B&K 1794 User Manual
BK PRECISION ®
Model 1794 High Current Power Supply
Limited Two Year Warranty
B & K Precision Corp. warrants to the original purchaser that its product and the component parts therof, will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from the data of purchase.
B & K Precision Corp. will, without charge, repair or replace, at its' option, defective product or component parts. Returned product must be accompanied by proof of the purchase date in the form a sales receipt.
To obtain warranty coverage in the U.S.A., this product must be registered by completing and mailing the enclosed warranty card to B & K Precision Corp. 22820 Savi Ranch Parkway Yorba Linda,
Exclusions: This warranty does not apply in the event of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result of unanthorized alternations or repairs. It is void if the serial number is alternated, fefaced or removed.
B & K Precision Corp. shall not be liable for any consequential damages, including without limitation damages resulting from loss of use. Some states do not allow limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or execlusion may not apply to you.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION - 1
The 1794 High Current Regulated D.C. Power Supply is completely solid and suitable for bench operation or standard 19" rack operation. It is a well regulated constant voltage / constant current supply which delivers
Output voltage and current are continuously monitored on two front panel meters. The load terminals and remote sense terminals are provided on the front panel. Either the positive or negative output terminal may be grounded or the power supply can be operated floating at upto a maximum of ±300VDC above ground.
1.2OUTPUT ON/OFF SWITCH :
The output voltage and Current can be preset without connecting the power supply to the load. With the OUTPUT ON/OFF switch in the OFF position, the maximum voltage and current limits can be set. Pressing the OUTPUT ON switch connects the output of the power supply to the load.
1.3LIMIT SETTING :
The voltage and current limits can be set when the output is not connected to the load. With the OUTPUT ON/OFF switch in the OFF position and the LIMIT switch pressed, the voltage and current limits can be set with the front panel VOLTAGE and CURRENT potentiometers.
1.4REMOTE PROGRAMMING ( With External 5K Pot ) :
The output voltage of the unit can be programmed between 0 to 32V by means of an external remote programming voltage resistor. An external resistance programming selector link is provided on the rear panel for this purpose.
1.5REMOTE SENSING :
The degradation in regulation which occurs at the load due to voltage drop in the load leads can be eliminated by using the power supply in the remote sensing mode operation. The remote sensing mode is selected by a push switch on the front panel.
SECTION - 2
and fine voltage controls.
CONSTANT VOLTAGE MODE
coarse and fine controls.
: Less than ± 0.01% ± 2mV for ±10% change in
Less than ± 0.01% ± 2mV for load change from
zero to full load.
RIPPLE & NOISE
Less than 1mV rms max.(20 Hz - 20 MHz)
CONSTANT CURRENT MODE
: Less than ± 0.05% ±10mA for ±10% change in
: Less than ±0.05% ±10mA for change in output
voltage from 0 volts to maximum output voltage.
RIPPLE & NOISE
: Less than 6mA rms.
: Automatic overload and short circuit protection.
: 100µsecs to within 10mV of set output voltage
for load change from 10% to 90%.
Total drift within 8 hours,after
: ± 0.2% ± 10mV in constant voltage mode.
warm up under constant line,
± 0.5% ± 10mA in constant current mode.
load & temp.
: Digital panel meters (marked V for voltmeter and
A for ammeter) are provided with an accuracy of
± 3 counts.
: Respective LED lights up when the unit is
working in CV or CC mode.
: Push Switches for Limit ( V & A ) and output
: Single turn coarse and fine voltage and current
controls are provided on the front panel
: Output voltage can be programmed by a variable
resistance of 5K ( Pot )
: 120/230V AC, ± 10% 47 - 63Hz single phase.
: 19"(W ) x 15.75"(D) x 5.24"(H).
50 lbs. Net.
SECTION - 3
3.1INITIAL INSPECTION :
As soon as the power supply 1794 unit is unpacked, inspect for any damage that may have occurred during transit. Save all packing material until inspection is completed. If any damage is found, notify the carriers immediately. Our authorised representatives should also be notified.
3.2PHYSICAL CHECK :
This check should confirm that there are no broken knobs or connectors, that the cabinet and panel surfaces are free of dents and scratches and the meters are not scratched and cracked.
3.3ELECTRICAL CHECK :
The power supply unit 1794 should be checked against electrical specifications. An
3.4INSTALLATION DATA :
The power supply unit 1794 is shipped ready for bench operation. It is necessary only to connect the unit to a rated source of power (120V AC) and it is ready for operation.
The power supply 1794 unit is fan cooled. Sufficient space should be kept around the unit while in operation, so that unit do not remain in confined space or close to another heating source.The ambient temperature of the area around the unit should be less than 40°C.
3.6RACK MOUNTING :
The unit is in rack size and can be rack mounted in a conventional rack using standard mounting screws and the rack attachments optionally supplied.
3.7INPUT POWER REQUIREMENTS :
The power supply 1794 unit may be operated continuously from input voltage of 120V or 230V AC 47 - 63Hz power source. It is factory wired for 120V AC operation.
3.8INPUT TAP SELECTION FOR 230V OPERATION :
In case of 230V Mains operation please ensure that shorting links on the Tap Selector board is changed to 230V, marked on the PCB for both Mains Transformer & Auxilary Transformer. as per the following diagram.
TAP SELECTOR BOARD
Please make sure the input varistor is replaced by 20D 361K or equivalent for 230V Mains Operation at the Input of EMI Filter located at bottom side of the unit.
3.9REPACKAGING FOR SHIPMENT :
To ensure safe shipment of the power supply 1794 unit, it is recommended that the package designed for the unit be used. The original packaging material is reusable. Be sure to attach a tag to the unit specifying the owner, and the fault observed with a brief description.
SECTION - 4
4.1TURN ON SETTING PROCEDURE :
The following procedure describes the use of controls and indicators for
Constant Voltage and Constant Current Mode of Operation.
CONSTANT VOLTAGE (CV) MODE :
a.Set ‘POWER ON’ Switch & keep the OUTPUT ON/OFF switch to OFF position ( ).
b.Press LIMIT switch and adjust the VOLTAGE controls till the desired voltage is indicated on Voltmeter ( ).
c.Press OUTPUT switch to ON position and observe that CV LED lights ( )
CONSTANT CURRENT VOLTAGE (CC) MODE :
a. Turn off the suppy. Short circuit the output terminals
of the power supply
& turn on the supply.
b. Keep the OUTPUT ON/OFF switch in the OFF position
c.Press LIMIT switch and adjust the CURRENT controls till the desired current is indicated on Ammeter ( ).
d.Press OUTPUT switch ON position and observe that CC LED lights ( ).
e.Remove the short circuit.
4.2SET LIMIT CONTROL (VOLTAGE AND CURRENT) :
To preset the output Voltage and Current, proceed as follows :
a. Set the OUTPUT switch to OFF position (
) ( Release Position ).
b.Press the LIMIT switch and adjust the desired output voltage with the VOLTAGE control potentiometers ( ).
c.Release the LIMIT switch, set the OUTPUT switch to ON position and check the output voltage on the voltmeter ().
d.Set the OUTPUT switch to OFF position ( ).
e.Press the LIMIT switch and adjust the desired output current limit with the CURRENT control potentiometers ( ).
f.Release the LIMIT switch, set the OUTPUT switch to ON position and check the output current on the ammeter ( ).
g.Set the OUTPUT switch to OFF position ( ).
h.Connect the load to the Output terminals and set the OUTPUT switch to ON position ().
4.3LOAD CONNECTIONS :
The load should be connected to the power supply output terminals using separate pairs of connecting wires. This will minimize mutual coupling effects between loads and will retain full advantage of the low output impedance of the power supply. Each pair of connecting wires should be as short as possible and twisted or shielded to reduce noise pick up. (If a shielded pair is used, connect one end of the shield to ground and leave the other end unconnected).
4.4Positive or negative voltage can be obtained from this supply by grounding either one of the output terminals or one end of the load. Always use two leads to connect load to the supply, regardless of where the setup is grounded. This will eliminate any possibility of the output current return paths through the power source ground which would damage the line cord plug. This supply can also be operated upto ±300V DC above ground, if neither output terminal is grounded.
4.5REMOTE SENSING :
Warning : Do not Operate the Unit in 'REMOTE SENSE' mode without ensuring proper 'REMOTE/ 4 TERMINAL' Connections. Serious Damage to Unit or Equipment under test could result.
Remote sensing is used to maintain good regulation at the load and reduce the degradation of regulation which could occur due to the voltage drop in the leads betweeen the power supply and the load. Remote sensing is accomplished by connnecting the load to remote sense terminals on the front panel. The leads from the sensing( +S and
For reasonable lengths of load leads, remote sensing greatly improves the performance of the supply. However, if the load is located at a considerable distance from the supply, added precautions must be observed to obtain satisfactory operation. Notice that the voltage in the load leads subtracts directly from the available output voltage and also reduces the amplitude of the feedback error signals that are developed within the unit. Because of these factors, it is recommended that the drop in each load lead does not exceed 0.5Volts.
NOTE : Due to the voltage drop in load leads, it may be necessary to readjust the current limit in the remote sensing mode.
Observance of the precautions in para. 4.8 and 4.9 will result in a low dc output impedance at the load. However, another factor that must be considered is the inductance of long leads.This causes a high ac impedance and could affect the stability of the feed back loop seriously enough to cause oscillations. If this is the case, it is recommended that the following actions be taken:
a)Adjust R6 to remove oscillations, or to achieve best possible transient response for given long load lead configuration.
b)If performing adjustment in step (a) above does not remove oscillation,
Readjust R6 as in step (a) above after making this change.
4.6OUTPUT CAPACITANCE :
Internal capacitor C3 (
The effects of the output capacitor during constant current operation are as follows: a.The output impedance of the power supply decreases with increasing frequency
b.The recovery time of the output voltage is longer for load resistance changes.
c.A large surge current causing a high power dissipation in the load occurs when the load resistance is reduced rapidly.
4.7REVERSE VOLTAGE LOADING :
A diode CR1 is connected across the output terminals. Under normal operation, the diode is reverse biased (anode connected to the negative terminal ). If a reverse voltage is applied to the output terminals ( positive voltage applied to the negative terminal), the diode will conduct, shunting current across the output terminals to the forward voltage drop of the diode. This diode protects the series transistor and the output electrolytic capacitors.
4.8REVERSE CURRENT LOADING :
Active loads connected to the power supply may actually deliver a reverse current to the power supply during a portion of its operating cycle.
An external source cannot be allowed to pump current into the supply without loss of regulation and possible damage to the output capacitor. To avoid these effects, it is necessary to preload the supply with a dummy load resistor so that the power supply delivers current through the entire operation cycle of the load device.
4.9EXTERNAL PROGRAMMING :
Remote external programming can be achieved changing the external program link on rear panel and connecting a variable resistor of 5K across the terminals as shown on the rear panel.