MX Series

Model: MX Series
Voltage: 150V - 400V
Current: 0A - 375A / phase
Power: 15kVA - 135kVA
Overviewhigh levels of AC/DC power in a compact floor standing cabinet


 
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The California Instruments MX Series consists of multiple high power AC and DC power systems that provide controlled AC and DC output for ATE and product test applications.


This high power AC and DC test system covers a wide spectrum of AC and DC power applications at an affordable cost. Using state-of-the-art PWM switching techniques, the California Instruments MX series combines compactness, robustness and functionality in a compact floor-standing chassis, no larger than a typical office copying machine. This higher power density has been accomplished without the need to resort to elaborate cooling schemes or additional installation wiring. Simply roll the MX15, MX22.5, MX30, or MX45 unit to its designated location (using included casters), plug it in, and the MX series is ready to work for you.

Simple Operation
The MX Series can be operated completely from its menu driven front panel controller. A backlit LCD display shows menus, setup data, and read-back measurements. IEEE-488, RS232C, USB and LAN remote control interfaces and instrument drivers for popular ATE programming environments are available. This allows the MX Series to be easily integrated into an automated test system.

For advanced test applications, the programmable controller version offers full arbitrary waveform generation, time and frequency domain measurements, and voltage and current waveform capture.

Configurations
The MX15 delivers up to 15 kVA of single phase output. The MX22.5, MX30 and MX45 deliver up to 22.5 kVA, 30 kVA and 45 kVA, respectively. These operate using single or three phase output in AC or AC+DC mode. In DC mode, 50% of the AC power level is available.. On MX-P models, AC+DC mode is also supported.

For higher power requirements, the MX90 and MX135 models are available. Multi cabinet MX45 systems always operate in three phase output mode. Available reconfigurable MX90 and MX135 models (-MB designation) provide
multiple controllers which allow separation of the high power system into two or three individual MX45 units for use in separate applications. This ability to reconfigure the system provides an even greater level of flexibility not commonly found in power systems.

Product Evaluation and Test

Increasingly, manufacturers of high power 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 read-back measurement capability of the MX Series offers the convenience of a powerful, and easy to use, integrated test
system.

Features And Benefits

Key Features

  • 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
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Avionics Software Manual, 4994-971 Rev L
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MX Series AC and DC Power Source, Installation Manual Rev: D
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MX Series AC and DC Power Source, SCPI Programming Manual Series I / Series II Rev: AB
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MX Series AC and DC Power Source, User Manual Series I / Series II Rev: BD
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MX15 Series AC and DC Power Source, User Manual Rev: M
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CI Virtual Panels Avionics Software Manual, 4994-972 Rev A
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MX Series AC and DC Power Source, Installation Manual Rev: D
DocumentMX Series AC and DC Power Source, Installation Manual Rev: D
MX Series AC and DC Power Source, SCPI Programming Manual Series I / Series II Rev: AB
DocumentMX Series AC and DC Power Source, SCPI Programming Manual Series I / Series II Rev: AB
MX Series AC and DC Power Source, User Manual Series I / Series II Rev: BD
DocumentMX Series AC and DC Power Source, User Manual Series I / Series II Rev: BD
MX15 Series AC and DC Power Source, User Manual Rev: M
DocumentMX15 Series AC and DC Power Source, User Manual Rev: M
CI Virtual Panels Avionics Software Manual, 4994-972 Rev A
DocumentCI Virtual Panels Avionics Software Manual, 4994-972 Rev A
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MX Series Data Sheet
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MX Series Data Sheet
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Flash Loader V1.6.0 Windows 32-bit
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Flash Loader V1.6.0 Windows 64-bit
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MX 15 Series Firmware Version 0.58
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MX Series II Firmware Update Version: 5.54, For models with FW 4.0 or higher.
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MX Series II GUI V4.4 All MX models with firmware 4.0 or higher (Series II) Microsoft Windows XP/7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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X Series I GUI V1.27.0.13 MX-ICS For 32 bit operating systems. (Series I)
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XPort 05 Firmware V1.8 - CIC949-2V1.8
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XPort 03/04 Firmware V1.1 - CIC949-1V1.1
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Flash Loader V1.6.0 Windows 32-bit
DocumentFlash Loader V1.6.0 Windows 32-bit
Flash Loader V1.6.0 Windows 64-bit
DocumentFlash Loader V1.6.0 Windows 64-bit
MX 15 Series Firmware Version 0.58
DocumentMX 15 Series Firmware Version 0.58
MX Series II Firmware Update Version: 5.54, For models with FW 4.0 or higher.
DocumentMX Series II Firmware Update Version: 5.54, For models with FW 4.0 or higher.
MX Series II GUI V4.4 All MX models with firmware 4.0 or higher (Series II) Microsoft Windows XP/7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentMX Series II GUI V4.4 All MX models with firmware 4.0 or higher (Series II) Microsoft Windows XP/7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
X Series I GUI V1.27.0.13 MX-ICS For 32 bit operating systems. (Series I)
DocumentX Series I GUI V1.27.0.13 MX-ICS For 32 bit operating systems. (Series I)
XPort 05 Firmware V1.8 - CIC949-2V1.8
DocumentXPort 05 Firmware V1.8 - CIC949-2V1.8
XPort 03/04 Firmware V1.1 - CIC949-1V1.1
DocumentXPort 03/04 Firmware V1.1 - CIC949-1V1.1
CI Virtual Panels GUI V1.2.9 for Microsoft Windows® 7/8/8.1/10 MD5
DocumentCI Virtual Panels GUI V1.2.9 for Microsoft Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
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iX/Mx Series II (LV7.1) V 1.0.0.0
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Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 bit, 64 bit) : USB VCP Driver
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AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2012 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2013 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2014 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2015 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2016 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2018 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
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iX/Mx Series II (LV7.1) V 1.0.0.0
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Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 bit, 64 bit) : USB VCP Driver
DocumentWindows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 bit, 64 bit) : USB VCP Driver
AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2012 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentAC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2012 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2013 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentAC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2013 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2014 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentAC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2014 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2015 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentAC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2015 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2016 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentAC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2016 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
AC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2018 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
DocumentAC Labview Driver V1.1 - Labview 2018 for Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
IVI-C and IVI-COM AC Drivers V1.2.0 - 64 bit
DocumentIVI-C and IVI-COM AC Drivers V1.2.0 - 64 bit
IVI-C and IVI-COM Drivers V1.2.0 - 32 bit
DocumentIVI-C and IVI-COM Drivers V1.2.0 - 32 bit
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3rd party review by SANDIA National Laboratories, co-authored paper about TerraSAS
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Ametek_MX_SNK_App_Note_6-10-10.zip
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Electronic Products Magazine Article - Testing for Grid Tied Solar System Inverters
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External Drive: Simple, Direct Control of the Output
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RS - MX with SNK option white paper
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Solar Magazine Cover and Surround the Inverter Editorial
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Surround the Inverter white paper
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Tech Note: Mx Series With Optional EMI Filter
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3rd party review by SANDIA National Laboratories, co-authored paper about TerraSAS
Document3rd party review by SANDIA National Laboratories, co-authored paper about TerraSAS
Ametek_MX_SNK_App_Note_6-10-10.zip
DocumentAmetek_MX_SNK_App_Note_6-10-10.zip
Electronic Products Magazine Article - Testing for Grid Tied Solar System Inverters
DocumentElectronic Products Magazine Article - Testing for Grid Tied Solar System Inverters
External Drive: Simple, Direct Control of the Output
DocumentExternal Drive: Simple, Direct Control of the Output
RS - MX with SNK option white paper
DocumentRS - MX with SNK option white paper
Solar Magazine Cover and Surround the Inverter Editorial
DocumentSolar Magazine Cover and Surround the Inverter Editorial
Surround the Inverter white paper
DocumentSurround the Inverter white paper
Tech Note: Mx Series With Optional EMI Filter
DocumentTech Note: Mx Series With Optional EMI Filter
Standard controller versions with single voltage range
Model AC Output Power Phase Outputs AC/DC Voltage Range Controller
MX15-1 15kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
MX30-1 30 kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
MX30-3 30 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
MX45-1 45 kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
MX45-3 45 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
MX90-3 90 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
MX135-3 135 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
Programmable controller versions with dual voltage ranges
Model AC Output Power Phase Outputs AC/DC Voltage Range Controller
MX15-1Pi 15kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
MX30-3Pi 30 kVA 1 & 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
MX45-3Pi 45 kVA 1 & 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
MX90-3Pi 90 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
MX135-3Pi 135 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
Pi models include IEEE-488 and RS232C interfaces, Advanced measurements, arbitrary waveform generation. Phase mode switching
on MX-30/45-3Pi.
Reconfigurable Power Systems
Model AC Output Power Phase Outputs AC/DC Voltage Range Controller
MX90-3Pi-MB 90 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Dual MX45-3Pi
MX135-3Pi-MB 135 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Triple MX-45-3Pi
Reconfigurable systems can be separated into stand-alone MX45-3Pi models or combined for higher power levels.
Controller Options
Specify output range on standard models. All range values shown are Line to Neutral.
Option Code Description
-150 Configured for 150 V AC and 200 V DC output ranges.
-300 Configured for 300 V AC and 400 V DC output ranges.
-LF Limits maximum frequency to 500 Hz.
-FC Modifies output frequency control to ± 0.25%
-P IEEE-488 and RS232C Interface option. Adds programming, Windows software and RS232 Cable.
-HF Increases maximum frequency to 905 Hz.
-R Range change. Provides both 150/200 and 300/400 AC/DC output ranges (Std. on MX15).
Pi Model Options
Option Code Description
-411 *IEC 1000-4-11 test firmware.
-413 *IEC 1000-4-13 Harmonics & Interharmonics test firmware.
-HV Adds 400 V AC-only output range
-LF Limits max. frequency to 500 Hz
-HF Increases max. frequency to 1000 Hz
-XV Adds other AC-only output range. Consult factory
-LKM Clock/Lock Master
-LKS Clock/Lock Auxiliary
-WHM Watt-Hour Measurement option

Note: See Avionics brochure for details * Not applicable on MX15

Avionic Test Routine Options
-ABD ABD0100.1.8 Test Option.
-AMD Airbus AMD24 Test
-A350 Airbus Test Software
-B787 Boeing 787 Test Software
-160 RTCA/DO-160D, DO-160E, and EUROCAE test firmware.
-704 Mil Std 704 A - F test - firmware/ software.
* Note Reference the Avionics Test User Manual P/N 4994-971 for a complete listing of performance capabilities.
AC Mode Current
Models Std Pi
AC mode X X
DC mode X X
AC+DC mode - X
Dual V Range Option (Std / MX15) X
Transient programming X X
Arbitrary waveforms - X
Measurements X X
Harmonic measurements - X
Waveform acquisition - X
1 or 3 Phase mode - MX30/45-3Pi
IEEE / RS232 Option X
Options
Model Refer to table shown for model numbers and configurations
Supplied with
Standard User Manual on CD ROM.
Pi version User/Programming Manual and Software on CD ROM. RS232C serial cable.
Packaging and Shipment
All MX systems are packaged in re-usable protective wooden crates for shipment.

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