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How to Test a DC-DC Converter for Quality and Reliability

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Jan 2020

How to Test a DC-DC Converter for Quality and Reliability

This post describes how to test a DC-DC converter. DC-DC converters are devices used to convert one DC voltage to another. DC-DC converters are used in a wide variety of products from portable devices such as cell phones, notebooks and laptop computers to electric vehicles and avionics. The range of input voltages and output voltages and power can vary greatly. The test descriptions herein are...

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Automated Test Systems: Eight Questions to Help the Make or Buy Decision

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Dec 2019

Automated Test Systems: Eight Questions to Help the Make or Buy Decision

Test managers today have a few options in expanding their ATE capabilities. They can scour through their ATE graveyard, roll their own in-house, or buy a commercial test system. The path should be chosen strategically as it is a decision that most companies have to live with for 5 or 10 years given the cost and the life cycle of modern ATE.  Often, however, companies...

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How to make sure your Hipot Tester is working properly each morning

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Dec 2019

How to make sure your Hipot Tester is working properly each morning

How do you know if your hipot tester is working properly? Are you getting false failures or worse, false pass results? The solution is using a load box to verify that the hipot tester is performing measurements correctly. Chroma offers custom configurable load boxes used to ensure a hipot tester is measuring properly and that all test leads are in working condition. A load box...

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Electronic Load for Low Voltage, High Current Applications

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Sep 2019

Electronic Load for Low Voltage, High Current Applications

As server computers and networking systems become more powerful, point of load DC/DC voltages for CPUs are continuing trend lower (below 1V) while demanding higher currents. To satisfy the needs of test engineers, we have released a new DC electronic load for low voltage, high current applications. The 63206A-60-1000 DC Electronic Load provides up to 1,000A @ 0.6V (it derates linearly to lower voltages, e.g....

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Chroma Opens East Coast Power Conversion Test Demo Room

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Sep 2019

Chroma Opens East Coast Power Conversion Test Demo Room

Marlborough, MA chosen as Chroma’s third demo room installation in North America for power conversion and electrical safety test equipment. Chroma is proud to announce the opening of a new state of the art technology demo room in Marlborough, MA.  As Massachusetts is a hub for high technology industries, this location provides prospective and existing customers in the East the opportunity to interact with many...

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Latest ISO 16750-2, VW 80000 and GS 95024-2-1 Automotive Standards for Electrical Load testing(2017/03/28)

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Apr 2017

Latest ISO 16750-2, VW 80000 and GS 95024-2-1 Automotive Standards for Electrical Load testing(2017/03/28)

Chroma launches its latest electrical load testing software for automotive parts. This soft panel integrates international standards ISO 16750-2, GS 95024-2-1 and VW 80000 into the 62000P and 62000H series DC power supplies. It easily controls the DC power supply online to provide graphic curves for testing. It is suitable for R&D and QA units for conducting durability and stability verification on automotive electronics like...

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Model 8700ATS Battery Pack Automatic Test System

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Apr 2017

Chroma’s Battery Production Line Automated Test Solution Adopted by Top Automotive Manufacturers in China

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. is a world leading supplier of precision Test and Measurement Instrumentation, Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions. In recent years, Chroma has been actively cultivating the electric vehicle (EV) testing market, and its newly launched lithium battery pack end-of-line (EOL) automated test solution has been successfully adopted by several of China’s well-known automotive manufacturers. Our solution...

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Feb 2017

If you’re looking for a programmable, modular DC Electronic Load that can do it all… it’s the 63600.

The World’s Most Advanced DC Electronic Load Chroma’s 63600 series is a set of programmble, modular DC electronic loads designed for testing multi-output AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, chargers, batteries, adapters, and other power electronic components. If you’re looking for a programmable, modular load system that can do it all including full current down to 0.4VDC, CZ mode, user defined waveforms, timing measurements, dynamic loading,...

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Dec 2016

Kunshan Lab of CSA Group Collaborates with Chroma to Perform Battery Standard Testing Service

Following the recent growth of new energy vehicles and energy storage devices, more and more enterprises have embraced the new energy industry. Among these, development and production of battery cells – as well as the assembly welding of battery packs – attract the most attention. With the increase in safety requirements, Chroma provided battery charge and discharge test equipment and technical support to the Kunshan...

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Jun 2016

Basic Hipot to Advanced Analyzers, We’ve Got you Covered

Electrical Safety Test: Basic Hipot to Advanced Analyzers, We’ve Got you Covered Hipot or dielectric withstand testers and analyzers manufactured by Chroma are used for conducting electrical safety tests on electrical components and products to verify compliance with IEC, UL, TUV, CSA, EN as well as complex medical safety testing to ensure human safety and product reliability. From the smallest standard AC hipot tester in...

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