behavior.
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Appendix D
Compatibility
Differences – In General
The following table documents the general differences between the
way Compatibility commands work on the Agilent N5700 power
supplies and the way they worked on the Agilent 603xA power
supplies.
Item
Differences
Queries
The Agilent N5700 will respond to multiple queries.
It will not allow a space separator between numbers.
It will not allow a user to query information, read back only a portion of the information,
send another command, and finish reading back the information from the original query.
Sending a second query without reading the response to the first will generate an error.
Model number queries will only return the N5700 model numbers.
Status functions
Serial Poll will be controlled by the SCPI status model and will not act like a 603xA
power supply.
SRQ will be controlled by the SCPI status model.
Parallel poll will not work.
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Settings
The full-scale limits will match the Agilent N5700 limits.
Measurement
Floating point numbers returned by the instrument may not have exactly the same
syntax or number of digits.
Calibration
Calibration must be done in SCPI.
Storage states
The Agilent N5700 units have 16 volatile states.
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Appendix D
Compatibility Command Summary
The following table documents the compatibility commands that the
Agilent N5700 power supplies support. All compatibility commands
are accepted; however, some commands do nothing.
Compatibility Command
Description
Similar SCPI
Command
ASTS?
Queries the accumulated status (ASTS). The response represents the sum
of the binary weights of the ASTS register bits. The ASTS register is set to
the present status after being queried.
STAT:OPER:EVEN?
STAT:QUES:EVEN?
*ESE?
CLR
Returns the power supply to the power-on state. Same as *RST.
*RST
DLY <delay>
Generates error 203.
DLY?
Generates error 203.
ERR?
Queries the present programming or hardware error. An error code number
is returned over the GPIB to identify the error. The error register is cleared
after being read.
SYST:ERR?
FAULT?
Queries the fault register. A bit is set in the fault register when the
corresponding bit in both the status and the mask registers. The response
is an integer 0 to 255. The fault register is cleared after being read.
STAT:OPER?
STAT:QUES?
*ESE?
FOLD
Turns the OCP on or off. This is only allowed for constant current mode
(FOLD 2). Constant voltage mode (FOLD1) generates error 203.
CURR:PROT:STAT
FOLD?
Queries the OCP setting. The response is FOLD 2.
CURR:PROT:STAT?
HOLD
When turned on (HOLD 1), causes the VSET, ISET, FOLD, and UNMASK
values to be held until a trigger occurs. This only applies to the
compatibility functions, not the SCPI functions
VOLT:TRIG
CURR:TRIG
HOLD?
Queries the hold setting. The response is HOLD 1.
ID?
Queries the identification (model number) of the power supply.
IMAX
Sets a soft programming limit for current. Attempting to program the
current above this setting will generate an error.
IMAX?
Queries the IMAX setting. The response is a real number.
IOUT?
Queries the measured output current. The response is a real number.
MEAS:CURR?
ISET <current>
Sets the output current.
CURR
ISET?
Queries the present current setting. The response is a real number.
CURR?
OUT <on|off>
Turns the output on or off. On/off equals 1 turns the output on; equals 0
turns the output off.
OUTP:STAT
OUT?
Queries whether the output is turned on or off . The response is OUT 1 (on)
or OUT O (off). The front panel displays OFF when the output is off.
OUTP:STAT?
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Appendix D
Compatibility
Compatibility Command
Description
Similar SCPI
Command
OVP
Sets the over-voltage trip point.
VOLT:PROT:LEV
OVP?
Queries the present over-voltage setting. The response is a real number.
VOLT:PROT:LEV?
RCL <reg>
Recalls the saved settings. There are up to 16 store/recall states. Saved
settings must have been previously stored using the STO command.
*RCL
ROM?
Queries the revision date of the power supply's firmware.
*IDN?
RST
Resets any tripped protection.
OUTP:PROT:CLE
SRQ <setting>
Generates error 203. The service request capability of the power supply is
only supported using the SCPI commands
*SRQ
SRQ?
Always returns 0.
*SRQ?
STO <reg>
Stores the present power supply settings in the specified register. There are
up to 16 store/recall states.
*SAV
STS?
Queries the present status. The response represents the sum of the binary
weights of the status register bits. The response is STS <n>
STAT:OPER:COND?
STAT:QUES:COND?
TEST?
Always returns 0.
*TST?
TRG
Causes the settings held with HOLD 1 to be executed.
UNMASK <setting>
Sets the bits in the mask register to the setting. The setting is an integer
that represents the sum of the binary weights of the bits. The mask register
operates in conjunction with the status and fault registers.
STAT:OPER:NTR
STAT:OPER:PTR
STAT:QUES:NTR
STAT:QUES:PTR
UNMASK?
Queries the present setting of the mask register. The response is UNMASK
<n>.
STAT:OPER:NTR?
STAT:OPER:PTR?
STAT:QUES:NTR?
STAT:QUES:PTR?
VMAX
Sets the soft programming limit for voltage. Attempting to program the
voltage above this setting will generate an error.
VMAX?
Queries the VMAX setting. The response is VMAX <n>.
VOUT?
Queries the measured output voltage. The response is a real number.
MEAS:VOLT?
VSET <voltage>
Sets the output voltage.
VOLT
VSET?
Queries the present voltage setting. The response is a real number.
VOLT?
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Index
A
ABOR ................................................................................ 79
AC INPUT................................................................... 12, 90
1500 W units ............................................................... 19
750 W units ................................................................. 19
accessories ...................................................................... 16
analog programming
external resistance..................................................... 44
external voltage........................................................... 43
terminals ...................................................................... 43
AUT................................................................................... 10
AUTO IP............................................................................ 54
auto-restart ...................................................................... 40
C
calibration ...................................................................... 113
current programming and measurement ............... 114
equipment .................................................................... 94
procedure ................................................................... 113
voltage programming and measurement ............... 113
calibration commands .................................................... 66
CAL CURR.................................................................... 66
CAL DATA .................................................................... 66
CAL DATE .................................................................... 66
CAL LEV ....................................................................... 66
CAL PASS .................................................................... 66
CAL STAT..................................................................... 67
CAL VOLT..................................................................... 67
caution................................................................................ 3
cleaning ............................................................................ 18
combining commands
common commands ................................................... 60
from different subsystems......................................... 59
root specifier ............................................................... 59
command
completion................................................................... 62
synchronization ........................................................... 62
common commands........................................................ 63
*CLS.............................................................................. 74
*ESE.............................................................................. 75
*ESR?............................................................................ 75
*IDN?............................................................................ 78
*OPC ............................................................................. 75
*OPT?............................................................................ 78
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*RCL.............................................................................. 78
*RST.............................................................................. 78
*SAV ............................................................................. 78
*SRE.............................................................................. 76
*STB?............................................................................ 76
*TST.............................................................................. 78
*WAI............................................................................. 76
TRG ............................................................................... 79
common mode current ................................................... 28
compatibility
command summary .................................................. 125
differences ................................................................. 124
connections
6V to 60V models........................................................ 22
80V to 600V models.................................................... 23
analog........................................................................... 14
J1 .................................................................................. 32
J2 .................................................................................. 24
multiple load ................................................................ 26
parallel.......................................................................... 28
sense ............................................................................ 13
series............................................................................ 30
series diode ................................................................. 30
constant current (CC)
CC ................................................................................. 10
check ............................................................................ 35
load effect.................................................................... 99
mode............................................................................. 36
source effect.............................................................. 100
constant voltage (CV)
check ............................................................................. 34
CV ................................................................................. 10
load effect.................................................................... 96
mode............................................................................. 36
noise ............................................................................. 97
source effect................................................................ 97
control socket .................................................................. 53
CURRENT ......................................................................... 10
current monitoring, external .......................................... 45
current programming accuracy..................................... 99
current readback accuracy............................................. 99
current shunt ................................................................... 95
CV/CC crossover............................................................. 37
CV/CC signal ................................................................... 37
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Index
D
J
daisy-chain shut down ................................................... 42
damage ............................................................................. 17
data socket....................................................................... 53
DC AMPS ......................................................................... 10
DC VOLTS ......................................................................... 10
Default Gateway.............................................................. 55
device clear ...................................................................... 62
DHCP ................................................................................ 54
DNS................................................................................... 55
Domain ............................................................................. 56
J1 connector .................................................................... 12
J2 connector .................................................................... 12
E
electronic load ................................................................. 95
enable/disable terminals ............................................... 41
environmental conditions ......................................... 17, 90
ERR.................................................................................... 76
error messages.............................................................. 118
ESB ................................................................................... 76
F
features .............................................................................. 8
FINE .................................................................................. 11
front panel locking .......................................................... 39
functions ............................................................................ 9
G
GPIB address ................................................................... 48
GPIB interface ................................................................. 48
grounding ................................................................... 17, 28
H
history.................................................................................. 2
Hostname......................................................................... 55
I
impedance effects........................................................... 27
inductive loads ................................................................ 27
initiate commands
INIT ............................................................................... 79
INIT CONT ................................................................... 79
inspection......................................................................... 17
IO ...................................................................................... 48
IP Address........................................................................ 55
items supplied ................................................................. 16
128
K
Keepalive.......................................................................... 56
keywords .......................................................................... 59
L
LAN interface .................................................................. 49
setup utility.................................................................. 56
sockets......................................................................... 53
Telnet ........................................................................... 53
LAN, private ..................................................................... 51
LAN, site........................................................................... 50
last setting memory........................................................ 40
LFP .................................................................................... 11
LIMIT ................................................................................ 11
load wiring ....................................................................... 21
local voltage sensing...................................................... 25
lock front panel................................................................ 39
M
magnetic fields ................................................................ 17
master unit....................................................................... 29
MAV.................................................................................. 76
measure commands........................................................ 67
MEAS CURR?............................................................... 67
MEAS VOLT?............................................................... 67
message terminator ........................................................ 60
end or identify ............................................................. 60
newline......................................................................... 60
model numbers................................................................ 16
model ratings ..................................................................... 9
MSS .................................................................................. 76
multiple load connections .............................................. 26
multipliers ........................................................................ 61
N
numerical data formats .................................................. 61
O
OCP ................................................................................... 11
OPER ................................................................................. 76
operating checklist........................................................ 116
optional commands......................................................... 58
OUP................................................................................... 11
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OUT ON ............................................................................... 10
outline diagram.................................................................. 17
output commands ............................................................. 68
OUTP ............................................................................... 68
OUTP PON STAT........................................................... 68
OUTP PROT CLE............................................................ 68
output grounding ............................................................... 28
output noise ....................................................................... 27
output on/off control........................................................ 40
output programming example......................................... 82
over-current check ............................................................ 35
over-current protection ..............................................30, 38
over-temperature protection ........................................... 39
over-voltage check ............................................................ 34
over-voltage protection ..............................................30, 37
OVP ...................................................................................... 11
rack mounting .................................................................... 18
REM...................................................................................... 11
remote voltage sensing.................................................... 25
repackaging ...................................................................... 116
repacking............................................................................. 17
response data types.......................................................... 61
RQS ...................................................................................... 76
device clear ....................................................................62
message unit..................................................................59
multiple commands ......................................................58
syntax ..............................................................................58
shut off terminals ..............................................................40
slave unit .............................................................................29
sockets.................................................................................53
source commands .............................................................69
[SOUR] CURR [IMM].....................................................69
[SOUR] CURR PROT STAT...........................................69
[SOUR] CURR TRIG .......................................................69
[SOUR] VOLT [IMM] .....................................................69
[SOUR] VOLT LIM LOW ...............................................70
[SOUR] VOLT PROT LEV ..............................................70
[SOUR] VOLT TRIG........................................................69
specifications
characteristics ...............................................................89
performance ...................................................................88
status commands ..............................................................71
STAT OPER COND?.......................................................72
STAT OPER ENAB.........................................................72
STAT OPER NTR............................................................73
STAT OPER PTR ............................................................73
STAT OPER?...................................................................72
STAT PRES .....................................................................72
STAT QUES COND? ......................................................73
STAT QUES ENAB ........................................................74
STAT QUES NTR............................................................74
STAT QUES PTR ............................................................74
STAT QUES?...................................................................73
Subnet Mask.......................................................................55
subsystem commands ......................................................63
suffixes ................................................................................61
support rails........................................................................18
SW1 switch.................................................................. 12, 13
system commands.............................................................77
SYST COMM RLST........................................................77
SYST COMM TCP CONT ..............................................77
SYST ERR? ......................................................................77
SYST VERS?....................................................................77
S
T
SAF....................................................................................... 10
safe-start............................................................................. 40
safety ...............................................................................3, 17
SCPI
command completion................................................... 62
command path............................................................... 58
commands...................................................................... 64
Telnet ...................................................................................53
transient recovery time.....................................................98
trigger commands..............................................................79
TRIG .................................................................................79
TRIG SOUR .....................................................................79
trigger programming example .........................................84
turn-on check out ..............................................................34
P
POWER ................................................................................ 11
power cord, connecting.................................................... 19
power receptacle............................................................... 17
power supply OK signal.................................................... 42
power-fail protection ........................................................ 39
print date................................................................................. 2
PROT .................................................................................... 11
protection functions.......................................................... 37
Q
queries................................................................................. 60
QUES .................................................................................... 76
R
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Index
U
UFP....................................................................................... 11
under-voltage check ......................................................... 35
under-voltage limit ............................................................ 38
USB ID string...................................................................... 49
USB interface ..................................................................... 49
UUL....................................................................................... 11
UVL....................................................................................... 11
V
verification .......................................................................... 94
130
verification equipment ......................................................94
VOLTAGE.............................................................................10
voltage monitoring, external............................................45
voltage programming accuracy.......................................96
voltage readback accuracy ..............................................96
voltage sensing ..................................................................24
W
warning.................................................................................. 3
Web server..........................................................................52
web URL’s ............................................................................. 4
wire sizes ............................................................................21
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According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and CEN/CENELEC EN 45014
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Product Name:
N5700 Series Power Supply
Model Numbers:
N5741A, N5742A, N5743A, N5744A, N5745A, N5746A, N5747A,
N5748A, N5749A, N5750A, N5751A, N5752A
N5761A, N5762A, N5763A, N5764A, N5765A, N57466A, N5767A,
N5748A, N5769A, N5770A, N5771A, N5772A N6700
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EMC Directive (89/336/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC)
and conforms with the following product standards:
EMC
Standard
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EN 55011:1998 & A1 :1999
IEC 61000-4-2:1995
IEC 61000-4-3:1995
IEC 61000-4-4:1995
IEC 61000-4-5:1995
IEC 61000-4-6:1996
IEC 61000-4-11:1993
Limit
EMC requirements for electrical equipment
for measurement, control and laboratory use
Group 1 Class A
4 kV CD, 8 kV AD
3 V/m, 80-1000 MHz, 80% AM
0.5 kV signal lines, 1 kV power lines
0.5 kV differential, 1 kV common mode
3 Vrms, 0.15-80 MHz, 80% AM
100%/20 ms
Canada: ICES-001:1998
Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS 2064.1
The product was tested in a typical configuration.
Safety
IEC 61010-1:2001 / EN 61010-1:2001
Canada: CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1:1992
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