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California Instruments Asterion AST 6003

Rent 6 kW AC or DC Source
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  • Programmable 1 or 3-Phase Source up to 2 kW per Line
  • Max Single Phase 400 Volts AC 500 Volts DC 
  • Frequency Range DC, 16 Hz - 1.2 kHz
  • Input 180-264 VAC 3 Wire + Ground
  • Current ISO 17025 Accredited Calibration
Options Installed
AVSTD Avionics
411- Voltage Dips
413 - Interharmonics
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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. Its sleek design packs maximum power density into a low-profile form factor with an intuitive touch screen interface placing that power at your fingertips. 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.

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.

For less demanding applications, the i Series II provides similar output and transient capabilities as the iX Series II, as well as basic measurements.

Control via Front Panel Touchscreen & Encoder or available digital control interfaces

The Asterion AC Series can be operated from the intuitive, easy to use front panel touchscreen or the Ethernet LXI, USB and RS232 standard control interfaces, as well as through the optional GPIB control interfaceThe touchscreen function group icons include a Dashboard, Output Programming Parameters, Measurements, Sequencing, Configuration, Control Interfaces, Applications, and System Settings. Function selection and parameter entry can be achieved either by direct selection from the touchscreen or by using the encoder selector button. The control resolution is adjusted by a dynamic rate change algorithm that combines the benefits of precise control over small parameter changes with quick sweeps through the entire range

AST 6003
Output Phase�
Output Power
6,000 VA/6,000 W;
2,000 W, maximum per phase;
AC and AC+DC Output Current, Full-Scale, per phase
10 A (RMS) at 200 VAC.
20 A(1) (RMS) at 100 VAC
5 (RMS) at 400 VAC.
10 A(1) (RMS) at 200 VAC
1-Phase mode: X3.
DC Output Current, Full-Scale, per phase
8 ADC at 250 VDC.
16 ADC(1) at 125 VDC
4 ADC at 500 VDC.
8 ADC(1) at 250 VDC
1-Phase mode: X3
AC Input Specifications
Input voltage type
3 Phase, 3 Wire + Ground
Input Voltage, Nominal Rating for 3- phase, 3 Wire + Ground input
200/208/240 VAC, 3 Phase, Line - Line
Input Voltage, Operating range for 3- phase, 3 Wire + Ground input
180 - 264 VAC, 3 Phase, Line - Line
Input Current, Maximum with 3-Phase Input, 3 Wire+ ground
28 A (RMS) at 180 VAC
Video Guides
California Instruments Asterion AST 6003 Source Overview
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