APS-7303L DC Power Supply Remote controlled from your iPad or Android 90W 30V / 3A 1 channel programmable
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Absolute error of my measurement
"Absolute error of my measurement" service allows evaluating measurement precision considering measurement uncertainty (or error) in absolute value. It is important in case you are making measurements at the range edge, when the value of error contributes into the value displayed by the device.
To get the range of values it’s enough to enter the evaluation of the value under measurement into Value box and to see the range of possible values including all of the standard errors.
AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series are programmable DC power supplies with 3 LED displays. There is a single channel, output regulated voltage of 0…30 V, output current of 0…3 A (APS-7303L) or 0…5 A (APS-7305L), overheat protection, current and voltage stabilization mode.
AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series DC power supplies differ from other similar devices by wide capabilities of local and remote control through AKTAKOM Power Manager software.
APS-73xxL power supplies are capable of operating in several modes:
Manual control mode. Including the use of 4 memory cells to store preset voltage and current.
Control mode with the built-in memory use.
Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-7303L power supply by computer via USB interface through AKTAKOM Power Manager Software. Moreover the USB interface has full galvanic isolation between the power supply and the computer.
Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-7303L power supply by computer via LAN interface.
Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-7303L power supply by computer via WEB interface. This remote control mode allows you to operate a device remotely not only by computer but through iPad, iPhone or any other Android-based mobile device.
Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-7303L power supply throught the remote access to the computer USB-connected to APS-7303L. AKTAKOM Power Manager Software provides the operation in «server-client» mode even for devices without built-in LAN interface. Meanwhile the device is physically connected to computer-server via USB interface and the data is available for reading from any computer of the network.
AKTAKOM Power Manager Software (APM) provides a wide range of control capabilities of output voltage and stabilization current both in manual and functional modes. Functional control is a very powerful tool of APM program which allows you not only to control your device automatically by computer but also to program its off-line operation mode by prespecified algorithm. Functional control mode in APM allows automatically controlling the output parameters (voltage and current) of the power supply according to the principle specified with the help of graphics and tabular editors. In a convenient graphics editor user may specify 10 standard forms of parameters (including sine, square, triangle, saw, flash, pulse, 2 types of exponents, 2 types of S-curves), as well as, almost any arbitrary form which can be described formulary. The program operation in equipment operation compatibility mode is also available.
The software system for AKTAKOM APS-7303L DC power supply includes a software development kit (SDK) which contains an instrument driver for AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series controllable power supplies. This driver contains all necessary functions to operate the device and represents Windows dynamic link library (DLL) accompanied with a header file for C language, LabWindows function tree and a tool library for NI LabVIEW which completely repeats this tree. Driver library functions can be also called from any other programming environment by the method common for DLL.
The most economical programmable regulated power supply
High stability. Low Drift (<300ppm)
Offers lots of complex testing capabilities through computer controlling
Switching on or off the output
Low Ripple and Noise
Over-voltage, over-current, over temperature protection
How to install the device driver for the operation via USB?
Device USB driver can be installed in several stages.
At the first stage files necessary for the driver installation should be copied to the PC hard disk. It happens during APM program installation. At this moment the device shouldn’t be connected to the PC USB port.
When the installation is completed the installer will suggest connecting the device via USB, afterwards it will start installing the copied driver files into the operating system.
If you missed this stage or for some reason driver auto installation failed you may install the driver manually in an ordinary way for Windows any time in the future. In this case connect the device to your PC, wait for Add New Hardware Wizard and specify the path to the driver files on the installation disk or in the working folder of the installed program, for example: «C:\Program Files (x86)\AKTAKOM\AKTAKOM Power Manager\Driver». Up
How to connect the device to the program?
There can be two ways of connection: via USB interface or via LAN interface (TCP/IP protocol).
1) Connection via USB
Open Settings window (in Settings main window – Settings panel or just Ctrl+O keys). Go to Connection and Presets tab. Select the right device type you need in the list of models and click “Detect”:
After the scanning select the device you need in the list of detected devices and click “Connect”:
Now the device is connected to the program and ready for further operation.
2) TCP/IP connection
Network connection requires one prior stage: the device socket should be added.
In Settings window go to Network Sockets, enter the device IP-address into Name column in accordance with its network settings. Check Port and Login columns, they should correspond with the device settings as well. Click “Add”:
A line with the device network settings will be added to the network sockets list.
Afterwards do the steps similar to the connection via USB.
The program automatically reads the serial numbers of all devices found. To detect the device open Settings window, go to Connection and Presets tab, select the right device type you need in the list of models and click “Detect”:
In the list of detected devices you will see all names and serial numbers of the devices found.
After you select one of the detected devices and connect it to the program its serial number will be displayed in the program main window title. Up
How to see MAC address of a power supply with network management?
As for any other network device MAC address (Media Access Control, a device physical address in the network) can be determined by standard means of the operating system such as getmac, nbtstat, ping and arp.
But for a device connected via network to APM program there is a method much simpler. Open “About the program…” (in Help menu) and read the device MAC address in «HW MAC» line.
APM (AKTAKOM Power Manager) is an application software to control and programming Aktakom Power Supplies APS-730xL & APS-3xxxL from a computer using an USB cable or a local area network (LAN).
AKTAKOM APS-7303 and 7305 USB driver installation for MS Windows XP, Vista, 7 Software Installation
AKTAKOM APS-7313, 7315 and 7612 USB driver installation for MS Windows XP, Vista, 7 Software Installation
Software Installation Instructions
Insert the software distribution disk into the drive, find “setup.exe” program, run it and then follow the further installation program instruction.
When the installation process is finished there will be program group created with the shortcuts for the device program and its Help. You can run them with the help of "Start" menu. Before the device use you should install the USB interface driver. During the software installation all necessary files will be placed into the program working folder, into the Driver subfolder. If you connected the device to the PC during the program installation the driver will be also installed into the system automatically. If, due to some reasons, the driver hasn't been installed you may install it manually at any time later. You may find the description of the driver manual installation procedure in the present Help section below.
Do not forget to specify the device type you would prefer to use and its network location if necessary. Therefore you may use the program Options panel.
When you start running the program it tries to connect to the device in accordance with the saved settings (see Sockets and Technics tabs description of the Options panel). It's possible to use the program without the device connection. Therefore choose "emulator" as the device type.
All necessary files are located in the program working directory, C:\Program Files\AKTAKOM\AKTAKOM Power Manager\Driver
Driver installation for Windows 7 OS.
Switch on the PC, connect AKTAKOM device to the PC via USB-port. Switch on the unit supply. Driver can be updated only when the device is on!
Open «Device manager» (pressing Windows + Pause keys)
Find the right device in the list (AKTAKOM USB-LAB or Unknown device)
Open it with a double click. You will see a window. Press "Update Driver...
Select "Browse my computer for driver software
Select the direction where the driver is (in a new installed program the driver location is "?:/Program Files (x86)/Driver". If you update the driver specify the direction with a new driver).
Select "Install this driver software anyway
You will see the following window for APS-7303 and APS-7305
Close the driver updating window
Repeat the procedure described above for all other drivers in case or more than one device (the number of installed devices must be equal to amount of connected devices).
APS-730xL SDK (Software Development Kit) for APS-7303L & APS-7305L
You may create your own application software to control your AKTAKOM Power Supply APS-7303L and APS-7305L using APS-730xL SDK (Software Development Kit).
The SDK library provide all you need for programming in different enviroments and example projects for Borland C++ Builder 6, NI LabWindows/CVI and MS Visual C++ and more. It contains all necessary functions to operate a device and Wndows dynamic link library (DLL) followed by C header file, LabWindows function tree and a complete tools library for LabVIEW. Also a manual contains APS-730xL programming examples for LabWindows and LabVIEW in different modes.
Hereunder find a quick view of software describes as compatible for SDK to create applications or modules to control AKTAKOM APS-7303L, APS-7305L.