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March 8, 2019 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rentals and sales company headquartered in North County San Diego, has published a blog post explaining how to source the right electronic load for your next project.

Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Learn More About Electronic Loads - RF CafeEngineers working with power circuitry can use this post as a guide towards what specifications are important to know when selecting a load. The post goes over AC loads, DC loads, combination AC/DC loads, and whether the load will be used for manual or automatic measurements, for testing one circuit or unit under test at a time or multiple units under test.

Reliable, high-performance DC and AC electronic loads are available from several manufacturers and are typically characterized as low, medium, and high-power loads. Mainframes with interchangeable modules to customize a solution for testing are available, as are programmable loads - which are capable of operating as AC and DC loads.

Learn more about electronic loads by reading the full blog post on Axiom Test Equipment's website:

Need an electronic load, but still unsure of which type will meet your needs? Contact Axiom Test Equipment to speak with one of our account managers who will listen to your project needs and guide you into the right load to fit your requirements.

Rent an electronic load from Axiom Test Equipment - your source for electronic test and measurement equipment. Axiom rents, sells, repairs and accepts trade-in of test equipment to support your specific test & measurement needs. If you would like help selecting test equipment for your project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at, call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at

Learn More About Electronic Loads

Electronic loads may be somewhat mysterious to some engineers, but they can be invaluable test instruments in the development of power circuitry. Electronic loads provide the means to generate precisely controlled electrical power for simulation and test, with control of key parameters, such as current, voltage, and load impedance/resistance, to aid in development of new products and in the maintenance of existing products. Electronic loads come in various forms, including AC electronic loads, DC electronic loads, and even combination AC / DC electronic loads. Learning more about electronic loads and how they work can encourage electronic designers to achieve optimum performance levels from the power circuitry, power supplies, batteries, and fuel cells in their designs.

Both AC and DC electronic loads provide the capabilities to measure voltage, current, resistance, and power, whether for AC or DC powered circuits and systems. Both types of electronic loads provide several operating modes, maintaining one electrical power parameter constant to study the effects of a unit under test (UUT) on other electrical parameters, such as constant current, constant voltage, constant resistance, and constant power. As with other electrical test instruments, different AC and DC electronic loads cover different operating ranges for their electrical parameters, and the voltage, current, and power ranges of commercial AC and DC electronic loads can serve as useful starting points in the search for an electronic load for an application. In terms of power ratings, most electronic loads convert electrical power into heat, which must be dissipated, although regenerative electronic loads are also available in which the electronic load efficiently converts load power into reusable electric power rather than heat...

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About Axiom Test Equipment

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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.


Axiom Test Equipment

2610 Commerce Way 

Vista, CA  92081

Phone: (760) 806-6600




Posted March 13, 2019