Sorensen, a manufacturer of programmable DC power supplies, announced its participation with Northwestern University's Solar Car Team in the team's bid to win the American Solar Challenge. Sorensen's DLM 3kW programmable dc power supply will be used to fully charge the car's lithium battery pack before the race. In addition, the supply may also be used in testing the brushless dc hub motor and powering the car's electronics in the development phase.
Northwestern Solar Car Team is the undergraduate student organization dedicated to designing and building solar electric racecars. nuSun, the name of Northwestern's entry, will compete in the American Solar Challenge in the summer of 2003. The Challenge will be a 2,300-mile journey from Chicago to Los Angeles along historic Route 66.
Sorensen's DLM 3 kW is designed to provide highly stable, continuously variable output voltage and current. Its compact 2U (3.5 inches) high chassis makes it convenient to use in the pit.
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