SAN DIEGO, CA (February 4, 2022) - AMETEK Programmable Power is pleased to announce a new product option for our California Instruments BPS Series, MX Series, and RS Series of programmable, high-power AC, DC, and AC+DC mode power sources. 

To date these power sources were only available with a dual-range 150 VAC L-N / 300 VAC L-N amplifier.  Respectively, these amplifiers were capable of testing products at 259 VAC L-L / 519 VAC L-L.  Applications that require testing 480 VAC L-L products at 120% of nominal or 576 VAC L-L required the purchase of our −HV Option, which adds expensive and heavy 400 VAC L-N output transformers to achieve 693 VAC L-L outputs.

Today we announce the availability of the −333 Option, which provides a new dual-range 166 VAC L-N / 333 VAC L-N amplifier output.  This new option enables testing of high voltage 480 VAC L-N products at 120% of nominal (576 VAC L-N) as required by IEEE 1547 (Table 1) “Interconnection system response to abnormal voltages”, without the added expense and weight of the −HV Option. The -HV Option is still available to meet higher voltage testing requirements.

Please refer to the updated technical documentation for the BPS, MX and RS Series for additional details.

Company Overview

Located in San Diego, CA, AMETEK Programmable Power designs, manufactures, and markets precision, AC and DC programmable power supplies, electronic loads, application specific power subsystems, and compliance test solutions for customers requiring and valuing differentiated power products and services. Also part of our business is VTI Instruments, which delivers precision modular instrumentation and systems for electronic signal distribution, acquisition, and monitoring, used in the world's most demanding test applications.

AMETEK Programmable Power boasts one of the industries' broadest portfolios of programmable power products under the well-known and respected Sorensen, Elgar, and California Instruments brands. AMETEK Programmable Power’s products serve a wide range of stimulus (T&M) and process power needs in applications including semiconductor fabrication, commercial and defense ATE, oil exploration, solar array and battery string simulation, avionics, general R&D and EMC compliance testing.

VTI Instruments provides products and systems which are used to monitor and record data that characterizes the physical integrity and performance of aircraft, engines, and other large structures, as well as automate the functional testing of complex electronic systems. VTI Instruments is recognized as an industry leader with a reputation of providing reliable data, first time, every time.

With strong brands, a broad product portfolio, exceptional precision power conversion and control expertise, proven power system integration capabilities and deep applications knowledge, AMETEK Programmable Power is your source for programmable power supplies, precision data acquisition instruments, and more.