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Asterion AC/DC Power Sources

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Advanced Features

High power density in 1U chassis, up to 1.5kVA

 Intuitive touch panel control

 Innovative iX2™current doubling technology

 Multi-language display for global operation

 Auto paralleling for higher power

 Combine units for multiple phase configurations

 Complete avionic test suites (optional)

 ATE version available


 

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.

Control via Front Panel Touchscreen & Encoder or available digital control interfaces.

The Asterion AC Series is Digital Signal Processor (DSP) controlled and 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 interface.

The touchscreen function group icons include a Dashboard, Output Programing 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.

Asterion AC 1.5kVA Series Product Data Sheet

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

All Asterion sources employ AMETEK’s latest current enhancing technology, iX2TM. 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

For more details, download data sheet here.

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Asterion AC/DC Power Sources

Asterion AC/DC Power Sources Image

Advanced Features

High power density in 1U chassis, up to 1.5kVA

 Intuitive touch panel control

 Innovative iX2™current doubling technology

 Multi-language display for global operation

 Auto paralleling for higher power

 Combine units for multiple phase configurations

 Complete avionic test suites (optional)

 ATE version available


 

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.

Control via Front Panel Touchscreen & Encoder or available digital control interfaces.

The Asterion AC Series is Digital Signal Processor (DSP) controlled and 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 interface.

The touchscreen function group icons include a Dashboard, Output Programing 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.

Asterion AC 1.5kVA Series Product Data Sheet

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

All Asterion sources employ AMETEK’s latest current enhancing technology, iX2TM. 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

For more details, download data sheet here.