The 6181C is a Current Source from HP. A current source is a type of electronic test equipment in circuit form that can deliver or absorb electrical current that’s independent of the voltage across its terminals. There are two types of current sources: dependent and independent. A dependent current source delivers an electric current that is proportional to another voltage in the circuit. An independent current source delivers a constant current.
- Manually operated current sources
- Useful to uA region
- High output impedance - no output capacitor
- Output ratings: 0-250 mA full-scale current, 0-100 V Max. voltage compliance
Typical applications for the HP 6181C include resistivity measurements, semiconductor , and applications in electrochemistry and electromagnetics.