Design a 100A active load to test power supplies

Williams, Jim
November 2011
EDN Europe;11/ 1/2011, p16
Trade Publication
The article offers information on an active-load test circuit which can be used to ensure whether power supply for a microprocessor loads supplies 100A transient currents or not. Working of transient generator is explained. Information regarding circuit testing and regulator testing is also presented.


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