Operating Tips

SPD3303C Series

Are SIGLENT products certified by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL)?

May 7, 2021

Per OSHA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent third-part laboratory recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify products to applicable product safety standards. Examples of NRTLs include UL, CSA, and TUV. Many SIGLENT products are TUV certified, which also covers UL and CSA requirements. To … Continued

SPD output performance

February 5, 2021

The constant voltage-constant current transition with SPD power supplies is controlled by a diode and has a typical response time of approximately 1 ms. The capacitance of SPD3 and SPD1 models is about 920uf.  

Common SPD power supply issues

September 14, 2020

The most common SPD issues are typically solved by switching the input switches (on the rear panel) to the proper voltage values. As the first step to troubleshooting, please ensure that the power switches located on the rear panel are correctly set for the line voltage of the area the instrument is being used in. … Continued

SPD Local Front Panel Lock Out SCPI commands

November 21, 2019

The current version of the SPD programming commands (located in the Quick Start Guide) do not include any front panel lock commands. These are typically used to control the functionality of the front panel keys. Locking the front panel prevents accidental changes to instrument operation during remote control. The SPD1000X and SPD3303X/X-E have three commands … Continued

Currently supported instruments for use with the SIGLENT USB-GPIB adapter

August 8, 2019

The SIGLENT USB-GPIB adaptor currently works with the following SIGLENT instruments: Multimeters – SDM3065X/SDM3065X-SC SDM3055/SDM3055-SC SDM3045X   Function/Arbitrary waveform generators – SDG6000X Series SDG5000 Series SDG2000X Series SDG1000X Series SDG1000 Series   Spectrum & vector network analyzers – SSA3000X Series SSA3000X Plus Series SVA1000X Series   Oscilloscopes – SDS1000CFL 

SPD wiring suggestions

March 7, 2019

The SIGLENT SPD series of power supplies have only positive voltage and current setpoint values. That is, you can select voltages or currents that are from 0 to the max value (0-32 V, for voltage.. as an example for the SDP3000X/X-E). Here are the suggested wiring configurations to achieve both positive and negative potentials at the … Continued

SPD constant current performance (current compliance protection)

January 3, 2019

The SIGLENT SPD series of power supplies offer constant current mode. This setting limits the current output of the specified channel and can be used as a constant current source and to protect your device-under-test (DUT). In this tip, we show the typical performance of the SPD as it switches between constant voltage (CV) and … Continued