California Instruments CSW Series 5550VA - 33300VA High Performance Programmable AC and DC Power Source

Product Overview:

  • Combination AC and DC Power Source
  • 40-5,000Hz Output Frequencies
  • Arbitrary and Harmonic Waveform Generation
  • Built-In Digital Power Analyzer
  • Scope Capture Capability
  • Power Programming Software
  • Constant Power Mode
  • Multi-Box Option

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The CSW Series represents a new generation of AC/DC power sources that address the increasing demands on test equipment to perform additional functions at a lower cost. By combining a flexible AC/DC power source with a high performance power analyzer, the Compact CSW Series is capable of handling complex applications that have traditionally required multiple systems. The sleek integrated approach of the CSW avoids cable clutter that is commonly found in test systems. All connections are made internally and the need for digital multimeters, power harmonics analyzers, and current shunts or clamps is eliminated.

Since many components in the CSW are shared between the AC/DC source and the power analyzer, the total cost of the integrated system is less than the typical cost of a multiple unit system.

Easy to use controls

The CSW Series is DSP controlled and can be operated from an easy to use front panel keypad. Functions are grouped logically and are directly accessible from the keypad. This eliminates the need to search through various levels of menus and/or soft keys. A large analog control knob can be used to quickly slew output parameters. This knob is controlled by a dynamic rate change algorithm that combines the benefits of precise control over small parameter changes with quick sweeps through the entire range.

AC, DC or AC+DC Output

A direct coupled, transformerless design allows AC and DC on separate phases or on the same phase. The CSW can be used as a true DC power supply. High DC content waveforms (up to 312 volts) can be created with no derating of output power, even with 100% reactive loads, eliminating the need for a separate DC supply. Waveform programming is easily accomplished using the Graphical Users Interface software. Waveforms can be uploaded and modified from a digital scope. The waveforms can then be downloaded to the CSW and output to precisely simulate real-world conditions.

Easy To Use Local

Controls The CSW Series is DSP controlled and can be operated from an easy to use front panel keypad. Functions are grouped logically and are directly accessible from the keypad. This eliminates the need to search through various levels of menus and/or soft keys. A large analog control knob can be used to quickly slew output parameters. This knob is controlled by a dynamic rate change algorithm that combines the benefits of precise control over small parameter changes with quick sweeps through the entire range.

Applications

The CSW is designed for testing today's complex electronics, including avionics, telecommunications and commercial electronics requiring low profile, light weight power supplies

Other applications include:

  • Testing for real world power conditions using different waveforms on all 3 phases (including DC)
  • Load susceptibility testing with sequence or event programming and multiple voltage harmonics
  • Power line disturbance simulation testing
  • MIL-STD-704, DO-160, B747 and ABD100 avionics testing
  • Power supply testing for AC-DC, DC-DC converters and UPS's
  • Transients on 12 & 24 VDC for automotive applications

Flexibility in Power Ranges

The CSW Series is based on a 5,550VA power source. The CSW features selectable Single or Three Phase output via front panel menu selection or via remote control interface. Utilizing Master / Auxilary arrangement the CSW offers the flexibility to paralled up to power levels of 33,300VA

High Crest Factor

With a crest factor of up to 3.25:1; the CSW Series AC source can drive difficult nonlinear loads with ease. Since many modern products use switching power supplies, they have a tendency to pull high repetitive peak currents. The CSW5550 can deliver up to 38.5 Amps of repetitive peak current

Harmonic Waveform Generation

Using the latest DSP technology, the CSW Series programmable controller is capable of generating harmonic waveforms to test for harmonics susceptibility. The Windows Graphical User Interface program can be used to define harmonic waveforms by specifying amplitude and phase for up to 50 harmonics. The waveform data points are generated and downloaded by the GUI to the AC source through the remote interface. Up to 200 waveforms can be stored in nonvolatile memory and given a user defined name for easy recall.

California Instruments CSW Series : Specifications
Input
Voltage Ranges Factory configured 187 to 264 Vrms, 3ø L-L (3 wire), or 342 to 457 Vrms, 3ø L-L (4 wire). A chassis ground is also required.
Power Factor PFC Input, 0.99PF
Frequency Range 47 to 440 Hz
Efficiency 70% min, at full load
Ride Through 10 ms minimum
Output
Power 5550 VA: 1ø or 3ø (systems up to 33,000 VA)
AC or DC Output Voltage 0 to156 Vrms L-N, low range; 0 to 312 Vrms L-N, high range
Current Per Phase 16A to 115V in 156V range; 8A to 230V in 312V range per, 1850 VA module.

Available current in either AC, DC or AC+DC mode.
Power Factor of Load 0 lagging to 0 leading (0-unity)
Crest Factor 3.25:1 (peak output current to rms output current)
Frequency Range Specifications apply DC, 40Hz to 5kHz. For output frequencies greater than 1 kHz, the max slew rate allowed is 1 kHz per second.
Max Total Harmonic Distortion (Full Linear Load or No Load): 0.25% max, 40 to 100 Hz; 0.5% max to 500 Hz; and 1% max to 1 kHz plus 1%/kHz to 5 kHz
AC Noise Level >60 dB rms below full output voltage
Amplitude Stability 

With Remote Sense
±0.1% of full scale over 24 hours at constant line, load and temperature
Line Regulation (DC, or 40 Hz to 5 kHz): ±0.015% of full scale for a ±10% input line change
Load Regulation ±0.025% of full scale voltage for a full resistive load to no load; above 1 kHz, add ±0%/kHz
Voltage Accuracy ±0.1% of range. Above 1 kHz, add 0.2%/kHz. Add ±0.1% of full scale for "AC PLUS DC" mode. Valid for 5 to 156 Vrms and 10 to 312 Vrms at 25°C
Voltage Resolution 1mV (0.1V) Full Scale
Frequency Accuracy ±0.01% at 25°C ±0.001%/°C
Frequency Resolution 40 Hz to 81.91 Hz (0.01 Hz)

81.90 Hz to 819 Hz (0.01 Hz)

820 Hz to 5000 Hz (1 Hz)
Phase Accuracy, 

Phase-to-Phase Balanced Linear Resistive Load
±1% of Programmed value
Phase Angle Resolution 0.1°
Remote Output Voltage Sense 5 Vrms total lead drop, max
Common Intput and Outputs
Remote Inhibit A logic Low or High contact closure input to inhibit the outputs
External Amplitude Modulation 0 to 5 VRMS provides 0 to 20% output amplitude modulation (±2% of full scale output).
External Drive Input Acts as Amplifier, 0 to 5 VRMS (DC to 5 kHz) or ±5 VDC input for zero to full scale programmed voltage output (±2% of full scale output). Individual inputs for an external signal for each of the three phases.
Remote Programming Voltage 0 to ±7.07 VDC provides zero to full scale programmed voltage output

(±2% of full scale output).
External Input Impedance 40K (ohm symbol) for each of the three inputs.
Externaly Sync External Sync allows the output frequency of the AC source to be synchronized to an external TTL level clock signal.
LKM Clock and Lock Master. Enables synchronizing outputs of two or more California Instruments sources, one acts as master.
LKS Clock and Lock Auxiliary
Front Panel Trigger, BNC Connector Output available at the front panel BNC connector that provides a negative going pulse for any programmed voltage or frequency change. The trigger can be reassigned as an output when running list transients.
Front Panel Phase A, B and C, BNC connectors These three outputs are representive of the programmed output waveform, magnitude and frequency. 0 to 4.86 Vrms represents 0 to a full-scale output voltage.
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Cooling Air is drawn in from the top, bottom, and sides and exhausted through the rear
Humidity (Non-condensing) 0 to 85% at 25°C (77°F); derate to 50% at 40°C (104°F)
Altitude Operating 10,000 ft, non operating 40,000 ft
Physical
Dimensions Width: 19" (483 mm)

Height: 8.75" (222 mm)

Depth: 23.5" (597 mm)
Weight CSW 5550 - 127 lbs (57.5 kg)
Shipping Weight - US CSW - 200 lbs (91 kg)
Note: Multi Chassis systems, dimension and weight are approximately x2, x3 and x4 CSW Specifications
Measurements - Standard (AC Measurements)
Parameter Frequency Phase Voltage (AC rms) Current (AC rms)
Range 40-81.91 Hz

82.0-819.1 Hz

> 819 Hz
40-100 Hz

100-1000 Hz
0-300 V 0-50 A
Accuracy* (±) 

1 ø mode (-1)
0.1% + 1 digit 0.5° 0.5% + 250 mV 0.1% + 150 mA
Accuracy* (±) 

3 ø mode (-3)
.01 Hz / 0.1 Hz / 1 Hz 0.5% + 250 mV 0.1% + 50 mA
Resolution* .01 Hz / 0.1 Hz / 1 Hz 0.1° / 1° 10 mV 1 mA
Parameter Real Power Apparent Power Power Factor
Range 0-6 kW 0-6 kVA 0.00-1.00
Accuracy* (±) 1 ø mode (-1) 0.15% + 9 W 0.15% + 9 VA 0.03
Accuracy* (±) 3 ø mode (-3) 0.15% + 3 W 0.15% + 3 VA 0.01
Resolution* 1 W 1 VA 0.01
* Accuracy specifications are in % of reading and apply above 100 counts. For multi-chassis configurations, current, power range and accuracy specifications are times three. Power factor accuracy applies for PF > 0.5 and VA > 50% of max. Frequency measurement specification valid for output > 30 Vrms.
Harmonic Measurements
Parameter Range Accuracy ( ± ) Resolution
Frequency fundamental 40.00 - 1000 Hz 2 counts 0.01 Hz to 1 Hz
Frequency harmonics 32.00 Hz - 16 kHz 2º typ. 0.5º
Voltage Fundamental 0.25V 0.01V
Harmonic 2 - 50 0.25V + 0.1% + 0.1%/kHz 0.01V
Current Fundamental 0.05A 0.01A
Harmonic 2 - 50 0.05A + 0.1% + 0.1%/kHz 0.01A
Harmonics frequency range in three-phase mode is 32 Hz - 16 kHz. Accuracy specifications are multiplied by the number of power sources in multi-source systems with the 3-phase (3Ø) or the number of sources times 3 in the 1-phase (1Ø) mode . Measurement bandwidth is limited to 16 Khz.
Model CSW5550 CSW11100 CSW16650
Multiplier 3Ø/1 Ø 1/3 2/6 3/9
Model CSW22200 CSW27750 CSW33300
Multiplier 3Ø/1 Ø 4/12 5/15 6/18
Protection And Safety
Overvoltage Shutdown Programmable for 15V to 255V peak, 156V range; 30V to 510V peak, 312V range
Programmable Current Limit Shutdown Settable to 0.01 ARMS Resolution
Programmable Current Limit 

with Timed Shutdown
Settable to 1% of range: the timeout is settable from 100 ms to 10s.
Over temperature Shutdown Automatic, not programmable
Regulatory Compliance • EN 61010

• EN 55011

• UL 3111

• EN 50082-2

• EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4

• FCC Part 15, Class A

• CE Mark

 
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More Product Information

  • High power density in 1U/2U chassis up to 3kVA.
  • Intuitive touch panel control.
  • iX2™ current doubling technology.
  • Multi-language for global operation.
  • Auto paralleling for higher power.
  • Combine units for multi-phase configurations.
  • Complete optional avionic test suites.
  • ATE version available.

  • High Power AC Source
    • Programmable AC power for frequency conversion and product test applications
  • Expandable Power Levels
    • Available output power of 30, 45, 75 and 90 kVA per unit and multi-unit configurations for power requirements up to 180 kVA and above
  • Remote Control
    • Standard RS232, USB and IEEE-488 (GPIB) and optional LAN interfaces are available for automated test applications.

  • Precision Current Source : Ideally suited for current protection device testing
  • Single and Three Phase Modes : Built-in phase mode switch makes output configuration easy
  • 3kVA to 18kVA Power Levels : Match power source & cost to application requirements
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator : Test products using real world current profiles including harmonic currents
  • Built-In Power Analyzer : Performs voltage & current harmonic analysis & waveform acquisition
  • Standard IEEE-448, USB and RS232C : Remote control interface for ATE system integration
  • GUI Software Suite: Allows users to access the powerful features & functions of the instrument on a Windows™ system
  • Programmable Transients : Amplitude & time control with up to 1ms resolution

  • 3000 VA to 15000 VA of AC Output Power
  • Combines AC/DC source and power analyzer
  • Harmonic analysis of Voltage and Current
  • Programmable Impedance
  • AC, DC and AC+DC Output Modes
  • Multiple Chassis Configurations
  • Powerful output transient generation
  • High Crest Factor Capability
  • Arbitrary waveform generation
  • IEC 61000-3-2 and IEC 61000-3-3

  • 2250 VA of AC Output Power
  • Combines AC/DC source and power analyzer
  • Harmonic analysis of Voltage and Current
  • AC, DC and AC+DC Output Modes
  • Multiple Chassis Configurations
  • Powerful output transient generation
  • High Crest Factor Capability
  • Arbitrary waveform generation
  • Single and Three Phase models available

  • High Power AC and DC Power Source
    • Programmable AC and DC power for frequency conversion and product test applications
  • Expandable Power Levels
    • Available output power of 15, 22.5, 30, and 45 kVA per unit and multi-unit configurations for power requirements up to 135 kVA and above
  • Single and Three Phase Mode
    • Phase mode programming on MX22.5-3Pi, MX30-3Pi and MX45-3Pi allows switching between single and three phase output modes
  • Arbitrary & Harmonic Waveform Generation
    • User defined voltage waveform and distortion programming
  • Regenerative, bidirectional “Green” Power Solution
    • Automatic crossover between Source and Sink power mode offers regenerative capabilities in AC mode. Regenerate up to 100% of the rated output power back to the utility grid during sink mode operation. ( -SNK option )
  • Remote Control
    • Standard RS232C & USB along with optional IEEE- 488 & LAN Interfaces are available for automated test applications

Key Features Ls Series
  • Backward Compatible with L Series
    • Function and bus compatible with the California Instruments L Series
  • Three phase and Single phase modes
    • Ideally suited for avionics and defense applications
  • 3 KVA to 18 KVA Power Levels
    • Match power source and cost to application requirements
  • Transient Programming
    • Test products for susceptibility to AC line disturbances
  • Built-in Measurements
    • Performs voltage, current, and power measurements
  • Advanced Features
    • Arbitrary waveform generation, harmonic analysis, GPIB interface are some of the available options
  • Interface
    • Standard USB & RS232C interface.
    • Optional GPIB & LAN available
  • CE Marked (400V input model ONLY)
    • Safe, reliable, and consistent operation

Key Features Lx Series
  • Backward Compatible
    • Compatible with HP6834B & iL Series AC Sources Function & bus compatible with the Agilent HP6834B & California Instruments iL Series
  • Three phase and Single phase modes
    • Ideally suited for avionics and defense applications
  • 3 KVA to 18 KVA Power Levels
    • Match power source and cost to application requirements
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator
    • Test products for harmonics susceptibility
  • Built-in Power Analyzer
    • Performs voltage and load current harmonic analysis and waveform acquisition
  • Standard IEEE-488, USB & RS232
    • Remote control interface for ATE system integration include

  • High Power Density: Up to 15 kW in 3U, 30 kW in a 6U chassis
  • Wide Voltage Range: 0-10V up to 0-1000V, from 4 to 30 kW
  • Fast Load Transient Response: Protection from undesired voltage excursions
  • Low Ripple and Noise
  • Intuitive Touch Screen Display
  • Parallelable up to 150 kW
  • Sequencing: Free system controller&speed up test
  • Low audible noise: Temperaturecontrolled variable speed fans

  • Multi-mode AC Electronic Load Flexible solution for a wide range of AC power test applications
  • 3000 Watt Power Dissipation Master / Auxiliary configurations for higher power and multi phase applications
  • 50 to 350 V, 45 Hz to 440 Hz Commercial, Military and Avionics applications
  • Programmable Crest & Power Factor Test AC power products for real-world conditions
  • Built-in Measurements Eliminates the need for additional test equipment in bench or ATE applications
  • Remote Control IEEE-488 and RS232C Interface for automated test applications

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