AMETEK Launches California Instruments CSW Series AC/DC Power Sources

By Ametek Programmable Power, PRNE
Monday, July 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO, July 5, 2011 -

New Generation Instruments Integrate
High Performance Power Source and Power Analyzer to Replace
Multi-Unit Systems

AMETEK Programmable Power ( href="">
today introduced the California Instruments CSW Series, a
completely new generation of AC/DC href="">power sources that
offers more features without additional cost. By combining a
flexible AC/DC power source with a high-performance href="">power analyzer, the
compact CSW Series handles complex applications that normally
require multiple systems. This high level of integration simplifies
wiring, saves valuable rack space, and ultimately reduces system

A single unit provides up to 5,550 kVA output, and up to six
units may be connected in parallel to provide up to 33,300 kVA
output. Instead of changing configuration settings from a front
panel or reconfiguring internal jumpers, as you need to do with
other systems, a user simply connects auxiliary power sources to
the master power source with an interface cable.

Powerful Waveform Generation

With its modern, DSP-based digital controller, the CSW Series
has powerful waveform-generation capabilities allowing users to
more easily generate complex harmonic waveforms, transient
waveforms, and arbitrary waveforms than ever before. This
controller allows the power source to provide both AC and DC
outputs simultaneously on any of the three outputs. The AC outputs
can run at frequencies up to 5 kHz, much higher than the typical
1.2 kHz offered by most other AC power sources.

Waveform Acquisition and Harmonic

The CSW Series includes a measurement system that digitizes
voltage and current waveforms in real time and provides detailed
harmonic information on acquired waveforms. Information on the
first 50 harmonics of the fundamental voltage and current signals
(up to 16 kHz) are available. The LCD front panel displays the
harmonic information in both tabular and graphical formats giving
immediate feedback to the operator.


The CSW 5550 Series units are available 10-12 weeks after
receipt of order.

For more information, contact AMETEK Programmable Power sales at
or contact an authorized sales representative.

AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a
leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and
electromechanical devices with 2010 sales of $2.47 billion.

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CONTACT: Craig Frahm


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