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ADX Series – AC Power Frequency Converter

NOTICE: ADX Series models will be discontinued in 2018. Orders for ADX will be accepted only while supplies last. For new applications, consider the following alternative solutions:

115ASX – 1500VA, Single Phase AC Source

CFS100 Series – 800VA and 1600VA Single Phase AC and DC Sources

The ADX Series consists of two models, 110ADX and 115ADX. All models share common features and capabilities but at different power levels of 1000VA and 1500VA respectively.

For questions regarding the ADX Series and or custom solutions, please contact us directly or try our live chat.


Power conversion is achieved by high frequency pulse width modulation, resulting in cool, quiet and efficient operation. The ADX Series is ideal for AC test, frequency conversion, laboratory and bench-power applications. Equipped with the UPC-1 programmable controller, the ACX becomes a versatile AC Power Source for many of today’s testing needs.

Models Table

Model Rated Power (VA) Output Form Output Volts-Max (VRMS) Output Amps (Arms) Input Power Form Panel Height(U) Weight (Lbs./KG)
1 Phase Model
110ADX 1000 150/300 11/5.5 2 40/18.2
115ADX 1500 150/300 16/8 2 40/18.2

Key Features

Key Features Provide Application Versatility

  • Universal (115-240V, 1Ø, 50/60Hz.)
  • PFC input with inrush current limiting.
  • Single Phase, Dual range; 0-150V/0-300V output
  • 15 to 600Hz. full power operation
  • 5,000 Hz small signal bandwidth
  • 10A universal output receptacle
  • Adjustable Current Limit
  • Adjustable Current Protect
  • Keyboard Lockout
  • Remote output relay interlock
  • 99 steady-state programs
  • True-RMS metering of volts, amps, and power
  • Complies with:
    • CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1
    • UL 61010-1
    • EN 61010-1
    • EN 61326-1
    • UPC Manager Software Suite
  • Regulatory Markings: NEMKO, CE, NTRL-CCL


AC Test Power

The ADX Series Power Source uses a reduced function set controller compared to the controllers used in other AC power sources available from Pacific Power Source. It provides the most commonly set of features used for ATE AC power testing of EUT’s that require, precise, regulated AC power input at various voltage and frequency combination. Additional measurement equipment such as DMM’s can often be eliminated, saving both cost, rack space and integration time. With its wide 15Hz to 600Hz output frequency range and dual voltage range to 300VAC rms, it supports railway, commercial and single phase 400Hz avionics applications.

Frequency/Voltage Conversion for Lab Use

Due to its compact size and higher current output capability, the ADX’s are excellent sources of stable AC voltage over the frequency range of 15 to 600 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.

ATE Applications

With its compact form factor requiring only 2U (3.5”) rack space and its high power density, the ADX is ideally suited for a wide range of automated test systems that require precision AC power output to the unit under test without additional features that would go unused. Using the same bus command syntax and instrument drivers as the widely used ACX, ASX and AMX Series power source, the ADX Series uses the same instrument drivers and can be integrated quickly. The universal AC input allows test stations equipped with ADX units to be deployed anywhere in the world.

ADX Controller Applications

The ACX-Series uses a simplified UPC-1 single phase controller compared to Pacific Power Models with the full features UPC-1 controller but 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

Output Power:
110ADX-UPC1: 1000 VA
115ADX-UPC1: 1500 VA

Output Frequency:
15 to 600Hz Full Power

Line Regulation:
0.1% Max ± 10% line change

Load Regulation:
1.5% 15 to 200Hz – 2.0% 200 to 600Hz – 3.5%. Improves to less than 0.1% with external sense and CSC enabled

Output Distortion:
0.25% THDAVG 15 to 200Hz
0.50% THDAVG 200 to 600Hz
(Under full resistive load)

Ripple and Noise:

Response Time:
80 microseconds typical, 10-90% load step

Mechanical Specifications

3.5″/88mm x 16.75″/426mm x 23.62″/600mm (excluding rack kit and TB cover)


Side intake with rear exhaust

Input Connection:
Compression terminals with strain relief. Optional power cables available.

UPC Series Controller Specifications

Range: 15 to 600 Hz
Resolution: 4 significant digits, e.g. 50.00, 400.0
Accuracy: ± 0.01%, 15 to 600 Hz

Range:0 to Vmax
Resolution: 0.1 Vac steps
Accuracy:± 0.2% of range + Cal. ref.

Current Limit:
Range: 0 to 50Apeak Max
Resolution:± 0.05%
Accuracy:±3%, FS


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.

Power Factor:
Calculated and displayed to three significant digits.

Expanding the AC Power Source into an Automated Test System

Pacific’s line of Smartsource® AC Power Sources enable engineers to easily automate their testing by using UPC Interactive LabVIEW. An extensive list of Virtual Instruments (VIs) are offered for Pacific’s ADX Series Power Sources.


Brochures & Manuals

Product Brochure and Application Notes

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Technical and Application Assistance

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