B&K precision extends programmable AC power sources up to 3000 VA

July 28, 2017 Rich Nass

With the goal of testing electronic devices during the design, service, and manufacturing phases, the 9830 Series of programmable, single-phase AC power sources can deliver up to 3000 VA, with an operating frequency of 1200 Hz. Developed by B&K Precision, a manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, the instrument gives designers a versatile test platform for developing products requiring a wider range of power.

The series includes the 9832 with AC power of 2000 VA, and the 3000-VA 9833. Typical applications include R&D laboratories, service centers, and manufacturing facilities. Both instruments deliver accurate sine output with low total harmonic distortion (THD) when operating in AC output mode. Their built-in output options include sine, square, clip-sine, harmonic distortion, and user-defined waveforms.

The power sources can simulate power-line disturbances and worldwide power requirements. In addition, their 12 on-screen measurements (on a 4.3-in. color LCD) provide detailed information about the device under test. The AC+DC mode can provide DC bias voltage and is useful for power-line disturbance testing. Both instruments support remote-interface standards common in system designs, including LAN, GPIB, USB, and RS232.

Available immediately, the 9832 and 9833 AC power sources sell for $6450 and $7650, respectively.

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Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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