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Oct 2012

Chroma Adds High Accuracy Data Loggers

Lake Forest, CA: Chroma Systems Solutions, world leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces the release of their new 51101 series of multi-function data loggers. The 51101 multi-function data loggers fulfill requirements of recording temperatures, voltages, currents, and other behavioral measurements during research, product development, production, and quality assurance procedures with recordable channels ranging from one to several hundred. [Read Full Press...

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Aug 2012

Chroma Releases Regenerative Battery Pack Test System

Chroma Systems Solutions releases a high precision Battery Pack Test System with regenerative battery energy discharge, charge and discharge mode specifically designed for secondary battery module and pack testing. (Read the press release) Watch the 17020 overview video!


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Jun 2012

Chroma donates DC Supplies to Mighty Eighth Museum

The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum is preserving the legacy of the Greatest Generation in part through a restoration project of a B-17 bomber. On Tuesday, the “B-17 Flying Fortress City of Savannah” received a power boost from a California company. Chroma Systems Solutions donated equipment with a price tag of more than $15,000. The bomber will be restored to its full combat configuration, and it...

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Apr 2012

What is a Transient Response Test and what is required to run one?

A Transient Response Test (AKA: Dynamic Load Test) determines how quickly a voltage regulator can respond to a sudden change in Current.  The electronic loads must be programmable to handle the following settings. Current setting 1 (L1) and Current setting 2 (L2), dwell time (t1 and t2) at each current or duty cycle (DC%), Slew rate for Rising (SR1) and falling edges (SR2). The below...

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Mar 2012

Discontinuation Notice

Chroma wishes to advise you that we intend to discontinue the product(s) listed below. Due to discontinuation of certain key components, Chroma will be phasing out production of the 6300 series DC Electronic Load and option kit on June 29, 2012. Chroma will not accept orders for the listed products after May 18, 2012.   Discontinued Products Include: 6301 – Mainframe for single load module...

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Mar 2012

Question: Why is Accuracy and Multiple Ranges important?

Answer:  Most accuracy specifications for Test Equipment are listed as % rdg + % fs. Example: 0.1% rdg + 0.1% fs This is a percentage of the reading or measurement + the percentage of the Full Scale for the range you are in. If a DC Electronic Load has only one range, say 80 amps and the Current Measurement Accuracy rating in the Spec is...

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Feb 2012

Question: How do you determine what wire gauge to use if you will carry 100 amps over 6 Feet and require a voltage drop of less than 0.1Volts?

Answer: There are tables and calculators, available on the internet that will determine the appropriate wire gauge for your application. To search for wire gauge ampere rating tables usekeywords such as AWG, Wire Ampacity, and Wire Manufacturers, these keywords will help you find Tables and Free Calculators that will make it easy to determine the appropriate wire gauge and wire type for your application. Also...

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