The Power Allocation properties allow you to control when errors are generated in situations that could cause the SMU to source more power than is possible on a single channel or on the entire module.
|Disabled||Disable driver checks to ensure that the individual channel configurations cannot result in exceeding the maximum power available to the module. Hardware monitoring of maxiumum module power is still active, and if this limit is exceeded, a board-level error will be triggered which shuts down the module to prevent damage and requires a reset to clear.|
|Automatic||The driver calculates required channel power from the configured voltage level/current limit or current level/voltage limit and attempts to allocate that power from the available total module power at commit. If there is insufficient power available to be allocated, NI-DCPower returns an error which requires the configuration to be changed to be within the available unallocated power or for power to be deallocated from another channel to clear. Other channels are not impacted by these errors.|
|Manual||The driver attempts to allocate channel power from the available total module power, but the user explicitly defines the required channel power level using the Requested Power Allocation property.|