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SORENSEN XEL-P SERIES FROM AMETEK PROGRAMMABLE POWER
- Posted on 30/06/09 07:00AM
SAN DIEGO, CA, U.S.A.— New Sorensen XEL-P Series advanced linear regulated bench-top power supply from AMETEK Programmable Power offers all of the manual control features of the Sorensen XEL Series but adds comprehensive remote control programmability. With power up to 90 watts, the ultra-compact, 1/4-rack, 3U sized programmable power supply is ideal for rack mounted applications, while its user friendly manual controls are well suited for bench-top applications.

To support the needs of today’s engineers, the Sorensen XEL-P offers a comprehensive array of interfaces. RS-232, USB and LAN (Ethernet) certified to LXI Class C are provided as standard, with an additional GPIB interface available as an option. Each of these digital bus interfaces provides full control of voltage, current and output on/off plus read-back of voltage, current and status. The interfaces are at ground potential and are opto-isolated from the output terminals.

From the front, XEL-P models are identical to standard XEL models and retain all of their manual control features. However, power and sense terminals are duplicated on the rear panel of each unit for further flexibility and convenience in applications where rear connections are more appropriate, such as rack-mounting. Up to four single output units can be mounted side by side in a standard rack width. Additionally, any combination of single and dual units can be integrated with the optional rack-mount kit.

The Sorensen XEL Series family provides digital precision but retains true analog control for easy bench operation. All XEL supplies also come with the Output Enable feature that allows preview of the voltage and current settings before turning on the output. While a simple feature, it protects against device damage by allowing the user to verify the settings before applying them to the device being tested.

Along with Output Enable, the XEL Series comes with the V-Span function that increases resolution by allowing users to redefine voltage minimum and maximum limit values within a specific voltage range. Limits can be set at any level up to the rating of the power supply. The voltage span function can be turned on and off with the push of a button.

The ultra-compact design of the XEL Series further allows for higher power efficiency and near-silent cooling. Despite its small size and linear regulation, the XEL Series generates little heat through the use of an advanced phase controlled pre-regulator. This gives the XEL Series significantly higher energy efficiency than conventional linear regulated designs, particularly when supplying lower voltages. In addition, internal heat-sinks use low-noise fan assisted convection cooling to remove heat.

AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2008 sales of more than $2.5 billion.

For more information, contact
AMETEK Programmable Power,
9250 Brown Deer Road,
San Diego, CA 92121.


Web site: www.programmablepower.com
REFLEX POWERâ„¢ MODULAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM EXPANDS
- Posted on 31/03/09 07:00AM
SAN DIEGO, CA, U.S.A.— AMETEK Programmable Power, Inc (APP) has introduced three new, high-power DC modules for its ReFlex PowerTM (RFP) programmable, modular power system. In addition, a newly developed graphical user interface (GUI) simplifies operation and enhances monitoring of the RFP system.

“The ReFlex PowerTM (RFP) platform has gained widespread acceptance for integration in next-generation military and commercial ATE systems. The RFP platform has become the ‘Power of Choice’ wherever AC, DC and load assets are required and expanding test requirements demand reconfigurable flexibility,” notes Tim Croal, Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK Programmable Power.

“Three new DC power modules provide additional voltage and current ranges at 1kW and 1.25kW maximum power. With the addition of these assets, the ReFlex PowerTM system has greatly multiplied system voltage and current combinations via the unique RFP series and parallel configurability to better meet customer test requirements, now and in the future,” adds Mr. Croal.

A newly released user interface also provides enhanced control and ease of operation during development and debug of test procedures through its intuitive controls. It simplifies troubleshooting, allows for process monitoring and enables direct control for bench top applications.

  AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $2.5 billion.

For more information, contact
  AMETEK Programmable Power,
9250 Brown Deer Road,
San Diego, CA 92121.


Web site: www.programmablepower.com
ELGAR XWAVE AC POWER SOURCE / FREQUENCY CONVERTER
- Posted on 31/01/09 04:00PM
SAN DIEGO, CA, U.S.A. — AMETEK Programmable Power has established new performance and value standards for 30 KVA to 480KVA AC power systems with the introduction of the Elgar XWAVE high-power AC power source/frequency convertor. The XWAVE Series delivers affordable high-power density, efficiency and modular flexibility using advanced MOSFET-based, switch-mode power conversion technology for a wide range of common AC power source applications, including:

  • Product design and acceptance testing to world wide AC mains voltage and frequency standards
  • Simulation of high-frequency AC bus parameters for aircraft and marine equipment
  • High-power AC mains power conditioning for sensitive equipment and
  • Replacement of noisy and inefficient motor-generator sets.

The flexible design of the XWAVE Series utilizes 10KW power modules to provide incremental output levels from 30KVA to 480KVA. A single cabinet can provide 120KVA with multiple cabinets configured for outputs from 120KVA to 480KVA. Its interchangeable components facilitate easy low-cost, on-site repairs and, should future requirements change, permit field upgrades and improvements.

The XWAVE series features outstanding THD performance, while providing the power density and efficiency benefits of advanced switch-mode power conversion technology. The result is more power with lower noise in less space. The XWAVE provides up to 150% of rated output current for up to 7 seconds to handle loads with heavy in-rush currents, and it has a line drip compensation feature to overcome distribution losses.

Standard models are offered with single or three-phase outputs in a variety of single or dual output ranges. Custom voltage outputs are available. All models offer both automated and manual control of voltage and frequency either through the front panel or analog control.

The XWAVE has a standard frequency operating range of 45 to 1000 Hz. This permits simulation of existing and emerging power bus standards for aircraft and marine applications. A no-cost option also is available that limits the top frequency to 500 Hz. A soft start feature protects input service from disturbances while enhancing reliability. Zig-zag multi-phase input rectification minimizes input line disturbances and provides a typical power factor of 0.8.

AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $2.5 billion.

For more information, contact
AMETEK Programmable Power,
9250 Brown Deer Road,
San Diego, CA 92121. 


Web site: www.programmablepower.com
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