12.5A DC Current Source

The SpikeSafe 12.5A DC Current Source supports LED reliability, burn-in test, IESNA LM-80 and other applications requiring multiple drive channels. It provides 4 independent source channels of reliable and accurate current drive at compliance voltages up to 100V. This capability makes the SS400 DC 12.5A an ideal choice to power series circuits containing multiple high current devices.

Each source channel delivers up to 1250W of output power at an industry-leading 96% power conversion efficiency. High efficiency reduces electricity and cooling needs, lowering the total cost of ownership for systems incorporating the SS400.

Multiple output conductor pairs keep maximum current per conductor below 6.25A, allowing the current output to be routed through standard interconnect devices.

Built-in voltage and current readback circuits support LM-80 monitoring requirements. Devices being tested are protected with a gentle turn-on during ramp-up, and with SpikeSafe™ load protection during operation.

12.5A Current Source Key Specifications

  • Independent Programmable Source Channels: 4
  • Output Power: 1250W/Channel, 5000W Total
  • Max. Compliance Voltage: 50V or 100V
  • Max. Current: 12.5A
  • Output Current Accuracy: 0.2%+2mA
  • Recommended Min. Operating Current: 71mA

12.5A Current Source System Configuration Options

SpikeSafe DC Current Sources are available in a self-contained 2U rack-mountable chassis that holds one module, or in multi-module rack systems that house up to 8, 24 or 32 modules. Scalable, modular design enables easy system expansion for increased capacity or specialized test performance.

Vektrex 12.5A DC Current Source System Configuration Options
Vektrex DC Current Source System Configuration Options

Additional Features and Software

SpikeSafe Current Sources run on economical bulk DC power. Consult Vektrex to select the appropriate bulk power supply for your application.

SpikeSafe load protection continuously monitors voltage and current patterns and instantly shuts down drive when device anomalies are detected.

Optional SpikeSafe Test and Reliability Software (STARS) controls and monitors 1 to 32 SpikeSafe modules. STARS supports source setup, data logging, error monitoring, test timing, and power cycling.