AC Test Power
The ACX Series Power Source uses the same advanced fully programmable controller as higher power and larger AC power sources available from Pacific Power Source. It constitutes a fully integrated AC power generation and measurement analysis test system that can eliminate the need for additional measurement equipment such as DMM’s or power analyzers, saving both cost, rack space and integration time.
With its wide 15Hz to 1200Hz output frequency range and dual voltage range to 300VAC rms, it can generate a wide range of simple to complex AC output sequences to a unit under test.
Frequency/Voltage Conversion for Lab Use
Due to its compact size and higher current output capability, the 118ACX is an excellent source of stable AC voltage over the frequency range of 15 to 1,200 Hz. The output frequency is quartz-crystal stabilized. Output voltages up to 300 VAC are provided.
Bench use as an easy to use frequency converter in a lab environment is facilitated by its front panel universal output socket and simple to operate front panel with 4 line backlit LCD display.
With its compact form factor requiring only 2U (3.5”) rack space and its high power density, the ACX is ideally suited for a wide range of automated test systems that require precision AC power output to the unit under test.
Using the same bus command syntax and instrument drivers as the widely used ASX and AMX Series power source, the ACX uses the same instrument drivers and can be integrated quickly. The universal AC input allows test stations equipped with ACX units to be deployed anywhere in the world.
ACX Controller Applications
The ACX-Series uses the same UPC-1 single phase controller as used on the broad range of ASX Series models and as such is fully software compatible with entire line of Pacific Power Source products. The same unit can be used in manual control mode from the front panel or remotely using standard RS232 interface or optional GPIB.
Power Source Specifications
15 to 1,200Hz Full Power
0.1% Max ± 10% line change
0.25% 15 to 400Hz - 0.50% 400 to 1,200 Hz. Improves to less than 0.1% with external sense and CSC enabled
0.25% THDAVG 15 to 200Hz
0.50% THDAVG 200 to 1,200Hz
Ripple and Noise:
60 microseconds typical, 10-90% load step
3.5"/88mm x 16.75"/426mm x 23.62"/600mm (excluding rack kit and TB cover)
Side intake with rear exhaust
Compression terminals with strain relief. Optional power cables available.
UPC Series Controller Specifications
Range: 15 to 1200 Hz
Resolution: 4 significant digits, e.g. 50.00, 400.0
Accuracy: ± 0.01%, 15 to 1200 Hz
Range:0 to Vmax
Resolution: 0.1 Vac steps
Accuracy:± 0.2% of range + Cal. ref.
Range: 0 to 50Apeak Max
The UPC programmable controller contains waveform libraries which store 22 executable waveforms in Non-Volatile RAM. Waveforms are editable via the front panel, bus command or using the software UPC Studio.
Measures True Power (kW), Apparent Power (kVA) and power factor. Range: Based on ammeter. Resolution: 1.0 watts or VA to front panel, 1.0 watts or VA to remote interface.
Calculated and displayed to three significant digits.
Expanding the AC Power Source into an Automated Test Sytem
Pacific’s line of Smartsource® AC Power Sources enable the engineer to easily automate his testing by using UPC Interactive LabVIEW. An extensive list of Virtual Instruments (VIs) are offered for Pacific’s ACX Series Power Sources.