MP-160 I-V Tracer

  • PV cells and modules up to 300W
  • Auto measurement schedule
  • Advanced PC control software and data analysis
  • Expand to 48 module and temperature channels
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The MP-160 I-V tracer is the optimum solution for testing individual solar cell or module characteristics in combination with a solar simulator or natural sunlight. It can be found in factory quality control applications or long-term performance assessment studies of modules exposed to natural conditions outdoors. The cell or module performance characteristics are determined by changing the electrical load during the I-V sweep. The radiant energy on the module energy can be measured simultaneously with the voltage and current measurements in order to calculate to STC or equivalent standards.

For outdoor evaluation of PV modules under natural sunlight, the MP-160 offers a high level of flexibility to test several modules at the same time. During long-term exposure tests, automatic measurements …

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  Specifications MP-160
Measurement range Voltage 0.05 - 300 V
Measurement range Current 0.005 - 10 A
Measurement range Power 0 - 300 W
  Voltage range auto / 3V / 30V / 300V
Voltage resolution 0.05 µV
  Current range auto / 0.03A /0.3A /3A /10A
Current resolution 0.005 A
Sweep time 2 - 330 Sec.
Accuracy +/- 0.5 °C
  Data points 256
  Data storage Internal memory PC
  Operating temperature range 0 - 40 °C
  Communication RS-232
  Power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 200W
  Dimensions mm 370 (W) x 350 (D) x 133 (H)
Weight 9 kg
  Ingress protection IP -
Input channels # 1


Applications and uses

PV performance measurements under real outdoor conditions are done in may different ways. However, the concept of all performance investigations is to relate the input energy, which is the solar …

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Usually, the performance of a PV module is measured at the factory under the so-called Standard Test Conditions (STC), described in IEC 60904. This is a convenient test method that …

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