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  • Newark Part No.: 13P0414
  • Manufacturer Part No 8540

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  • DC Load Type: Fixed
  • Operating Current Max: 30A
  • Operating Current Range: 1mA to 30A
  • Operating Voltage Max: 60V
  • Operating Voltage Min: 0V
  • Operating Voltage Range: 0V to 60V
  • Power Rating: 150W
  • SVHC: To Be Advised


The 8540 DC electronic load is a very compact, economically priced instrument that is at home on both the bench and the production floor. Though this is an instrument in a small package, it can reliably test a 5 volt power supply to 30 amps and do it continuously. The load can operate in CC, CV or CR mode while voltage/current or resistance/power values are measured and displayed in real time, making it well suited to test a variety of DC power sources. The 8540's performance is comparable to most full size bench DC electronic loads, yet it does the job at half the price and takes up half the space on your bench.


  • Operates between 0-60 VDC, 1 mA-30 A (150 W maximum)
  • Easy operation
  • Bright, easy-to-read display
  • Very compact and light weight
  • Two current ranges: 3 A (1 mA resolution) and 30 A (10 mA resolution)
  • Constant current (CC), constant resistance (CR) and constant voltage (CV) operation
  • Over-current and over-voltage protection
  • Short mode to simulate shorts
  • Save up to 400 instrument settings


  • Sensing & Instrumentation
  • Signal Processing
  • Test & Measurement


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What is the lowest voltage that the electronic load will be able to draw 30A (part numbe BK8540)?
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The BK8540 can draw 30A at voltages of 2.4volts or higher.
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