San Diego, CA. AMETEK Programmable Power has introduced the Sorensen ASD FLX Series with a new modular design that allows easy access and flexible voltage assignments.
The water-cooled ASD FLX Series, which offers a power density of 30 kW in a 3U form factor, can now accommodate up to three front-loading modules that can be configured for either 60-V or 40-V operation (with other voltages coming soon) via convenient rear-panel dip switches. Despite its 3U size, the ASD FLX’s light-weight chassis allows for easy one-person installation.
Load regulation for both voltage and current is 0.1% of full scale, and the maximum RMS noise is 40 mV. A 50% step load will recover to within 0.75% of original value within 1 ms. The programmable filter bandwidth of the output voltage, current, and power monitors lets users customize the load response to their applications.
The unit’s water-cooled design makes it suitable for harsh or demanding applications with stringent air quality requirements, such as clean rooms or industrial environments that are dirty or potentially corrosive and damaging to air-cooled power supplies.
Optional advanced features of the ASD FLX also allow users to program different “fault levels,” enabling detection of output cabling, connection, or load problems before they cause critical system problems. Its factory flight-data-recorder feature has the ability to record parameters such as voltage, current, power, load impedance, faults, and input voltages, allowing the factory to easily determine why a user has had an unexpected outcome.