PDU test platform update

July 6, 2013 in 8 Channel PDU by Joshua Oster-Morris

PDU test platformI just about finished up the PDU test platform today. The only thing left to do is attach the WeatherPak and Anderson connectors to it so I can connect the PDU and begin testing. The connectors have not yet arrived unfortunately so I am in a holding pattern on that detail.




Test rig switchesI will be able to easily pull all the signal inputs high or low with the flick of the switch. I can also short circuit 4 of the outputs to test the circuit breakers (I can test the other 4 rest in software or short circuit them with alligator clips).




removable diodeI’ve put two transient generation circuits on board as well. One of them is directly on an output and will be used to test the device for ruggedness to significant transients directly on the output. I can test it with or without the diode I suggest should be installed across all inductive loads. The other is isolated on its own circuit and can be capacitively coupled to anywhere in the circuit to test durability elsewhere.