Vektrex SpikeSafe DC current source offers 15A drive current capability for LED testing

Feb. 11, 2014
San Diego, California -- Vektrex, a global leader supplying cutting-edge instrumentation and systems to the Solid State Lighting industry, announced release of the latest addition to the SpikeSafe series, the High Current (HC) SpikeSafe400 DC current source. Leveraging the foundation of technology from the industry-standard SpikeSafe200 and expanding the SpikeSafe400 series to higher drive currents, the SpikeSafe400 HC increases the drive current capability of the product line up to 15 Amps while delivering 3KW of power. This makes it one of the highest power-rated current source products available in the market.

“The SpikeSafe400 HC broadens the product line to address applications that require driving devices at high currents. This can be especially important for testing a large number of LED devices in parallel for applications such as roadway illumination, backlighting and high power automotive lighting,” said Vektrex Product Marketing Manager Mark Raffetto.

The SpikeSafe400 HC is programmable with individual channel control, offers 96% efficiency and has an easy to use software interface. Its four output channels, 50V compliance, and wide ranging drive current capability give it the flexibility to drive high current chip on board devices efficiently in reliability test applications. This makes the SpikeSafe400 HC a great choice for LED reliability and burn-in, testing arrays that require high current for parallel driving, LM80, LM79, LM85, CIE 127, DC light measurement and R&D, in addition to other semiconductor testing applications.

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About Vektrex

Vektrex, a global leader supplying cutting edge instrumentation and systems for LED reliability, LM80 testing, continues to set the standard with products that meet the evolving requirements of the Solid State Lighting industry. Vektrex was the first to develop test instrumentation solutions that have enabled LED and lighting manufacturers to establish world class large scale testing facilities. Additionally, Vektrex products are now the benchmark of reliable performance at many of the world’s top independent third party testing laboratories.


Mark Raffetto
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