MX Series

Model: MX Series
Voltage: 150V - 600V
Current: 0A - 160A
Power: 15kVA - 135kVA
Overview: high levels of AC/DC power in a compact floor standing cabinet

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    California Instruments MX Series

    The California Instruments MX Series consists of multiple high power AC and DC power systems that provide controlled AC and DC output for ATE and product test applications.

    This high power AC and DC test system covers a wide spectrum of AC and DC power applications at an affordable cost. Using state-of-the-art PWM switching techniques, the California Instruments MX series combines compactness, robustness and functionality in a compact floor-standing chassis, no larger than a typical office copying machine. This higher power density has been accomplished without the need to resort to elaborate cooling schemes or additional installation wiring. Simply roll the MX15, MX22.5, MX30, or MX45 unit to its designated location (using included casters), plug it in, and the MX series is ready to work for you.

    Simple Operation
    The MX Series can be operated completely from its menu driven front panel controller. A backlit LCD display shows menus, setup data, and read-back measurements. IEEE-488, RS232C, USB and LAN remote control interfaces and instrument drivers for popular ATE programming environments are available. This allows the MX Series to be easily integrated into an automated test system.

    For advanced test applications, the programmable controller version offers full arbitrary waveform generation, time and frequency domain measurements, and voltage and current waveform capture.

    Configurations
    The MX15 delivers up to 15 kVA of single phase output. The MX22.5, MX30 and MX45 deliver up to 22.5 kVA, 30 kVA and 45 kVA, respectively. These operate using single or three phase output in AC or AC+DC mode. In DC mode, 50% of the AC power level is available.. On MX-P models, AC+DC mode is also supported.

    For higher power requirements, the MX90 and MX135 models are available. Multi cabinet MX45 systems always operate in three phase output mode. Available reconfigurable MX90 and MX135 models (-MB designation) provide
    multiple controllers which allow separation of the high power system into two or three individual MX45 units for use in separate applications. This ability to reconfigure the system provides an even greater level of flexibility not commonly found in power systems.

    Product Evaluation and Test

    Increasingly, manufacturers of high power 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 read-back measurement capability of the MX Series offers the convenience of a powerful, and easy to use, integrated test
    system.

    Features And Benefits
    Key Features

    • High Power AC and DC Power Source
      • Programmable AC and DC power for frequency conversion and product test applications
    • Expandable Power Levels
      • Available output power of 15, 22.5, 30, and 45 kVA per unit and multi-unit configurations for power
        requirements up to 135 kVA and above
    • Single and Three Phase Mode
      • Phase mode programming on MX22.5-3Pi, MX30-3Pi and MX45-3Pi allows switching between single and
        three phase output modes
    • Arbitrary & Harmonic Waveform Generation
      • User defined voltage waveform and distortion programming
    • Regenerative, bidirectional “Green” Power Solution
      • Automatic crossover between Source and Sink power mode offers regenerative capabilities in AC
        mode. Regenerate up to 100% of the rated output power back to the utility grid during sink mode
        operation. ( -SNK option )
    • Remote Control
      • Standard RS232C & USB along with optional IEEE- 488 & LAN Interfaces are available for automated
        test applications
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    California Instruments MX Series : Specifications
    Operating Modes
    Standard AC or DC
    Pi Version AC, DC and AC+DC
    AC Mode Output
    Frequency Range: 16.00-819.0 Hz, -LF Option: 16.00-500.0 Hz, -HF Option: 16.00-905 Hz (supplemental specifications apply above 819 Hz). Resolution: 0.01 Hz: 16.00 - 81.91 Hz, 0.1 Hz: 82.0 Hz - 819.1 Hz,
    Phase Outputs MX15-1/15-1Pi: 1, MX22.5/30/45-3Pi: 1 or 3 switchable, Neutral: Floating, Coupling: DC (except for -HV option)
    Total Power MX15-1/1Pi: 15 kVA, MX22.5-1/3 : 22.5 kVA, MX30-1/3: 30 kVA, MX45-1/3: 45 kVA, MX90: 90 kVA, MX135: 135 kVA
    Load Power Factor 0 to unity at full output current
    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 < 0.25 % FS DC to 100 Hz, < 0.5 % FS 100 Hz to 819 Hz
    Line Regulation < 0.1% FS for 10 % line change
    External Sense Voltage drop compensation (5% Full Scale)
    Harmonic Distortion (Linear) Less than 0.5% from 16 - 66 Hz, Less than 1% from 66 - 500 Hz, Less than 1.25% above 500 Hz
    DC Offset < 20 mV
    External Amplitude Modulation Depth: 0 - 10 %, Frequency: DC - 2 KHz
    Voltage slew rate 200 μs for 10% to 90% of full scale change into resistive load
    AC Mode Current
    Models Steady State AC Current @ FS V
    V Low V High
    MX15-1 100 50
    MX15-1Pi 100 50
    MX22.5-3Pi / 1Pi 50/ø / 150 25/ø / 75
    MX30-1 200 100
    MX30-3 66.6/ø 33.3/ø
    MX30-3Pi / 1Pi 66.6/ø / 200 33.3/ø / 100
    MX45-1 300 150
    MX45-3 100/ø 50/ø
    MX45-3Pi / 1Pi 100/ø / 300 50/ø / 150
    MX90-3/Pi 200/ø 100/ø
    MX135-3/Pi 300/ø 150/ø
    Note: Constant power mode provides increased current at reduced voltage. See chart below
    Peak Repetitive AC Current Up to 3.6 x rms current at full scale voltage
    Programming Accuracy Voltage (rms): ± 0.3 Vrms, Frequency: ± 0.01 % of programmed value, Current Limit: - 0 % to + 5 % of programmed value + 1A, Phase: < 0.5° + 0.2°/ 100 Hz with balanced load
    Programming Resolution Voltage (rms): 100 mV, Frequency: 0.01 Hz from 16 - 81.91 Hz, 0.1 Hz from 82.0 - 819 Hz, Current Limit: 0.1 A, 3 phase mode, 1.0 A, 1 phase mode, Phase: 0.1°
    Constant Power AC Mode
    Measurements - Standard
    Parameter Range Accuracy* (±) Resolution*
    Frequency 16-100 Hz
    100-820 Hz
    0.01% + 0.01 Hz
    < 100 Hz 100 - 500 Hz
    0.01 Hz / 0.1 Hz
    RMS Voltage 0-400 V 0.05 V + 0.02%
    0.1 V + 0.02%
    10 mV
    RMS Current 0-160 A 0.15 A + 0.02%
    0.3 A + 0.02%
    10 mA
    Peak Current 0-400 A 0.15 A + 0.02%
    0.3 A + 0.02%
    10 mA
    Crest Factor 0.00-6.00 0.05
    0.05
    0.01
    Real Power 0-15 kW 30 W + 0.1%
    60 W + 0.1%
    10 W
    Apparent Power 0-15 kVA 30 VA + 0.1%
    60 VA + 0.1%
    10 VA
    Power Factor 0.00-1.00 0.01
    0.02
    0.01
    Phase 0.0-360.0 2.0°
    3.0°
    0.1°
    DC Voltage 0-400 V 0.5 V 10 mV
    DC Current 0-160 A 0.5 A 10 mA
    Power 0-15 kW 0.15 kW 10 W
    * Measurement system bandwidth = DC to 6.7 kHz. Accuracy specifications are valid above 100 counts. Current and Power Accuracy and Range specifications are times three for MX90, MX135 or MX30/45-3Pi in single phase mode. PF accuracy applies for PF > 0.5 and VA > 50 % of range
    Measurements - Harmonics (Pi controller only)
    Parameter Frequency Fundamental Harmonics Phase Voltage Current
    Range 16.00-1000.0 Hz /
    32.00 Hz - 16 kHz
    0.0 - 360.0° Fundamental
    Harmonics 2 - 50
    Fundamental
    Harmonics 2 - 50
    Accuracy* (±) 0.03% + 0.03 Hz /
    0.01 Hz
    2° typ. 750 mV 0.3% + 750
    mV+0.3% /1 kHz
    0.5 A / 0.3% + 150 mA
    +0.3% /1 kHz
    Resolution 0.01 Hz 0.5° 10 mV / 10 mV 100 mA / 100 mA
    * Accuracy specifications are valid above 100 counts. Accuracy specifications are for three phase mode. Harmonics frequency range for MX30/45-3Pi in single phase mode is 32 Hz - 48 kHz
    DC Mode Output
    Power Max DC power at full scale of DC voltage range. MX15-1Pi: (10 kW), MX22.5-3Pi : (5 kW per output, 3 outputs. 15 kW in 1 channel mode, MX30-3Pi: (6.5 kW per output, 3 outputs. 20 kW in 1 channel mode), MX45-3Pi: (10 kW per output, 3 outputs. 30 kW in 1 channel mode)
    Voltage Ranges Low (0 - 200 V), High (0 - 400 V)
    Output Accuracy ± 1 Vdc
    Load Regulation < 0.25 % FS
    Line Regulation < 0.1% FS or 10 % line change
    Ripple < 2 Vrms Lo Range, < 3 Vrms Hi Range
    Current Limit Programmable from 0 A to max. current for selected range.
    Max DC Current @ FSV per output
    Model V Low V High
    MX15-1 50 25
    MX15-1Pi 50 25
    MX22.5-3Pi / 1Pi 25 / 75 12.5 / 37.5
    MX30-1 100 50
    MX30-3 33.3 16.6
    MX30-3Pi / 1Pi 33.3 / 100 16.6 / 50
    MX45-1 150 75
    MX45-3 50 25
    MX45-3Pi / 1Pi 50 / 150 25 / 75
    MX90-3/Pi 100 50
    MX135-3/Pi 150 75
    AC+DC Mode Output
    Output Power (Pi only) Maximum current and power in AC+DC mode is same as DC mode
    Protection
    Over Load Constant Current or Constant Voltage mode
    Over Temperature Automatic shutdown
    Storage
    Non Volatile Mem. storage 16 instrument setups, 200 user defined waveforms [Pi only]
    Waveforms
    Waveform Types Std: Sine, Pi: Sine, Square, Clipped sine, User defined
    User defined waveform
    storage (Pi version)
    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 on Pi)
    Outputs Function Strobe / Trigger out, Clock/Lock (option on Pi)
    Remote Control (Pi only/standard with -P option)
    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 (Supplied with RS232C cable)
    Output Relay Push button controlled or bus controlled output relay
    Output impedance Programmable Z available on MX30-3Pi and MX45-3Pi in 3 phase mode only. Specifications apply at 50 Hz fundamental. Resistive: 1 - 200 mOhm, Inductive: 15 - 200 uH
    AC Input
    Voltage Must be specified at time of order. All inputs are L-L, 3ø, 3 wire + Gnd. 208 ± 10% VAC, 230 ± 10% VAC, 400 ± 10% VAC, 480 ± 10% VAC
    Input Line Current (per phase)
    Current (MX15) V L-L St State
    208 58.3 ARMS
    230 52.3 ARMS
    400 30 ARMS
    480 25 ARMS
    Current (MX22.5/30/45) V L-L St State
    208 89/116/175 ARMS
    230 79/105/157 ARMS
    380 49/64/95 ARMS
    400 46/60/90 ARMS
    480 38/50/75 ARMS
    Distortion: < 8 % at full power < 20 % below 35 % of power
    Line Frequency 47 - 63 Hz
    Efficiency 85 % typical
    Power Factor 0.95 typical
    AC Service
    Inputs/Outputs MX30/MX45: Front access, cables routed through rear panel, exit in back. MX15: Rear Access
    Regulatory IEC61010, EN50081-2, EN50082-2, CE EMC and Safety Mark requirements
    EMI CISPR 11, Group1 , Class A
    Connectors AC Input & Output terminal block behind front cover, IEEE-488 (GPIB) connector (rear panel), 9 pin D-Shell RS232C connector*, (rear panel), Remote voltage sense terminal block (rear panel), System Interface Connector, DB-37 (rear panel). *RS232 DB9 to DB9 cable supplied
    Physical Dimensions
    MX30/MX45 Dimensions Height: 50.0” (1270 mm), Width: 28.75” (731 mm), Depth: 34.5” (876 mm)
    MX30/MX45 Weight Chassis: Net: 1150 lbs / 522 Kg, Shipping: 1231 lbs / 560 Kg, Amp Module: Net: 63 lbs / 29 Kg
    MX15 Dimensions Height: 31.75” (806 mm), Width: 24.0” (610 mm), Depth: 28.0” (711 mm)
    MX15 Weight Chassis: Net: 600 lbs / 272 Kg, Shipping: 681 lbs / 309 Kg, Amp Module: Net: 63 lbs / 29 Kg
    Chassis MX30/MX45: Casters and forklift openings. MX15: Casters
    Vibration and Shock Designed to meet NSTA project 1A transportation levels. Units are shipped in wooden
    crate with forklift slots
    Air Intake/Exhaust Forced air cooling, front air intake, rear exhaust
    Operating Humidity 0 to 95 % RAH, non condensing
    Temperature Operating: 0 to 40° C (30° C max in CP mode), Storage: -20 to +85° C
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    Standard controller versions with single voltage range
    Model AC Output Power Phase Outputs AC/DC Voltage Range Controller
    MX15-1 15kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    MX30-1 30 kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    MX30-3 30 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    MX45-1 45 kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    MX45-3 45 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    MX90-3 90 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    MX135-3 135 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Standard
    Programmable controller versions with dual voltage ranges
    Model AC Output Power Phase Outputs AC/DC Voltage Range Controller
    MX15-1Pi 15kVA 1 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
    MX30-3Pi 30 kVA 1 & 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
    MX45-3Pi 45 kVA 1 & 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
    MX90-3Pi 90 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
    MX135-3Pi 135 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Programmable
    Pi models include IEEE-488 and RS232C interfaces, Advanced measurements, arbitrary waveform generation. Phase mode switching
    on MX-30/45-3Pi.
    Reconfigurable Power Systems
    Model AC Output Power Phase Outputs AC/DC Voltage Range Controller
    MX90-3Pi-MB 90 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Dual MX45-3Pi
    MX135-3Pi-MB 135 kVA 3 150/200 & 300/400 Triple MX-45-3Pi
    Reconfigurable systems can be separated into stand-alone MX45-3Pi models or combined for higher power levels.
    Controller Options
    Specify output range on standard models. All range values shown are Line to Neutral.
    Option Code Description
    -150 Configured for 150 V AC and 200 V DC output ranges.
    -300 Configured for 300 V AC and 400 V DC output ranges.
    -LF Limits maximum frequency to 500 Hz.
    -FC Modifies output frequency control to ± 0.25%
    -P IEEE-488 and RS232C Interface option. Adds programming, Windows software and RS232 Cable.
    -HF Increases maximum frequency to 905 Hz.
    -R Range change. Provides both 150/200 and 300/400 AC/DC output ranges (Std. on MX15).
    Pi Model Options
    Option Code Description
    -411 *IEC 1000-4-11 test firmware.
    -413 *IEC 1000-4-13 Harmonics & Interharmonics test firmware.
    -HV Adds 400 V AC-only output range
    -LF Limits max. frequency to 500 Hz
    -HF Increases max. frequency to 1000 Hz
    -XV Adds other AC-only output range. Consult factory
    -LKM Clock/Lock Master
    -LKS Clock/Lock Auxiliary
    -WHM Watt-Hour Measurement option

    Note: See Avionics brochure for details * Not applicable on MX15

    Avionic Test Routine Options
    -ABD ABD0100.1.8 Test Option.
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    -B787 Boeing 787 Test Software
    -160 RTCA/DO-160D, DO-160E, and EUROCAE test firmware.
    -704 Mil Std 704 A - F test - firmware/ software.
    * Note Reference the Avionics Test User Manual P/N 4994-971 for a complete listing of performance capabilities.
    AC Mode Current
    Models Std Pi
    AC mode X X
    DC mode X X
    AC+DC mode - X
    Dual V Range Option (Std / MX15) X
    Transient programming X X
    Arbitrary waveforms - X
    Measurements X X
    Harmonic measurements - X
    Waveform acquisition - X
    1 or 3 Phase mode - MX30/45-3Pi
    IEEE / RS232 Option X
    Options
    Model Refer to table shown for model numbers and configurations
    Supplied with
    Standard User Manual on CD ROM.
    Pi version User/Programming Manual and Software on CD ROM. RS232C serial cable.
    Packaging and Shipment
    All MX systems are packaged in re-usable protective wooden crates for shipment.