Power

AC/DC power source delivers up to 22.5kVA

8th May 2017
Mick Elliott

A 22.5kVA unit has been added to its California Instruments MX Series II AC/DC Power Sources by AMETEK Programmable Power. The MX22.5 delivers up to 22.5kVA and can be configured to have single-phase or three-phase outputs in AC, DC or AC+DC mode. It is more economical than the California Instruments MX30, while at the same time offers more features and higher output power than the product family’s MX15 model.

The new MX Series II provides controlled AC and DC output for a wide variety of automated test equipment and product test applications at an affordable cost.

Using state-of-the-art PWM switching techniques, the MX series combines robustness and functionality in a compact floor-standing chassis, no larger than a typical office copying machine.

And, this higher power density does not need elaborate cooling schemes or additional installation wiring. Users place the unit in its designated location (using included casters), plug it in, and the MX Series is ready to operate.

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.

It has expandable power levels. Users can combine units to configure systems up to 135 kVA or more.

Using DSP technology, the MX Series programmable controller is capable of generating harmonic waveforms and arbitrary waveforms to test for susceptibility to harmonics and other power anomalies.

It also offers regenerative, bidirectional “green” power. Automatic crossover between source and sink power modes offers regenerative capabilities in AC or DC mode.

The power sources can regenerate up to 85% of the rated output power back to the utility grid during sink mode operation when equipped with the -SNK or -SNK-DC option.

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