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Knowledge Base DP800 Series

Reading Rigol DP800 Record (*.ROF) Files with Excel

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The following attachment contains an Excel 2010 worksheet and instructions on converting the binary recorder (*ROF) data from a DP800 power supply to decimal. D...

Black or Green Terminal on a Power Supply

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Our power supplies are isolated power supplies. So when you connect to the black negative terminal you have connected your DUT to an isolated channel.  Where as if you connect to the green terminal you are connecting your DUT to ground which will no longer have the power supply act as an isolated supply....

What is the maximum power consumption of the DP832 and DP832A?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
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DP800 Reaction Time for OVP, OCP and OPP being Exceeded

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The image below shows how quickly the DP800 will turn off its output when it detects that OVP, OCP or OPP has been exceeded.  The instrument below shut off its output power 790ms after it started creating the higher voltage.  ...

How do I connect the DP832 to achieve +/-30V on Channel 1 and Channel 2?

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
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Confirming what options are installed on the DP800 series

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Options can be added to the non "A" version of the DP800 power supplies to give them the same capabilities as the A version power  supplies. To see what options are currently installed on your power supply  press Utility key and go to page 2. Now press Option to see the status of the six listed options. If Official is listed with an option the pow...

DP800 transient voltage on power up

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The DP800 series power supply will show a transient voltage on the outputs when the power supply is powered up. Typically the transient voltage will show approximately 400mV p-p over a 200us duration. The DP800 power supplies do not have output relays to to  enable output after the power supply has been  turned on and...

How to Load a Timer File

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
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Timer operation with the DP800 series power supply

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
When the timer is enabled the power supply will output preset voltage and current values at time increments you specify. Press Timer and then Timer Set to see the screen below. The columns 0-5 represents steps or groups that will be output at the Set time in seconds. So for this example only column 0 will be output since the Group field has been set to 1. ...

Lock and Unlock Capability of the DP800 series

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The DO800 series allows you to easily lock and unlock the instrument’s front panel by pressing and holding on the OK button in the bottom right hand corner of the front panel.  When the instrument is locked the only buttons that are fully function are the individual channel On/Off buttons otherwise the rest will not respond.  To unlock the instrument, you need to press and hold the OK button j...

How to install DP800 Option Licenses

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
DP800 series power supply provides the following options:    High Res: 1mV/1mA Resolution option for the DP800 Family    Interface: RS2322 and LAN interface option for DP800 Family    AFK: Detect and Analyze option for the DP800 Family  ...

DP800 Channel Track

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The track capability allows the DP800 to have channel 1 and channel 2 create the same amount of power while only changing one channel, this allows customers to quickly adjust their desired power.  To enable this feature you need to press the Track button on the bottom right hand side of the display when presented with the main working window.  With Track enable both channel 1 and channel 2 will ...