Asterion AC 1U/2U

Model: Asterion AC 1U/2U
Voltage: 200V - 400V
Current: 1A - 30A
Power: 500VA - 18000VA
Overview: High Performance AC power sources

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    California Instruments Asterion AC Series

    Asterion - Performance. Reliance. Brilliance.
    Inspired by the enduring power of a brilliant star, the California Instruments "Asterion" line of AC power sources by AMETEK Programmable Power combines intelligence and flexibility to create an advanced 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 groundbreaking capabilities set the standard for affordable, precision power sources.

    iX2™ current doubling technology.
    All Asterion sources employ AMETEK’s latest current enhancing technology, iX2™. The 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.

     

    Control via Front Panel Touchscreen & Encoder or available digital control interfaces
    The Asterion AC Series can be operated from the intuitive, easy to use front panel touchscreen or the Ethernet LXI, USB and RS232 standard control interfaces, as well as through the optional GPIB control interfaceThe touchscreen function group icons include a Dashboard, Output Programming Parameters, Measurements, Sequencing, Configuration, Control Interfaces, Applications, and System Settings. Function selection and parameter entry can be achieved either by direct selection from the touchscreen or by using the encoder selector button. The control resolution is adjusted 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 Asterion AC Series is designed for testing today’s complex electronics, including avionics, telecommunications and commercial electronics requiring low profile, light weight power sources with high power density. Other applications include:
    • Commercial and military avionics test
    • AC power simulation
    • Manufacturing and process control
    • Frequency & voltage conversion
    • IEC standards testing
    • ATE applications

    Advanced Features
    • High power density in 1U/2U chassis up to 3kVA.
    • 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.

    Asterion AC Virtual Panels (Graphical User Interface)
    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.



    The Asterion Series is available in an ATE (Automated Test Equipment) version without front panel, manual controls.

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    California Instruments Asterion AC Series : Specifications
    Refer to Data Sheet for Specifications
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    California Instruments Asterion AC Series : Diagram

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    PDF California Instruments Asterion AC Series Diagrams (100Kb)
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    Asterion AC (501/751/1501) Model Number Scheme



    Avionics Test Routine Options
    Option Code Description
    B787 (-MC*) Avionics Electrical Power Quality Test Software - Boeing 787B3-0147 A/B/C (B787)
    AMD (-MC*) Avionics Electrical Power Quality Test Software - Airbus AMD24 C (A400M)
    B787 & AMD (-MC*) Avionics Electrical Power Quality Test Software - B787 & AMD
    AVSTD (-MC*) Avionics Electrical Power Quality Test Software Package - includes 160 (RTCA/DO160 E/F/G), 704 (MIL-STD 704 A/B/C/D/E/F), ABD (Airbus ADB100.1.8 D/E), A350 (Airbus ADB100.1.8.1 B/C)
    AVALL (-MC*) Avionics Electrical Power Quality Test Software Package - includes AVSTD, B787, AMD
    * Add "-MC" to install option on all chassis in Multi-Chassis (MC) Packages.
    Frequency & Clock Lock Options
    Option Code Description
    HF* High Frequency up to 5,000Hz
    LF* Limits Output Frequency to 500Hz
    FC Limits Output Frequency Control to 0.25%
    LKM** Clock / Lock Master [Required Clock & Lock BNC cables and BNC Tees are included]
    LKS** Clock / Lock Auxiliary [Required Clock & Lock BNC cables and BNC Tees are included]
    * Mutually Exclusive
    ** Mutually Exclusive (Only Use LKM/LKS to create milti-phase configurations.Do not connect LKM/LKS chassis outputs together to increase output current).
    Additional Options
    Option Code Description
    411 (-MC*) IEC61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions
    413 (-MC*) IEC61000-4-13 Interharmonics Generator
    MB Upgrades ATE version chassis in a Multi-Chassis configuration to Enhanced version chassis
    411 & 413 (-MC*)  
    MB & 411 (-MC*) Install MB on all chassis, 411 on master only in (MC) Packages
    MB & 413 (-MC*) Install MB on all chassis, 413 on master only in (MC) Packages
    MB & 411 & 413 (-MC*) Install MB on all chassis, 411 & 413 on master only in (MC) Packages
    * Add "-MC" to install option on all chassis in Multi-Chassis (MC) Packages.