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NEW LSX Series of Programmable AC Power Sources Launches

Irvine, California, May 10, 2022 — Pacific Power Source has introduced a new range of precision programmable AC power sources for a wide range of AC power test applications.  This new LSX Series consists of eight different models ranging in power from 1500 VA to 6000 VA.  The LSX Series use PWM switch mode power conversion technology to offer excellent performance with respect to output noise, voltage distortion, output impedance and peak current capability. The LSX Series also offer a 15 Hz to 1200 Hz output frequency range which covers most commercial, industrial, defense and avionics AC power frequencies found around the world.

Housed in a 19” rack mount chassis, the LSX Series can be used on an engineering bench as well as easily integrated in an automated test station.  LAN with LXI compliance, USB, GPIB and RS232 Remote control interfaces are all standard and with the available PPSC Manager Windows  software, compliance testing to a wide range of avionics and commercial power standards is available without the need to write custom software.  This includes DO160, Mil-Std 704, Mil-Std 1399-300, Airbus ABD0100.1.8, ABD0100.1.8.1, AMD24D,  and Boeing B787, as well as IEC 61000-4 Grid Immunity standards.

Remote control of LSX power sources is available from any web browser on PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone thanks to the embedded web server feature available on most Pacific Power Source products.

All LSX models share the same advanced voltage and frequency transient and arbitrary waveform programming capabilities as Pacific Power’s AFX, AZX and LMX Series power source models.

About Pacific Power Source:

Founded in 1973, Pacific Power Source, Inc., is a world leader in high-performance AC power sources and power conversion equipment. The company designs and manufactures its products at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif., with sales and service centers in the U.S., China, the United Kingdom and Germany. Pacific Power Source also has a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. The company serves the commercial/industrial and military markets worldwide, for applications ranging from research and development to manufacturing and facility power in aerospace, appliances (“white ware”), communications, computers, government laboratories, lighting, and test and measurement instrumentation, among others. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.com, call 949-251-1800 or email sales@pacificpower.com.

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New MIL-STD-1399-300 Part 1 Shipboard AC Power Test Option

Irvine, California, February 2022 — Pacific Power Source is pleased to announce the release of its latest suite of test routines specifically designed to test AC products for compliance with Department of Defense Interface Standard Mil-Std-1399-300, “Aircraft Electric Power Characteristics”. This new software option expands Pacific Power Source Inc.’s growing portfolio of Defense related Power Compliance Test options.

The Mil-Std 1399-300 test standard is published by the Department of Defense and applies to all shipboard AC power systems. First published in 1978, it has undergone several revision changes culminating in its current Part 1 revision.

Available as an integrated option package running within the Pacific Power Source UPC Studio Windows control program, the Pacific Power Source Inc. MIL-STD-1399-300-1 option includes the latest Part 1 test sequences for all AC power groups.  Power groups include single and three phase, fixed 400Hz frequency as well as single and three phase 60Hz power group test sequences.

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 PPSC Test Manager software, the MIL-STD-1399-300-1 test option is available for both the Linear LMX Series AC Power Sources – which offers superior performance – as well as the AFX and AZX Series AC Power Sources.  For high power testing requirements, the AFX or AZX Series AC Power source provides the required high current capability.

“We are pleased to offer this test capability to both new and existing customers of Pacific Power Source products.  This new addition to our defense related power compliance test offerings allows our customers to get additional 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 Eric Lord, Director of Sales for Pacific Power Source.

Target customers for this new MIL-STD-1399-300-1 test option are EMC Test Labs involved with military product certification and testing.  Also, manufacturers of AC powered shipboard equipment that need to certify their products to this MIL standard can use this option to check for compliance during early stages of product development.

Mil-Std 1399-300 Part 1 AC Power Test Sequences

About Pacific Power Source:

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.

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.

For more information on this product, please visit https://www.pacificpower.com or call us at (949) 251-1800, or email sales@pacificpower.com.

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New EMC Test Systems for Power Line Emissions and Immunity Compliance Testing

Irvine, California, July 6, 2020 — Pacific Power Source has introduced a new range of power line harmonics and flicker emissions and immunity test systems that are needed to test AC powered products for compliance with the EU Low Voltage Directive.  These test systems consists of a programmable AC power source, a harmonics and flicker measurement module and one or more lumped flicker impedances.  All components of the test system are installed in 19” instrument racks with all necessary wiring and interconnects between system components made internally.  Both single phase and three phase system configurations are available at power levels from 500VA to 90kVA. Harmonics, Flicker and Immunity test software for Windows 10 is included to perform all required tests and generate compliance test reports for each EUT tested.

 

These turn-key EMC test systems are fully compliant with the relevant IEC 61000-3 Emissions and IEC 61000-4 Immunity test standards for power grid connected equipment. A full list of test standards supported is shown in Table 1.

IEC Standard Category Description
IEC 61000-3-2 Emissions Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)
IEC 61000-3-3 Emissions Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker ≤ 16 A per phase
IEC 61000-3-11 Emissions Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker ≤ 75 A and subject to conditional connection
IEC 61000-3-12 Emissions Limits for harmonic currents produced by equipment connected to public low-voltage systems >16 A and ≤ 75 A per phase
IEC 61000-4-7 Reference Testing and measurement techniques – General guide on harmonics and inter harmonics measurements and instrumentation
IEC 61000-4-15 Reference Testing and measurement techniques – Flicker meter – Functional and design specifications
IEC 61000-4-11 Immunity Testing and measurement techniques – Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests
IEC 61000-4-13 Immunity Harmonics and inter harmonics including mains signaling at a.c. power port, low frequency immunity tests
IEC 61000-4-14 Immunity Voltage fluctuation immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase
IEC 61000-4-17 Immunity Ripple on DC input power port immunity test
IEC 61000-4-27 Immunity Unbalance, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase
IEC 61000-4-28 Immunity Variation of power frequency, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase
IEC 61000-4-29 Immunity Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on d.c. input power port immunity tests
IEC 61000-4-34 Immunity Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with mains current more than 16 A per phase

Table 1: Supported IEC Test Standards

The included PPSC Manager Windows 10® software also supports compliance testing to a wide range of avionics power test standards available as options such as DO160, Mil-Std 704, Airbus ABD0100.1.8, ABD0100.1.8.1, AMD24D and Boeing B787.

EMC Test systems are used by EMC and Safety Test Labs to test customer products for compliance required for CE Marking.  They are also used by companies with in-house captive IEC labs or those that want to testing and troubleshooting new products in house before engaging an independent and accredited test lab for final compliance testing.

ECTS2 Systems are available now with 8 to 10 week lead time and can be supplied with an optional IEC 17025 calibration certificate as needed.

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New LMX Series Linear AC Power Sources

Irvine, California, March 16, 2020

Pacific Power Source has introduced a new range of precision programmable linear AC power sources for a wide range of AC power test applications.  This new LMX Series consists of over 20 different models ranging in power from 500VA to 30,000VA.  Compared to more commonplace PWM switching AC power sources, the LMX Series uses linear technology to offer superior performance with respect to output noise, voltage distortion, output impedance and peak current capability. The LMX Series also offer a 15Hz to 5,000Hz output frequency range which is higher than most switch mode AC power sources. This allows the LMX to support gyro and other navigational avionics equipment applications that require AC frequencies well above 1,000Hz.

Housed in a 19” rack mount chassis, the LMX Series can be used on an engineering bench as well as easily integrated in an automated test station.  LAN with LXI, USB, GPIB and RS232 Remote control interfaces are all standard and with the available PPSC Manager Windows 10® software, compliance testing to a wide range of avionics and commercial power standards is available without the need to write custom programs.  This includes DO160, Mil-Std 704, Airbus ABD0100.1.8, ABD0100.1.8.1, AMD24D and Boeing B787, as well as IEC 61000-4 Grid Immunity standards.

All LMX models share the same advanced transient and arbitrary waveform programming capabilities as Pacific Power’s AFX Series switch mode models.

LMX Series Linear AC Power Sources

About Pacific Power Source:

Founded in 1973, Pacific Power Source, Inc., is a world leader in high-performance AC power sources and power conversion equipment. The company designs and manufactures its products at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif., with sales and service centers in the U.S., China, the United Kingdom and Germany. Pacific Power Source also has a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. The company serves the commercial/industrial and military markets worldwide, for applications ranging from research and development to manufacturing and facility power in aerospace, appliances (“white ware”), communications, computers, government laboratories, lighting, and test and measurement instrumentation, among others. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.com, call 949-251-1800 or email sales@pacificpower.com.

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New ADF Series AC Power Sources Released

IRVINE, Calif. – April 2, 2019 – Pacific Power Source, a world leader in high-performance AC power sources and power conversion equipment, has released an new line of compact yet high power programmable AC sources. The new ADF Series of products offers cost-effective, stable and well-regulated AC power conversion from 45Hz to 500Hz with output voltages up to 300Vac on single-phase models and 300VLN and 520VLL on three-phase models. Higher frequency and voltage output options are available if needed. Output power starts at 15kVA per 4U rack high unit as models 1150ADF and 3150ADF for single or three phase requirements respectively.  Single-phase models are offered up to 45kVA and three-phase models up to 90kVA using a master/slave parallel scheme. These master/slave power source configurations can be ordered for self-installation into a customers’ 19” instrument rack or completed assembled in an off-the shelf 19” Cabinet from the factory.

The ADF series builds on the existing all digital power conversion technology developed for the widely successful AFX Series but encompasses only the most used features and functions for product test, ATE and burn-in applications for automated test applications.

All ADF power sources offer fully programmable voltage, frequency, current limit and power limit settings as well as programmable slew rates for voltage and frequency changes. They also feature a complete set of measurement functions for Voltage, Current, True Power, Apparent Power, VAR, Peak Current, Crest Factor and Power Factor. All functions and measurements are available through one of four standard remote control interfaces; LAN with LXI Compliance, GPIB, USB and RS232.  Analog and Digital I/O functions are standard on all ADF models as well.

ADF Series power sources feature active power corrected AC inputs with a wide input voltage range that can be deployed anywhere in the world. Additional features and capabilities include compatibility with the Pacific Power PPSC Manager Windows control software.

“The new ADF power source models are uniquely positioned to address increasing demands for production testing of leading product areas like EV Chargers, Server Power Supplies & Data Center Applications and Solar Inverters where power test level requirements are increasing all the time. The available power levels from 15kW to 90kW of the ADF Series are a perfect fit to many of these applications,” said Eric Lord, Sales Manager for Pacific PPST Solutions. “The compact and cost-effective 3150ADF platform will meet both current and future power needs for our customers. And with standard support for LAN, SCPI command syntax, IVI instrument drivers, LXI compliance and extensive analog and digital I/O, it allows easy integration into both new and existing test platforms.”

adf-series

For complete information, call (888) 239-1619 or email info@pacificpower.com.

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New Enhanced A version AFX Series

Pacific Power 360AFX Power SourceIRVINE, Calif. – May. 1, 2018 – Pacific Power Source, a world leader in high-performance AC power sources and power conversion equipment, has released an enhanced version of its widely successful AFX Series programmable AC, DC and AC+DC power source family. The new “A” version expands on its predecessor by expanding voltage and frequency output ranges significantly and, at the same time, adding a large number of new, programmable features and functions. Among those are both analog and digital I/O functions that raise the level of ATE and test integration applications capabilities of the AFX Series.

The new A version extends the output voltage range to 333Vac line-to-neutral or 576Vac line-to-line in three phase output mode.  This allows high-line testing for 480V 3-phase product up to 120% of nominal grid voltage. If even higher output voltages are needed, the newly added Transformer output option raises the output voltage to 400Vac line-to-neutral or 692Vac line-to-line with higher output ranges available to 1000Vac line-to-line.  Other enhancements include an extended programmable frequency range from as low as one Hertz and as high as 3,000 Hertz. This opens up a new range of unique applications that can now be supported by the AFX Series.

Also new on the A version units are measurement functions like time-domain waveform capture of voltage and or current, harmonics analysis and distortion measurement of same. A programmable output impedance function has been added as well.

The AFX Series is available in power output ratings from 6kVA up to 150kVA. Models up to 15kVA require only 4U or seven inches of rack space, making the AFX Series the highest power density programmable AC and DC source on the market today. All models are based on a proprietary, all-digital, power conversion technology platform that supports a set of formerly unavailable features and capabilities used in programmable power sources. These include a direct-coupled output that allows for AC output, DC output or AC+DC combined output modes.

All AFX Series power sources feature active power corrected AC inputs with a wide input voltage range that can be deployed anywhere in the world. Voltage, waveform, current, power, phase and frequency are all programmable with 100 non-volatile setups and 200 arbitrary waveforms as needed that can be stored for quick recall as part of a test protocol to reduce remote control overhead.

Features and capabilities that carry over from the original AFX Series include compatibility with the Pacific Power PPSC Manager Windows control software and support for the extensive available library of IEC, Avionics and Military avionics compliance test standards. Also expanded is the embedded LXI compliant web server, which supports all new A-Version features through a web browser interface.

Existing AFX Series customers can gain access to most of these new features and functions that are available on the A-version by updating the firmware on their existing power sources. This is accomplished remotely via the internet at no cost to the customer.  This further reflects Pacific Power Source’s commitment to add value to its products over time for both new and existing customers.

“The new enhanced A version AFX power source models are uniquely positioned to address increasing demands for product development and test of leading product areas like EV Chargers, Server Power Supplies & Data Center Applications and Solar Inverters where power test level requirements are increasing all the time. The available power levels from 6kW to 150kW of the AFX Series and its rich feature set are a perfect fit to many of these applications,” said Eric Lord, Sales Manager for Pacific Power Source. “The compact and cost-effective 3150AFX technology platform will meet both current and future power needs for our customers. And with standard support for LAN, SCPI command syntax, IVI instrument drivers, LXI compliance and extensive analog and digital I/O, it allows easy integration into both new and existing test platforms.”

For complete information on Pacific Power Source products, including the new PPSC Manager software, visit www.pacificpower.com, call 949-251-1800 or email sales@pacificpower.com.

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Pacific Power Source premiers all new AFX Series of AC & DC Power Sources at the Automotive Test Expo

Pacific Power Source returned to the Automotive Test Expo this year to showcase, for the very first time, its powerful new AC and DC power source. This year’s show opened to an even bigger crowd of automotive test engineers and exhibitors than the year before, illustrating the growing importance of testing and validation of increasingly complex electronic and power systems on board vehicles. With the recent slew of quality recalls experienced by several leading car makers, the importance of quality through design verification and testing cannot be overstated. That was clearly the message at this year’s expo as well.

Attendees of the Automotive Test Expo watch a demonstration of the new AFX Series AC & DC Power Source from Pacific Power.

To help test engineers accomplish this, Pacific Power introduced its all new AFX Series power source, capable of providing programmable AC, DC & AC+DC Power for design and test applications. Models range for 9kW to 60kW in power output. Special available test software supports compliance testing conform OEM DC and AC power test protocols that can easily be programmed on the AFX. 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 new products attracted a lot of interest from expo attendees who are facing higher output power sources due to the ever increasing electrification of vehicles.

For more information on this product, please call us at (949) 251-1800, or email sales@pacificpower.com.

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UPC Studio Version 1.5.2 Now Available

Irvine CA, Feb 19, 2014: Pacific Power Source releases new version of its popular Windows Graphical User Interface Software.

A new version of the UPC Studio Windows software is now available for immediate download by registered users. This new version provides full support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 while retaining compatibility with Windows XP and Windows 7-32/64. Several minor improvements and have been implemented in this new version as well.

To download version 1.5.2, proceed to the Technical Resources page