The Future of AC Power Sources.

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The Future of
AC Power Sources.
Performance.
Reliance. Brilliance.
Inspired by the enduring power of a brilliant star, the new California
Instruments Asterion line of AC power sources by AMETEK
Programmable Power combines intelligence and flexibility to create
an entirely new platform of AC solutions. This easy-to-configure
design features sophisticated technology for delivering high
performance, programmable AC and DC power. Its sleek design
packs maximum power density into a low-profile form factor with an
intuitive touch screen interface placing that power at your fingertips.
Centralized control and unparalleled modularity make Asterion the
most adaptable platform on the market. Its ground-breaking capabilities
set a new standard for affordable, precision power sources.
A star is born. Introducing Asterion.
Advantages:
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leading AC power density in a 1U chassis
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range with iX2™ technology
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with intuitive touch screen
Advanced Features:
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Up to 1.5kVA in 1U chassis form factor.
Intuitive touch panel control.
iX2™ current doubling technology.
Multi-language for global operation.
Auto paralleling for higher power.
Combine units for multi-phase configurations.
Complete optional avionic test suites.
ATE version available.
Markets & Applications:
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Commercial and military avionics test.
AC power simulation.
ATE applications.
Manufacturing and process control.
Frequency and voltage conversion.
IEC standards testing.
9250 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, CA 92121 USA • 858-458-0223 • www.programmablepower.com
Asterion AC Series: Product Specifications & Details
AC/DC Output Specifications
Model
AST501
AST751
AST1501
Output Power
500VA (500W) 1Φ1
750VA (750W) 1Φ1
1500VA (1500W) 1Φ1
AC RMS Voltage Ranges
0-200V/0-400V
0-200V/0-400V
0-200V/0-400V
AC RMS Current at Max V Range
2.5A/1.25A
3.75A/1.875A
7.5A/3.75A
iX2 AC RMS Current
5A to 100V in 200V Range;
2.5A to 200V in 400V Range
7.5A to 100V in 200V Range;
3.75A to 200V in 400V Range
15A to 100V in 200V Range;
7.5A to 200V in 400V Range
DC Voltage Ranges
0-250V/0-500V
0-250V/0-500V
0-250V/0-500V
DC Current at Max V Range
2.0A/1.0A
3.0A/1.5A
6.0A/3.0A
iX2 – DC Current
4A to 125V in 250V Range;
2.0A to 250V in 500V Range
6A to 125V in 250V Range;
3.0A to 250V in 500V Range
12A to 125V in 250V Range; 6.0A to 250V
in 500V Range
Input Voltage Operating Range
90-264VAC2
Control Interfaces
LAN, USB, RS232. Analog/EXTD Standard,
GPIB Optional
Input Frequency
47-440 Hz
Output Operational Modes
AC, AC + DC, DC
Power Factor, Typical
0.98; active PFC,
50/60Hz nominal line
Output Frequency
DC, 16Hz - 1000Hz standard,
5000Hz optional
Common Specifications
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Easily combine chassis for higher power and/or multi-phase applications.
At 1500 W derate output power from 1,500 W at 103.5 VAC to 1,300 W at 90 VAC.
Asterion Output Current Rating for 16Hz and DC
See Data Sheet for Ratings > 1kHz to 5kHz
Virtual Panels
Full Power Available
All Asterion sources employ AMETEK’s latest current enhancing technology,
iX2™. iX2 current doubling technology enables output current to increase
linearly up to two times the full voltage current as the voltage decreases
from range maximum to one-half of range voltage. iX2 technology results
in a source that DELIVERS FULL POWER OVER THE WIDEST VOLTAGE
RANGES! This eliminates the need to buy overpowered sources just to
reach low line current requirements.
Avionics Test
Power Simulation
ATE Applications
Virtual Panels allow remote control of the Asterion AC power source
as well as programming communication and monitoring for the Asterion
ATE model without front panel display.
Manufacturing
9250 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, CA 92121 USA • 858-458-0223 • www.programmablepower.com
Frequency Conversion
IEC Standards Testing
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