rvine, California, December 2, 2022 — Pacific Power Source has expanded the range of AZX Series Regenerative AC Grid Simulators for test and development of bidirectional AC powered products by releasing two new Models. The new 45kVA/kW 3450AZX and 90kVA/kW 3900AZX models join the existing range of models released thus far.
This means that the AZX Series now consists of six different models ranging in power from 30kVA/kW to 220kVA/kW. The AZX Series uses advanced Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices to support superior specifications with respect to voltage range, current power. Available voltage ranges are now 225VLN / 390VLL and 440VLN / 760VLL in AC mode or ±335Vdc and ±650Vdc in DC Mode. Dual voltage ranges and constant power mode operation supports a wide span of voltage and current output combinations. The AZX Series also offers a class leading 1Hz to 1,000Hz output frequency range in AC mode, which is higher than most regenerative AC power sources which tend to be limited to 100Hz or less. The ability to both source and sink AC, DC or AC+DC power and return energy back to the power grid allows the AZX to support development and testing of gird connected energy producing products like Solar or Wind Inverters as well as Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Vehicle to Home (V2H) Electric vehicle chargers and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) products. For DC Battery testing, a maximum output voltage of 1000Vdc or 1300Vdc bipolar is available.
For Power Hardware in the Loop (HIL) applications, a high speed analog interface is available, compatible with most commercially available HIL systems.
Housed in a compact floor standing cabinet, the AZX Series can be used in engineering labs or easily integrated into an automated production test station. LAN with LXI, USB, GPIB and RS232 Remote control interfaces are all standard and with the available PPSC Manager Windows 10® software, compliance testing to a wide range of avionics and commercial power standards is available without the need to write custom programs. This includes DO160, Mil-Std 704, Airbus ABD0100.1.8, ABD0126.96.36.199, AMD24D and Boeing B787, as well as IEC 61000-4 Grid Immunity standards. In DC mode, emerging test standards for Electric Vehicles and batteries can be supported as well.
All AZX models share the same advanced transient and arbitrary waveform programming capabilities as other Pacific Power Source products.