California Instruments - i-iX Series II 3kVA - 15kVA AC/DC Power Source with a high performance power analyzer

California Instruments - i-iX Series II 3kVA - 15kVA AC/DC Power Source with a high performance power analyzerCalifornia Instruments - i-iX Series II 3kVA - 15kVA AC/DC Power Source with a high performance power analyzerCalifornia Instruments - i-iX Series II 3kVA - 15kVA AC/DC Power Source with a high performance power analyzer
  • Combination AC and DC Power Source and Power Analyzer
  • 3000 VA - 15000 VA of Output Power
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generation
  • Built-in Digital Power Analyzer
  • Scope Capture Capability
  • EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3
  • Powerful Programing Software
  • Constant Power Mode

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The iX Series II represents a new generation of AC and DC power source that addresses increasing demands on test equipment to perform more functions at a lower cost. By combining a flexible AC/DC power source with a high performance power analyzer, the iX Series II systems are capable of handling complex applications that have traditionally required multiple instruments.

The sleek integrated approach of the iX Series II avoids the cable clutter that is commonly found in AC test systems. The i/iX Series II is rackmountable with a 4U chassis design. All connections are made internally and the need for external digital multimeters, power harmonics analyzer and current shunts or clamps is completely eliminated. Using a state of the art digital signal processor in conjunction with precision high resolution A/D converters, the iX Series II provides more accuracy and resolution than can be found in some dedicated harmonic power analyzers. Since many components in the iX Series II 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.

For less demanding applications, the Compact iX Series provides similar output and transient capabilities as the iX Series II, as well as basic measurements.

 

Features And Benefits

Key Features

  • 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

 

Easy To Use Controls
Both the iX Series II and i Series II are microprocessor 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
With precise output regulation and accuracy, the iX Series II AC and DC sources address many application areas for AC and DC power testing. The iX also provides a high load current capability, multi or single phase output modes, and built-in power analyzer measurements. Additional features including line distortion simulation (LDS), arbitrary waveform generation, and programmable output impedance address requirements for product quality and regulatory compliance testing.

 

Product Evaluation and Test
Increasingly, manufacturers of electronic equipment and appliances are required to fully evaluate and test their products over a wide range of input line conditions. The built-in output transient generation and readback measurement capability offers the convenience of an easy to use and integrated test system.

 

Avionics
With an output frequency range to 1000 Hz, at up to 150 VRMS, the iX Series II is well suited for aerospace applications. Precise frequency control and accurate load regulation are key requirements in these applications. The standard IEEE-488 control interface and SCPI command language provide for easy integration into existing ATE systems. Since the iX Series II can eliminate the need for several additional pieces of test equipment and only occupies 7 inches of rack space (4U), saving both cost and space. Instrument drivers for popular programming environments such as National Instruments LabView, DO-160, ABD-0100, MIL-STD-704A-F, and Boeing 7E73B-0147 are available to speed up system integration.

 

Regulatory Testing
As governments are moving to enforce product quality standards, regulatory compliance testing is becoming a requirement for a growing number of manufacturers. The iX Series II is designed to meet AC source requirements for use in Euronorm EN 61000 compliance testing. For flicker testing, the programmable output impedance capability of the 3001iX, 5001iX and 15003iX can be used to create the required IEC 725 reference impedance.

 

Multi-Box Configurations
For high power applications, two or three 5001i/iX chassis can be combined to provide 10 to 15 kVA of single or three phase power.

A 9003iX, 15003iX or 15003i three phase configuration can be ordered with the MODE-iX option. This option allows automatic switching between single or three phase output mode. In single phase mode, all current is available on phase A. The MODE-iX option switches the output from all three 5001i/iX amplifiers to a single output connector. Without the MODE-iX option, 15003i/iX systems are configured for three phase operation.

 

High Crest Factor
With a crest factor of up to 5:1, the i/iX Series II 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 5001iX can deliver up to 110 Amps of repetitive peak current (low range) to handle such loads.

 

Remote Control
Standard IEEE-488 and RS232C remote control interfaces allow programming of all instrument functions from an external computer. The popular SCPI command protocol is used for programming. Drivers for several popular instrumentation programming environments are available to facilitate systems integration of the i/iX Series II.

 

Instrument Control Software
Windows® Instrument Control Software is provided with the iX and i Series II. This software provides easy access to the power sources capabilities without the need to develop any custom code. The following functions are available through this GUI program:

  • Steady state output control (all parameters)
  • Create, run, save, reload and print transient programs
  • Generate and save harmonic waveforms [iX only]
  • Generate and save arbitrary waveforms [iX only]
  • Download data from a digital storage oscilloscope [iX only]
  • Measure and log standard measurements
  • Capture and display output voltage and current waveforms [iX only]
  • Measure, display, print and log harmonic voltage and current measurements [iX only]
  • Run IEC61000-4-11, IEC61000-4-14 and IEC61000-4-28 test programs
  • Display IEEE-488 or RS232C bus traffic to and from the AC Source to help you develop your own test programs.

 

**Software Note: For iX models with firmware 2.X or 3.x, please techsupport.ppd@ametek.com.

More Product Information

California Instruments - CS Series 3kVA - 18kVA Programmable High Power AC Current Source
  • 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

California Instruments - MX Series 15kVA - 135kVA High Output AC/DC Power
  • 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

California Instruments - CSW Series 5550 - 33300VA High Performance Programmable AC and DC Power Source
  • Combination AC and DC Power Source
  • 2Hz-7,990Hz Output Frequencies
  • Arbitrary and Harmonic Waveform Generation
  • Built-In Digital Power Analyzer
  • Scope Capture Capability
  • Power Programming Software
  • Constant Power Mode
  • Multi-Box Option

California Instruments - Ls-Lx Series 3kVA - 18kVA Three Phase and Single Phase AC Power Source
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

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

California Instruments - BPS Series 30kVA - 180kVA High Power Programmable AC Source for frequency conversion and product test
  • 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.

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

Sorensen - Asterion DC Series - High Performance DC Power Supplies
  • High power density in a 1U chassis (up to 5 kW) or a 2U chassis (up to 10 kW)
  • Intuitive touch panel control
  • Available in either Fixed or Autoranging output
  • Multi-language display for global operation
  • Auto paralleling for higher power
  • Full remote control via Virtual Panels™

Sorensen - Asterion DC ASA Series High Performance 3-Channel Programmable DC Power Supplies
  • 3 independent, isolated 600W channels
  • Total power density up to 1800W in a 1U chassis
  • 4 autoranging output channel options
  • Intuitive color touch panel control
  • Multi-language display for global operation
  • Multi-channel programmable sequencing, ramps and delays
  • Active power factor correction (PFC)
  • Standard LXI LAN, USB, and RS232 interfaces
  • Optional GPIB interface
  • Full remote control via Virtual Panels™

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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AC Programmable Power Sources

Elgar and California Instruments AC Power Sources, Modular systems and Compliance Test systems.

Model

Voltage Current Power Overview
Asterion AC 1U 200V - 400V 1A - 15A 500VA - 18000VA High Performance AC power sources
RP Series 150V - 300V 14A - 28A 800VA - 2000VA General purpose AC power sources
Compact iX Series 150V - 300V 10A - 40A 750VA - 2250VA AC/DC power source with a high performance 
power analyzer
Continuous Wave (CW) 135V - 270V 3A - 19A 800VA - 2500VA Cost-effective Low Profile AC Source
iX and i Series II 150V - 300V 0A - 120A 3000VA - 15000VA AC/DC power source with a high performance 
power analyzer
Ls/Lx Series 152V - 312V 0A - 50A 3kVA - 18kVA Three phase and Single phase AC power source
CSW Series 156V - 312V 8A - 288A 5.5 kVA - 33.3 kVA High Performance Programmable AC and 
DC Power Source
MX Series 150V - 600V 0A - 160A 15kVA - 135kVA high levels of AC/DC power in a compact floor 
standing cabinet
RS Series 150V - 400V 0A - 1500A 90kVA - 1MVA High power AC and DC Power Source
BPS Series 150V - 400V 0A - 400A 30kVA - 180kVA High Power Programmable AC Source for frequency conversion and product test.
Current Sources
FX Series 0 - 270V 20.1 - 200A, 2.01 - 20A, 0.02 - 2A 4.5kVA - 13.5kVA Programmable High current AC Current and 
Voltage Source
CS Series 0-270V 44.44A - 177.77A 3kVA - 18kVA Programmable high power AC current source
Compliance Test System
CTS Series 3.2 150 - 300 V 0 - 37 A 1250 - 15000VA IEC Compliance Test Systems: 1250-15000VA Programmable AC & DC Immunity Compliance Testing
MX CTS 150 – 300 V 0 – 62.5 A / Phase 30 – 90kVA Harmonics and Flicker testing of high power AC products
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Global UPS (GUPS) 115 / 230 VAC 21ARMS 1920W Ruggedized Uninterruptible Power Supply

DC Programmable Power Supplies

Sorensen DC Rack-Mounted, Bench-Top and Modular programmable power supplies

Model Voltage Current Power Overview
DLM 600 5V - 300V 2A - 75A 375W - 600W 1/2 Rack Programmable DC Power Supplies
XG 850 6V - 600V 1A - 110A 670W - 850W 1/2 Rack Programmable DC Power Supplies
XG 1500 6V - 600V 2A - 187A 1500W - 1560W 1500 Watt, 1U Programmable DC Power Supplies
XG 1700 6V - 600V 2A - 220A 1330W - 1710W 1700 Watt, 1U Programmable DC Power Supplies
XFR Series 6V - 600V 2A - 300A 1.2kW - 2.8kW Programmable Analog DC Power Supplies
DCS Series 8V - 600V 1A - 350A 1kW - 3kW DC Programmable Switching Supplies
DLM Series 5V - 600V 5A - 450A 3kW - 4kW Programmable DC Power Supplies
SG Series 10V - 800V 6A - 6000A 4kW - 150kW High Power Modular DC Power Supplies
SFA Series 60V - 160V 31A - 500A 5kW - 30kW High Slew Rate Current Source
ASD Series 40V–60V 167A–8000A 10kW–320kW Programmable Precision High Power DC Power Supply