Settling Time

NI DC Power Supplies and SMUs Help (NI-DCPower)

Edition Date: January 2018

Part Number: 370736U-01

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Settling time specifies the time required for an output channel to stabilize to within a specified percentage of its final value. This value is typically included in the device specifications.

Allowing Extra Time for Settling

To allow more time for settling to occur, select one of the following methods:

  1. Place a delay between the function used to set an output and the function used to measure the output.
  2. Use the niDCPower Source Delay property or the NIDCPOWER_ATTR_SOURCE_DELAY attribute and call the niDCPower Wait For Event VI with the Source Complete Event parameter between the functions used to source and measure.

In LabVIEW, you can use the Wait(ms), Wait Until Next ms Multiple, or Time Delay functions to add additional delay time. Refer to the LabVIEW Help for more information about these VIs.

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