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CTS Series 3.2

Model: CTS Series 3.2
Voltage: 150 - 300 V
Current: 0 - 37 A
Power: 1250 - 15000VA
Overview: IEC Compliance Test Systems: 1250-15000VA Programmable AC & DC Immunity Compliance Testing

  • Overview +

    California Instruments Compliance Test System

    The CTS Series is a complete, turn-key compliance test system for EN IEC 1000-3-2 (Harmonics) Including A14, EN IEC 1000-3-3 (Flicker) and various EN IEC 1000-4 AC immunity tests. Consisting of an AC power source, a power analysis conditioning system (PACS) and a PC based data acquisition system, the CTS provides a complete turn-key solution for IEC testing. The Windows™ based CTS software performs the IEC tests and generates detailed test reports. Comprehensive data files are stored on disk to allow post test analysis.

    The CTS system implements various IEC standards including the new Amendment 14 and provides a software only upgrade path for future standard changes.

    A European style AC outlet is provided on the front panel or rear panel for easy connection of single phase loads. Three phase loads are connected using rear terminal blocks.

    Covered EN IEC Standards The following tests can be performed using an iX Series based CTS system:
    EN 61000-3-2 Harmonics (A14)
    EN 61000-3-3 Flicker
    EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions (EOS Option - ED2.0)
    EN 61000-4-13 Harmonics and Inter-harmonics (requires option -413)
    EN 6100-4-17 DC Ripple
    EN 61000-4-14 Voltage Fluctuations
    EN 61000-4-28 Frequency Variations
    EN 61000-4-29 DC Dips and Interruptions (Pre-compliance)

    EN 61000-3-2 Harmonics

    Full compliance testing for current harmonics emissions of class A, B, C and D products is supported. Support for both the 1998 and 2001 version (Amendment 14) of the Harmonics standard is built-in for full compliance with both harmonics standards.

    EN 61000-3-3 Flicker

    Flicker PST & PLT results are displayed in realtime during the entire test. No need to wait until the entire test is completed to know if the EUT passed or failed. Both programmable and lumped reference impedance methods are available for flicker testing.

    EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips - ED2.0

    Pre-compliance Voltage Dips and Interruptions are available on most CTS systems. For full compliance solutions, the Electronic Output Switch (option -EOS1 or -EOS3) may be added to any iX based CTS systems.

    EN 61000-4-13 Interharmonics

    Testing to the EN 61000-4-13 Interharmonics standard is supported on all iX Series based CTS systems by adding the -413 option.

    Other EN 61000-4 Immunity Tests

    Additional immunity test standards are supported on all iX based CTS Systems.
    Configurations The CTS system is available in both single phase and three phase configurations. Single phase configurations range in power from 1250 VA to 5000 VA.

    Three phase configurations offer 15 k VA or 18.5 A per phase at 230 V. Single phase 5001iX-CTS systems can be upgraded to three phase systems if needed.

    Measurement only CTS system versions (100- CTS and 300-CTS) can be added to an existing California Instruments power source.

    Key Features
    • Complete Test Solutions
      Complete test solutions for emissions and immunity compliance testing of AC and DC powered products
    • Single & Three Phase Operation
      Offers flexibility
    • Direct PC Bus Access
      Provides high sampling rate and resolution for accurate measurements and high speed data transfers
    • PC based harmonic & flicker testing
      provides real-time full color data display updates and continuous PASS/FAIL monitoring.
    • Supports Global Standards
      Supports European and Japanese standards
    • Easy To Use Interface
      Provides IEC test setup, data analysis, display, MS Word test reports, and data files are generated in MS Excel format
    • High resolution
      Data storage to disk in for post-acquisition analysis and reporting
    • Single Step
      Single Step and Fast Forward replay of recorded test data at 200 mSec
    • AC Power Source

      Available in a choice of power levels ranging from 1250 VA to > 45,000 VA, the CTS Systems covers the complete range of single and three phase products that require testing to conform with existing and pending IEC standards. All iX Series AC sources meet IEC requirements for low voltage distortion and offer arbitrary waveform generation, precision measurements, and waveform analysis capabilities. Actual AC Source voltage distortion is measured in real-time during the harmonics test and any distortion that could affect the test results is clearly indicated.

      All iX Series based CTS systems support full compliance testing for several IEC 61000-4 AC immunity standards as well (certain options may be required, see ordering information for details).

      Direct PC Data Acquisition

      A high-speed digital signal processor based data acquisition system is used to implement the required IEC compliance measurement system. Direct access to the PC bus ensures a much higher data throughput capability than typically found in single box IEC test systems that use either the IEEE-488 instrumentation, USB, LXI or RS-232 bus to communicate between the analysis instrument and the PC.

      This high-speed acquisition system architecture stores raw data to the hard drive and offers several features. It not only possesses the ability to support future versions of test standards by merely installing new PC software but it also greatly reduces the risk of product obscolescence as test standards evolve. Furthermore, since the data is streamed to hard disk in real-time, a complete data record is created each time which may be used for audit purposes, data replay and further analysis or to prove compliance to all the measurement requirements specified in the test standard.

      A special signal conditioning and isolation unit is used to provide quick and easy connection between the AC source output and the Equipment Under Test. This unit provides the required isolation, signal conditioning and anti-alias filtering for the measurement system. The equipment under test can be plugged in the front panel mounted European style outlet (single phase systems only), or wired to a rear panel mounted terminal block.

      Harmonics Analyzer

      A key part of the CTS system is the IEC compliant power analyzer which provides detailed information on both voltage and current. Measurements of both harmonics and interharmonics are made in real-time with no measurement gaps to fully conform to the latest revision of the IEC 61000-4-7 test standard. AC source voltage and EUT power are monitored continuously during the entire test. Voltage distortion and current harmonic data is checked against IEC class limits for pass or fail detection. Comprehensive test reports can be generated easily.

      Test limits are retained in a password protected database and can be updated if needed in the future without the need to change software. Other software changes as a result of changing IEC harmonics standard can be accomplished by simply installing new PC software. No harmonics testing software resides in system firmware which would require more costly field upgrades.

      Flicker Reference Impedance

      An IEC61000-4-15 compliant flicker meter is an integral part of the CTS software. The required IEC 60725 compliant reference impedance is implemented in the iX Series AC Source using programmable output impedance. Programmable impedance offers improved accuracy compared to a lumped reference impedance and the ability to support different national standards without the need to switch out lumped reference impedance hardware. A good example is testing for compliance with the Japanese harmonics and flicker standard, which requires different impedance values to be programmed as compared to the European test standard.

      Optionally, a lumped impedance compliant with IEC 60725 or the Z-test specification of IEC61000-3-3 can be ordered for single or three phase iX Series based CTS systems. For three phase CTS systems, a lumped impedance option is recommended. The software can be configured to use either impedance type during flicker testing.

  • Specifications +

    California Instruments Compliance Test System : Specifications
    The Power Analyzer and Conditioning System unit provides the required interface between the AC source, the Equipment Under Test and the PC. A high current (75 Arms) version, PACS-3-75, is supplied with MX-CTS systems.
    PACS Model PACS-1 PACS-3 (PACS-3-75)
    Number of phases 1 3
    Channels: Voltage and Current 2 6
    Connector Style : Front panel CEE/77 front None
    Connector Style : Rear panel terminal block terminal block
    Maximum voltage : Front panel 240 Vac N/A
    Maximum voltage : Rear Panel 300 Vac 480 Vac
    Maximum current : Front panel 16 Arms N/A
    Maximum current: Rear Panel 40 Arms 40 Arms/ph (75 Arms/ph)
    IEC 60725 Reference :
    RP-Series CTS
    internal N/A
    Impedance(1) : iX-Series CTS programmable Z programmable Z
    Optional Lumped option -LR1 option -LR3/-LR4
    Input Power : Voltage 115 / 230 V ± 10 % 115 / 230 V ± 10 %
    Input Power : Current / Frequency < 0.5 A / 50 or 60 Hz < 0.75 A / 50 or 60 Hz
    Dimensions : HxWxD : Inches 3.5 x 16.8 x 22 3.5 x 16.8 x 22
    Dimensions : HxWxD : CM 89 x 427 x 560 89 x 427 x 560
    (1) MX-CTS systems do not offer programmable impedance and require option -LR4/OMNI-3-75 for Flicker test. Options -LR1 and -LR3 may be added to 3001iX-CTS / 5001iX-CTS or 15003iX-CTS configurations to be used in lieu of the standard programmable impedance.
    Option -LR1 is built-in to PACS-1. Option -LR3 and -LR4 consist of OMNI-3-18i and OMNI-3-37i respectively. See OMNI data under options on last page.
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    Standard controller versions with single voltage range
    Single Phase Systems
    Model VA Power AC Source EN61000-4 PACS Model
    100-CTS AC Line None - PACS-1
    1251RP-CTS 1250 VA 1251RP - PACS-1RP
    3001iX-CTS 3000 VA 3001iX PACS-1
    5001iX-CTS (-400) 5000 VA 5001iX (-400) PACS-1
    10001iX-CTS (-400) 10000 VA 10001iX (-400) PACS-1
    Three Phase Systems
    300-CTS-75 AC Line none - PACS-3-75
    15003iX-CTS (-400) 15000 VA 15003iX (-400) PACS-3
    MX45-3Pi-CTS 45000 VA MX45-3Pi PACS-3-75
    PC Requirements
    CPU Pentium / Athlon 2.0 GHz or faster.
    RAM 1 GBytes or more.
    Hard Disk 10 Gbytes or more. 30 Mbytes required for program storage.
    Display Color SVGA/XGA Monitor
    Slots Available PCI slot for A/D card.
    Software MS Word, Windows
    IEEE-488 For control of the power source, a NI IEEE-488 bus controller and available PC slot, RS232 or USB port are required.
    California Instruments will quote a PC as part of the system on request. Contact factory for
    Included with each CTS system
    -PCI CI400PCI PCI Bus, 16 bit A/D Card.
    iX Series based CTS Options
    -LR1 Lumped Reference Impedance for 3/5001iX-CTS configurations. Installed in PACS-1.
    -LR2¹ Lumped Reference Impedance for 10001iX-CTS configuration.
    -LR3² Lumped Reference Impedance for 15003iX-CTS. (OMNI- 3-18i)
    -OMNI-3-75 Lumped Reference Impedance for MX45-CTS.
    (OMNI-3- 75i - 3 phase)
    -LR5 Japanese Lumped Reference Impedance (100 V) for single phase systems. (OMNI-1-37iJ)
    -EOS1 EN/IEC 61000-4-11 AC source compliance Electronic Output
    Switch for single phase CTS Systems.
    -EOS3 EN/IEC 61000-4-11 AC source compliance Electronic Output Switch for 15003iX System.
    -411 EN/IEC 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions test option. (included with -EOS options)
    -413 EN/IEC 61000-4-13 Harmonics and Inter-Harmonics test option.
    -LNS Internal AC Line Sync. (iX Series only)
    -XLS External AC Line Sync. (iX Series only)
    General Options
    C Cabinet. System installed in 19” instrument rack. Highly recommended for all three phase systems. Prefix ‘C’ to standard model number to order.
    CIC-PC Suitable PC with pre-installed CTS and CIGUI software. Includes Case, keyboard, mouse, Windows and MS Word.
    CIC-PCX Adds 17 inch monitor and printer to CIC-PC.
    -RMS Rack mount slides.
    CI400PCI Spare PCI A/D Card
    CI68C Spare 37 pin signal interface cable for PCI.

    Higher Power Systems
    For higher power three phase systems, contact factory.

    Note 2: Option -LR3 is recommended for 15003iX-CTS systems. See App note 119 for details.