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AZX Series – Regenerative AC and DC Power Source

Regenerative AC or DC Test Power

The AZX Series is a family of high power, single, split and three phase, AC, DC and AC+DC output capable Power Sources with full energy recovery to the AC mains when sinking power from the equipment under test. Available models range from 30 kVA to 200 kVA. Using a modern color touch screen based user interface for ease of use, the AZX Series is cost effective and fully programmable for both basic frequency conversion and advanced AC power line or DC power disturbance test applications requiring up to 1000 Hz fundamental frequency.

The energy recovery capability allows both sourcing and sinking of current and power up to 100% of rated power.

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

Overview

The AZX Series consists of a range of High Power Switching AC, DC and AC+DC capable Power Sources with regenerative capability to support both sourcing and sinking of current and power. Energy recovery to the grid enables testing of products using only a fraction of the required grid power when compared to using non-regenerative power sources, saving cost.  The AZX also supports testing of grid-teid products like wind and solar inverters, energy storage systems (ESS) and electric Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Vehicle to Home discharge systems.

Covering a power range from 30 kVA to 200 kVA and higher if needed. All AZX models offer single, split and three phase output configurations. The AZX is a state-of-the-art design using Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices for enhanced performance.

Great emphasis has been placed on energy efficiency, ease of installation, and maximum power. Control and operational features provide a high degree of application versatility and ease of use for the test engineer. Applications range from simple, manually controlled frequency conversion to IEC power line  emission and immunity testing and with sophisticated transient simulation.  For defense and aviation applications, the AZX supports a fundamental frequency range up to 1000 Hz and dual AC voltage ranges of 0~180Vac and 0~360Vac (L-N) respectively and to support most avionics compliance test standards. In DC mode, voltage ranges are 0~255Vdc and 0~510Vdc.

While analog inputs and outputs are standard on all AZX modes, for real-time Power Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Grid simulation applications, the AZX offers an optional high speed set of analog inputs and outputs with fast output response (Option -H).

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AZX Series
3300AZX Image
3300AZX
Rated Power (VA): 30000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 100
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 1140 / 517
3500AZX Image
3500AZX
Rated Power (VA): 50000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 130
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 1140 / 517
31000AZX Image
31000AZX
Rated Power (VA): 100, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 260
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 2280 / 1034
31500AZX Image
31500AZX
Rated Power (VA): 150, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 390
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 3420 / 1551
32000AZX Image
32000AZX
Rated Power (VA): 200, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 540
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 4560 / 2068
AZX Series
3300AZX
3300AZX Image
Rated Power (VA): 30000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 100
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 1140 / 517
3500AZX
3500AZX Image
Rated Power (VA): 50000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 130
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 1140 / 517
31000AZX
31000AZX Image
Rated Power (VA): 100, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 260
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 2280 / 1034
31500AZX
31500AZX Image
Rated Power (VA): 150, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 390
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 3420 / 1551
32000AZX
32000AZX Image
Rated Power (VA): 200, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 540
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 4560 / 2068
AZX Series
3300AZX Image
3300AZX
Rated Power (VA): 30000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 100
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 1140 / 517
3500AZX Image
3500AZX
Rated Power (VA): 50000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 130
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 1140 / 517
31000AZX Image
31000AZX
Rated Power (VA): 100, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 260
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 2280 / 1034
31500AZX Image
31500AZX
Rated Power (VA): 150, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 390
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 3420 / 1551
32000AZX Image
32000AZX
Rated Power (VA): 200, 000
Output Form: 1ø, 2ø, 3ø
Output Vac-Max: 360
Output AMPS (ARMS): 540
Input Power Form:
Panel Height (U): 34
Weight (lbs/kg): 4560 / 2068

Models Table

Cabinet Systems

Model (1) Rated Power (VA) Output Form Output Volts (Vac/Vdc) Output Amps/Phs (Aac/Adc) AC Input (2) #Units/Height Kg/Lbs
3300AZX 30000 1,2,3 Ø 360VLN / ±510 Vdc
180VLN / ±255 Vdc
50Arms/ 35Adc
100Arms / 70Adc
1 / 60″ 517/1140
3500AZX 50000 1,2,3 Ø 360VLN / ±510 Vdc
180VLN / ±255 Vdc
65Arms/ 46Adc
130Arms / 92Adc
1 /  60″ 517/1140
31000AZX 100000 1,2,3 Ø 360VLN / ±510 Vdc
180VLN / ±255 Vdc
130Arms/ 92Adc
260Arms / 184Adc
2 /  60″ 1034/2280
31500AZX 150000 1,2,3 Ø 360VLN / ±510 Vdc
180VLN / ±255 Vdc
195Arms/ 138Adc
390Arms / 276Adc
3 / 60″ 1551/3420
32000AZX 200000 1,2,3 Ø 360VLN / ±510 Vdc
180VLN / ±255 Vdc
260Arms/ 184Adc
520Arms / 368Adc
4 / 60″ 2068/4560

NOTES

  1. For applications requiring more than 200kVA/kW, contact Pacific Power Source.
  2. Three phase input voltage settings: 380 to 400VAC±10% or 480VAC±10%.

Key Features

Key Features Provide Application Versatility

  • Fully Regenerative Operation with energy recovery to the AC grid
  • Source and Sink full Power and Current
  • AC Mode, DC Mode, AC+DC Mode
  • DC, 15 to 1,000 Hz Frequency Range full power
  • Dual Constant Power mode AC Voltage Ranges 0~180V L-N and 0~360V L-N
  • Dual Constant Power mode DC Voltage Ranges 0~255V L-N and 0~510V L-N
  • Full power available in both AC and DC Modes
  • Precision True-RMS metering of Volts, Amps, Power, VA, Power Factor and Crest Factor
  • Waveform capture scope function for voltage and current on all phases
  • Harmonic measurement for voltage and current on all phases
  • Extensive Analog and Digital I/O for ATE and system integration
  • Option H adds fast responding analog I/O controls for PHIL application support
  • Available PPSC Manager Windows graphical user interface
  • Also compatible with legacy UPC Studio graphical user interface
  • 1, 2 or 3 Phase Selectable Output from front panel or bus command
  • Sine, Square, Triangle, THD and Arbitrary waveforms
  • 3 Phase AC input with Active PFC, selectable input voltage
  • 200 stored programs for both static and dynamic Transient Testing
  • LIST, PULSE and STEP Transient Modes
  • Continuous Self Calibration (CSC)
  • Precision Voltage Programming – 0.02% with CSC engaged in AC and DC modes
  • Standard Models in Power Levels from 30 kVA to 200 kVA. Contact us for higher power.
  • Standard RS-232, USB, GPIB and Ethernet Interface with SCPI compatibility
  • LXI Compliant LAN/Ethernet with embedded web server
  • IVI Instruments drivers
  • CE (EMC/Safety) Marked

Design Provides Total Control of AC and DC Power

  • All AZX Series power source models are equipped with a digitally Programmable Controller.
  • Total control of the output power mode, phase mode (form) is available from the front panel or the bus.
  • All operating functions may be controlled from either the front panel or from a remote RS-232, US, LAN or GPIB interface.
  • IVI Compliant Instrument Drivers are available.

Special AFX Series Operating Features

Continuous Self Calibration

Provides for exceptional accuracy of the AC or DC output Voltage. When enabled, accuracy improves to ±0.02% referenced to the power source internal voltmeter.

Single Voltage Range with Constant Power Operation

More output current available at lower voltage setting without having to change range.

Waveform Library

Up to 200 different waveforms can be stored in the waveform library for execution as part of a steady state program or for substitution in any output phase as part of a transient test program. Memory location #1 is a non-editable high resolution sine wave. Locations 2-127 are editable and can be substituted in any output phase. An unlimited number of waveforms may be stored on the computer using the available PPSC Manager Windows software.

Time Based Transients

Create and execute transients that occur over a specified time segment to modify the output waveform, voltage, and frequency for any or all phases. LIST, PULSE and STEP Transient modes are supported.

An output trigger is provided for synchronizing external test equipment to the actual transient event.

Cycle Based Transients

Create and execute transients that substitute a waveform in any or all phases for 1 to 100 cycles. The waveform being substituted can be selected and/or modified from the waveform library.

Applications

Regenerative AC or DC Test Power

The AZX Series Power Source can both source and sink current and power from an EUT. Thus it acts as a Grid Simulator for testing of grid connected, energy producing products like PV Inverters or bidirectional EV Chargers. In DC mode, the AZX can be used to charge and discharge large battery packs up to 520Vdc.

AC+DC Test Power

Special test requirements such the application of a DC offset on an AC line or AC ripple on a DC supply output are supported by selecting the AC+DC Mode of operation.

Frequency/Voltage Conversion

The AZX Series is an excellent source of stable AC voltage over the frequency range of 15 to 1,000 Hz. The output frequency is accurate to 0.01%.

Phase Conversion

With the ability to provide singe, split and three-phase outputs, the AZX Series is the well suited to provide 1 Phase to 2 or 3 Phase or 3 Phase to 1 Phase conversion for large AC loads

Controller

The AZX Series controller offers both manual and full programmable control. Front panel operation is menu driven using a combination of direct access menu keys to the left of the large color display, five soft keys located on the right of the display as well as a color touch screen. The rotary knob can be used to scroll through menu fields and doubles as an ENTER key. The same knob allows for slewing of output parameters. A full decimal keypad is provided as well for direct parameter entry. The AZX can also be operated remotely from one of its included remote interfaces. Operation from a web browser via LAN or USB is also supported through the embedded web server of the AZX.

Specifications

Power Source Specifications

Output Frequency:
DC, 15 to 1,000 Hz. Full Power

Output Modes:
AC, DC, AC+DC, DC+AC

Phase Output Modes:
Single (1), Split (2) and Three Phase (3)

AC Voltage Ranges:
Low Range: 0 ~ 180 Vrms L-N / 0-312Vrms L-L Constant Power Mode
High Range: 0 ~ 360 Vrms L-N / 0-624Vrms L-L Constant Power Mode

DC Voltage Range:
Low Range: 0 ~ ±255 Vdc Constant Power Mode
High Range: 0 ~ ±510 Vdc Constant Power Mode

Mechanical Specifications

All AZX models are cabinet systems with rear panel terminal blocks for AC input and AC or DC Output connections. Cabinets are on lockable casters so they can be moved around easily if needed.

Form Factor:
Floor standing cabinet on casters.

Height /Depth:
Approximately 60/ 32 inches

Width:
24 inches per cabinet.

Cooling:
Front forced air intake with top exhaust. Automatic Fan Speed Control for low acoustic noise and extended fan life.

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 industry standard software development environments. The AZX series offers standard Ethernet/LAN connectivity, a browser interface, LXI compliance (LAN extensions for Instruments) to ensure inter operability with other LXI instruments and IVI (Interchangeable Virtual Instrument) driver to speed up ATE test program development.

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3500AZX Regenerative AC & DC Power Source
3500AZX Regenerative AC & DC Power Source
Transient modes
Available Transient Programming Modes
Parallel AZX System, 200kVA
32000AZX Parallel System

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