Advanced:Power Source Property

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

Edition Date: January 2018

Part Number: 370736U-01

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Short Name: Power Source

Property of niDCPower

Specifies the power source to use. NI-DCPower switches the power source used by the device to the specified value.

Note  Automatic selection is not persistent and occurs only at the time this property is set to Automatic. However, if the session is in the Committed or Uncommitted state when you set this property, the power source selection only occurs after you call the niDCPower Initiate VI.

Default Value:Refer to Supported Properties by Device for the default value by device.

Related topics:

NI PXI-4110 Internal and Auxiliary Power

NI PXI-4130 Internal and Auxiliary Power

Internal (1003)

Uses the PXI chassis power source.

Auxiliary (1004)

Uses the auxiliary power source connected to the device.

Automatic (1005)

Uses the auxiliary power source if it is available; otherwise, use the PXI chassis power source.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Datatype iL
High-level VIs N/A
Channel-based No


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