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

Edition Date: January 2018

Part Number: 370736U-01

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ViStatus niDCPower_ConfigureCurrentLevel(ViSession vi, ViConstString channelName, ViReal64 level);


Configures the current level the device attempts to generate for the specified channel(s). The channel must be enabled for the specified current level to take effect. Refer to the niDCPower_ConfigureOutputEnabled function for more information about enabling the output channel.

The current level setting is applicable only if the output function of the channel is set to NIDCPOWER_VAL_DC_CURRENT. Use niDCPower_ConfigureOutputFunction to set the output function. The device actively regulates the current at the specified level unless doing so causes a voltage greater than the voltage limit across the channels' output terminals.

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Name Type Description
vi ViSession Identifies a particular instrument session. vi is obtained from the niDCPower_InitializeWithChannels function.
channelName ViConstString Specifies the output channel(s) to which this configuration value applies. Specify multiple channels by using a channel list or a channel range. A channel list is a comma (,) separated sequence of channel names (for example, 0,2 specifies channels 0 and 2). A channel range is a lower bound channel followed by a hyphen (-) or colon (:) followed by an upper bound channel (for example, 0-2 specifies channels 0, 1, and 2). In the Running state, multiple output channel configurations are performed sequentially based on the order specified in this parameter.
level ViReal64 Specifies the current level, in amps, to generate for the specified channel(s).

Valid Values:
The valid values for this parameter are defined by the current level range that is configured using the niDCPower_ConfigureCurrentLevelRange function.

Return Value

Name Type Description
StatusViStatusReports the status of this operation. To obtain a text description of the status code, call the niDCPower_error_message function. To obtain additional information concerning the error condition, call the niDCPower_GetError function.


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