THE new Argantix KDC DSP-based series of dc power supplies is a high power-density design with dc voltage ranges from 30V to 600Vdc and currents ranging to 500A, with higher current ratings being achieved through parallelling. Argantix is available in Australia from Westek Electronics Pty Ltd .
The power supplies are provided with RS-232 as the standard remote programming interface. An IEEE-488/GPIB and isolated analogue interface are optional.
There are three operational modes - constant voltage, constant current and constant power with continuous monitoring of output voltage, current, peak current and power.
The constant voltage and constant current modes can be configured for voltage fold back or shutdown when the programmed current limit set point is reached.
The transient program function allows users to define up to 100 output sequences. Each sequence can contain up to six parameters.
Parameters include - voltage set point and slew rate, current set point and slew rate, dwell time and trigger.
A graphical user interface is included with each KDC series power supply, allowing users to generate automated test routines including steps, sweeps, drops and surges of voltage and/or current. This allows a variety of power conditions and dc tests to be set up and executed from the front panel.
Multiple sequences can be stored in nonvolatile memory for quick recall. Over temperature, short circuit, over current protection and open sense fail-safe modes of operation are provided.