BNC Model 508, 2U Rack Mount 2/4 Channel Current Generator
Our most capable current generator provides users with the ability to generate highly precise current pulses, making this unit ideal for applications that require a high level of accuracy and repeatability. Advanced safety features provide user assurance.
The Model 508 is designed for airbag and pyrotechnic initiator testing and represents the latest in current pulse generating capabilities with compelling features that provide users with time-saving characteristics of adjustability, simple operation, and programmability.
The 508 comes in a 19” 2U form factor as a 2 or 4 channel model with current sensing and resistance measurement capabilities. This unit is ideal for applications that require a high level of accuracy and repeatability.
The 508 also comes with advanced safety and testing capabilities that include remote interlock, pre/post measurements, and keyed enable switch so the unit fires only when all safety criteria are met. High functionality, safety, and a rapid return-on-investment are the hallmarks of this new fireset for pyrotechnic initiators. The Model 508 provides multiple firing channels: all-fire, no-fire, resistance measurement, DC current, capacitor discharge, Bruceton, Neyer, and high current.
The performance and advanced features of the 508 current pulse generator make it ideal for applications such as air bag deployment testing (squib detonation) or igniter deployment that can be done reliably, safely and with repeatability.
Applications such as air bag deployment testing (squib detonation), igniter triggering, or ballistics work can be done reliably, safely and with a high level of repeatability.
- 200 ns Timing Steps
- 6 amps per Channel
- 2 or 4 Channel Outputs
- Benchtop or Rack Mount Design
- Easy Programming Interface
- TTL Sync output to T0
- Safety Interlock
- Integrated 4-wire resistance measurement for each channel with pre and post testing features. Ability to set the mean and upper/ lower limits to determine what construes a resistance fault
- Current and voltage monitor outputs.
- Front and rear sync outputs.
- Safety features including remote interlock and removable keyed enable switch.
- RS232, USB, and Ethernet* computer programming interfaces (* Ethernet is an upgrade option)
|Output Modules||2 Output Channels |
4 Output Channels
|Input Module||Front and Rear Trigger|
INTERNAL RATE GENERATOR
|Rate||0.01Hz to 100 KHz|
|Jitter||10 ns RMS|
|Burst Mode||1 to 250 pulses|
|Output Modes||Single Pulse, Burst|
|Control Modes||Internal Rate Generator, External Trigger|
EXTERNAL TRIGGER INPUTS
|Function||Generate individual pulses (single shot or burst)|
|Front or Rear||Selectable between front or rear panel inputs|
|Rate||DC to 1/(330ns+Longest active pulse)|
|Insertion Delay||330 ns|
|Slope||Rising or Falling|
|Trigger Filter||Filters out unwanted "glitch" or "runt" pulses|
|Range||0.02 us to 1 ms|
|Level Threshold Resolution||100mV|
|Amplitude||0.10 - 6A|
|Compliance Voltage Level||20V|
|Rising Edge - Inductive (Varies with Load)||2A/ us @ 6A |
1A/ us @ 3A
0.30A/ us @1A<
(1 ohm and 50' cable)
|Falling Edge - Inductive (Varies with Load)||-1.60A/ us @6A |
-0.90A/ us @3A
-0.30A/ us @1A
(1 ohm and 50' cable)
|Rising Edge - Resistive (Varies with Load)||6.3A/ us @6A |
9.5A/ us @3A
2.2A/ us @1A
(1 ohm & 2" cable)
|Falling Edge - Resisitive (Varies with Load)||-5.2A/ us @6A |
-4.0A/ us @3A
-1.3A/ us @1A
(1 ohm & 2" cable)
|Rising Edge - Inductive (Varies with Load)||4us (1 ohm, 50' cable, 6A)|
|Rising Edge - Resisitve (Varies with Load)||550ns (1ohm, 2" cable, 6A)|
|Pulse Width Range||5us - 100s*|
|Voltage Monitor (Isolated)||1V/ V|
|Range||0.1 to 150 Ohms|
|Error .5 to 15 Ohms||< 4%|
|Error 16 ro 150 Ohms||< 10 %|
|Measurement Current||100mA Max.|
|Front and Rear|
|T0, Channels A through D|
|Remote Interlock||Shorting interlock|
|Arming Key Switch||Removable keyswitch|
|RS232||115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800 baud|
|19" 2Ux10" Rack Mount|