Pacific Power Source has a long history of providing AC power test solutions to perform compliance testing to both Commercial (IEC) and Avionics (RTCA, Mil-Std, Boeing, and Airbus) test standards. With a large installed base of precision AC power sources in both commercial and defense related accounts, we offer a broad spectrum of software and hardware solutions that help our customers accomplish compliance with regulatory product requirements.
The EMC Directive is one of the 'New Approach' Directives and applies across all 27 member states of the European Union (EU). The Directive applies to all electronic or electrical products liable to cause or be disturbed by electromagnetic interference (EMI). As a result a large number of manufacturers in the electronics or electrical industries need to ensure that their products are compliant with the requirements of the Directive and be able to demonstrate that this is the case in order to affix the CE Mark.
To verify compliance with these directives, the International Electrotechnical Commission (http://www.iec.ch
) has issued a number of harmonized standards that describe test methods, test levels and pass or fail criteria. A number of these test standards cover immunity
to commonly found AC line anomalies that are known to occur on the public Low Voltage (LV) network. These conducted immunity standards are numbered IEC 61000-4-nn. The IEC is one of three global sister organizations (IEC, ISO, ITU) that develop International Standards for the world.
Pacific Power Source offers and extensive range of pre-programmed IEC 61000-4 AC (and some DC) Immunity test sequences. Specifically, the following IEC standards are available.
IEC Standard Description Edition PPS P/N IEC61000-4-11 Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests (AC, <16A) Edition 2.0, 2004-03 149117 IEC61000-4-13 Testing and measurement techniques-Harmonics and inter harmonics including mains signaling at AC power port, low frequency immunity tests Edition, 1.1, 2009-08 149123 IEC61000-4-14 Testing and mesurement tedchniques-Voltage fluctuation immunity test Edition 1.2, 2009-08 149120 IEC61000-4-27 Testing and measurement techniques-unbalance, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16A per phase Edition 1.1 Consol. with am 1, 2009-04 149121 IEC61000-4-28 Testing and measurement techniques-Variation of power frequency, immunity test for equipment with input not exceeding 16 A per phase Edition 1.2 Consol. with am 1, 2009-04 149119 IEC61000-4-34 Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with mains curent more than 16 A per phase 1Edition 1.1, 2009-11 149118
|IEC Standard ||Description ||Edition ||PPS P/N
|IEC Flicker Impedance for use with AMX Series AC Power Sources
||Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests (AC,<16A)
||Edition 2.0, 2004-03
||Testing and measurement techniques-Harmonics and inter harmonics including mains signaling at AC power port, low frequency immunity tests
||Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage fluctuation immunity test
||Edition 1.2, 2009-08
||Testing and measurement techniques-Unbalance, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase
||Edition 1.1 Consol. with am1, 2009-04
||Testing and measurement techniques-Variation of power frequency, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase
||Edition 1.2 Consol. with am 1&2, 2009-04
||Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on DC input power port immunity tests (pre-compliance)
||Edition 1.0, 2000-08
||Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with mains current more than 16 A per phase
||Edition 1.1 2009-11
Detailed product information on the IEC AC Immunity test option is available in our 12 page data sheet
available on line in the Brochures section under Option Brochures.
Avionics Compliance Test
Several avionics test standard for both military and commercial aviation exist that ensure airborne equipment is immune to power bus fluctuations and anomalies that may occur in actual use. A precision single or three phase AC power source is required to perform such tests. With the user of available pre-written test sequences for various avionics test standard, significant time savings can be accomplished in performing such tests. The provided test report generation that is part of these avionics test options provides detailed information on the applied AC power stimulus and any unit under test (UUT) behavior observed by the test operator. This allows tests to be documented and filed to document compliance of the UUT.
Test sequence options are currently available for the following avionics test standards with more being added on an on-going base. If you don’t find the tests you are looking for in this list, please contact Pacific Power Source for updated information on pending option releases.
|Test Standard ||Description ||Edition ||PPS P/N
||Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, Section 16, Power Input
||Electrical and Installation Requirements, Part 1, Chapter 8, A380
||Electrical Characteristics of A350, Part 1, Chapter 8: AC and DC Systems
||Elektrische und Installationsanforderungen AC und DC, A400M
||U.S. Department of Defense, Aircraft Electric Power Characteristics
||U.S. Department of Defense, Navy, Shipboard AC Power
Contact Pacific Power Source
Contact Pacific Power Source with any of your IEC or Avionics Compliance testing needs. Pacific’s Application Engineers are available to discuss your AC Power Requirements and to help in selecting the right power source configuration and options for your application.