Our IV-System Basic is built around the well known Keithley 2401 Source meter. This proven instrument has all it takes to measure IV-curves (both dark and illuminated) on solar cells. The available current range has a minimum of 10 pA and a maximum of 1A, where the voltage ranges from 1µV to 20V. Unlike the more expensive Keithley sourcemeters that interface by USB, this instrument can only be controlled by a GPIB interface. In our basic IV-System we include a GPIB/USB interface to make sure there are no issues in getting the sourcemeter connected to a computer.
When measuring solar cells it is very important to use the mechanical shutter that is provided with most solar simulators. By using a shutter, the solar cell is only illuminated during the measurement, which prevents heating up of the solar cell material. We include a USB shutter controller that can be connected to almost any solar simulator shutter used today.
Another important parameter for solar cell metrology is the temperature. A high precision, class A Pt100 temperature sensor including computer interface (USB) is included with this basic IV-System.
Note that the Tracer IV-Curve Software is required to operate the IV-System Basic.
Key features IV-System Basic:
- tool for measuring IV-curves (both dark and illuminated)
- current range min. 10pA and max. of 1A
- voltage range 1µV to 20V
- including GPIB interface
- including USB shutter controller
- including class A Pt100 temperature sensor with computer interface