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Pacific Power AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources

Pacific Power AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources

  • Full power source and sink capability with energy recovery to the grid
  • 100% of the current and power rating in source and sink modes
  • Parallel configurations for higher power (see image above)
  • Three-phase, split-phase and single-phase output modes
  • AC, DC, AC + DC or DC + AC output capability
  • Dual constant power mode voltage ranges
  • Frequency range DC, 15 – 1000Hz or 1Hz – 15Hz in VLF mode
  • Phase angle programming
  • Precision output voltage and load regulation
  •  Metering of volts, RMS current, peak current, apparent power and true power on all phases
  • Harmonic measurements
  • Scope function to capture voltage and current waveforms
  • Sine, square, triangle, clipped sine and arbitrary waveforms selections
  • Output transient programming
  • Programmable output impedance
  • Standard USB, LAN (LXI), RS232 and GPIB interfaces
  • High-speed analog I/O for PHIL applications amplifier mode (Option H)
  • Electronic regenerative AC or DC load mode (Option L)

 

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Introducing the Pacific Power AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources

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 singlesplit 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 0~225Vac and 0~440Vac (L-N) respectively and to support most avionics compliance test standards. In DC mode, voltage ranges are 0~335Vdc and 0~650Vdc.

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).

 

Pacific Power AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources



Pacific Power AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources

Key Features

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.

  • 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, 1 to 15Hz, 15 to 1,000 Hz Frequency Ranges
  • Dual Constant Power mode AC Voltage Ranges 0~225V L-N and 0~440V L-N
  • Dual Constant Power mode DC Voltage Ranges 0~335V L-N and 0~650V 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

 



Key Benefits

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.

Applications

  • Regenerative AC or DC Test Power
  • Frequency/Voltage Conversion
  • AC+DC Test Power
  • Phase Conversion
  • The AZX Series controller offers both manual and full programmable control.

 


Pacific Power AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources


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Specifications

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

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 ~ 225 Vrms L-N / 0-390Vrms L-L Constant Power Mode
High Range: 0 ~ 440 Vrms L-N / 0-760Vrms L-L Constant Power Mode

DC Voltage Range:
Low Range: 0 ~ ±335 Vdc Constant Power Mode
High Range: 0 ~ ±650 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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ACA TMetrix Inc. is a leading supplier of test instruments and design tools in Canada. For over 50 years we have provided services and support for products that are manufactured by the world's leading instrument suppliers.

TMetrix Ltd. is Part of the ACA Group of Companies. Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), is one of Canada's largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment, and scientific solutions.

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