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6487 model as voltage source

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yuichiroG
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6487 model as voltage source

Post by yuichiroG » July 6th, 2011, 5:26 pm

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this question, however:

I want to use the 6487 - model as a voltage source to supply voltages in the range of 100's mV ~ 1V. The 6487 has 2 banana plug ports as the output of the voltage source, however I require the voltage to be outputted through a BNC connection (to an electrode). Would a BNC to banana connector be suitable for this operation (usually use the BNC as the input end and bananas as output end)?

Any help will be appreciated.

Yuichiro.

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Re: 6487 model as voltage source

Post by Nathan S » July 7th, 2011, 5:37 am

Yuichiro,

A BNC to dual banana should be able to accomplish your application. Here at Keithley, BG-18 is the part number for that adapter.

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Re: 6487 model as voltage source

Post by yuichiroG » October 5th, 2011, 8:13 pm

Hi thanks for your reply.

Another question though:

Is it possible to use the 6487 model as a voltage source and also use it to measure currently simulataneously?

Cheers,

Yuichiro

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Re: 6487 model as voltage source

Post by Nathan S » October 6th, 2011, 6:52 am

Yuichiro,

Yes, you can operate the voltage source and measure current simultaneously. This is how the 6487 performs Resistance measurements. Also, unlike a SourceMeter, the 6487 voltage source is completely separate from the current measure capabilities, so one is not tied to the other.

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Re: 6487 model as voltage source

Post by Dale C » January 30th, 2012, 5:46 am

When the 6487 voltage source is applied to the DUT(Device Under Test) a current is developed.
This is the current the Model 6487 would be measuring.
For example.
Apply 100V from the 6487 voltage source.
Place the Model 6487 Current input in series with the DUT.
The Model 6487 would read the current.

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