APS-7000 series programmable AC power sources from GW Instek

GW Instek launches APS-7000 series programmable AC power sources

GWInstek introduces APS-7000 series programmable AC power sources, which consists of 500VA of APS-7050, 1000VA of APS-7100, 2000VA of APS-7200 and 3000VA of APS-7300.

  • Maximum rated voltage : 0~ 310Vrms
  • Current : 25.2Arms,
  • Peak current : 100.8A
  • Output frequency range : 45~500Hz
  • Users can augment the output voltage from 0Vrms to 600Vrms and output frequency from 45Hz to 999.9Hz by purchasing options without sending equipment back to GW Instek.

One of the popular alternative energy solutions in the market is to utilize inverter to convert DC to AC and the converted AC is then sent to power grid or products require electricity. While simulating power grid to verify inverter connecting with power grid, general AC power sources cannot withstand DUT’s feedback energy, hence, additional power consumption resistors are needed to prevent AC power source from being damaged. On the contrary, APS-7000 series have the characteristic of absorbing reverse current so that additional power consumption resistors are not required.

The input terminal of APS-7000 series is designed to isolate from the simulated AC power grid output terminal, therefore, users do not need an additional isolation device to protect DUT. APS-7000 series are suitable for simulating power grid and conducting inverter output characteristic tests, including synchronized phase and frequency. Reverse current and power detected by APS-7000 series will be displayed in red readings to facilitate user’s test observation. APS-7000 series utilize Simulate mode and Sequence mode to provide a single step or consecutive power changes; and to simulate power grid’s Voltage Abnormality Test and Frequency Abnormality Test.

APS-7000 series comprise nine measurement and test functions (Vrms, Irms, F, Ipk, W, VA, PF, Ipk hold, CF), and provide user interface similar to that of AC Power Meter. Under the ARB mode, APS-7000 series provide waveforms in seven categories including Sine waveform, Triangle waveform, Staircase waveform (Square wave), Clipped Sinewave, Crest factor waveform, Surge waveform, and Fourier series and 20,000 waveform combinations so as to meet the requirements of simulating abnormal input power waveform test of various industries. Ten Preset settings allow users to store ten sets of data.

To meet the test criteria of line voltage fluctuation, APS-7000 series feature five methods to cope with special purpose or abnormal voltage, frequency, and phase. Ten sets of the Simulate mode simulate power outage, voltage rise, and voltage fall. Ten sets of the Sequence mode allow users to define parameters and produce sine wave by editing steps. Ten sets of the Program mode can edit AC waveform output and define the ceiling and floor level of measurement items for different DUTs. Ramp Control allows users to set the variation speed for output voltage rise and fall. Surge/Dip Control simulates DUT’s input power producing a Surge or Dip voltage overlapping with output voltage waveform at a specific time.

APS-7200/7300 also provide the remote sense function, which senses DUT’s voltage and sends the information back to APS-7200/7300 for program controlled voltage compensation.

Ethernet Port, on the rear panel, can be used for remote program control. Sync Output Socket provides external 10V sync output. Signal Output Connector provides monitor of Program execution results. APS-7000 series also provide users with Trigger In/Out and Output on/off remote control functions from J1 connector on the rear panel.