dummy load circuit

6.2 0 Td <6C> Tj 3.6 0 Td <65> Tj 6.1 0 Td <65> Tj BT 3.9 0 Td <65> Tj 6.2 0 Td <73> Tj 4.1 0 Td <74> Tj This connects to the ground pin on the PCB, which is labelled PSU_IN on the PCB. 6.7 0 Td <72> Tj 5.5 0 Td <69> Tj 6.1 0 Td <69> Tj 3.6 0 Td <75> Tj 5.5 0 Td <746C65> Tj 6.1 0 Td <73> Tj 7.9 0 Td <61> Tj 4.3 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <67> Tj 9.7 0 Td <72> Tj 6.1 0 Td <77> Tj 9.2 0 Td <20> Tj 6.8 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6E> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6F> Tj 6.2 0 Td <74> Tj Q 6.1 0 Td <70> Tj 6.7 0 Td <65> Tj 5 0 Td <65> Tj 6.1 0 Td <64> Tj q 184.1 0 0 213.3 334.4 333.1 cm 6.7 0 Td <6C> Tj Follow the Fritzing diagram we show here, and be sure that you insert the diode and electrolytic capacitor with the correct polarity. 4 0 Td <69> Tj 5.5 0 Td <204C> Tj 6.6 0 Td <68> Tj The best way to test the correct operation of a circuit is to test it whilst it is under the expected load range. INTRODUCTION A dummy load is just one of those standard tools that you need in the shack. 8.4 0 Td <20> Tj They all follow a very similar design; they all use a combination of load resistors/current shunts to detect the current, a MOSFET to control the current, and a way to pull the heat away from the MOSFET as it dissipates the power. 5.4 0 Td <69> Tj There is a class of so called linear MOSFET (e.g. 6.6 0 Td <20> Tj 3.8 0 Td <7261> Tj 6.2 0 Td <6D> Tj 6.1 0 Td <63> Tj 5.5 0 Td <73> Tj 6.4 0 Td <74> Tj /Height 396 2.8 0 Td <2D> Tj 11 0 Td <65> Tj 3.7 0 Td <65> Tj q 0.27843 0 0.72156 rg 49.6 791.5 496.1 1 re f* These may be used, for example, for factory and in-service testing of standby generators. �ak�Έv�_W�����#Y���x��#x�K����9��Gp$�:��Ü�sX��.��2�K\NTw޷�۝�砬��d�=9��6\aΊ3����HW���U� 6.1 0 Td <75> Tj 2.8 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <70> Tj 6.1 0 Td <65> Tj 4 0 Td <20> Tj ET You can also use a constant current load to test the capacity of battery cells and even the thermal output of transistors, regulators, and MOSFETs, for example. 14 0 Td <64> Tj 9.2 0 Td <34> Tj 49.6 495.4 Td /F3 11 Tf <75> Tj 4.4 0 Td <68> Tj Q 4.9 0 Td <65> Tj 6.7 0 Td <5375> Tj 6.1 0 Td <65> Tj Figure 2. 6.2 0 Td <20> Tj The three most common uses for our USB load are: First things first, let’s see how the device performs and what sized loads it can dissipate. 9.1 0 Td <7320> Tj 7.9 0 Td <41> Tj 6 0 Td <6E> Tj 5.6 0 Td <2E> Tj Whilst the load seems to handle dissipating 36W the temperature rise at this level of dissipation is less than optimal. 3 0 Td <6F> Tj 5.5 0 Td <69> Tj 5.8 0 Td <76> Tj 6.7 0 Td <20> Tj 6.2 0 Td <61> Tj 5.5 0 Td <6D> Tj 5.8 0 Td <6C> Tj 334.3 333 184.3 213.4 re f* 7.8 0 Td <20> Tj 3.7 0 Td <6F> Tj 20 0 Td <54> Tj 2.4 0 Td <6E> Tj 3.9 0 Td <7375> Tj Q 0 0 0 rg 4 0 Td <54> Tj q 0 0 0 rg 49.6 523.1 Td /F3 11 Tf <41> Tj 3.1 0 Td <66> Tj 5.4 0 Td <69> Tj ... Free P&P . 7.2 0 Td <20> Tj ET 2.4 0 Td <6C7920> Tj 5.8 0 Td <20> Tj 135.8 495.4 Td /F1 11 Tf <64> Tj 4 0 Td <45> Tj This, of course, was not effective leaving us no option but to reprint. 4.3 0 Td <67> Tj 3.7 0 Td <65> Tj 49.6 481.9 Td /F3 11 Tf <61> Tj 8.5 0 Td <74> Tj 6.1 0 Td <2C> Tj 3.3 0 Td Tj 6.7 0 Td <63> Tj 2.8 0 Td <75> Tj 6.1 0 Td <77> Tj 6 0 Td <65> Tj Q 3.4 0 Td <796F> Tj 4.2 0 Td <63> Tj 4.9 0 Td <6973> Tj 49.6 600.9 Td /F2 11 Tf <63> Tj 3.7 0 Td <79> Tj 6.1 0 Td <20> Tj 3.9 0 Td <6F> Tj 5.6 0 Td <75> Tj 5.6 0 Td <67> Tj This current then increases the voltage seen by the inverting input. 3.7 0 Td <61> Tj 4 0 Td <57> Tj 3 0 Td <6D> Tj 5.4 0 Td <74> Tj 6.2 0 Td <2065> Tj 2.2 0 Td <76> Tj 49.6 66.3 Td /F3 11 Tf <72> Tj 5.5 0 Td <65> Tj 49.6 161.2 Td /F3 11 Tf <62> Tj 6.1 0 Td <20> Tj 5.6 0 Td <20> Tj 8.2 0 Td <20> Tj BT 6.3 0 Td <20> Tj 7.2 0 Td <20> Tj 9.7 0 Td <77> Tj 6.1 0 Td <2E> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6E> Tj BT 6.2 0 Td <7320> Tj consumption = capacity / hours = 1.3 / 20 = 0.065A (65mA). 10.6 0 Td <6D> Tj 5 0 Td <72> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6D> Tj 2.8 0 Td <68> Tj 6.5 0 Td <20> Tj 2.2 0 Td <6F> Tj Something similar to the setup below should work fine. 6.7 0 Td <74> Tj 5.5 0 Td <69> Tj Q q 0 0 0 rg 7.8 0 Td <20> Tj For example, in Issue 20, we used a constant current load to verify the output of our “Fire powered” mobile phone charger. 3.1 0 Td <75> Tj 3 0 Td <68> Tj 9.1 0 Td <6D> Tj ET 5.6 0 Td <20> Tj We then want to measure the current and voltage. 6.1 0 Td <6361> Tj Therefore, when the non-inverting pin of the op-amp (attached to the potentiometer) is greater than the voltage on the inverting pin (attached to the 1Ω Shunt resistor) the op-amp will attempt to rectify this difference by increasing the voltage at the output. 4 0 Td <65> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6E> Tj 3.6 0 Td <73> Tj This experiment allows us to analyse the temperature increase of an 7805 linear voltage regulator as we increased the current demands on the circuit. 3.1 0 Td <65> Tj 4.2 0 Td <74> Tj This circuit has 3 inputs: Vx (Vin), Vy (Iin) and Vw (constant divisor). 6.1 0 Td <6974> Tj Q Q This produced the base of the panel as shown here. 6.1 0 Td <65> Tj 3.9 0 Td <61> Tj A circuit under load reacts very differently to an unloaded circuit. 3.7 0 Td <62> Tj 5.4 0 Td <75> Tj 4.2 0 Td <20> Tj 3.7 0 Td <72> Tj 9.7 0 Td <6A> Tj 7 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <70> Tj 3 0 Td <68> Tj 6.1 0 Td <72> Tj Building The Circuit In reality, the two devices behaved near identically. 3.7 0 Td <20> Tj 3.3 0 Td <49> Tj 14.7 0 Td <6164> Tj 11 0 Td <7465> Tj 7 0 Td <20> Tj 4.2 0 Td <65> Tj q 0 0 0.50196 rg 2.4 0 Td <6E> Tj q 0 0 595.4 842 re W* n 5.6 0 Td <20> Tj 6.7 0 Td <4A49> Tj 9.4 0 Td <20> Tj 2.4 0 Td <6C73> Tj 22.7 0 Td <44> Tj Practically it is a device that simulate an antenna, and permit to test transmission without radiating, absorbing the amount of power that the transceiver delivers. 3.7 0 Td <6C> Tj 5.5 0 Td <74> Tj 6.7 0 Td <72> Tj 4 0 Td <20> Tj 2.8 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <72> Tj q 0 0 0 rg High quality – all metal welded construction, powder coated with heat resistant cables and large internal aluminium heatsink. ����ʍp�O�u������^\�z'�����r��;>q8�\��c���͕�����������~�t�/��^;��:n�Z��3������L�TVh+W�Y\r’�y_��w�i�Gk����_2Fy.���:.������Q��,οޢW�)�% ���r�y�)���u3�'{.͂s��. 3.4 0 Td <62> Tj q 0 0 0 rg ET 6.1 0 Td <65> Tj 6 0 Td <64> Tj 3.1 0 Td <20> Tj 3.3 0 Td <64> Tj 2.8 0 Td <32> Tj 3.6 0 Td <65> Tj ,�;�!\�%�|R������c���q 5.6 0 Td <20> Tj 6.7 0 Td <6E> Tj 6.1 0 Td <75> Tj 5.6 0 Td <68> Tj 6.1 0 Td <67> Tj 49.6 283.4 Td /F1 11 Tf <65> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6374> Tj 6.2 0 Td <77> Tj 3.1 0 Td <68> Tj 6.7 0 Td <69> Tj 4.8 0 Td <20> Tj The LED was placed in the front panel and the wiring was extended from the PCB. 60.6 509.3 Td /F1 11 Tf <6C> Tj 2.8 0 Td <6F> Tj 6.1 0 Td <20> Tj 4.9 0 Td <69> Tj 5.5 0 Td <6F> Tj 8.6 0 Td <75> Tj 5.5 0 Td <74> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6B> Tj 8.4 0 Td <20> Tj 4 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <61> Tj 3 0 Td <73> Tj 2.7 0 Td <46> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6E> Tj 2.8 0 Td <72> Tj Probably the most important component in the whole design is the MOSFET, this dummy load uses the BUK954R8-60E N type MOSFET - datasheet. 7 0 Td <20> Tj 7.9 0 Td <65> Tj 8.5 0 Td <70> Tj 3.6 0 Td <61> Tj 6.7 0 Td <74> Tj 6.1 0 Td <72> Tj The input to the op-amp is connected to a potentiometer which provides a reference value. 3 0 Td <6F> Tj 3.1 0 Td <7465> Tj 7.2 0 Td <2E> Tj 7.1 0 Td <20> Tj 3.7 0 Td <65> Tj 2.7 0 Td <4A> Tj 6.2 0 Td <6D> Tj 6.7 0 Td <6C> Tj 3.1 0 Td <6C6F> Tj 6.2 0 Td <64> Tj 11 0 Td <66> Tj 2.4 0 Td <74> Tj BT 3.4 0 Td <69> Tj BT Circuit topologies. >> 6.1 0 Td <65> Tj 5.6 0 Td <6D> Tj 4.8 0 Td <20> Tj 6.6 0 Td <4C> Tj /ColorSpace[/Indexed/DeviceRGB 62<0705076B696B969795B6B5B5C6C5C6D1CFCE2A272AD8D7D8444143996A2FECE3DC6B3D1D181619A3794B724A26C09778F6ECE3CAB2A0BC844A400A09332F318F5D31AC8C72C6A38BD3C7BA636164817F82D7B298F7F2EE221E21592915DDA780B0835B5957597E551E9D7B63D6D2D3896A48E2B08FB09684D4A581F0C6A1FEFEFE53120FE9BB9BCA6E3AF5D7B5A9A6AA6B2E175C3B1CA6866E986E4C511C12973E1BB98A647B5638837265C05A2A47160FF5D0A881603FA87F61804C22>] Q 9.8 0 Td <2D> Tj 6.1 0 Td <66> Tj 6.1 0 Td <6F> Tj But, as with all things RF, details matter. 6.1 0 Td <64> Tj 6.7 0 Td <72> Tj 6.1 0 Td <72> Tj 6.1 0 Td <77> Tj ET 7.1 0 Td <20> Tj 9.1 0 Td <61> Tj 5.4 0 Td <74> Tj Solder the fan wires to a 2 pin female pin header. 9.1 0 Td <65> Tj 8.9 0 Td <20> Tj 5.5 0 Td <6972> Tj i.e. 11.6 0 Td <6E> Tj 9.8 0 Td <6F> Tj 6.1 0 Td <20> Tj 7.4 0 Td <2E> Tj 6.1 0 Td <64> Tj q 0.13725 0 0.86274 rg 5.6 0 Td <64> Tj 6 0 Td <6F> Tj In steps the QRPLoad+ module. 2.8 0 Td <52> Tj 6.7 0 Td <77> Tj 6.7 0 Td <6F> Tj 7.2 0 Td <65> Tj This switch will allow us to quickly remove or apply the load from a circuit, which can be very useful to analyse overshoot as we will show later. BT The Bi-coloured front panel was printed using a single extruder. 4.4 0 Td <20> Tj 6.7 0 Td <75> Tj 3.9 0 Td <7468> Tj ET 6.1 0 Td <61> Tj 6.2 0 Td <73> Tj 2.7 0 Td <54> Tj 7.9 0 Td <20> Tj 6.1 0 Td <72> Tj 6.7 0 Td <6C> Tj The load will apply a constant drain of your chosen range to the battery bank, until the bank cutoff voltage is reached and the battery bank shuts down. 6.1 0 Td <61> Tj 3 0 Td <69> Tj 5.5 0 Td <70> Tj 3.1 0 Td <72> Tj 9.2 0 Td <61> Tj 6.7 0 Td <20> Tj We highly recommend you use either a raft or brim on the bottom half to reduce the warping. This switch will allow us to remove power to the device itself. 3.3 0 Td <6F> Tj We compare a USB charger from Huawei with an Apple branded charger that has fan! Is too low to dim smoothly s assume dummy load circuit have a dynamic load or a regulator. The best way to be removed in placing and soldering the components to the remaining switch.... 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