Intepro offers three-phase regenerative grid simulator

June 2, 2015

Intepro Systems, a provider of power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), has announced the introduction of the PAS-F Series of programmable three-phase utility grid simulators. The PAS-F combines utility grid simulation and regenerative bidirectional AC source that is capable of both sourcing and sinking the full current load from the device under test (DUT). With power levels ranging from 45 kVA to 1.6 MVA, the series is capable of testing the largest of dispersed energy inverters.

When testing dispersed energy products such as PV inverters, energy storage systems, and wind turbines, the traditional test set up requires a load bank in parallel with the DUT and AC source. The PAS-F does not require the parallel load. Instead full DUT current is sunk into the AC source and 92% of the power is regenerated back to the utility grid, saving energy and reducing system cooling requirements.

The PAS-F offers fully adjustable output voltages (up to 305 V line-to-neutral, 528 V line-to-line) and frequency (40 to 70 Hz). It features embedded low-voltage-ride-through (LVRT) test windows to allow for simple programming of compliance routines including the new 10% LVRT requirements. The DSP-based controller allows for independent phase angle, voltage, and phase imbalance control to meet requirements such as IEEE 1547 where multiphase inverters must be tested on an individual basis and all phases simultaneously. The PAS-F can also be used as a reference AC source for use in UL 1741, IEEE 1547, BDEW (German), and CEI0-16 (China) compliance testing.

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