A1561H-AG561H 12 Channel 6 kV/20 µA Power Supply Boards

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Purpose of this Manual
This document is the A1561H-AG561H 12 Channel 6 kV/20 µA Power Supply Boards user manual; it contains
information about the installation, the configuration and the use of the board.
Change Document Record
Date
30 September 2014
1 April 2016
Revision
0
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Changes
PRELIMINARY Release
Updated with AG561H
Symbols, abbreviated terms and notation
T.B.D.
Reference Documents
Disclaimer
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accident or any abnormal conditions or operations.
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Index
1.
Overview............................................................................................................................ 4
Functional description .............................................................................................................................................. 4
Channel Characteristic Table .................................................................................................................................... 5
Front Panel................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Technical Specifications ............................................................................................................................................ 7
Packaging ...............................................................................................................................................................................7
External connections ..............................................................................................................................................................7
2.
Safety and installation requirements .................................................................................. 8
General safety information ....................................................................................................................................... 8
Injury Precautions ..................................................................................................................................................................8
Safety Terms and Symbols on the Product ............................................................................................................... 8
Installation ................................................................................................................................................................ 8
3.
Operating modes ................................................................................................................ 9
Output control and monitoring ................................................................................................................................ 9
Output Enable ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
Grounding specifications (A1561H) ........................................................................................................................ 10
List of Figures
Fig. 1 – Ax561H front panel .....................................................................................................................................................................6
Fig. 2 – INTERLOCK connector ...............................................................................................................................................................10
Fig. 3 – JA jumper location.....................................................................................................................................................................11
Fig. 4 – Earth configuration connection examples .................................................................................................................................11
List of Tables
Table 1 – Channel characteristics of the Mod. Ax561H HV Board ...........................................................................................................5
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Overview
Functional description
The Mod. A1561H is a 12 channel HV board, available with either positive or negative polarity,
compatible with the CAEN Universal Multichannel Power Supply System (SY1527, SY2527, SY3527,
SY4527, SY5527).
The HV channels share a common floating return, which allows on-detector grounding reducing the
noise level; the floating return is insulated from the crate earth up to ±50 V (with a 65 V hardware limit).
The AG561H is the “common ground” version of the board: the return of the HV channels is wired to the
crate Earth reference.
The output voltage range is 0 ÷ 6 kV, with 20 µA maximum output current.
The board is provided with both current and voltage protections. If overcurrent occurs, the relevant
channel can be programmed either to turn off after a programmable trip time or to keep on providing
the maximum allowed current: this particular feature allows the modules to work as current generator.
The maximum output voltage can be fixed, through a potentiometer located on the front panel, at the
same common value for all the board channels and this value can be read out via software.
The HV RAMP-UP and RAMP-DOWN rates may be selected independently for each channel in the 1 ÷
500 V/s range (1 V/s step).
The HV output is delivered by SHV connectors. The boards have also the safety board interlock: this
protection allows to disable the primary HV generation when the HV outputs are not connected to their
loads. The unit is available with either positive, negative or “mixed” (half of the channels positive and
half negative) polarity.
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Channel Characteristic Table
Table 1 – Channel characteristics of the Mod. Ax561H HV Board
Polarity
Positive, Negative or Mixed depending on purchased version
Output Voltage
0÷6 kV
Max. Output Current
20 µA
Voltage Set Resolution
100 mV
Voltage Monitor Resolution
10 mV
Current Set Resolution
500 pA
Current Monitor Resolution
50 pA
VMAX hardware
0÷6 kV common for all the board channels
VMAX hardware accuracy
VMAX software
0÷6 kV settable for each channel
VMAX software resolution
Ramp Up/Down
Voltage Ripple
± 2% of FSR
1V
1÷500 Volt/sec, 1 Volt/sec step
1
5mVpp typical
VMon vs. VOut Accuracy
2,3
± 0.3% ± 1 V
VSet vs. VOut Accuracy
2
± 0.3% ± 0.5 V
IMoN vs. IOut Accuracy
2
± 2% ± 10nA
ISet vs. IOut Accuracy
2
± 2% ± 10nA
1
From 10 Hz to 100 MHz at full load; ripple may exceed such limits whenever OVC and UNV occur (see Output control and
monitoring); noise measured with 1m cable length terminated on 2nF capacitance
2
From 10% to 90% of Full Scale Range
3
During operation in Overcurrent or when VMAX Hardware is reached (and/or exceeded), VMON values have to be assumed as
“indication”; possible monitor drifts are caused by the different regulation mode.
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Front Panel
Fig. 1 – Ax561H front panel
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Technical Specifications
Packaging
Single width board (5 TE); height is 6U.
External connections
The function and electro-mechanical specifications of the external connectors are as follows:
Output Channels (0…11):
HV coaxial connectors; Radiall SHVR317580-type
INTERLOCK:
AMP 280371-2 connector
Displays:
HV ON LED:
Function: lights up as at least one channel is on.
Type: red LEDs for positive polarity; yellow LEDs for negative polarity
INTERLOCK LED: Function: lights up as the board is in INTERLOCK (channel are disabled).
Type: red LED
Other components:
VMAX trimmer: allows to adjust the hardware maximum voltage VMAX common to all channels.
Its value can be read out via software.
JA:
7
Jumper connector; short circuit: connect FAGND and AGND; see p.10
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Safety and installation requirements
General safety information
This section contains the fundamental safety rules for the installation and operation of the board. Read
thoroughly this section before starting any procedure of installation or operation of the product.
Injury Precautions
Review the following precautions to avoid injury and prevent damage to this product or any products
connected to it. To avoid potential hazards, use the product only as specified. Only qualified personnel
should perform service procedures.
Avoid Electric Overload.
To avoid electric shock or fire hazard, do not power a load outside of its specified range.
Avoid Electric Shock.
To avoid injury or loss of life, do not connect or disconnect cables while they are connected to a voltage
source.
Do Not Operate Without Covers.
To avoid electric shock or fire hazard, do not operate this product with covers or panels removed.
Do Not Operate in Wet/Damp Conditions.
To avoid electric shock, do not operate this product in wet or damp conditions.
Do Not Operate in an Explosive Atmosphere.
To avoid injury or fire hazard, do not operate this product in an explosive atmosphere.
Do Not Operate With Suspected Failures.
If you suspect this product to be damaged, have it inspected by qualified service personnel.
Safety Terms and Symbols on the Product
These terms may appear on the product:
DANGER indicates an injury hazard immediately accessible as you read the marking.
WARNING indicates an injury hazard not immediately accessible as you read the marking.
CAUTION indicates a hazard to property including the product.
The following symbols may appear on the product:
DANGER
WARNING
High Voltage
Refer to Manual
Installation
The Mod. Ax561H is a SYx527 board. At power ON the SYSTEM, the processor will scan all the slots in
the crate to find out where the module is plugged and what kind of module it is.
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Operating modes
The HV board can be controlled, either locally or remotely, through the SYSTEM software interface. For
details on SYSTEM operation, please refer to the User's Manual of this product. The following sections
contain a description of commands available for the board control and status monitoring.
Output control and monitoring
For each output channel, it is possible, through the system, to access the following parameters:
CHANNEL NAME (settable):
descriptive name for the relevant channel
V0SET (settable):
the first of the two allowed voltage programmable values.
I0SET (settable):
the first of the two allowed current limit programmable values
V1SET (settable):
the second of the two allowed voltage programmable values
I1SET (settable):
the second of the two allowed current limit programmable values
RUp (settable):
the Ramp-Up parameter value, i.e. the maximum voltage programmable increase rate.
RDWn (settable):
the Ramp-Down parameter value, i.e. the maximum voltage programmable decrease rate.
TRIP (settable):
the TRIP parameter value, i.e. the maximum time an Over Current condition is allowed to
last.
SVMAX (settable):
the maximum voltage value programmable for the channel. If the value set as SVMAX is less
than the current value of the V0SET/ V1SET parameter, the latter will automatically decrease
to the SVMAX value.
VMON (monitor):
monitored voltage value
IMON (monitor):
monitored current value
STATUS (monitor):
it displays the channel status.
PW (ON/OFF):
the Power parameter shows the ON/OFF channel status. As this parameter is set ON, the
channel is switched on (if the INTERLOCK is not active and if the channel is enabled either
locally or remotely) highlighted in green when channel ON; onstate = ON; offstate = OFF
POn (EN/DIS):
Power-On option, which can be enabled or disabled. If this option is enabled, at Power-On or
after a Restart each channel is restored in the same condition (defined by the Power
parameter) it was before the Power-Off or Reset. If this option is disabled, at Power-On or
after a Restart all the channels are off, independently from the condition in which they were
before the Power-Off or Reset ; onstate = Enabled; offstate = Disabled
PDwn (Kill/Ramp):
Power-Down option, which can be set as KILL or RAMP. It affects the way the channels react
at a Power-Off command caused by a TRIP condition. If the KILL option is selected, the
relevant channel will be switched off at the maximum rate available. If the RAMP option is
selected, the voltage will drop to zero at a rate determined by the value of the Ramp-Down
parameter programmed for that channel; onstate = Ramp; offstate = Kill
TripInt:
2N-bit word (hexadecimal) maximum 16 lines, where N is the number of the board’s Internal
Trip Bus lines. Bits [0;N-1] allow the channel to sense the trip status from the corresponding
lines when set to one; in the same way, bits [N;2N-1] allow the channel to propagate the trip
status over the Trip Bus: bit N on line 0 and so on (see SY4527 User’s manual).
TripExt:
Must be set in the 0÷255 range (hexadecimal). Bits [0;3] allow the channel to sense the trip
status from the corresponding lines when set to one; in the same way, bits [4;7] allow the
channel to propagate the trip status over the trip bus: bit 4 on line 0 and so on (see SY4527
User’s manual).
If the POWER ON option is enabled, as the module is turned ON, the channel is restored to the same
condition it was before the POWER OFF or RESET; if this option is disabled, at POWER ON or after a
RESET, the channel is kept OFF independently from its previous condition.
The following messages may be returned by the SYSTEM when monitoring the channel status:
OFF
RUP
RDWN
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(channel turned OFF)
(channel ramping up)
(channel ramping down)
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OVC
OVV
UNV
E-TRIPPED
I-TRIPPED
EXT_DIS
(channel in OVERCURRENT condition)
(channel in OVERVOLTAGE condition)
(channel in UNDERVOLTAGE condition)4
(channel OFF due to external TRIP line signal)5
(channel OFF due to internal OVERCURRENT condition)
(channel disabled by board INTERLOCK protection)
Moreover it is possible to monitor board parameters, such as measured Temperature and HVMax, and
to check board status; the following messages may be returned by the POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM when
monitoring the board status:
UNDER_TEMP (board temperature < 5°C )
OVER_TEMP
(board temperature > 65°C)
Output Enable
Fig. 2 – INTERLOCK connector
The enable procedure is completed in one of the following ways:

short the PASSIVE INTERLOCK (see also p. 7) pins (lower couple).

supply the SIGNAL INTERLOCK (see also p. 7) pins (higher couple) with a +5 V (3-4mA) differential signal.
The INTERLOCK LED (red) is turned off as one of the actions above is performed.
When the channels are disabled the voltage outputs drop to zero at the maximum rate available; when the output
disable cause is removed (see above), the channels remain OFF until the User turns them ON via software.
Grounding specifications (A1561H)
The HV channels share a common floating return (FAGND), insulated from the crate ground (AGND). This feature
allows on-detector grounding, thus avoiding loops which may increase noise level. FAGND and AGND may be
connected, by short circuiting JA jumper pins on the motherboard (see figure below). The protection shield must be
screwed off in order to access JA.
4
UNV is also reported when Hvmax limit is reached, it is up to the User to verify that VMON value does not exceed HVMAX.
5
EXTTRIP and INTTRIP parameters are expressed in Hexadecimal format
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Fig. 3 – JA jumper location
Safety Earth connection
The connection of return to Earth is fundamental for User safety. The connection must always be at the level of
detector or power supply system. Return connection even if not present or performed incorrectly, due to protection
circuits implemented on the board, are bound to Earth; in this case the voltage difference between return and Earth
(System), is limited to approximately 50V. Please note that this is a status of emergency-protection, not a working
one. The JA jumper allows to optimize the connection of the return and of AGND (Earth). The best configuration
must be determined by the user upon application, the optimal connection depends on many characteristics of the
related experiment. The following diagrams show two examples of configuration, namely:
 The “closed loop “ Earth configuration (JA contacts closed)
 The “open loop” Earth configuration (JA contacts open)
HV CABLE
1
HV Channel 11
HV Channel 0
RETURN
Load
PMT
0
HV Generator
Circuit Protected
RETURN
Load
PMT
11
JA
EARTH of
DETECTOR
AGND
HV CABLE
2
HV Channel 11
HV Channel 0
Load
PMT
0
HV Generator
Circuit Protected
RETURN
Load
PMT
11
JA
EARTH of
DETECTOR
AGND
Fig. 4 – Earth configuration connection examples
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