Atten PPS3000 Series
|Voltage/current (CH1)||0-32V / 0-3A/5A|
|Voltage/current (CH2)||0-32V / 0-3A/5A|
|Voltage/current (CH3)||0-6V / 0-3A|
|Features||programmable presets, over voltage protection, over current protection, output on/off|
The Atten PPS3000 series programmable power supplies consists of four 3-channel models and two 1-channel models.
The PPS3203T-3S is also sold as the Tenma 72-8795 by Farnell/Newark.
See the EEVblog teardown for details about the PPS3205T-3S's internals.
Some models of the Velleman PS3005D appear to use this series' protocol as well.
The models differ only in the number of available channels, maximum voltage and maximum current output:
|PPS3203T-3S||3||2 x 0-32V, 1 x 0-6V||3 x 0-3A|
|PPS3203T-2S||3||2 x 0-32V, 2.5V/3.5V/5V||2 x 0-3A, 1 x 3A|
|PPS3205T-3S||3||2 x 0-32V, 1 x 0-6V||3 x 0-5A|
|PPS3205T-2S||3||2 x 0-32V, 2.5V/3.5V/5V||2 x 0-5A, 1 x 3A|
These specifications are common to all models:
|Resolution||10mV||1mA (2mA at rated current > 3A)|
|Load Effect||≤ 3mV (≤ 8mV at > 3A)||≤ 3mA (≤ 5mA at > 3A)|
|Power effect||≤ 3mV (AC ± 5%)||≤ 3mA|
|Set accuracy (25 ± 5°C)||≤ 0.05% + 10mV (+ 20mV at > 36V)||≤ 0.1% + 5mA (+ 10mA at > 3A)|
|Ripple (20Hz-20MHz)||≤ 1 mVRMS||≤ 3mARMS (≤ 5mARMS at > 3A)|
|Temperature coefficient (0-40°C)||100ppm + 3mV||100ppm + 3mA|
|Readback resolution||10mV||1mA (2mA at > 3A)|
|Response time (rise/fall)||10%-90% ≤ 100ms||90%-10% ≤ 10ms (≥ 10% rated load)|
|Readback temperature coefficient||≤ 100ppm + 10mV||≤ 150ppm + 10mA|
|Drift||≤ 100ppm + 10mV||≤ 150ppm + 10mA|
|Serial synchronous operation|
|Serial synchronous error||≤ 0.1% + 20mV|
|Parallel synchronous operation|
|Set accuracy||≤ 0.05% + 20mV||≤ 0.1% + 20mV|
|Load regulation||≤ 5mV||≤ 6mA|
|Power regulation||≤ 3mV||≤ 6mA|
Communication to/from the device is via the RS232 port or serial-USB port. The serial parameters on the device are by default set to 9600 baud, and "data" (data bits) set to 9. This is not a standard number of data bits. The vendor software works around this by using Mark parity. Since this is not a supported parity setting in POSIX, setting parity to None and stop bits to 2 also works.
Every communication to and from the device occurs in 24-byte packets. The device sends a packet only when it receives one from the host. Values such as voltage and current, when set by the host, contain the current values as shown on the display when received from the device. There is thus no way to receive the set values back from the device.
The 24-byte packet is structured as follows:
|2-3||Channel 1 voltage multiplied by 100, big-endian|
|4-5||Channel 1 current multiplied by 1000, big-endian|
|6-7||Channel 2 voltage multiplied by 100, big-endian|
|8-9||Channel 2 current multiplied by 1000, big-endian|
|10-11||Channel 3 voltage multiplied by 100, big-endian|
|12-13||Channel 3 current multiplied by 1000, big-endian|
|15||Output enable: bit 0 = channel 1, bit 1 = channel 2, bit 2 = channel 3|
|17||Inexplicably used to store the vendor software's language choice. 0 = English, 1 = Chinese|
|18||Over current protection (OCP): 0 = OCP off, 1 = OCP on|
|19||Channel output mode: 0=independent (default), 1=series, 2=parallel|
|23||Checksum of all 23 preceding bytes ANDed by 0xff. The checksum is calculated by both the vendor software and device firmware. However, both ignore it entirely when receiving it.|