AMETEK Programmable Power has introduced a new AC and DC power platform with exceptional power density, performance and ease of use. The California Instruments Asterion Power Source offers power density up to 1500VA in a 1U (44.45mm/1.75in) height package. It is available in 500VA, 750VA and 1500VA power levels.
Asterion’s powerful performance is backed by AMETEK’s new iX2™ current-doubling technology. As the output voltage decreases from maximum to one-half maximum, Asterion’s available output current increases up to two times the rated output current. That allows it to maintain maximum power throughout a wide voltage range. In addition, iX2 current-doubling technology eliminates the need to buy multiple sources or overpowered sources to run tests at different voltage levels, such as when performing low line voltage testing. Asterion can be used both in the lab and in automatic test systems. More information about Asterion and additional programmable power supplies is available at http://www.programmablepower.com/.