Irvine, California, May 2013 — Pacific Power Source is pleased to announce the release of its latest suite of test routines specifically designed to test AC Power Quality as it applies to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Based on Boeing document 787B3-0147 “ 787 Electrical Power Quality and Design Requirements” this latest software option further expands Pacific Power Source Inc.’s comprehensive portfolio of Avionics Compliance Test options.
The Boeing test standard is issued by The Boeing Company to ensure compatibility of all electrical subsystems aboard the 787 Dreamliner airplane. The current test standard revision was published in 2006 after undergoing several revision changes since its inception. Unlike traditional 400Hz fixed frequency aircraft power, the 787 uses a variable frequency power system that allows the frequency to vary between 360Hz and 800Hz. This imposes significant new requirements on the Programmable AC power source used to test for compliance.
Available as an integrated option package running inside the Pacific Power Source UPC Studio control program, the Pacific Power Source Inc. 787B3-0147 option includes the latest revision C test sequences for all AC power groups. Power groups include single and three phase, variable frequency power groups for both 115Vac and 235Vac voltage levels as well as Ground Handling Equipment tests.
Detailed test reports in Rich Text Format are generated automatically at the end of each test run. Included test report templates can be customized with the End-users Logo’s and company name as needed.
As an integral part of the UPC Studio software, the 787B3-0147 test option is available for both the Linear AMX Series AC Power Sources – which offers superior AC performance – as well as the Switching ASX Series AC Power Sources – which offers compact size. For very high power avionics testing requirements, the 3060-MS Series AC Power source provides the required high current capability.
“We are pleased to once again offer a new test option to our customers. This new addition to our growing Avionics Test portfolio allows our customers to get increased use and value from their AC Power Source investment and saves them a considerable amount of setup and programming time when performing these compliance tests.” according to Herman van Eijkelenburg, Director of Marketing for Pacific Power Source.
Target customers for this new 787B3-0147 test option are EMC Test Labs involved with commercial aviation product certification and testing. Also, manufacturers of AC powered avionics equipment that need to certify their products to this standard can use this option to check for compliance during early stages of product development.
Pacific Power Source, Inc., founded in 1973, is a world leader in high-performance AC Power Sources and Power Conversion Equipment. The company designs and manufactures its products at its headquarters and main facility in Irvine, Calif., and maintains sales and service centers in the US, China, the United Kingdom and Germany. In addition, Pacific Power Source has a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.
Pacific’s products range in power from 500 VA to greater than 625 kVA. Products are used in Power Line Conditioning, Frequency Conversion and Programmable AC Test Power applications. The company can also design and customize products to exacting customer specifications.
Major markets served by Pacific Power Source include Commercial/Industrial and Military, with applications ranging from Research and Development and Manufacturing to Facility Power. Key market segments include Aerospace, Appliances (“Whiteware”), Communications, Computers, Government Laboratories, Lighting, and Test and Measurement Instrumentation. The company’s customers include a broad array of domestic, military, and multinational firms with operations throughout the world.
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