For some time now I am researching DC Electronic Load market by the hope to see something well build and correctly priced.
But this even today seems like a dream, there is no explanation of why most of two or three popular DC Load products at 300W range they walk away from the factory door at a pricing not higher than 200$ USD in China, and their retail price in the west world becomes 700 - 1200 EUR or USD?
In my attempt to communicate directly with seven Programmable DC Electronic Load vendors, only ARRAY answered my email, and now sends me even Christmas cards by email.
At my very recent research I did noted some details which definably push me away of ARRAY products, even up to date it seems that cooling fans in these products always operate in full RPM, and this seems unavoidable when using dual small 60x60 fans inside instead of a single high quality 80x80.
Lastly even today ARRAY software is definably limited compared to Maynuo.
Latest Maynuo M9812 is not that new either, as it is based at the PCB of Maynuo M9711 and this is a design of 8/2011.
It significant New change is the upper voltage limit which now is at 150V, and this definably gives a hand about testing even electric bicycle batteries at 36V and 48V range, these have higher top up voltage.
For example such a 36V LifePo4 battery gets charged at 43V , and a 48V battery at much higher voltage.
Among the details that I consider as positive in favor of Maynuo products are the adjustable fan speed according to load in use.
And also their software which seems and is far advanced than ARRAY.
Another newcomer as DC loads vendor is the also Chinese Nanjing Jartul Electronics Co., Ltd, but this one seems not as passionate d about to attract attention of the west world.
And possibly the same story is what is happening with BEICH and even with Nanjing CHANGSHENG instrument co., LTD .
Most basic solution as DC Load seems to come by a company called as KUNKIN.
Their budget model is controlled exclusively by two potentiometer and this is all.
What I plan to definably avoid is ITECH DC load mostly due the fact that their American distribution network is B&K precision, and they do buy for less than 200$ and they sell them back with their logo for 1200$ USD.
You must be an total idiot so to over look such minor details.
For now I will keep sweet looking the Maynuo product series and if I discover a honest reseller in Europe I will possibly move ahead and buy one.
Maynuo.EU web site is not related with Maynuo headquarters, and does not deserve more faith from consumers, just because a single person using Maynuo Logo as part for his own advertising campaign.
For now even me I am prepared to demonstrate a bit of patience, eventually this Maynuo M9812 will become available from several stores over Europe in the upcoming months.
And this translating to more choices about bargaining about getting it in a fair price.