AMETEK Launches RS Series AC and DC Power Sources For High Power, Flexible Control

By Ametek Programmable Power, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SAN DIEGO, May 25, 2011 -

AMETEK Programmable Power ( today
introduced the California Instruments RS Series of high-power AC/DC power
systems ( The units provide controlled AC and
DC output for a wide variety of test applications at an affordable cost. The
RS Series delivers anywhere from 90 kVA up to 540 kVA of AC power.

The RS Series offers the highest AC power density available. This high
power density is achieved by using innovative PWM switching techniques that
enables the RS Series to be packaged in a compact chassis that does not
require elaborate cooling schemes.

Output Flexibility

The RS Series' DSP-based controller allows users to define a wide variety
of output waveforms, including outputs with harmonic distortion, and
waveforms that simulate AC and DC transients. The controller can control
individual phases separately, allowing users to simulate single phase
anomalies and unbalanced harmonic line conditions.

A unique feature of the RS Series is that it can both source and sink
current and regenerate up to 85 percent of the power back onto the utility
grid, reducing the cost of operation.

Avionics Stimulus Test Routines

The RS Series can output waveforms up to 1,000Hz, making it ideal for
aerospace applications. A full suite of Avionics Stimulus test routines such
as Mil.Std. 704 Rev. A-F, DO-160 Rev. A-F, B787 Rev. A-C, ABD100.1.8 Rev. D-E
and A350 Rev. A-C are optionally available.

The RS Series Makes Measurements and is Easy to Use

The RS Series incorporates an advanced digital signal processor-based
data acquisition system automatically monitors common AC and DC parameters,
as well as detailed amplitude and phase information.

The RS Series can be operated manually from the front panel controller or
remotely using the standard RS232C, USB, and IEEE- 488 or the optional LAN
interfaces. Windows application software is included that allows users to run
tests without custom code, and instrument drivers for popular ATE programming
environments are available.

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

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.

Full data sheet and associated white papers are available at:

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