AMETEK Programmable Power

Located in San Diego, CA, AMETEK Programmable Power designs, manufactures and markets precision, AC and DC programmable power supplies, electronic loads, application specific power subsystems, and compliance test solutions for customers requiring & valuing differentiated power products and services. Also in our San Diego manufacturing facility is the recently acquired VTI Instruments brand which delivers precision modular instrumentation and systems for electronic signal distribution, acquisition, and monitoring, used in the world's most demanding test applications.

AMETEK Programmable Power boasts one of the industries' broadest portfolios of programmable power products under the well known and respected Sorensen, Elgar, California Instruments and AMREL brands. AMETEK's programmable power supplies and power sources serve a wide range of stimulus (T&M) and process power needs in applications including semiconductor fabrication, commercial and defense ATE, oil exploration, solar array and battery string simulation, avionics, general R&D and EMC compliance testing.

Contact Details

AMETEK Programmable Power, Inc. − San Diego

9250 Brown Deer Road

San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: 858-450-0085

Fax: 858-458-0267

Contact form or Email: sales.ppd@ametek.com for general inquiries

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Products

AMETEK - Avionics ATE Power Subsystem - Power Subsystem for Transportable Military Test Stand

AMETEK - Avionics ATE Power Subsystem - Power Subsystem for Transportable Military Test Stand

Power Subsystem for Transportable Military test stand
  • Provides eight channels of programmable DC power with output isolation function
  • Output disconnect function
  • Total control via Ethernet within power supply.
  • Mounted in custom in transportable shock-mount case.

AMETEK - OEM DC Power System for Semiconductor Testing

AMETEK - OEM DC Power System for Semiconductor Testing

OEM 6 channel DC source
  • Single Package 6-Pack of 600W power supplies
  • Complete self-contained controller operates independently once pre-set
  • Capable of ramps and sequences
  • Capable of inter-channel dependent operation
  • DeviceNet Interface
  • Solid State polarity switching

AMETEK - Programmable High-Current (Copperhead) DC Power System

AMETEK - Programmable High-Current (Copperhead) DC Power System

Provides 15,000A DC at 5V DC in current mode
  • Single complete package
  • Integrated bus bars
  • Current mode Analog programming
  • Input 400VAC, 220A/ph, Delta

AMETEK - Radar Power Bus Simulation

AMETEK - Radar Power Bus Simulation

Total power subsystem integration
  • Power sequencing
  • Elapsed time indication
  • EMO function
  • Custom rear output panel

AMETEK - RS Series High power AC and DC Power Source

AMETEK - RS Series High power AC and DC Power Source

  • 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 90 kVA per unit and multi-unit configurations for power requirements up to 540 kVA and above
  • Arbitrary & Harmonic Waveform Generation
    • User defined voltage waveform and distortion programming
  • Regenerative, bidirectional "Green" Power Solution
    • Automatic crossover between Source and Current Sink power mode offers regenerative capabilities. 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

AMETEK - Thermal Vacuum Heater Power - TVAC satellite chamber

AMETEK - Thermal Vacuum Heater Power - TVAC satellite chamber

Total power subsystem integration
  • Ethernet communication
  • Full sub-system wiring
  • Single P.O.
  • Custom interface to suit customer requirements

AMETEK - Water Cooled Laser Power Current Source

AMETEK - Water Cooled Laser Power Current Source

Specially modified design allows:
  • Air to water heat exchanger added to system
  • True current source
  • Fast transient response
  • Little to no current overshoot
  • Low stored energy

AMREL - PLA Series Air-Cooled Programmable DC Electronic Loads

AMREL - PLA Series Air-Cooled Programmable DC Electronic Loads

  • Broadest Model Selection: 800W to 7.5kW (higher power available up to 250kW Contact Factory)
  • Exclusive Voltage Models: 10V to 1200V
  • Multiple loads in one: Multiple ranges for voltage, current resistance and power
  • Intuitive Front Panel Control: Run sequences, triggers, constant current to constant power cross over

AMREL - PLW Series Water-Cooled Programmable DC Electronic Loads

AMREL - PLW Series Water-Cooled Programmable DC Electronic Loads

  • Broadest Model Selection: 6kW, 9kW, 12kW, 18kW, 24kW, 36kW, Additional standard models above 36kW, up to 250kW, are available.
  • Standard 60V, 120V, 400V, 600V, 800V and 1000V Voltage Ratings
  • PLW Models Offer Ultra-compact Footprint and Boasts one of the industry’s highest power densities, 18kW in 2U.
  • Anti-condensation: Intelligent Fully-integrated Temperature Control Circuit and Solenoid Valve
  • Standard LabWindows and LabVIEW Drivers and SCPI Command Set

California Instruments - 3091LD Series 3000VA Programmable AC Loads

California Instruments - 3091LD Series 3000VA Programmable AC Loads

  • 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

California Instruments - Asterion AC Series - 1U/2U/4U High Performance Programmable AC and DC Power Sources

California Instruments - Asterion AC Series - 1U/2U/4U High Performance Programmable AC and DC Power Sources

  • 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.

California Instruments - BPS Series 30kVA - 180kVA High Power Programmable AC Source

California Instruments - BPS Series 30kVA - 180kVA High Power Programmable AC Source

  • 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.

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  • High temperature infrared thermometer that measures from -30°C to 900°C (-22°F to 1652°F)
  • Offers an ultra-high 60:1 distance-to-spot ratio with dual laser sighting for fast, accurate targeting
  • Features a user-selectable multi-language interface
  • Displays the temperature plus MAX, MIN, DIF, AVG temperature
  • Provides adjustable emissivity and a predefined emissivity table


  • Choose the thermal camera that gives you in-focus images in a matter of seconds. LaserSharp™ Auto Focus uses a built-in laser distance meter that calculates and displays the distance from your designated target and immediately adjusts the focus.
  • See small details in the image and discover anomalies faster with 640 x 480 resolution thermal images
  • On the thermal camera, adjust the level of infrared and visible light with patented IR-Fusion™ technology
  • Manage data, capture multiple measurements (mechanical, electrical and thermal) and organize them by piece of equipment with Fluke Connect™ software
  • Simply the best optics to transmit energy and produce high quality infrared images. Fluke thermal cameras use only 100% diamond-turned germanium lenses with specialty coatings.
  • Subject to Export Control


  • Digital multimeter designed specifically for HVAC professionals
  • Includes built-in thermometer to measure temperature from -40°C to 400°C (-40°F to 752°F)
  • Provides microamps to test flame sensors
  • Features low input impedance to helps prevent false readings due to ghost voltage
  • Presents a large white LED backlight for working in poorly lit areas


  • Ideal Digital Multimeter for “go/no-go” testing
  • Features AutoVolt automatic AC/DC voltage selection
  • Includes low input impedance to help prevent false readings due to ghost voltage
  • Presents a large white LED backlight for working in poorly lit areas
  • Measures resistance, continuity, frequency, and capacitance
  • Provides Min/Max/Average with elapsed time to record signal fluctuations


  • Share results with your team using ShareLive™ video call (requires ir3000 FC wireless connector [sold separately] and no-cost Fluke Connect mobile app).
  • TrendCapture graphically displays logged data session to quickly determine whether anomalies may have occurred.
  • Zoom on trend provides unprecedented ability to view and analyze TrendCapture data; zoom in up to 14 times.
  • Selectable AC filter (smoothing mode) helps display a steadier reading when the input signal is changing rapidly or noisy.
  • Low Pass filter for accurate voltage and frequency measurements at the same time on adjustable speed motor drives and other electrically noisy equipment.
  • LoZ Volts. Low impedance voltage function for eliminating ghost voltages. Also recommended when testing for absence or presence of live power.
  • Adjustable recording and auto hold thresholds, specify a percentage change in the readings that begins a new event.
  • Large 50,000 count, 1/4 VGA dot matrix display with white backlight.
  • Logging function with expanded memory for unattended monitoring of signals over time. Using on-board TrendCapture users can graphically review logged readings without needing a PC. Store up to 15,000 recorded events.
  • Save multiple logging sessions before PC download is necessary.
  • Two terminal 50 ohm range with 1 milliohm resolution, 10 mA source current. Useful for measuring and comparing differences in motor winding resistance or contact resistance.
  • On board help screens for measurement functions. Unsure about a function - go to that function and press the "i" button.
  • Real time clock for automatic time stamping of saved readings.
  • Relative mode to remove test lead resistance from low ohms or capacitance measurements.
  • True-RMS AC voltage and current for accurate measurements on non-linear signals.
  • Measure up to 10 A (20 A for 30 seconds).
  • 100 mF capacitance range.
  • Peak capture to record transients as fast as 250 μs.
  • Premium test leads and alligator clips included.
  • Amp jack plugs included.
  • Optional magnetic hanger for easy setup and viewing while freeing your hands for other tasks.
  • FlukeView forms enable you to document, store and analyze individual readings or a series of measurements, then convert them into professional-looking documents.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.