Bidirectional power supplies, also called regenerative power supplies, are power supplies capable of both source and sink operations. For instance, battery evaluation requires a power source when charging and an electronic load when discharging.
Therefore, it is necessary to prepare and switch connections accordingly during charging and discharging. However, with a bidirectional power supply, there is no need to reconnect the power supply and the electronic load, and each can be simply operated by changing the settings.
In addition, the battery power is regenerated on the AC line and can be used by other electric appliances.
Moreover, a bidirectional power supply can simulate battery operation because it functions as both a power source and electronic load.
The simulated battery operation can be used to evaluate charging and inverter circuits such as onboard chargers.
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- How to Use Bidirectional Power Supply
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- What is an Electronic Loads? (Basic Knowledge)
- Application: Photovoltaics (PV)
- Application: Inverter (Power inverter)
- voltage range
- 80 to 1500 V
- 20 to 360 A
- 5, 10, 15kW
Bidirectional power supply with power running and regeneration