Pacific Power Source, a developer of high-performance ac power sources and power conversion equipment, will debut the newest member of its growing AFX Series programmable ac, dc and ac+dc power source family at the Advanced Power Electronics Conference in Tampa, Fla., in March.
The new 360AFX model pushes available output power down to 6kVA/6kW in ac mode and 4.2 kW in dc mode. Higher power AFX Series models remain available, ranging from 9 to 60kVA. All models are based on a proprietary, all-digital, power conversion technology platform that supports a set of formerly unavailable features and capabilities used in programmable power sources. These include a direct-coupled output that allows for ac output, dc output or ac+dc combined output modes.
The 360AFX features active power corrected ac inputs with a wide input voltage range that can be deployed anywhere in the world. Voltage, waveform, current, power, phase and frequency are all programmable with 99 non-volatile setups that can be stored for quick recall as part of a test protocol to reduce remote control overhead.
Other features and capabilities include a 15 to 1,200 Hz frequency range, single 300 VRMS constant power mode voltage range, programmable RMS or dc and peak current limit functions, and compatibility with the Pacific Power PPSC Manager Windows control software. These capabilities are easily controlled by the user through an intuitive front panel with a large, full-color, LCD display or external touchscreen monitor.
The new all-digital design makes a small and light form factor possible, with 6 kVA occupying no more than 4U of rack space. The 360AFX is well suited for upgrading legacy power test cabinets where additional power is required without consuming the additional space demanded by conventional ac power sources.
“This new model, offering both ac and dc power modes, expands the AFX Series into applications with lower power requirements. In particular, three-phase avionics ATE test systems that require upgrading can benefit from the compact and cost-effective 360AFX,” said Eric Lord, National Sales Manager for Pacific Power Source. “Its compact 4U rack height will fit in existing spaces when upgrading older, lower power ac or dc sources. And with standard support for LAN, SCPI command syntax, IVI instrument drivers and LXI compliance, it allows easy integration into both new and existing ATE applications.”
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