CSW Series

Model: CSW Series
Voltage: 156V - 312V
Current: 8A - 288A
Power: 5.5 kVA - 33.3 kVA
Overview: High Performance Programmable AC and DC Power Source

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    California Instruments CSW Series
    The CSW Series represents a new generation of AC/DC power sources that address the increasing demands on test equipment to perform additional functions at a lower cost. By combining a flexible AC/DC power source with a high performance power analyzer, the Compact CSW Series is capable of handling complex applications that have traditionally required multiple systems. The sleek integrated approach of the CSW avoids cable clutter that is commonly found in test systems. All connections are made internally and the need for digital multimeters, power harmonics analyzers, and current shunts or clamps is eliminated.

    Since many components in the CSW are shared between the AC/DC source and the power analyzer, the total cost of the integrated system is less than the typical cost of a multiple unit system.

    Easy to use controls
    The CSW Series is DSP controlled and can be operated from an easy to use front panel keypad. Functions are grouped logically and are directly accessible from the keypad. This eliminates the need to search through various levels of menus and/or soft keys. A large analog control knob can be used to quickly slew output parameters. This knob is controlled by a dynamic rate change algorithm that combines the benefits of precise control over small parameter changes with quick sweeps through the entire range.

    AC, DC or AC+DC Output
    A direct coupled, transformerless design allows AC and DC on separate phases or on the same phase. The CSW can be used as a true DC power supply. High DC content waveforms (up to 312 volts) can be created with no derating of output power, even with 100% reactive loads, eliminating the need for a separate DC supply. Waveform programming is easily accomplished using the Graphical Users Interface software. Waveforms can be uploaded and modified from a digital scope. The waveforms can then be downloaded to the CSW and output to precisely simulate real-world conditions.

    Features And Benefits
    Key Features

    • Combination AC and DC Power Source
    • 40-5,000Hz Output Frequencies
    • Arbitrary and Harmonic Waveform Generation
    • Built-In Digital Power Analyzer
    • Scope Capture Capability
    • Power Programming Software
    • Constant Power Mode
    • Multi-Box Option

    Easy To Use Local Controls
    The CSW Series is DSP controlled and can be operated from an easy to use front panel keypad. Functions are grouped logically and are directly accessible from the keypad. This eliminates the need to search through various levels of menus and/or soft keys. A large analog control knob can be used to quickly slew output parameters. This knob is controlled by a dynamic rate change algorithm that combines the benefits of precise control over small parameter changes with quick sweeps through the entire range.

    Applications
    The CSW is designed for testing today's complex electronics, including avionics, telecommunications and commercial electronics requiring low profile, light weight power supplies

    Other applications include:
    • Testing for real world power conditions using different waveforms on all 3 phases (including DC)
    • Load susceptibility testing with sequence or event programming and multiple voltage harmonics
    • Power line disturbance simulation testing
    • MIL-STD-704, DO-160, B747 and ABD100 avionics testing
    • Power supply testing for AC-DC, DC-DC converters and UPS's
    • Transients on 12 & 24 VDC for automotive applications

    Flexibility in Power Ranges
    The CSW Series is based on a 5,550VA power source. The CSW features selectable Single or Three Phase output via front panel menu selection or via remote control interface. Utilizing Master / Auxilary arrangement the CSW offers the flexibility to paralled up to power levels of 33,300VA

    High Crest Factor
    With a crest factor of up to 3.25:1; the CSW Series AC source can drive difficult nonlinear loads with ease. Since many modern products use switching power supplies, they have a tendency to pull high repetitive peak currents. The CSW5550 can deliver up to 38.5 Amps of repetitive peak current

    Harmonic Waveform Generation
    Using the latest DSP technology, the CSW Series programmable controller is capable of generating harmonic waveforms to test for harmonics susceptibility. The Windows Graphical User Interface program can be used to define harmonic waveforms by specifying amplitude and phase for up to 50 harmonics. The waveform data points are generated and downloaded by the GUI to the AC source through the remote interface. Up to 200 waveforms can be stored in nonvolatile memory and given a user defined name for easy recall.
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    California Instruments CSW Series : Diagram

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    PDF Elgar_CSW Series Diagram (387KB)
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    Avionics Test Routine Options
    Option Code Description
    -ABD Airbus Directive 0100.1.8 tests. [AC only.]
    -AMD Airbus AMD24C Tests. Revision C.
    -A350 Airbus Test Software
    -AIRB Airbus ABD0100.1.8, AMD 24 and A350 combination test software suite
    -B787 Boeing 787B3-0147 Tests.
    -704F Mil Std 704 test firmware. Revisions A-F.
    -160 RTCA/DO-160D, Change 2, EuroCAE-14D and Airbus test firmware [Section 16, AC only. Refer to -160 option data sheet for detaiIs]
    * Note Reference the Avionics Test User Manual P/N 4994-971 for a complete listing of performance capabilities.
    Options
    Option Code Description
    -LAN LXI Ethernet LAN Interface (Rj45 Connector)
    -LKM Clock/Lock Master
    -LKS Clock/Lock Auxiliary
    -413 IEC61000-4-13 Harmonics and Interharmonics test firmware and hardware.
    -411 IEC61000-4-11 test firmware. See also EOS1/3.
    -WHM Watt-Hour Measurement option.
    -MB Multi-Box. Adds controller to auxiliary chassis of multi-chassis systems
    -SW SCPI Command Firmware (Simulates the Elgar SW Series) Not all commands are supported. Please contact factory for details.
    Input Options
    -400 342 to 457VRMS 3-Phase L-L AC input.
    Output Options
    -LF Limits output frequency to 500 Hz.
    -FC Modifies output frequency control to ± 0.25%
    Cabinet Options
    -RMS Rackmount Slides. Recommended for rack mount applications.
    C prefix Cabinet System. Installed and pre-wired in 19" cabinet.