Asterion

California Instruments Asterion AC Series

500VA – 36000VA High Performance Programmable AC and DC Power Sources


Inspired by the enduring power of a brilliant star, the California Instruments Asterion line of AC power sources by AMETEK Programmable Power combines intelligence and flexibility to create an advanced platform of AC solutions. This easy-to-configure design features sophisticated technology for delivering high performance, programmable AC and DC power. Also available are economical AC only models. The sleek design packs maximum power density into a low-profile form factor with an intuitive touch screen interface. Centralized control and unparalleled modularity make Asterion the most adaptable platform on the market. Its groundbreaking capabilities set the standard for affordable, precision power sources.

• High power density in 1U/2U/4U chassis up to 6 kVA
• AC and AC+DC output
• Frequency range standard 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz (5.5 kHz option)
• Intuitive touch panel control
• iX2™ current doubling technology
• Multi-language for global operation
• Auto paralleling for higher power
• Combine units for multi-phase configurations
• Complete optional avionic test suites
• Standard LAN, USB, RS232 Interfaces (GPIB optional)
• ATE version available

  

 

 

 

 

Model Power Phases # Chassis Height Output Voltage Frequency Range
Single-Chassis
AST0501A1 500 VA 1 1 1 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
 AST0751A1 750 VA 1 1 1 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
 AST1501A1  1500 VA 1 1 1 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST3001A1 3000 VA 1 1 2 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
 AST1503A1 1500 VA 1/3 1  2 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
 AST2253A1 2250 VA  1/3 1  2 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST3003A1 3000 VA 1/3 1  2 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST4503A1 NEW 4500 VA 1/3 1 4 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST6003A1 NEW 6000 VA 1/3 1 4 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
ASC4503A1 NEW 4500 VA 1/3 1 4 HE 200 V/400 Vac 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
ASC6003A1 NEW 6000 VA 1/3 1 4 HE 200 V/400 Vac 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
Multi-Chassis
AST1001A2
(2 x AST0501A1)
1000 VA 1 2 2 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST4501A3
(3 x AST1501A1)
4500 VA 1 3 3 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST9003A2
(2 x AST4503A1)
9000 VA 1/3 2 8 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST12K3A2
(2 x AST6003A1)
12000 VA 1/3 2 8 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)
AST18K3A3
(3 x AST6003A1)
18000 VA 1/3 3 12 HE 200 V/400 Vac
250/500 Vdc
DC, 16 Hz –  1.3 kHz
(5.5 kHz option)

AMETEK Asterion AC 3.0 kVA 1U & 2U Series

Asterion AC 1.5kVA Power Source – Quick Start Setup

Asterion AC 1.5kVA Power Source – Setting Up Communications

Asterion AC 1.5kVA Power Source – Dashboard Menu Overview

Asterion AC 1.5kVA Power Source – Taking Measurements

iX2™ current doubling technology

All Asterion sources employ AMETEK’s latest current enhancing technology, iX2™. The iX2 current doubling technology enables output current to increase linearly up to two times the full voltage current as the voltage decreases from range maximum to one-half of range voltage. iX2 technology results in a source that delivers full power over the widest voltage ranges. This eliminates the need to buy overpowered sources just to reach low line current requirements.

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Asterion AC Virtual Panels (Graphical User Interface)

Virtual Panels allow remote control of the Asterion AC power source, as well as programming communication and monitoring for the Asterion ATE model, without front panel display.

 

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