What do error codes mean on the DC1000?
Error codes are in the DC1000 manual and are read as the summation of the errors present. An extract of error codes is shown below.
For example, error E005 corresponds to error status 1 (Power on) plus error status 4 (Trim error)
A trim error is a warning that the DC1000 is having difficulty maintaining a stable output current. Its likely the part under test is very non linear. If you think this is the case please contact our applications department for assistance. We may require a sample to test.
Other common error codes are:
E257: Error 1 plus error 256 that indicates that the load of the DC1000 is an open circuit.
E009: Error 1 plus error 8 that is a safety interlock error. Check that your safety system is connected properly or that you have the 'interlock plug' (supplied with the DC1000) fitted.
In general, an error code does not mean that the DC1000 is faulty.
To test the basic functionality of the DC1000, short-circuit the output terminals.
With its output on, the DC1000 will supply the programmed current without displaying any error codes.
The current is measured and shown on the display.
Please find the attached “table for DC1000 error reporting”