CTS Series 3.2

ModelCTS Series 3.2
Voltage: 150 - 300 V
Current: 0 - 37 A
Power1250 - 15000VA
Overview: IEC Compliance Test Systems: 1250-15000VA Programmable AC & DC Immunity Compliance Testing

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The CTS Series is a complete, turn-key compliance test system for EN IEC 1000-3-2 (Harmonics) Including A14, EN IEC 1000-3-3 (Flicker) and various EN IEC 1000-4 AC immunity tests. Consisting of an AC power source, a power analysis conditioning system (PACS) and a PC based data acquisition system, the CTS provides a complete turn-key solution for IEC testing. The Windows™ based CTS software performs the IEC tests and generates detailed test reports. Comprehensive data files are stored on disk to allow post test analysis.

The CTS system implements various IEC standards including the new Amendment 14 and provides a software only upgrade path for future standard changes.

A European style AC outlet is provided on the front panel or rear panel for easy connection of single phase loads. Three phase loads are connected using rear terminal blocks.

Covered EN IEC Standards The following tests can be performed using an iX Series based CTS system:

  • EN 61000-3-2 Harmonics (A14)
  • EN 61000-3-3 Flicker
  • EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions (EOS Option - ED2.0)
  • EN 61000-4-13 Harmonics and Inter-harmonics (requires option -413)
  • EN 6100-4-17 DC Ripple
  • EN 61000-4-14 Voltage Fluctuations
  • EN 61000-4-28 Frequency Variations
  • EN 61000-4-29 DC Dips and Interruptions (Pre-compliance)

EN 61000-3-2 Harmonics

  • Full compliance testing for current harmonics emissions of class A, B, C and D products is supported. Support for both the 1998 and 2001 version (Amendment 14) of the Harmonics standard is built-in for full compliance with both harmonics standards.

EN 61000-3-3 Flicker

  • Flicker PST & PLT results are displayed in realtime during the entire test. No need to wait until the entire test is completed to know if the EUT passed or failed. Both programmable and lumped reference impedance methods are available for flicker testing.
EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips - ED2.0
  • Pre-compliance Voltage Dips and Interruptions are available on most CTS systems. For full compliance solutions, the Electronic Output Switch (option -EOS1 or -EOS3) may be added to any iX based CTS systems.

EN 61000-4-13 Interharmonics

  • Testing to the EN 61000-4-13 Interharmonics standard is supported on all iX Series based CTS systems by adding the -413 option.

Other EN 61000-4 Immunity Tests

  • Additional immunity test standards are supported on all iX based CTS Systems.
  • Configurations The CTS system is available in both single phase and three phase configurations. Single phase configurations range in power from 1250 VA to 5000 VA.
  • Three phase configurations offer 15 k VA or 18.5 A per phase at 230 V. Single phase 5001iX-CTS systems can be upgraded to three phase systems if needed.
  • Measurement only CTS system versions (100- CTS and 300-CTS) can be added to an existing California Instruments power source.

Key Features

Complete Test Solutions

  • Complete test solutions for emissions and immunity compliance testing of AC and DC powered products

Single & Three Phase Operation

  • Offers flexibility

Direct PC Bus Access

  • Provides high sampling rate and resolution for accurate measurements and high speed data transfers
PC based harmonic & flicker testing
  • provides real-time full color data display updates and continuous PASS/FAIL monitoring.

Supports Global Standards

  • Supports European and Japanese standards

Easy To Use Interface

  • Provides IEC test setup, data analysis, display, MS Word test reports, and data files are generated in MS Excel format

High resolution

  • Data storage to disk in for post-acquisition analysis and reporting

Single Step

  • Single Step and Fast Forward replay of recorded test data at 200 mSec

CTS 4.0 User-Manual (5004-984 rev U)
CTS 4.0 User-Manual (5004-984 rev U)
DocumentCTS 4.0 User-Manual (5004-984 rev U)
CTS Series Data Sheet
CTS Series Data Sheet
DocumentCTS Series Data Sheet
CTS 3.0 Compliance Test software upgrade, Version: v3.2.0.32 CTS 3.0 Upgrade (Version required) Models: CTS 3.0
CTS V4.29, Windows XP/7/10 32/64-Bit
Flash Loader V1.60
CTS 3.0 Compliance Test software upgrade, Version: v3.2.0.32 CTS 3.0 Upgrade (Version required) Models: CTS 3.0
DocumentCTS 3.0 Compliance Test software upgrade, Version: v3.2.0.32 CTS 3.0 Upgrade (Version required) Models: CTS 3.0
CTS V4.29, Windows XP/7/10 32/64-Bit
DocumentCTS V4.29, Windows XP/7/10 32/64-Bit
Flash Loader V1.60
DocumentFlash Loader V1.60
CTS Compliance Test System Tutorial
CTS Compliance Test System Tutorial
DocumentCTS Compliance Test System Tutorial
Standard controller versions with single voltage range
Single Phase Systems
Model VA Power AC Source EN61000-4 PACS Model
100-CTS AC Line None - PACS-1
1251RP-CTS 1250 VA 1251RP - PACS-1RP
3001iX-CTS 3000 VA 3001iX PACS-1
5001iX-CTS (-400) 5000 VA 5001iX (-400) PACS-1
10001iX-CTS (-400) 10000 VA 10001iX (-400) PACS-1
Three Phase Systems
300-CTS-75 AC Line none - PACS-3-75
15003iX-CTS (-400) 15000 VA 15003iX (-400) PACS-3
MX45-3Pi-CTS 45000 VA MX45-3Pi PACS-3-75
PC Requirements
CPU Pentium / Athlon 2.0 GHz or faster.
RAM 1 GBytes or more.
Hard Disk 10 Gbytes or more. 30 Mbytes required for program storage.
Display Color SVGA/XGA Monitor
Slots Available PCI slot for A/D card.
Software MS Word, Windows
IEEE-488 For control of the power source, a NI IEEE-488 bus controller and available PC slot, RS232 or USB port are required.
California Instruments will quote a PC as part of the system on request. Contact factory for
Included with each CTS system
-PCI CI400PCI PCI Bus, 16 bit A/D Card.
iX Series based CTS Options
-LR1 Lumped Reference Impedance for 3/5001iX-CTS configurations. Installed in PACS-1.
-LR2¹ Lumped Reference Impedance for 10001iX-CTS configuration.
-LR3² Lumped Reference Impedance for 15003iX-CTS. (OMNI- 3-18i)
-OMNI-3-75 Lumped Reference Impedance for MX45-CTS.
(OMNI-3- 75i - 3 phase)
-LR5 Japanese Lumped Reference Impedance (100 V) for single phase systems. (OMNI-1-37iJ)
-EOS1 EN/IEC 61000-4-11 AC source compliance Electronic Output
Switch for single phase CTS Systems.
-EOS3 EN/IEC 61000-4-11 AC source compliance Electronic Output Switch for 15003iX System.
-411 EN/IEC 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions test option. (included with -EOS options)
-413 EN/IEC 61000-4-13 Harmonics and Inter-Harmonics test option.
-LNS Internal AC Line Sync. (iX Series only)
-XLS External AC Line Sync. (iX Series only)
General Options
C Cabinet. System installed in 19” instrument rack. Highly recommended for all three phase systems. Prefix ‘C’ to standard model number to order.
CIC-PC Suitable PC with pre-installed CTS and CIGUI software. Includes Case, keyboard, mouse, Windows and MS Word.
CIC-PCX Adds 17 inch monitor and printer to CIC-PC.
-RMS Rack mount slides.
CI400PCI Spare PCI A/D Card
CI68C Spare 37 pin signal interface cable for PCI.

Higher Power Systems
For higher power three phase systems, contact factory.

Note 2: Option -LR3 is recommended for 15003iX-CTS systems. See App note 119 for details.

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