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 Manufacturing

AMETEK - OEM DC Power System for Semiconductor Manufacturing

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
  • 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 - Spacecraft Power Bus Simulator

AMETEK - Spacecraft Power Bus Simulator

Bus simulator includes BPMU and SPU
  • Provides enhanced measurement and data-logging of up to 40 channels.
  • Bus Power Monitoring Unit (BPMU) can be easily relocated to TVAC chamber to ease cabling complications
  • Data can be viewed either in spreadsheet or graphical format
  • Spacecraft (Payload) Protection Unit (SPU) provides 10 μsec reaction to out-of-tolerance conditions
  • Provices power stimulus to payload subsystem from three independent power sources

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: 60V to 1000V
  • 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
  • RoHS Compliant

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 densi- ties, 18kW in 2U.
  • Anti-condensation: Intelligent Fully-integrated Temperature Control Circuit and Solenoid Valve
  • Standard LabWindows and LabVIEW Drivers and SCPI Command Set
  • RoHS Compliant

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 / 14U High Performance Programmable AC / DC Power Sources

California Instruments - Asterion AC Series - 1U / 2U / 4U / 14U High Performance Programmable AC / DC Power Sources

  • High power density in 1U / 2U / 4U / 14U chassis up to 18kVA
  • Intuitive touch panel control
  • Innovative iX2™ current doubling technology
  • Multi-language display for global operation
  • Auto paralleling for higher power
  • Single phase 1U models and 1 or 3 phase selectable 2U / 4U / 14U models
  • Complete avionic test suites (optional)
  • ATE version available in 1U, 2U and 4U models
  • Standard LXI LAN, USB and RS232, optional GPIB

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  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 200 MHz bandwidth model
  • 2.5 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan
    • Up to 7 hour (BP291 included standard)
    • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger EBC290
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


Installs and grounds in less than 5 minutes Save time with quick and easy installation with the CV Series – 5 minutes or less.
  • One technician
  • One hole with standard Greenlee® punch
  • Panel door does not need to be removed
  • Grounds instantly to metal enclosure with patent-pending AutoGround™ process
  • Maintains panel arc test ratings up to 63kA when properly installed
Work more efficiently with Fluke ClirVu® CV400 95 mm (4 in) Infrared Windows
  • NFPA 70E processes significantly reduced due to less work permit requirements
  • Faster and more comfortable inspections because full PPE is often not required
  • Reduce the risk of arc-flash and electrocution, increase the safety of your personnel and reduce the time and cost of preventive maintenance
  • CV400 is Torture Tested™ to the highest arc blast test ratings IEEE C37.20.7: 63 kA Arc tested at KEMA, UL 50/50E/50V, UL1558, IEC60529-1: IP67, IEC 60068, NEMA 4/12, CSA C22.2 NO. 14-13:2012, and CE
  • Convenience of both quick turn or security keyed access


  • For electrical and electronic testing and troubleshooting in field service
  • Ideal where reliability and dependability are required
  • Min/Max/Average to record signal fluctuations
  • CAT III 600V


  • Three-phase power quality recorder with an Android tablet wireless front panel interface
  • Complies with IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standards for correct evaluation of all measured values
  • Supports quick and reliable configuration even in awkward test locations with the wireless interface that provides a window into what the instrument is recording


Fluke CLKT Infrared Windows are Available in Three Sizes 50 mm (2 in), 75 mm (3 in) and 100 mm (4 in) Each CLKT infrared window is engineered and tested to withstand electric-arcs up to 50 kA for 30 cycles. The ClirVu® coating - exclusive to Fluke infrared windows - seals the optic prior to assembly to protect against moisture degradation making it perfect for very hot and very cold outdoor environments. Each Fluke infrared window is delivered with an identification plate attached for unique, on-site numbering for rapid location confirmation and faster repairs. CLKT infrared windows come complete with a security access key, installation instructions and self-adhesive drilling template. For 5 minute or less installation and Autoground consider the CV300.