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Finding the best budget DC power supply on the market could be a real challenge. Rohde & Schwarz can help you address it by guiding you through our R&S®ESSENTIALS portfolio: from basic low-cost DC power supplies for educational bench to manufacturing and lab DC power supplies for advanced applications. Our budget DC power supplies with output power of 100W and up to 3 channels are perfect for basic use in manufacturing, R&D and education. If you are looking for a DC power supply in applications where speed and accuracy are the key, the performance line from R&S®ESSENTIALS with output power up to 800W and up to 4 channels will be a great choice. For battery simulation, power consumption tests and material component tests we have a line of specialty DC power supplies and SMUs.

At Rohde & Schwarz, we are striving to help you find the best power supply for your bench. Are you looking to learn how to achieve higher voltage with a DC power supply or want to know the basics of its operation? Together with our experts and industry renown bloggers, we have put together a series of articles and videos to help you navigate around the word of power supplies. Learn more about power supplies bench fundamentals, take a look at the hands-on tutorials and application scenarios below.

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Number of output channels
Max. output power
Output voltage per channel
Max. current per channel
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Number of output channels
2/3
Max. output power
100 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 32 V
Max. current per channel
3 A
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Number of output channels
1/2
Max. output power
80 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 35 V; 0 V to 100 V
Max. current per channel
2 A; 6 A
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Number of output channels
2/3
Max. output power
188 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 32 V
Max. current per channel
5 A; 10 A
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Number of output channels
3/4
Max. output power
384 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 32 V
Max. current per channel
10 A
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Number of output channels
2/4
Max. output power
800 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 32 V;
0 V to 64 V
Max. current per channel
20 A;
10 A
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Number of output channels
1/2
Max. output power
120 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 20 V
Max. current per channel
-3 A to 6 A
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Number of output channels
1/2
Max. output power
120 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 20 V
Max. current per channel
-3 A to 6 A
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Number of output channels
1
Max. output power
60 W
Output voltage per channel
0 V to 20 V;
-20 V to +20 V
Max. current per channel
≤ 6 V: ±8 A, > 6 V: ±3 A
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Webinar: Fundamentals of DC Power Supplies

Webinar: Fundamentals of DC Power Supplies

This webinar is intended for any engineer who uses bench top power supplies and would like a better understanding of their fundamentals. The webinar goes through the basics of DC power supplies, such as configuration, standard operation and maximum output power, but also dives into more specialty features such as remote sense, serial and parallel operation, and battery simulation.

All of these topics will help you gain a better understanding of the various parameters of bench top power supplies and how they affect different testing capabilities.

Learn about DC power supply fundamentals

Understanding benchtop power supplies

Understanding benchtop power supplies

This is a technical introduction to benchtop DC power supplies, their most important functions, parameters, and features in modern T&M applications.

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Common types of power supplies

Common types of power supplies

What is the difference between linear and switsched mode and how many quadrants should a DC power supply have to fit your application?

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Understanding Constant Voltage & Constant Current

Understanding Constant Voltage & Constant Current

What is the difference between constant voltage and constant current modes in benchtop DC power supplies? Find out here.

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Output response

Output response

Learn why load recovery time is important and whether to choose voltage priority or current priority mode.

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Tips and tricks using power supplies

How to increase output current of power supply

How to increase output current of power supply

Connecting the outputs of a power supply in parallel can increase the total output current. Increase output current with parallel power supply load sharing.

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Understanding Series and parallel operation

Understanding Series and parallel operation

Do you know how to increase maximum output voltage or current of your DC power supply? Learn about series and parallel power supply operation.

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Understanding Derating Curves

Understanding Derating Curves

Derating curves are used to graphically represent the combinations of voltage and current supported by a power supply. Learn how to read them.

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Understanding remote sense

Understanding remote sense

Power supplies offering remote sensing, also known as four-wire sensing, are able to compensate for voltage drops. Learn how to achieve this.

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Arbitrary and ramp function

Arbitrary and ramp function

Learn about arbitraty and ramp functions of DC power supplies and what is the best way of viewing arbitraty function.

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