September 1, 2010

Pacific Power Source Offers the 118-ACX Low Profile AC Power Source for the Worldwide AC Test Power Market
New AC Power Source provides full function AC Power Simulation in 2U package for AC Test Power, frequency conversion, lab and bench power applications.


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 Irvine, Calif., September 1, 2010 — Pacific Power Source introduces the 118-ACX, the latest addition to its line of manual and programmable AC Power Sources. With up to 2kVA in a 2U chassis, the 118-ACX offers the high power density and versatility demanded by today’s AC Test Power market. This unit builds on the proven technology found in Pacific Power Source’s AC Power Source technology and delivers full-power throughout its 0-150V and 0-300V dual-range capability. The 118-ACX is ideal for AC test, frequency conversion, laboratory, and test-power applications. Worldwide input voltages and power frequencies are accommodated by the wide range, power factor corrected, input power Supply. Compliance to CE, CSA and UL test standards adds confidence to the design and allows the product to be shipped anywhere in the world. 


Like all AC Power Sources in Pacific’s ASX Series, the 118-ACX converts power by high-frequency pulse width modulation, resulting in cool, quiet, and efficient operation. Utilizing the UPC-1 Controller with its powerful micro-controller to create a fully integrated test system, the 118-ACX supplies a variety of power conditions to the device under test. It also meters and analyzes all output-performance parameters. With quartz-crystal-stabilized output frequency, the 118-ACX is a superior source of stable AC voltage over the frequency range of 15 to 1,200Hz and voltages up to 300V. The flexibility to provide multiple output ranges makes the 118-ACX an excellent choice for split (two-phase) or single-phase conversion.


The 118-ACX AC Power Source is equipped with Pacific Power Source’s UPC-1 Controller, providing the industry’s most powerful and user-friendly operator interface. Standard features of the 118-ACX include a 22 Waveform Library, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, RS-232 interface with SCPI, and 99 steady-state programs with associated transients for static- and dynamic-test applications. Available options include GPIB (IEEE-488.2) interface with SCPI, Load Surge Analysis and Waveform Capture, and UPC Interactive LabVIEWTM Libraries.


Another advantage of the 118-ACX is its compatibility with UPC Studio Software. Recognized for its exceptional control of UPC-equipped AC Power Sources, UPC Studio Software is particularly versatile because of its unique Test Manager feature, which helps users quickly create and run Test Sequences and Test Plans. Test Sequences consist of one or more Output Sequences designed to execute a series of automated tasks that control and monitor the AC Power Source and other instruments. Test results are then stored in user-defined test reports. Test Plans manage and simplify complex tasks by allowing the user to link together a series of Test Sequences into a single test. 


Users have long relied on Pacific Power Source AC Power Sources for their rated output power based on the most severe combination of input line, output voltage, power factor, and temperature. With the addition of the 118-ACX, the line expands the power offering while addressing the power density demanded by the AC Test Power Market.


“The 118-ACX establishes a new bench mark when it comes to power density, features and price,” according to Mitchel Orr, Pacific Power Source's Vice President of Sales.


“If you need an economical, compact, low-power solution to accomplish your complex testing, the Model 118-ACX is the obvious choice.”


About Pacific Power Source:

Pacific Power Source founded in 1973, is a world leader in high-performance AC Power Sources and Power Conversion Equipment. The company designs and manufactures its products at its headquarters and main facility in Irvine, Calif., and maintains sales and service centers in China (Shanghai), the United Kingdom (Guildford) and France (Strasbourg). In addition, Pacific Power Source has a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. 


Pacific Power Source offers standard products that range in power from 500VA to 625kVA and above. Low-power products include line conditioners, frequency converters and programmable AC power sources. High-power systems include power line conditioners, frequency converters, programmable AC power test equipment and uninterruptible AC power sources. The company can also design and customize products to meet customers’ exact specifications, unlike other suppliers in the industry. Whether the requirement is for an AC Test System, current source or fully integrated ATE rack, Pacific Power Source has a solution.


Major markets served by Pacific Power Source include Commercial/Industrial and Military, with applications ranging from Research and Development and Manufacturing to Facility Power. Key market segments include Aerospace, Appliances (“Whiteware”), Communications, Computers, Government Laboratories, Lighting, and Test and Measurement Instrumentation. The company’s customers include a broad array of domestic, military, and multinational firms with operations throughout the world.  



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