I have wanted a Programmable load for a while, and truly needed one since I purchased an unknown quality HP 6624 for $10 at Goodwill and needed a way to test it before re-selling. I’ve looked at the venerable BK Precision, as well as the “knockoff” (or OEM, depending on who you believe), Maynuo equivalent. But, I just couldn’t swallow the $300+ price tag. I also looked at building one, but it just never made it on my list. But then, Arachnid Labs came to the rescue, and created the Re:Load Pro, a programmable version of his inexpensive Re:Load that offered a simple DC load equivalent to Dave Jones’ venerable one from years ago.
Unfortunately, I somehow missed the Kickstarter for the Re:load Pro, so I had to order one off Tindie and wait for them to ship. Thankfully for my pocketbook, and my wife, I had some money in Paypal from an eBay sale that I used to buy the Re:Load Pro.