Interfaces and Connectors
Rear Panel Connectors
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Max. Current or Power
11 V to 12.5 V
12.5 V to 18.7 V
18.7 V to 28 V
The instrument is switched on or off using the standby key on the front panel; see sections Power Supply
Options and DC Power Supply and Battery in chapter 1.
Battery Pack (Option R&S FSL-B31)
The battery pack can be used alternatively as power supply. If the battery runs low during operation, a
message is displayed. In this case, use another power supply or switch off the instrument. For an
overview on available power supplies refer to section Power Supply Options in chapter 1.The power
supply can be changed during operation.
The instrument is switched on or off using the ON/STANDBY function key on the front panel. For details
refer to section DC Power Supply and Battery in chapter 1.
The battery pack can be reloaded via the AC or DC power supply. For details on charging refer to section
Charging the Battery in chapter 1.
If the battery is not to be used for a longer time, it is recommended to remove it and store it
IEC/IEEE Bus Interface
The standard instrument is equipped with a GPIB bus (IEC/IEEE bus) connection. The two interface
connectors labeled IEC BUS and IEC SYSTEM BUS are located on the rear panel of the instrument.
The IEC BUS connector is intended for remote control of the analyzer from a controller.
The IEC SYSTEM BUS can be used to control further devices from the analyzer.
Always use a shielded cable to connect the GPIB bus interfaces.
Characteristics of the interface
8-it parallel data transfer
Bidirectional data transfer
High data transfer rate of max. 1 MByte/s
Up to 15 devices can be connected
Maximum length of the connecting cables 15 m. The length of a single connecting
cable should not exceed 2 m, if many devices are used, it should not exceed 1 m.
Wired OR if several instruments are connected in parallel