Pacific Power Source has announced a unique touch-screen monitor user interface mode for its new AFX Series of programmable ac and dc power sources. This new capability extends the front-panel LCD touch and keypad controls onto a large, high-resolution monitor with touch capability.
End users are design and test engineers developing grid tied inverters as used for solar and wind energy generation. The AFX allows testing for compliance to various CE (Europe) and UL (US/Canada) regulatory requirements.
Both the instrument screen information and touch-screen version of the front panel keyboard can be displayed on a large monitor connected via the HDMI connector on the front of the AFX power source. The result is a large, easy-to-read visual display with a large, touch-operated keyboard directly below it. All function and menu keys carry over to the monitor display as well.
Typical applications for this enhanced and larger user interface are operator training and seminar presentations. The large display also allows a test engineer to monitor equipment under test operation from across a lab or control room without having to be directly in front of the actual instrument. Switching between an external monitor and front-panel controls can be accomplished easily by plugging the HDMI cable in or out. A wide range of monitor sizes and resolutions is supported, enabling the operator to use existing available monitors for this feature.
The AFX series is available with output power levels ranging from 6 to 60 kVA. Capabilities include a 15 to 1,200Hz frequency range, single 300 Vrms constant power mode voltage range, programmable RMS or dc and peak current limit functions, and included Pacific Power PPSC Studio Windows control software. AFX series power source models are available for ordering now.
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