September 21, 2014. Pacific Power Source announced the release of its latest suite of test routines specifically designed to test AC products for compliance with Department of Defense Interface Standard Mil-Std-1399-300, “Aircraft Electric Power Characteristics.” This new software option expands Pacific Power Source Inc.’s growing portfolio of defense-related power compliance test options.
The Mil-Std 1399-300 test standard is published by the Department of Defense and applies to all shipboard AC power systems. First published in 1978, it has undergone several revision changes culminating in its current revision B.
Available as an integrated option package running within the Pacific Power Source UPC Studio Windows control program, the Pacific Power Source MIL-STD-1399-300B option includes the latest revision B test sequences for all AC power groups. Power groups include single- and three-phase, fixed 400-Hz frequency as well as and single- and three-phase 60-Hz power-group test sequences.
Detailed test reports in Rich Text Format are generated automatically at the end of each test run. Included test report templates can be customized with the End-users Logo’s and company name as needed.
As an integral part of the UPC Studio software, the MIL-STD-1399-300B test option is available for both the Linear AMX Series AC Power Sources as well as the Switching ASX Series AC Power Sources. For high power testing requirements, the 3060-MS Series AC Power source provides the required high current capability.
“We are pleased to offer this test capability to both new and existing customers of Pacific Power Source products. This new addition to our defense related power compliance test offerings allows our customers to get additional use and value from their AC Power Source investment and saves them a considerable amount of setup and programming time when performing these compliance tests,” said Herman van Eijkelenburg, director of marketing for Pacific Power Source.
Target customers for this new MIL-STD-1399-300B test option are EMC Test Labs involved with military product certification and testing. Also, manufacturers of AC-powered shipboard equipment that need to certify their products to this MIL standard can use this option to check for compliance during early stages of product development.