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i-iX Series II

Model: iX and i Series II
Voltage: 150V - 300V
Current: 0A - 120A
Power: 3000VA - 15000VA
Overview: AC/DC power source with a high performance power analyzer

  • Overview +

    California Instruments i-iX Series II

    The iX Series II represents a new generation of AC and DC power source that addresses increasing demands on test equipment to perform more functions at a lower cost. By combining a flexible AC/DC power source with a high performance power analyzer, the iX Series II systems are capable of handling complex applications that have traditionally required multiple instruments.

    The sleek integrated approach of the iX Series II avoids the cable clutter that is commonly found in AC test systems. The i/iX Series II is rackmountable with a 4U chassis design. All connections are made internally and the need for external digital multimeters, power harmonics analyzer and current shunts or clamps is completely eliminated. Using a state of the art digital signal processor in conjunction with precision high resolution A/D converters, the iX Series II provides more accuracy and resolution than can be found in some dedicated harmonic power analyzers. Since many components in the iX Series II 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.

    For less demanding applications, the Compact iX Series provides similar output and transient capabilities as the iX Series II, as well as basic measurements.

    Features And Benefits
    Key Features

    • 3000 VA to 15000 VA of AC Output Power
    • Combines AC/DC source and power analyzer
    • Harmonic analysis of Voltage and Current
    • Programmable Impedance
    • AC, DC and AC+DC Output Modes
    • Multiple Chassis Configurations
    • Powerful output transient generation
    • High Crest Factor Capability
    • Arbitrary waveform generation
    • IEC 61000-3-2 and IEC 61000-3-3

    Easy To Use Controls
    Both the iX Series II and i Series II are microprocessor 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.

    With precise output regulation and accuracy, the iX Series II AC and DC sources address many application areas for AC and DC power testing. The iX also provides a high load current capability, multi or single phase output modes, and built-in power analyzer measurements. Additional features including line distortion simulation (LDS), arbitrary waveform generation, and programmable output impedance address requirements for product quality and regulatory compliance testing.

    Product Evaluation and Test
    Increasingly, manufacturers of electronic equipment and appliances are required to fully evaluate and test their products over a wide range of input line conditions. The built-in output transient generation and readback measurement capability offers the convenience of an easy to use and integrated test system.

    With an output frequency range to 1000 Hz, at up to 150 VRMS, the iX Series II is well suited for aerospace applications. Precise frequency control and accurate load regulation are key requirements in these applications. The standard IEEE-488 control interface and SCPI command language provide for easy integration into existing ATE systems. Since the iX Series II can eliminate the need for several additional pieces of test equipment and only occupies 7 inches of rack space (4U), saving both cost and space. Instrument drivers for popular programming environments such as National Instruments LabView, DO-160, ABD-0100, MIL-STD-704A-F, and Boeing 7E73B-0147 are available to speed up system integration.

    Regulatory Testing
    As governments are moving to enforce product quality standards, regulatory compliance testing is becoming a requirement for a growing number of manufacturers. The iX Series II is designed to meet AC source requirements for use in Euronorm EN 61000 compliance testing. For flicker testing, the programmable output impedance capability of the 3001iX, 5001iX and 15003iX can be used to create the required IEC 725 reference impedance.

    Multi-Box Configurations

    For high power applications, two or three 5001i/iX chassis can be combined to provide 10 to 15 kVA of single or three phase power.

    A 9003iX, 15003iX or 15003i three phase configuration can be ordered with the MODE-iX option. This option allows automatic switching between single or three phase output mode. In single phase mode, all current is available on phase A. The MODE-iX option switches the output from all three 5001i/iX amplifiers to a single output connector. Without the MODE-iX option, 15003i/iX systems are configured for three phase operation.

    High Crest Factor
    With a crest factor of up to 5:1, the i/iX Series II 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 5001iX can deliver up to 110 Amps of repetitive peak current (low range) to handle such loads.

    Remote Control
    Standard IEEE-488 and RS232C remote control interfaces allow programming of all instrument functions from an external computer. The popular SCPI command protocol is used for programming. Drivers for several popular instrumentation programming environments are available to facilitate systems integration of the i/iX Series II.

    Instrument Control Software
    Windows® Instrument Control Software is provided with the iX and i Series II. This software provides easy access to the power sources capabilities without the need to develop any custom code. The following functions are available through this GUI program:
    • Steady state output control (all parameters)
    • Create, run, save, reload and print transient programs
    • Generate and save harmonic waveforms [iX only]
    • Generate and save arbitrary waveforms [iX only]
    • Download data from a digital storage oscilloscope [iX only]
    • Measure and log standard measurements
    • Capture and display output voltage and current waveforms [iX only]
    • Measure, display, print and log harmonic voltage and current measurements [iX only]
    • Run IEC61000-4-11, IEC61000-4-14 and IEC61000-4-28 test programs
    • Display IEEE-488 or RS232C bus traffic to and from the AC Source to help you develop your own test programs.
  • Specifications +

    California Instruments i-iX Series II : Specifications
    Operating Modes
    Model iX Series II i Series II
    Modes AC, DC or AC+DC AC or DC
    AC Mode Output
    Frequency Range: 16.00-1000 Hz (Note: Voltage on 300 V range derates from 300 Vrms max at 500 Hz to 150 Vrms max at 1000 Hz;
    See V-F rating chart. below)
    Total Power 3001i/iX: 3000 VA, 5001i/iX: 5000 VA, 9003i/iX: 3000 VA 3ø, with mode iX: 9000 VA 1ø, 10001i/iX: 10000 VA, 15001i/iX: 15000
    VA, 15003i/iX: 5000 VA/ø 3ø, with mode iX: 15000 VA/ø 1ø
    Load Power Factor 0 to unity at full output VA
    AC Mode Voltage
    Voltage Ranges Range VLow VHigh
    AC 0-150 V 0-300 V
    AC+DC 0-150 V 0-300 V
    Load Regulation
    (with ALC on)
    < 0.2%
    Load Regulation
    (with ALC off)
    < 0.5% DC to 100 Hz,
    < 0.6% 100 Hz to 500 Hz in high voltage range,
    < 2.2% 100 Hz to 500 Hz in low voltage range,
    < 3% 500 Hz to 1000 Hz
    Line Regulation < 0.1% for 10% line change
    Output Noise
    (20 kHz to 1 MHz)
    < 250 mVrms typ., < 500 mVrms max.
    Harmonic Distortion (Linear) < 1% from 16 - 66 Hz, < 2% at 400 Hz, < 3% at 800 Hz (Full resistive load)
    DC Offset < 20 mV External Amplitude Modulation: Depth: 0 - 10 %, Frequency: DC - 2 KHz
    Isolation Voltage 300 Vrms output to chassis
    AC Mode Current
    Model Model 3001 i/iX 5001 i/iX 9003 i/iX 3ø
    Steady State AC Current 300 V range 11.1 18.5 11.1 /ø
      150 V range 22.2 37.0 22.2 /ø
    Note: Constant power mode provides increased current at reduced voltage (See chart below)
    Model Model 10001 i/iX 15001 i/iX 15003 i/iX 3ø
    Steady State AC Current 300 V range 37.0 55.5 18.5 /ø
      150 V range 74.0 111.0 37.0 /ø
    Note: Constant power mode provides increased current at reduced voltage (See chart below)
    Model Model 3001 i/iX 5001 i/iX 9003 i/iX 3ø
    Peak Repetitive AC Current High range 96.0 96.0 96.0 /ø
      Low range 110.0 110.0 110.0 /ø
    Model Model 10001 i/iX 15001 i/iX 15003 i/iX 3ø
    Peak Repetitive AC Current High range 192.0 288.0 96.0 /ø
      Low range 220.0 330.0 110.0 /ø
    Programming Accuracy Voltage (rms): ± 0.2 of range, 16 to 1000 Hz, Frequency: ± 0.01 % of programmed value, Current Limit: ± 0.5 % of programmed value, Phase: < 1.5° with balanced load at 50/60 Hz
    Programming Resolution Voltage (rms): 100 mV, Frequency: 0.01 Hz from 16 - 81.91 Hz, 0.1 Hz from 82.0 - 819.1 Hz, 1 Hz from 820-1000 Hz, Current Limit: 0.1 A, Phase, 0.1°
    Output Relay Push-button controlled or bus controlled output relay
    Output Impedance (iX Only) Programmable Z on 3001iX, 5001iX, 9003iX and 15003iX (3ø mode only) for 50 Hz fundamental
    Resistive Range: 17 - 1000 mOhm,resolution: 4 mOhm accuracy, 2 % FS
    Inductive Range: 230 - 1000 μH, resolution: 4 μH, accuracy: 2 % FS
    Constant Power AC Mode - Available Max. AC Current
    V-F Rating Chart - 300 Volt Range
    Measurements - Standard (AC Measurements)
    Parameter Frequency RMS Voltage RMS Current Peak Current
    Range 16-500 Hz 0-300 V 0-40 A 0-120 A
    Accuracy* (±)
    0.01% +
    0.01 Hz
    < 100 Hz

    100 - 500 Hz
    0.5 V + 0.02%

    0.1 V + 0.02%
    0.5 A + 0.02%

    0.1 A + 0.02%
    0.5 A + 0.02%

    0.1 A + 0.02%
    Resolution* 0.01 Hz 10 mV 1 mA 1 mA
    Parameter Crest Factor Real Power Apparent Pwr Pwr Factor
    Range 0.00-6.00 0-6 kW 0-6 kVA 0.00-1.00
    Accuracy* (±)
    0.01% +
    0.01 Hz

    10 W + 0.1%

    20 W + 0.1%
    10 VA + 0.1%

    20 VA + 0.1%

    Resolution* 0.01 1 W 1 VA 0.01
    Parameter DC Voltage DC Current Power
    Voltage Ranges 0-300 V 0-40 A 0-6 kW
    Accuracy* (±)
    0.01% +
    0.01 Hz
    150 mV

    150 mV
    70 mA

    70 mA
    15 W

    15 W
    Resolution* 10 mV 1 mA 1 W
    * Measurement system bandwidth = DC to 48 kHz. Accuracy specifications are valid above 100 counts. Current and Power Accuracy specifications are times two for 10001i/iX /30003i/iX and times three for 15001i/iX and 9003i/iX and 15003i/iX with MODE-iX option when in single phase mode. For 10001i/iX, 15001i/iX and 30003i/ iX, resolution decreases by factor of 10, ranges for current and power increases by factor of three. PF accuracy applies for PF > 0.5 and VA > 50% of range.
    Measurements - Harmonics
    Parameter Frequency Fundamental Harmonics Phase Voltage Current
    Range 16.00-500.0 Hz / 32.00 Hz - 48.00 kHz 0.0 - 360.0° Fundamental Harmonics 2 - 50 Fundamental Harmonics 2 - 50
    Accuracy* (±) 0.01% + 0.01 Hz 2° typ. 250 mV 0.1% + 250 mV+0.1% /1 kHz 50 mA/0.1% + 50 mA +0.1% /1 kHz
    Resolution 0.01 Hz 0.5° 10 mV / 10 mV 10 mA / 10 mA
    * Accuracy specifications are valid above 100 counts. Accuracy specifications are times three for three phase mode. Harmonics frequency range in three phase mode is 32 Hz - 16 kHz. Resolution decreases by factor of 10 for 9003iX and 15003iX with Mode-iX option in 1 phase mode and for 10001iX, 15001iX and 30003i/iX.
    DC Mode Output
    Power (Max at full scale of DC Voltage Range) 3001i/iX: 2100 W, 5001i/iX: 3500 W, 9003i/iX: 2100 W/ø 3ø, 6300 W/ø 1ø, 10001i/iX: 7000 W, 15001i/iX: 10500 W, 15003i/iX: 3500 W/ø 3ø, 10500 W/ø 1ø
    Voltage Ranges Range: Low: 200 Vdc, High: 400 Vdc
    Line Regulation < 0.1% FS or 10% line change
    Output Noise < 250 mV rms typ., < 500 mV rms max., (20 kHz to 1 MHz)
    Max DC Current (Maximum current at 65% of V Range)
    Model 3001 i/iX 5001 i/iX 9003 i/iX 9003 i/iX 3ø
    400V range 7.8 13 23.4 7.8
    200V range 15.6 26 46.8 15.6
    Model 10001 i/iX 15001 i/iX 15003 i/iX 3ø
    400V range 26 39 13
    200V range 52 78 26
    Current Limit Programmable from 0 A to maximum current for selected range
    AC+DC Mode Output
    Output Power (iX only) Full AC Power if DC component is less than 20% of full scale voltage, Full DC power if DC component is above 20%
    Non Volatile Mem. storage 16 instrument setups, 200 user defined waveforms
    Waveform Types i Series II: Sine, iX Series II: Sine, Square, Clipped sine, User defined
    User defined waveform storage Four groups of 50 user defined arbitrary waveforms of 1024 points for a total of 200 (One group can be active at a time)
    System Interface
    Inputs Remote shutdown, External Sync, Clock/Lock (option)
    Outputs Function Strobe, Clock/Lock (option)
    Over Load Constant Current or Constant Voltage mode
    Over Temperature Automatic shutdown
    Remote Control
    IEEE-488 Interface IEEE-488 (GPIB) talker listener. Subset: AH1, C0, DC1, DT1, L3, PP0, RL2, SH1, SR1, T6,
    IEEE-488.2 SCPI Syntax
    RS232C Interface 9 pin D-shell connector, Handshake: CTS, RTS, Data bits: 7,8, Stop bits: 1, 2, Baud rate: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200,
    IEEE-488.2 SCPI Syntax (Supplied with RS232C cable)
    DC Mode Output
    Voltage 3001 and 9003: 208-240 ± 10% Vac, (L-N, 1ø), All other models: Standard: 208-240 ± 10% Vac, (L-L, 3ø),
    Option -400: 400-480 ± 10% Vac, (L-L, 3ø) (Input range must be specified when ordering)
    Max DC Current (Maximum current at 65% of V Range)
    Model  3001i/iX 5001i/iX 9003i/iX
    187-264V  25 A
    23 A 75 A
    360-528V  N/A
    12 A N/A
    Model 10001 i/iX 15001 i/iX 15003 i/iX 3ø
    187-264V 46 A 69 A 69 A
    360-528V 24 A 36 A 36 A
    Inrush Current per chassis < 100 Apk for 100 μs at 208-240 V, < 50 Apk for 100 μs at 400-480 V
    Line Frequency 50-60 Hz ± 10 %
    Efficiency 75% typical
    Power Factor 0.6 typical
    AC Service
    Regulatory IEC61010, EN50081-2, EN50082-2, CE EMC and Safety Mark requirements
    RFI Suppression CISPR 11, Group1 , Class A
    Rear Panel Connectors AC Input & Output terminal block with cover, IEEE-488 (GPIB) connector (rear panel), 9 pin D-Shell RS232C connector*, Remote voltage sense terminal block, System Interface Connector, *RS232 DB9 to DB9 cable supplied
    Physical Dimensions
    Dimensions Height: 7” (178 mm), Width: 19” (483 mm), Depth: 24” (610 mm)
    (depth includes rear panel connectors)
    Weight per 5001i/iX Chassis: Net: 61 lbs / 28 Kg, Shipping: 115 lbs / 52 Kg
    Vibration and Shock Designed to meet NSTA project 1A transportation levels
    Air Intake/Exhaust Forced air cooling, side air intake, rear exhaust.
    Operating Humidity 0 to 95 % RAH, non condensing.
    Temperature Operating: 0 to 40° C, Storage: -20 to +85° C
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    Standard controller versions with single voltage range
    Model Output Power AC Phase Output Max Low V AC Current Range DC
    3001i/iX 3 kVA 1 22 15.6
    5001i/iX 5 kVA 1 37 26
    5001i/iX-400 5 kVA 1 37 26
    9003iX¹ 9 kVA 3 22 15.6
    10001i/iX¹ 10 kVA 1 74 52
    10001i/iX-400¹ 10 kVA 1 74 52
    10002i/iX¹ 10 kVA 2 37 26
    10002i/iX-400¹ 10 kVA 2 37 26
    15001i/iX¹ 15 kVA 1 111 78
    15001i/iX-400¹ 15 kVA 1 111 78
    15003i/iX¹ 15 kVA 3 37 26
    15003i/iX-400¹ 15 kVA 3 37 26
    Model Per Phase High V AC Range DC Input Voltage²
    3001i/iX 11 7.8 208-240V
    5001i/iX 18.5 13 208-240V
    5001i/iX-400 18.5 13 400-480V
    9003iX¹ 11 7.8 208-240V
    10001i/iX¹ 37 26 208-240V
    10001i/iX-400¹ 37 26 400-480V
    10002i/iX¹ 18.5 13 208-240V
    10002i/iX-400¹ 18.5 13 400-480V
    15001i/iX¹ 55.5 39 208-240V
    15001i/iX-400¹ 55.5 39 400-480V
    15003i/iX¹ 18.5 13 208-240V
    15003i/iX-400¹ 18.5 13 400-480V

    Note (1) Supplied with System Interface cable(s). Controller in master unit only.
    Note (2) All input voltage specifications are for Line to Line three phase except 3001iX and 9003iX which require single phase input only.
    Note (3) For 10002iX split phase system specifications, refer to 5001iX for each phase.

    -400 400-480 Volt Line to Line AC input.
    -411 IEC61000-4-11 test firmware. See also EOS1/3.
    -413 IEC61000-4-13 Harmonics and Interharmonics test firmware.
    -EOS-1 IEC61000-4-11 Electronic Output Switch (1 phase) Includes -411 option. Refer to EOS data sheet
    for details.
    -EOS-3 IEC61000-4-11 Electronic Output Switch (3 phase) Includes -411 option. Refer to EOS data sheet
    for details.
    -LKM Clock/Lock Master
    -LKS Clock/Lock Auxiliary
    -LNS Internal AC Line Sync.
    -FC Modifies output frequency control to ± 0.25%
    -MODE-iX Switches between 1 and 3 phase output modes, for 9003iX or 15003i/iX only.
    OMNI-1-18i Impedance matching network for single phase 3001i/iX or 5001i/iX to support IEC-1000-3-3 flicker tests.
    OMNI-3-18i Impedance matching network for three phase 9003iX or 15003i/iX systems to support IEC-1000-3-3 flicker tests.
    OMNI-3-37i Impedance matching network for three phase 30003i/iX systems to support IEC-1000-3-3 flicker tests.
    -RMS Rackmount Slides
    -WHM Watt-Hour Measurement option
    -XLS External AC Line Sync adaptor. (-LNS and XLS are mutually exclusive)
    Cabinets Multi box iX Series II systems can be factory installed and wired in 19 inch cabinets. Cabinet configurations can be ordered by preceeding the model number with a “C1-C4” prefix. Contact factory for pricing and details.
    Avionic Test Routine Options
    -ABD Airbus Directive 0100.1.8 tests
    -AMD Airbus AMD24 tests.
    -A350 Airbus A350 tests.
    -AIRB Airbus test package (A380, A350, AMD24)
    -B787 Boeing 787B3-0147 tests
    -160 RTCA/DO-160D and EUROCAE test firmware. Refer to -160 option data sheet for details.
    * Note Reference the Avionics Test User Manual P/N 4994-971 for a complete listing of performance capabilities.
    Feature Comparison
    Controller i iX
    AC mode x x
    DC mode x x
    AC+DC mode - x
    Transient programming x x
    Arbitrary waveforms - x
    Measurements x x
    Harmonic measurements - x
    Waveform acquisition - x
    Programmable Impedance - x
    IEEE / RS232 x x