New model expands user choice of available power output.


Irvine, California, August 18th, 2016 — Pacific Power Source announces the release its latest addition to the growing family of AFX Series based power sources with the release of the 18kVA 3180AFX model. Capable of providing programmable AC, DC & AC+DC Power to either single, split or three phase loads, the 3180AFX uses the same a proprietary, all-digital, power conversion technology as other AFX models.

The new 3180AFX features active power corrected AC input with a wide input voltage range that allows it to be deployed anywhere in the world. Voltage, waveform, current, power, phase and frequency are all programmable and with 99 non-volatile setups that can be stored for quick recall as part of a test protocol, reducing remote control overhead.

Other features and capabilities include a 15Hz to 1200Hz frequency range, single 300VRMS constant power mode voltage range, programmable RMS or DC and peak current limit functions, and compatibility with Pacific Power’s UPC Studio Windows control software. All this capability is easily controlled by the user through an intuitive front panel with a large full-color LCD display. For ATE applications, the AFX offers a LAN interface with LXI compliance and IVI instrument drivers.

The 3180AFX is packaged in a small 19” cabinet with caster for easy mobility. Also available in kit form, it can be installed in only 8U of rack space when integrated into an ATE system.

Pacific Power’s National Sales Manager, Eric Lord, was quoted as saying: “With the release of another model, our AFX Series catalog is rapidly expanding to cover an ever growing segment of the programmable power market.” He continuous: “The compact and cost-effective 3180AFX power source provides an economical solution for our customers seeking to upgrade their power test capabilities without compromising on performance or quality.”

The 3180AFX models are available for ordering now. For more information on the new AFX Series, visit Pacific Power Source’s web site at To discuss your AC power needs with one of our application specialists, please call us at (949) 251-1800, or email

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